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Fall can be a beautiful season, full of the rusty colors reminiscent of Nature, as warm as a best friend’s hug. This time of the year we look forward to a bit of sightseeing, a wedding, a birthday celebration (sob, sob! I turn 26!) and a relocation to Piedmont for work.

Let’s look at each of those occasions separately:

  • The Sightseeing

Wall of postcards

One day we’d like to have a wall displaying all the postcards we’ve ammassed from travels both abroad and local. We have quite a number, some ours, some from family and friends. Every city has its postcard-perfect symbol, be it a monument, a panorama or skyline. Interestingly, i don’t have a postcard from Brussels. (Will be picking one up soon!) Got one of Hooglede though!

  • The Wedding

Guess the theme?

Jelle’s cousin is having a mid-October wedding. This will be our first wedding attendance as a couple and the first occasion i have to shop for in ages! For reasons best left out, i’m also doing Jelle’s shopping, so i’m secretly coordinating our outfits ♥ We’re stoked for Elin and are certain the wedding will be a beautiful celebration.

  • My birthday

Cakes Ahoy!

Easy. Following the traditional route, i’m not planning anything for my birthday. I come with a subclause in fine, fine print that says i do not discuss the subject of getting older growing up. I see this as more reason for ending up fined for all the inane things you naturally end up doing when you could really just be excused. Hence, i like surprising myself on the very verge of my birthdate.

  • The move to Piedmont

Due Palme restaurant

For work, of course! Located in Centallo, this little gem of a restaurant is run by our good friends Walter & Selina, and just happens to be our next destination! We all worked together in New Zealand but this will be twice as fun and double the laughs. Stoked!

Alright, gotta get back to current job and current to-dos: we’re having a midfield barbecue to wish farewell to two great people we’ve worked alongside with this summer later tonight.

And, speaking of farewells, i’d like to say goodbye to someone who passed very recently. Mark, you will be missed!

Gone too soon

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Would you believe we’re halfway through July and soon, not too soon hopefully, the weather will start changing- the evening will cool down, the breeze will be a tad chillier- and then it’ll be fall?

We’re in a huff over the prospect of moving. When you live from season to season, you smell the changes before anyone else and you take heed, because being late at recognizing it’s time to pack and get going may cost you a job opportunity, a new travel, a different experience. Yes, we’re already planning our getaway.

As much as we fancy ourselves migratory, we seem to have no compass at all to lay our course by. Work dictates our destination and at the moment we seem to be tossing our lines pretty close to home: we’ve always said we’d fancy seeing more of our surroundings before undertaking another year abroad and that’ll be the year we see South America.

So there, to all of you who’ve been asking me when we’ll next be in Asia- not too soon i fear. And to those who asked us to stay closer, there you go- we’ll only be a short flight away.

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I envy people who own their apartment/house/ranch/bungalow/tent/teepee/shed. Once upon a time, the dream was to flat, hopefully with artistic, non-homicidal types who like pets, preferably somewhere interesting like Prague in the fall.

Think lots and lots of breathable room, high ceilings, white walls; a soothing view from the bed and while you’re at it, a claw-foot bathtub in the middle of the living room. Why not.

(I bet those floors are a killer to mop up but never mind, they’re not mine!)

((I’d need someone to help me draw those curtains, bet they’re 5 tons each!))

In the event Jelle and i ever stop for one year solid and decide on property, my only wish is it be somewhere near the water, be it a lake or the ocean; that it have a bookstore nearby and at least one decent pub to hit up and refresh our karaoke memories with, and that it be somewhere i can easily get a wifi signal!

Till then, i’m making do with Sweet Home Style and its thousands of inspiring pages

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