Serving up a Treat After Surviving the Pandemic

Brasserie Des Alexiens

Picture the scene: you’re in the middle of the worst health pandemic in living memory and you are about to open a new business. What’s more, that business is a restaurant and, arguably, the sector most impacted by that terrible health crisis is horeca. That was the rather brutal dilemma facing Alexandre Cardoso and Hugues…

Much-loved Fantasy Set to Delight Belgian Audience

Most people may be familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland, the much-loved novel by Lewis Carroll, popularized by Walt Disney and revisited – among others – by filmmaker Tim Burton. Its many different versions testify to the immense source of inspiration that it has been, and still is, through the ages. Now, a…

London: a city for all seasons – and tastes

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash

Photo by Luke Stackpoole on Unsplash A new survey says Brits are falling in love with London again, with the majority preferring to holiday in the city versus other European city breaks. The research, commissioned by London & Partners, which runs Visit London, also says 60% are proud to call London their capital city. The findings coincide with…

Visiting Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds

Mention the word “Belgium” to many and they will still immediately think of two things: frites and beer. Well, two of the country’s most iconic symbols have now been “adopted” by a couple of towns in England – Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. Businessman Rene van den Oort has opened a “Belgian-style” bar, serving speciality Belgian beers, in Bury St Edmunds while a…

Want to improve patient outcomes? Start thinking smaller

Andrew Vorenberg

People recovering from cancer and other types of surgery are being urged to consider a  “simple, tried-and-true” remedy …. chewing gum. Leading physician Andrew J. Vorenberg says “space-age technology” can help but so too can something like gum. “That”, he says, “is because the chewing reflex stimulates the gut and gets the digestive tract moving again,…

Take a trip down Memory Lane at fine Brussels Restaurant

Le Petit Pont

Being able to eat out now, especially without mask wearing and “social distancing”, after all the disruption and turmoil caused by the health pandemic is a real delight. But it’s all the more pleasurable when you come across a place that can boast not just good food but an equally wonderful ambience and décor. One…

Who is Keir Starmer?

Sir Keir Starmer

Lawyer or leader? That’s the question being posed about Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party in the UK. Actually, to be more accurate it is a question asked recently by the country’s PM Boris Johnson, himself under current intense scrutiny about a range of issues, not least of which are the lockdown parties…

Author seeks to shed fresh light on President’s controversial son

Hunter Biden

Earlier this month, President Biden organised a much-publicised conference on “democracy”. It was an event he’d promised on the presidential campaign trail.  The aims were highly laudable, not least as the meeting with the heads of state of Australia, India and Japan was to ensure that “the way in which technology is designed, developed, governed and…

British owner inspires new chapter of historic Belgian football club

Union de Saint Gilles

Whisper it quietly but a quite remarkable sporting story is unfolding in Belgium. At the end of last season, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, one of the most historic clubs in the country, located in one of Brussels’ 19 communes, was promoted to the top tier of Belgian football. Amazingly, it now stands proudly on top of…