I am falling very much in like with the area I live in. When I first came here I was a bit surprised by its edginess and I thought I'd want to move more into the centre or at least to trendy Ixelles. But I like it more and more. I like the shops with random stuff in them. I like the slightly rundown air. I like that four buses and a tram and a metro run nearby. I like that when I come home at night families with children are out in the streets; women are out shopping; men are out chatting and smoking. Tonight I passed a girl of about ten years old laden down with bread and food shopping. It's a community - maybe not my community, but I feel that I'm sort of walking around inside it and that there's enough room that they won't mind.
I've been looking at apartments locally and - perhaps because it is not such a fancy area - it's a bit cheaper. And what might swing it is that fact that there's an authentic Indian restaurant that does chicken tikka biriyani just down the road. I'm so easy.