Brussels and Belgium have had a serious sprinkling of snow this weekend, accompanied by cold temperatures. My head is telling me that there are going to be transport problems and inconvenience for our members and staff this week. But there’s something about the way snow transforms a city, particularly when associated with the Christmas season, and my heart refuses to sink. On the contrary, today we went to our local park, the Josephat, and found it transformed into a ‘winter wonderland’, with families building snowmen (there’s one in my picture) and children sledding down the park’s steep slopes. After an excellent snowball fight we set off home feeling happy and elated and, well, in a Christmassy mood.