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…

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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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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…

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…

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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…

My favourite homeware shops

I have been wanting to do more homeware and interior design blog posts. And I noticed that my most read post in 2017 was a homeware related post so it was about time I wrote another one. I absolutely love…

5 Netflix series to watch in 2018

I must admit I watch way more Netflix than I probably should. I love a relaxing evening at home watching a good movie or series while eating a delicious snack all cozy in bed. And boy, have I watched a lot…

8 Books to read in 2018

Finally time for my first post of the year! I hope you have all had a lovely holiday period and I wish you all the best for 2018. May all your dreams come true. I have been reading more the…

10 Things That Make Me Smile #4

I love the colder months. It’s my favourite time of the year! I can’t wait for December, to eat all the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) candy and to start decorating for Christmas. There’s plenty of festive blog content on its way. But let’s just…

An Autumn Walk in Nature Reserve De Teut

I’ve said it before but there’s just something about autumn that makes me feel so cozy, all warm and fuzzy inside. I love the changing colours, the falling leaves, wearing cosy sweaters… Although the weather wasn’t great (it was raining. Again. Damn…