It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Thankfully I passed my exams, assignments and my thesis so have now graduated from my master’s programme. I am officially a Master of European Studies.
I left Flanders in July and moved back to the UK. There are some things I miss about Belgium – my friends, the Speculoos, the beer, the beautiful architecture and the lovely Flemish people – but it is great to be home.
Sad as it may sound, I really missed our 24 hour consumer culture – Marks and Spencer,Tesco’s, the opportunity to go shopping on a Sunday. I even missed Channel 4 and BBC Iplayer (Belgian TV can be pretty awful – repeats of Silent Witness dubbed, anyone?) Not to mention my family and friends, of course.
However, Europe is small, and even smaller with the magic of Skype and budget airlines (but no budget Eurostar – that thing seems to get more expensive by the week!). I’ll go back to Belgium soon but for now it’s nice to reacquaint myself with good old Blighty.