Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week .Β I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years byΒ Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewerΒ .Β 

In my private life

Happy Sunsay!

Last week has been another super busy workweek but now I have one week off! So yay!

We are still waiting for Beware of the Husband’s cardiologist to finally give us a diagnose. One month later and we are still left waiting.
That feels very long, especially for him as he is riddled with panic attacks when the night comes. Let’s hope we’ll learn more next week!



On a positive note, I had a blast last Sunday visiting the Nottenbomzaal in Antwerpen!
Thais or @tata.lifepages as some of you may know had messaged me to come visit that historical library that opened only one day a year!

I took the trains on Sunday at noon to go to the other side of the country! That’s when you only need three hours by train (with wait time) to cross your country that you realise that, indeed, yours is a very tiny country LOL.
But Sunday being Sunday with only one train per hour going from the capital city (that I had to go through to go to Antwerpen) to my hometown, it was meant to take some time to get back home!

Anyway, I arrived on time at Antwerpen station (one of the most beautiful train stations I have ever seen, see my reel below) and met Thais “in real life” for the first time!
It was a joyful reunion and like we had known each other for years!

The library was superb (again, look at the reel below) and what fascinated me where the two huge globes, one representing the stars and the other the earth as people knew it … 400 years ago!!!
They already had discovered Australia and New Zealand only… partially! So Australia was half drawn on the map. And instead of antartica, you had “Terra Incognita”.

It means that 400 years ago there were still lands to discover but that with only simple ships (and not a lot of traffic at sea like you have now if something went amiss), rudimentary instruments, they had the courage to go far off!
I found that admirable!
Thats when I realise that most of us, me included, live really coddled lives and don’t have that courage or daring spirit anymore!

Being both bookstagrammers, it was like talking an initiate language when we tried to take pictures and videos without people in it! And we discussed lightning, angles, presets etc. In short, we had a blast and my six hours of travel were absolutely worth it!

Nottenbohmzaal Antwerpen

And now, to end on another positive and funny note, this is my most recent reel about what readers do on a Friday night! Enjoy πŸ˜‰

On the blog this week (click on the graphic to read the post)

I only posted one new review but what a book! Carrie Soto is Back is the best Taylor Jenkins Reid that I have read so far!

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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27 Comments

  1. How special! Thanks for sharing your visit with us. ( I did have to snicker, it takes me seven hours on the train to get to the capital city of my just my state -NSW, Australia- which is apparently 26x the size of your country. Australia itself is 254x bigger than Belgium)
    I hope your husband gets answers this week!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  2. Sorry you still haven’t heard from your husband’s doctor yet. That’s so frustrating! I do think a month is a long wait. Have you tried calling the doctor to follow up? Probably.

    I’m so glad you got the chance to meet up with Thais and visit the library. I’d love to ride a train like that. We don’t really have them here in the US. We do have a small commuter train. The track for the whole state is only 143 km, but there are stops every 5 minutes so it takes a good couple of hours to do the whole route.

    I hope you have another great week!

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  3. What a great outing! It takes 6 or 7 hours to fly from here to the west coast, so it is something to think you can cross your country in only 3 by train. I think it’s like 3 days by train to the west coast. Great pictures, and I really hope the husband gets some news soon. How stressful!

  4. Hooray for a week off! I so hope your husband gets some definitive answers this week. The library is amazing!! How lucky to be able to visit it. Love your “Friday night” reel! πŸ™‚

  5. Good luck to BotH and hope you guys get a good answer soon! Waiting is the worst.

    It is so fascinating to think about how just a few hundred years ago parts of the world were still unexplored!

  6. I hope you get answers soon from your husband’s doctor. It’s frustrating having to have to wait so long. I really feel for your husband. I am glad you were able to go to the Nottenbomzaal. What fun that must have been especially being able to go with a fellow bookstagrammer. I am definitely for reading on a Friday night over clubbing or going out. Haha. I hope you have a great week and happy reading!