Time this morning for an early walk with the dog out at Berthem and a breath of fresh air. The potato fields are ready for harvesting (picture) and I am sure that by the time I get out that way again they’ll all have gone. I have written before about the way this landscape is constantly changing, as season follows season and harvest follows crop follows seeding follows ploughing. When I am out walking like this, before going into the office, I understand well why, when he could, Jean Monnet would take a long walk every day in the countryside before getting down to work.