Today we are enjoying beautiful weather in Brussels. At midday we walked from Tervuren to Jezus-Eik through the arboretum, ate a traditional Belgian lunch there, and then walked back. The simple fact that such enjoyable places exist on our collective doorstep reminded me of the discussions at the Citizens’ University the previous day. Brussels may not have the splendour or the beauty of a Paris or a Vienna, it may not have the timelessness of a Rome or an Athens, and may not have the grandeur of a London or a Madrid or a Milan but it is nevertheless not a bad place to live – not bad at all.