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>I’m too hot to fuck.

>A clump of grass. Originally uploaded by zoeinbrussels. It’s been lovely and hot these past few days and today we have threats of a thunderstorm – again. Still, it’s been ideal weather to eat outside in the evenings, difficult to sleep at night and finding somewhere to sit without melting – other than the cellar […]

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>Open House.

>Herman’s shed open. Originally uploaded by zoeinbrussels. I was going to post something else but the sun and Glastonbury kept me away from here for a change and so nothing got posted. In short: I still haven’t managed to have both girls in my grasp at the same time for a photo – I need […]

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>Coralie’s small party.

>Coralie’s 20th 2 Originally uploaded by zoeinbrussels. Two nights after Coralie’s party and the smell of cigarette smoke has finally gone. I forgot to shut my door/window and all but Coralie and her best friend happen to smoke and so the smoke wafted in… but not strong enough to kill the damn mosquito that was […]

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>Up The Junction Box

> This is another of the 150+ junction boxes in Brussels that have been decorated. Much nicer.. There’s been a fair bit of activity in the Parliament and I interviewed Christian Engström, newly elected MEP and deputy leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. They’re mainly an electronic civil liberties party and a very nice chap […]

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>Election Fever Dies Down

> Good morning tortoise lovers. Well, we finally got the excitement of the elections over. The photo was taken outside the parliament as the first results came in. You can see the hordes getting carried away by the sheer excitement. Well, what can we say, the left got stuffed and the socialist group is now […]

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>Rattling to yers.

>“What would you like for supper, Hon?”“Healthy food.”“Can you be a little more precise?”“Healthy food. And I’ll make a ratatouille.”“What do I need for that?”“Aubergines, courgettes, onions, loads of tomatoes, garlic, peppers and herbs. Preferably basil.” After pottering around in the garden yesterday I decided to make my ratatouille in advance. There were four tomatoes, […]

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>Election Fever

> Well, the parliament is gearing up for the Sunday night results, which means that they’re getting ready for a lot of media. There’s going to be broacasts and various political groups holding meetings etc, so I’ll be kept busy, if not entertained. Tomorrow afternoon we get to see how stuffed Brown is. It’s a […]

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>The EU Election Press Pack

> Oh what a delight, what can only be described as a flimsy blue pillowcase with handles is found to contain the following: Six little metal badgesFour postcardsTwo pensOne thin notepad. Hardly goodie bag of the century. We also got a folder witharound 70 doubled sided pages of euro-guff. Expect to see almost everything you […]

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>Quiet, Tortoise Sleeping

> Herman does like a kip. Yesterday evening we were looking at him as he had burrowed his head under a stick. We were wondering what he was up to, but after a few hours, it was bedtime so I picked him up and found he was fast asleep. I set him down by his […]

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>Sunshine!

> We’ve had a lovely few days in the sun. I’ve managed to get two PC’s up and running for the girls, although one is running Ubuntu so no doubt one of them will become a geek. It took a while to get one of the boxes to accept that a CD drive was really […]

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>Brussels Gets Wood

> At the small park outside the Cathederal, there has been an interesting, and large exhibition. consisting of some wooden plinths and towers, it is to promote Brussels as a sustainable city. I got this photo from high up in the Marquis building, that has just been renovated. A brave time to open a building […]

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>More Bad Art

> This is a statue of a poly-duo-decahedron or something on a horse. It’s deeply meaningful. Somehow. Anyway, this tosh is in the European Parliament where it frightens interns. There are two guards posted at its base at all times to stop people writing graffiti on it. More interestingly, I went to a meeting of […]

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>Dukespotting

> The Metro now has cameras so you can see the other end of the platform. I was looking into them when I noticed this chap at the front and thought “Bloody Hell, it’s the Duke of Edinburgh”. He’d have great fun over here, calling the Flemmings Wallonians etc. There’s also much official foolishness for […]

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>Trams!

> The most civilised way to travel. Brussels has many broad boulevards with tram lines going down the middle. Here, in Stockel, there was a special celebration to mark 100 years of trams. To mark the occassion the 39 tram line was running a series of old trams, dating from the 1920’s to 50’s and […]

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>The Great Escape

> Herman’s proving to have an adventurous spirit. He spent part of today climbing on his welly and then stretching out, and finally trying to climb the bars of his cage. He manages to get this far but couldn’t get any purchase for his back legs which he frantically waved around till gravity got the […]

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