Wednesday, 1 August 2012


The first day in my new job left me with a head full of bees.

With two hours spare until French, I went and slumped in the Parc Royal, and thought of nothing for a bit.  Then I found a bar.  Unfortunately the proprietor was serving nothing more adventurous than sandwiches, so I had a half baguette with marg and some processed cheese.  But the wine was €2,30 a glass - this must be the cheapest in Brussels!   That's about £1.80.

So, good cheap wine, a very basic sandwich, and the Olympic Chaps' Gymnastics on a big telly.  That quietened the bees for a bit.  The bar was all brown melamine and sort of olive vinyl, just the kind of unpretentious place I like.  I had two glasses of extraordinarily cheap booze while watching all the biceps. 

And as it turns out, I speak much better French after a couple of drinks.


  1. Funny you should mention the Olympics - the news here is all about Bradley Wiggins who was born in.............Belgium. Now did you know that?

  2. No I didn't. Does that mean we didn't win the Gold and Belgium did?

  3. Yes it might do - not that I care, I'm from Liverpool which is near England.
    Anwyay have you seen this- interesting........