When I was little my mom took me, my sister and my brother along to De Boekenbeurs an annual book fair in Antwerp.
We looked at books and always got to choose one as a Christmas present and one to read straight away. I already was an avid reader back then, so very often I also bought 2 or 3 extra books myself.
The first weekend of November I got tickets to the festive opening of the 75th edition of the fair, and for old time sake I invited my mom to go along.
It was nice to have a mother-daughter outing and to go along in the buying books as gifts tradition by helping my mom choose a books for my two nephews (in the end it was me who chose all but 1 book) and buying a book for myself (Papillon, a classic which I read while still living at my parents, but didn’t own myself), but all the food and drinks we got did not outweigh the crowds or the rude people. So for the years to come I would gladly settle for a free ticket on a week day in stead of ticket for the opening night.
I took a bit of a gamble with my choice in shoes for the evening by wearing a new pair of black boots. I bought them to replace the interim bike boots, and they prove to be worthy successors since I managed to visit the fair as well as the 5-minute walk from and to the parking spot without ever knowing I wore them for the first time.
This scarf is my new favourite scarf. Bought it on our second day in Legoland in September, since I forgot to pack one (even though I had enough stuff with me to cover a 2 or 3 week in stead of a 1 week visit to Denmark, according to my partner).