March 31 2011

Eileen is hanging in Brussels for a couple of days after a work meeting yesterday so I cruised with her to the Cimetière d'Ixelles area (photo is one of the ULB buildings), where we brunched at Le Pain Quotidien and picked up a couple of things she needed to bring back to Barcelona. She showed me a really cool bio shop called Shanti, which has everything (organic) you could ever need. In the evening, Sophie VDA (fresh off the plane from 7 months in Cuba), Marie L, baby Melodi and Aude came over - ordered pizza, drank some wine, ate some cheese.

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March 29 2011

My beautiful little nephew Boris turns one today... I don't think I'll ever forgot his birth, quite a special day and I can't quite believe it's been a year already. Here are his half-hour old tiny feet! Eileen pitched up in Brussels today and I introduced her to the new Amour Fou, which has become a regular haunt recently - not good for the figure!

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March 28 2011

These 'legs & torso' have been in the window across the street from us for the past year and I keep worrying they'll just disappear one day and I'll regret not having shot their incongruity... so done and done. Mireille over this evening to watch 'the secret lives of Pippa Lee' - thumbs up from Angie and me, Mireille is still pondering her opinion!

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March 24 2011

Kate came over this morning with a bunch of lithographs belonging to JMI for me to shoot - quite a fun challenge as it turned out. We ate on the terrace, in the shade unfortunatley (sun on terrace hours at present: 14h-17h... for anyone planning a drop-in). I helped her carry the prints back to her office and shot a few frames from little terrace there. Dinner at Mano a Mano with Angele, Colin, Angie and Gerard (who I met for the first time). Stuffed.

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March 23 2011

Lunch at Biberium with Sarah and Cecile - I hadn't seen the latter for ages, so that was nice. Home for a bit of editing before Marzia came by to discuss wedding plans and down a couple of beers, inaugurating our terrace for 2011. Off to dinner at Marie & Luc's, with the other Marie, Flip, Claire and the 2 babies - Luc made a ridiculously tasty tagine, yum.

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March 22 2011

It's starting to feel like Spring! If the pharmacy sign down the road is reliable, we hit 16 degrees today... quite a feat. Met up with Tom for beer, lunch and more beer on the terrace at Moeder Lambic in the centre (there's another one in St Gilles). They only serve beer from micro breweries and are happy to recommend the best beer for the occasion/your mood/your food - it all feels very Belgian! Lots of tipsy editing in the evening - I hope I don't regret it tomorrow when I look through the shots!

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March 21 2011

Catherine & Eric live in the prettiest part of Wallonia, in the very rural area around Jodoigne.  They both work in education - she teaches 17 year olds and he works with disabled adults - and have two adorable and polite small children. Getting there was a bit of a traffic nightmare - probably not very clever to plan the shoot at rush hour - so light was at a premium when I finally arrived (not without the GPS deciding to go a little psycho on me) but I'm gaining a whole new level of appreciation for the longer days. I hung around a little for a glass of wine and to soak in the relaxed vibe before heading home, in record time.

March 21 2011

Catherine & Eric live in the prettiest part of Wallonia, in the very rural area around Jodoigne.  They both work in education - she teaches 17 year olds and he works with disabled adults - and have two adorable and polite small children. Getting there was a bit of a traffic nightmare - probably not very clever to plan the shoot at rush hour - so light was at a premium when I finally arrived (not without the GPS deciding to go a little psycho on me) but I'm gaining a whole new level of appreciation for the longer days. I hung around a little for a glass of wine and to soak in the relaxed vibe before heading home, in record time.

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March 20 2011

Muscle ache - yesterday was the first wedding of the year and they tend to be the longest shoots so my guess is that I have some specific leg muscle which I only use for photography :). I'll investigate!Another beautiful day - met up with the Jammin' Troopers at the canal (not a tourist destination-style canal!) to shoot some promo images of them. 8 members - quite a challenge! All attractive though, which helps. Met up with Matthew & Alessandro at Walvis for a couple of beers before heading home to watch the stupidest film in history (so stupid I can't even remember the name, but don't watch it). This day is the midpoint of the common year. There are 182 days before and 182 days after in common years and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. It is also my mother's birthday.

March 20 2011

Muscle ache - yesterday was the first wedding of the year and they tend to be the longest shoots so my guess is that I have some specific leg muscle which I only use for photography :). I'll investigate!Another beautiful day - met up with the Jammin' Troopers at the canal (not a tourist destination-style canal!) to shoot some promo images of them. 8 members - quite a challenge! All attractive though, which helps. Met up with Matthew & Alessandro at Walvis for a couple of beers before heading home to watch the stupidest film in history (so stupid I can't even remember the name, but don't watch it). This day is the midpoint of the common year. There are 182 days before and 182 days after in common years and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. It is also my mother's birthday.

March 20 2011

Muscle ache - yesterday was the first wedding of the year and they tend to be the longest shoots so my guess is that I have some specific leg muscle which I only use for photography :). I'll investigate!Another beautiful day - met up with the Jammin' Troopers at the canal (not a tourist destination-style canal!) to shoot some promo images of them. 8 members - quite a challenge! All attractive though, which helps. Met up with Matthew & Alessandro at Walvis for a couple of beers before heading home to watch the stupidest film in history (so stupid I can't even remember the name, but don't watch it).
This day is the midpoint of the common year. There are 182 days before and 182 days after in common years and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. It is also my mother's birthday.

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