Monday, 13 October 2014

Guest Post // Snapshots of a Home From Home

Hey! Hey! Readers of Underland to Wonderland! As we all know, Danielle is off having the time of her life in Disneyland Paris so I'm here to hopefully entertain you whilst she's away. Some quick introductions and then on to the good stuff. 
I'm Kerri, almost 25 and I'm a British Expat living in Belgium. Why Belgium? Quite simply, that's where my job is! I'm a PhD student, which means by day I'm a science geek and by night I'm a small town blogger, over here actually, *hint hint*. 

I couldn't resist taking up a guest post on Danielle's lovely blog. She has some of my favourite photography and a great knack for capturing those great moments, especially of Baker! I wish I had half her skills in capturing moving subjects. For me, it either sits still, or it doesn't get its picture taken! 

So, in keeping with the classic Underland to Wonderland style, I thought I'd share some photographs of my expat home Leuven. It's a small Belgian town, with what feels like the population of a city and the mentality of a village. Whether that's a compliment or not, depends on level of efficiency required on the day. That aside, it's a lovely town and there are plenty of things to love about it! 

So, new friends, welcome to my home! That's right, we're friends now!







By the way, that's not my house up there, I just wish it was a little. Luckily for us, we live just outside the ring road that surrounds the town. Out the house and a 15 minutes walk will take you into the countryside almost. One of my favourite walking spots is down by the railway where there is a collection of small lakes and a great view of the sunset, which I couldn't resist showing you!
The town itself is a little historical town, with lots of dated buildings. I'm the first to admit, I like some nice architecture but I'm not too interested in the history, so forgive me little bit there! I have my favourite part of town but I'm yet take my camera out there and fully explore it. I just have a few snaps to share, below.

One of the biggest features of the town is Sint-Pieterskerk, or Saint Pieter's Church. This sits right in the centre of town and is also a UNESCO site, which in other news, my boyfriend and I have been trying to tick off Belgium's UNESCO sites so this was an easy one! It sits on main square, right next to the old Town Hall, which in itself is another impressive building and looks pretty amazing at Christmas. But  you'll  have  to  come over to my side around Christmas time to see that!










So there you have it. Welcome to my expat home! 

Don't be shy, say hello and let's be friends! 
Or tell me, what's your favourite part of you hometown?



[A massive thank you shout out to Kerri for showing us around her beautiful historical town. Make sure to pop over to Crumbs in the Bed and tell her how much you enjoyed it! She has an awesome blog over there so I hope you'll be won over as soon as you visit and give her a little follow!]

12 comments:

  1. Eeek, seriously I'm quite honoured to feature on this great little space of yours! Despite the type right at the end! Damn me!

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    1. Ah poo! Cant believe I missed that too...will edit that soon lol.
      Im honoured to of had you. I cant thank you enough for providing such a perfect post !

      xo

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  2. hi kerri! these pictures are beautiful, i'm so jealous that you get to live here

    Little Blue Backpack

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  3. What a lovely place! Florida does not look like this at all... I wish it did though! Hopefully I'll be able to visit Belgium one day!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Its crazy to think of how different the architecture and nature is all over the world!

      xo

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  4. Your photography is always amazing! I love seeing lots of brilliant pictures; lovely post as always ^_^ xx

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    1. Kerri takes amazing photos doesnt she?!

      xo

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  5. Don't we all wish this was our home and the photos are lovely!

    Thanks for sharing your expat home with us :)

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    1. I most certainly wouldnt mind living in the house from the first photo!

      Xo

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  6. Such beautiful photographs! :) Thanks for sharing lovely!
    Jemma xx

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    1. Thank you for still supporting the blog in my absence. Kerri put an amazing post together, Im so thankful!

      Xo

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