Tomorrow I’m heading to Brussels along with 12 other journos and bloggers to have a gander around the European Union headquarters.
As many of you will know, Iceland has made a bid to join the EU and accession talks are set to begin soon. I suppose this visit is standard procedure in such cases — they invite “stakeholders” over there for presentations and cocktail parties meetings about important topics concerning Iceland, such as the common fisheries policy, the Green Paper on CFP reform, and whether or not the consumption of putrid skate should be outlawed.*
This trip was originally scheduled in April but had to be cancelled at the last minute due to the ash cloud. No such danger this time around though [huzzah!] since Eyjafjallajökull has officially stopped erupting, no doubt much to the relief of air travellers and newscasters everywhere.
Meanwhile, it has been a GORGEOUS two days on this long holiday weekend up here in the Land of the Nice, with temps reaching 20 degrees Celsius at the poolside on Seltjarnarnes today. The same is forecast for tomorrow. Summer is here!
* not really
[PS – a couple of people have alerted me to the fact that they’re getting strange messages when accessing this site — spyware alerts, that kind of thing. Anyone else having that problem?]