I did manage one completely fascinating bit of cultural tourism, in our own neighbourhood: the amazing baroque stucco ceilings of Park Abbey.
I had one of those bizarre media appearances on Egyptian TV last weekend, with long pauses for simultaneous translation, on the future of NATO. It sounded to me like I made sense, but I have no idea what the translation said.
Also an Albanian TV interview which I did in June was actually broadcast at the start of the month, this time interviewed in English but dubbed into Albanian.
One welcome bit of nostalgia was a friend posting photographs from a couple of student parties in Cambridge days. I had bad luck with the reflection off my glasses in the first one, and am looking the wrong way in the second. Amused that in the second I happened to be sitting in front of my future wife, two years before we started dating. Weird also to think that young F is now older than either of his parents were in these pictures taken in 1988.
Not going to jinx it, but I'm planning to get away from Belgium for a couple of days next weekend. I'll report on that after the fact.
But for now, I think I'm likely to be keeping up these ten-day updates for a while yet.