I’m taking a year off to travel the world

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT! I am finally (after years and years of saving) taking some time off to travel the world. Ahhh, I cannot even describe how excited I am right now! If you’ve known me for a while…

New Blog Design!

A few months ago, I felt the need for change creeping upon me again. Every year or so I tend to get tired of my blog design and I just long for some change. And after a while, contemplating whether…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.

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10 Things To Make Me Smile #6

I know I say this all the time but can you believe it’s nearly June already?! It’s almost summertime baby! There are quite a few changes coming up here on Ella Was Here but before it’s time to reveal all…

Making My Own Motivational Photo Journal

  The online photo service, Fotofabriek, approached me a few weeks ago to see if I was willing to try their online photograph album editor. And of course I said yes! I love taking pictures and to be able to…

The Skincare Edit #1: Skincare products I’ve been trying out lately

I am always trying out new skincare products in order to one day find the perfect skincare routine. I do have sensitive and dry skin so I have to be careful with what I’m using though. For the past few…

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Is Blogging Dead? Hell no!

Over the past few months I’ve seen a lot of people wondering whether blogging is dead or at the very least dying. This is a topic that tends to flare up every few years. Yes, we’ve had this discussion many…

Meise, Belgium

A visit to the Botanic Garden of Meise

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a love for gardens and all things flower related. One of my favourite things to to do during spring, is visiting all of the beautiful gardens…

I turned 26: 3 Life Lessons Worth Remembering

I wrote this post during my busy birthday weekend during which I spent most of the weekend with my family, preparing for my family birthday party. But I really wanted to get a post down nevertheless. It has become some…

10 Things That Make Me Smile #5

Anyone else finally tired of the cold weather? Do not get me wrong winter is my favourite season and I love snow but I am really looking forward to spring. The weather has been too dark and moody for too…

Plant Diary #2: Where to get your indoor plant pots

I have been adding indoor plants to my home for about 2 years now. I have accumulated quite a few plants over the years so I really needed to look for more affordable places to purchase unique plant pots. I…

10 Songs to drink your Sunday morning coffee to

Not having to set your alarm. Having a proper lie in, enjoying the warmth and comfort of your bed sheets. After a while, you decide to get up and put a fresh pot of coffee on. The smell of freshly-brewed…