On the first day of June, we made plans for the last week of 2018. We decided to spend our Christmas holidays in Croatia with my family and finally snapped those remaining few tickets. This will be my first Christmas at home since 2013 and also the first time Grégory will meet my parents. It makes me more excited to be bringing him home rather than just visiting alone since I’ve never really felt homesick for Croatia. Plus, the mixture of languages sounds promisingly funny! Coming back to this June, we dropped by Liège early in the month not only for a brunch and cinema date but for Bueren en Fleurs. Being a biennial floral event, this edition decided to honor the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. They decorated the 374 steps of Montagne de Bueren with 22,300 plants and it looked stunning!

June Stories

June Stories

For the very first weekend of the month, we spent our Sunday at the Hergé museum. As I mentioned before, lots of Belgian museums have free entries on Sundays and we try to make the most of that. So we drove to Louvain-la-Neuve and explored the museum dedicated to Tintin. I can’t say I was well acquainted with these comics prior to moving to Belgium but the museum was interesting. In fact, by the end of our visit, I kind of wanted to read all the books in French!

June Stories

June Stories

Midway through June, I took the train to Brussels to meet Esther, a dear friend from Instagram that I got to meet in person. They were on a family trip in Europe, passing through Brussels and I was delighted at the opportunity to meet them. We spent the day walking through Brussels and getting to know each other and it was lovely. If there’s one good thing about Instagram, it’s the ability to connect people from all over the world. I’ve only met a handful of people through Instagram but they were all amazing people.

June Stories

June Stories

The following Sunday we woke up at 4 AM and went for a sunrise hike that lasted four hours. We actually saw a deer just a few meters away from us! And when we came back home, we took care of a little border collie puppy. In short, I have a profile on a pet sitting website and this cute puppy was the first one we took care of. And she was so cuddly and endearing! Okay, maybe Miles was just a teeny bit jealous but that’s just him wanting all the attention for himself. In the end, they were never able to stop playing or running around.

June Stories

June Stories

At the end of the month, we visited a few farms an hour away because they were having open farm days. I got to pet baby cows and baby sheep and we had a tour of the dairy farm. As somebody who always lived in a city, this was such an amazing experience. I even had a go at milking a cow! We also stopped by another farm where we got local blueberry jam and the sweetest strawberries! We had a lovely day and drove around new places with beautiful landscapes.

June Stories

June Stories

After two drizzly and grey weeks, we finally got a few summer days at the end of June. It was nice for a change because it gave us the chance of staying outside for hours, in our case, to observe deer. We actually saw seven of them one evening, including a family of five! I love our random evening outings in hopes of observing deer in the wild! And on the very last day of June, Bailey joined us once again for a lovely day together. A scorching hot day and two hyperactive puppies – you can imagine the rest. But no complaints, I love the company of dogs! And now onto July, my birthday month!

June Stories

June Stories

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