Tag Archives: English

Book Review: The White Queen – Philippa Gregory

I started out with an interest in the Elizabethan era and then moved back to the time of Henry the VIII and now Philippa Gregory has taken me back to the War of the Roses. The Plantagenet era, before the Tudors, … Continue reading

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Belgium Moments: Slagroom and Battle Royale

In the last week, I have some memorable – what I have deemed – Belgium moments because only these things can happen in Belgium. The first moment is my favorite. Its been an amazingly nice week of weather. That’s right, … Continue reading

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A library in Brussels with English books

Since moving to Brussels I’ve purchased quite a few books written in English, but at 10-13 euros per book it adds up quick and living in a small apartment, the bookshelf just isn’t big enough. Continue reading

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A Canadian learning French in Belgium

I started French classes. Yeah, I finally caved. After years of vowing to never take French, I have been coerced by the question “You’re Canadian! Don’t you speak French?” and the loneliness of verbal isolation to start learning. I must … Continue reading

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“You’re from Canada! Don’t you speak French?”

Living in Belgium, where French is one of the national languages, I get this remark a lot: “you’re Canadian and you don’t speak French?” It’s quite shocking to every European I’ve come into contact with. In Belgium, there are three … Continue reading

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