Let’s see if I remember how to do this…

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 | 13 comments

Let’s see if I remember how to do this…

It hardly seems necessary to explain my recent lack of posts since the reason is the same as it has been in the past when one of my mysterious absences comes about. My posts seem to rise and fall according to my university schedule. I would love to be able to devote more time to the blog, but at certain points in the year I must prioritize and the blog takes a back seat… or perhaps even goes in the trunk. That being said, I’m happy to say that this time it was worth it. I was quite pleased with my exam results and am feeling optimistic now in the first week of my spring semester. Since there has been literally nothing going on in my life except for studying since Christmas I will usher in a new period of life on OppositeOcean with a few photos from the last weeks.


1. Mr. Dorian Gray passed many a pleasant afternoon upon my lap in relaxation as I relaxed in kind while reading a book (and not a textbook!).

2. My favorite Belgian brought me home some surprise tulips to help celebrate positive exam results.

3. For the rain it raineth every day. (huh?)

4. Storm clouds loom threateningly in the light of the setting sun.

To finalize this little return post I want to let all my fellow bloggers know that I’m looking forward to catching up on all their posts that I missed during the exam period. I appreciate all the comments that have been left here on OppositeOcean in the past months and I hope to have more time to respond. I am always thrilled to see new comments and delight in the fact that people enjoy the things I share here.

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  • http://www.snowflakesincalifornia.blogspot.com/ Nathalie

    Congratulations on your results! I miss those gloomy skies :)

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Thanks, Nathalie! :) Sometimes I am really fed up with all the rain, but I’m sure I would miss it if I didn’t live here. :) I do love how green it makes everything!

  • http://www.anaelisamiranda.com/ Ana Elisa

    1.Proficiat! 2. Welcome back to the blogging world! 3. Lovely pics. and 4. I am finally in Gent, too :)

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Ana Elisa, welcome to Ghent! :) This comment slipped away from me, I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner! I’ve been focusing more on university in the last months and haven’t been around here so much. I hope you’re enjoying your time in Ghent so far. What beautiful weather lately!

      • http://www.anaelisamiranda.com/ Ana Elisa

        Thank you! I love Ghent and the weather has been fantastic!
        Please don’t abandon the blog, your posts are great :)

        • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

          Thanks, Ana Elisa. I don’t have any plans to abandon the blog. :) I’m really glad you enjoy the posts! Hopefully I’m come across some inspiration soon!

  • http://www.fractionsoftheworld.com FractionsOfTheWorld

    Hey Leah, your blog is great fun to read, glad I accidentally stumbled upon it! Greetings from – yes – Ghent! 😉 Tine

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Hi Tine! Thanks for the nice comment. I’m really glad you’re enjoying my blog. :) I haven’t written anything in a while, but hopefully I’ll have more ideas for posts before long.

  • http://www.belgiumbrussels.com BelgiumBrussels

    Anyone interested in anything about Belgium, Ghent, Bruges, Brussels etc. or if just want to post your opinion about it somewhere. Please visit my blog http://www.belgiumbrussels.com

  • Ariane

    Hey Leah, a friend and I are interested in visiting Ghent/Gent. We’ve never been there so can you offer me some suggestions about what to see/visit? Do you know any tour guides?

    • http://www.belgiumbrussels.com BelgiumBrussels

      Ariane, You should really visit the center of Ghent. There you can enjoy the really nice architecture. Nice places are de Graslei, Korenmarkt, Lams God (artwork, is also mentioned in the movie The Monument Men with George Clooney), The Middle Age Castle in the middle of the city… If it is good weather you really should take a boat trip starting from the Graslei, costs you only 6 euro :)

    • http://www.oppositeocean.com/ Leah@OppositeOcean

      Hi Ariane! I’ve sent you a message with all my recommendations! :) For others that are looking for some of my recommendations I encourage you to visit my pinterest boards: http://www.pinterest.com/oppositeocean/
      I constantly update them to link to all of my favorite places!

  • Bart Killens

    Hi Leah, so you are an american living in Gent. Do you know other americans that live in Gent or in the area? We have an american football team and we are looking for americans with playing or coaching experience. We are called the Ghent Gators. You ll find us on facebook. Good luck with the studying.