I have surprised even myself this past month; maybe breaking all records in my gypsy life…
Somehow I have managed to live in five cities within three countries, all in one month! London, Liverpool, Manchester, Berlin and now Brussels.
I had a brief four days in Berlin in which I attended a particularly arduous Meditation retreat to clean out the psychic garbage that has collected in my subconscious over the past few months. This was very necessary but has left me shattered; thus it was off to Brussels to stay with my dear friend Christian for some blissful r&r. A chance to recharge my batteries and lose myself in a city which is growing on me more and more.
Brussels is unusual and rarely visited compared with the more popular European cities of Amsterdam, Paris, Prague and Berlin; however, it has much to offer and in my opinion it is one of the friendliest cities on the continent.
Christian lives in a suburb known as Anderlecht, a short tram ride away from the centre and a bustling multicultural community. Normally however, he is away in South America by now, involved in an amazingly pertinent conservation project in the Peruvian Amazon which always welcomes support. Here is the website address: www.acona-perou.org
So what is next?
Well, I am wondering like most folk, when the winter is going to begin. While the storms lash Western Europe, the temperatures remain moderate. Should this remain the case and Spring graces us with an early presence, the Gulf of Bothnia beckons. I must nervously reacquaint myself with ‘Free’ and lord only knows what I will find. All I can say is, thank goodness for Micke Van Ewijk up there in the north of Sweden. It is a relief to know that ‘Free’ is in good hands.