A Belgian waffle…

Waffle can mean both 'lengthy and vague, trivial talk or writing' or refer to 'a dish made from leavened batter of dough cooked between two plates'. This blog can be considered a combination of the two as this piece is about Belgium. Geert van Istendael (pseudonym of Geert Vanistendael), a Belgian writer, poet and essayist … Continue reading A Belgian waffle…

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Why can’t the world be like Rock Werchter?

Every year I go to Rock Werchter with friends, and every year I'm as happy as a lark; before the festival, during the festival and some days thereafter. During this time I wonder why the whole world can't be like Rock Werchter... Rock Werchter is an annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, just … Continue reading Why can’t the world be like Rock Werchter?

Double Dutch

Perhaps I'm a product of globalisation. I have two mother tongues, have lived in three countries and visited countless others. Throughout my professional career, I have always worked for multinationals with a large diverse workforce and a spread of different languages. English has been (and still is) a binding factor, an advantage for me having … Continue reading Double Dutch