Missed my meeting in Brussels this week

It is always a bad sign when the plane you are about to get on is surrounded by 7 fire trucks! Suffice to say my flight was cancelled, although it took them 2 hours to tell us what was pretty obvious to those that saw it happen. Once something that serious happens, in this case a fuel leak, then the plane is not flying until fully checked over – and nor should it.

Supermarket shopping

It is always interesting to see how other countries lay out their supermarkets, especially the amount of fresh food. In Korea I remember they wrapped each individual apple in plastic wrap. I am currently in Toulouse, France Рwhich has lots of fresh vegetables and a very large deli counter. The paella dish you see below was over 1.5 metres wide. Nice combo of crudit̩s veg as well, very healthy. Not so healthy cakes, but they looked nice, the French people do take pastry very seriously.