A To Z Of Belgium || A Day Trip To Dinant

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It feels like in the last couple of months we haven’t been able to do anything or go anywhere because the weather has just been so crap. Worst than that, was predictions of shitty weather and then deciding to stay in just for it to not rain at all. Not even a little bit.

After two weekends of being tricked by the weather predictor that is Google Weather, we decided to just go out and if we got wet, so be it. At least I can put my rain coat to use on the weekend, instead of just the weekdays. And since we haven’t been doing so great at our unofficial goal of completing my A to Z of Belgium by the end of the year, we figured it was time to tackle the letter D.

So, D is for Dinant this time. A little town down in Wallonia that sits on the River Meuse. We headed down by train in about two hours and spent the afternoon wandering about and pretending that that wasn’t a drop of rain that just feel on my sleeve. We climbed up 400 steps to the citadel to get some gorgeous views of the town and then we rode the cable car back down. In hindsight, it would have made more sense to it the other way around, but you gotta work those muscles to get buns of steal! Or something.

A couple of hours was plenty of time to wander about, and then it was time to ride the train back home again. On the plus side, I did get through an entire book with all the train travel.

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I wish it was a nice sunny day, I think this place would look so nice in the sunshine. I’m also thinking that I definitely won’t be completing the whole alphabet before the end of the year. 

Life || Photo A Day #25

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I almost forgot about putting this post together, oops! I know I shouldn’t wish the weeks away, but I’m quite looking forward to the end of this month. I want to start again with writing and taking more photos when we’re out and about and just get back to enjoying writing about all the little things on here. Yup, it feels like some mojo and I like it.

Here’s week 25 in photos!

June 17th

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I realise that almost every photo in my daily photos involves something from my cycle ride but it is the only time I get out of the house on the weekdays. I could share photos of thesis writing, but that would be oh so boring.

So it’s a photo of clouds and fields from my slightly adjusted cycle route.

June 18th

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It was all rain and no play on Saturday, so I spent most oft the day reading on the sofa. Here’s my to be read pile for the foreseeable future. And a foot.

June 19th

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Ahh, sunshine! We only went out for an hours walk and I managed to catch a bit of sun on my neck. That’ll teach me for not being diligent with my sunscreen.

June 20th

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Oh this was so cute! These guys were having a little wash in the river and kept getting washed downstream every time they stepped off the rock. It was pretty adorable.

June 21st

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OK, a terrible photo, but still a very cool thing to happen! I was at work today and this little dude was just hanging out on the window sill of the lab. Apparently there is a next a little further down the building so I guess he came from there. Highlight of the day, that’s for sure!

June 22nd

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The friendly neighbourhood cows! Minus, Sir Cow, he doesn’t seem all that friendly just yet.

June 23rd

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I try not to use the same photos in this post as I use on Instagram, but sometimes I forgot to take photos. Like today. So although I shared this already, here it is again. I nice sunny day with some nature and a path. I seem to take a lot of photos of paths lately, maybe I’m subconsciously thinking of my life path or something.

Well, it’s almost halfway through the year. It might even get summery at some point. 

Photo Snapshots || British Birds

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There’s nothing special about these photos, I just like them. Back at my England-home, we have a nice big back garden with plenty of bird feeders to entice the birds. I was excited to see some different wildlife and hopefully get some photos of them. So yeah, this is what I’ve got. We only had a few days at home and only really had the opportunity to take photos in the morning before we went out for the day, next time, I’m going to make sure I have more time. Rumour has it, there’s a green woodpecker around and I’d quite like a photo of that guy.

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I’m lacking in words again, but I’m more into just sharing photos at the moment so I’m rolling with it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, this thesis refuses to write itself.