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Things I Love Thursday

On a boat trip to Skellig Michael

  • Being halfway through a beautiful trip to Ireland with my best friends
  • Delicious food
  • Delicious cider
  • Irish pork sausages
  • Bookshops
  • Bluetooth
  • My wonderful friends
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Prosecco
  • Catching up with a dear friend in Luxembourg
  • The Irish countryside
  • Stunning views
  • PUFFINS

Things I Love Thursday

The enchanting Mont Saint Michel.

  • An incredible long-weekend Easter trip to Normandy – cathedral overload and I loved it
  • Taking photos
  • Drinking wine
  • Surviving hours and hours and hours and (not sure, but I’d say 2000) kilometres of driving
  • Lovely hotels
  • Good hotel showers with the giant square rainshower-esque heads
  • Meeting genuinely nice people
  • Smelly French cheese (at 10am, at midnight – any time is a good time)
  • Really cute dogs
  • Calling my bestie on her birthday
  • Skype with my parents
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Figolli
  • My wonderful boyfriend
  • Impressionist art
  • Joan of Arc
  • Cider

Things I Love Thursday

The softest donkeys we met by the road in the Luxembourgish countryside. The chubby grey one proceeded to forcefully blow snot all over my arm. Lovely.

  • Having lunch with my parents at my workplace
  • A fun fancy dinner with my parents on their last evening in Luxembourg last week
  • Treasure Island (and this beautiful version in particular)
  • New books
  • Surviving my French presentation test
  • Sunday drives
  • Luxembourgers
  • A very fuzzy giant dog I saw on the drive to work yesterday
  • Planning a trip with my boyfriend
  • Rabb.it with my bestie
  • Indian takeaway when it is needed

Things I Love Thursday

Wine-tasting at Bernard-Massard in Grevenmacher with my parents

  • My parents visiting us in Luxembourg
  • The gorgeous sunshine in Luxembourg
  • Sparkling wine
  • That chocolate fondant from Red Beef
  • My friends and their cat-sitting skills
  • The butterfly garden in Grevenmacher
  • The latest New Girl
  • Book club
  • Having a car
  • Popcorn milkshake from Quick (no shame)
  • Reading

Things I Love Thursday

A snapshot from my birthday dinner a couple of weeks ago <3

  • A surprise birthday book delivery of a book of feminist poetry from a lovely friend <3
  • Completing tasks with my boyfriend
  • Washing the car on a sunny weekend! It’s so shiny!
  • THE SUN SHINING IN LUXEMBOURG FOR DAYS ON END
  • My wonderful, wonderful friend Louise
  • Cats on windowsills
  • Useful meetings
  • Tough yoga classes
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Messages from my besties back home

Things I Love Thursday

Chicken skins at Emma’s Kitchen (sounds weird, tastes INCREDIBLE)

  • My 28th birthday!
  • Malta
  • A trip to IKEA
  • My baby nephew
  • Books, reading, words
  • A little citrus potted plant for my office
  • Being a mentor(!) at work
  • Maltese people visiting Luxembourg
  • My loving and supportive boyfriend
  • A how-well-do-you-know-Claire quiz
  • Birthday dinners
  • Birthday food
  • Birthday CAKE
  • Excellent, excellent birthday pressies
  • Chapels
  • Fort St Angelo (incredible)

Things I Love Thursday: Guest Edition (Rachel’s)

This week’s TILT is a guest edition, penned by the lovely Rachel. Rachel has been my friend since I was a teenager, and I’m so happy we’re still friends and see each other at least once or twice a year. She lives in Brussels and is always up to something or other, and she’s Top Geographer in my eyes. Her blunt words and infectious laugh are some of my favourite things about her, as well as her love for my blog <3

Enjoy her lovely TILT:

  • drowning myself in sunshine at the park
  • the mint and basil plants I’m managing to keep alive
  • making pretty maps which are also useful
  • writing scripts that work
  • the way my boyfriend’s eyes light up when there’s food ❤
  • Frederic Blondeel for pralines AND yummy hot chocolate
  • online shopping
  • spending the day at a geography conference
  • reading non-academic literature, currently The Decamerone
  • scrolling through DIY ideas
  • expanding my French vocabulary (current favourite word: boucle)
  • expanding my Dutch vocabulary (favourite phrase ever: Aan tafel!)
  • contributing to this amazing blog with my TILT ❤

Things I Love Thursday

The best spaghetti octopus from Rising Sun. <3

  • A lovely lunch with a dear friend
  • Starting French lessons again and getting a great teacher
  • Going to Malta because, to me, Malta > Luxembourg, always
  • Spending time with my beautiful, wonderful best friends
  • A fun wedding
  • Indian food
  • Chapels
  • Panzerotti

Things I Love Thursday

  • Meeting this beautiful cat and her sister (equally gorgeous)
  • Spending time with friends and their children (who ever thought I would write those words)
  • Lenten decisions
  • Getting up at 2.30am and staying up till 6.30am on Monday to watch the Oscars (while messaging throughout with my bestie)
  • That final Oscars disaster – SO GOOD
  • Watching Nocturnal Animals on rabb.it with a friend (even though it was a bit of a scarring experience, haha)
  • Surviving a particularly stressful week at work
  • Finally watching La La Land and Manchester By the Sea
  • Booking accommodation for a long holiday in Ireland with my besties (and the accompanying Skype call)
  • New books
  • Wine wine wine wine wine wine (I miss you already, my love)