Hello, I am Tim Reynolds. I am vice chair of the BBCA and do most of the posts on our website and social media. I am also secretary of the Belgium section of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
2020 has obviously been a very strange year with COVID and associated lockdowns. Travel internationally has been difficult.
But looking back it also had some spectacular sunny weather in Belgium and we enjoyed new walks around Kraainem where I live and more generally in the Flemish Brabant countryside. There is lot of great walking out there to discover. Much of it very reminiscent of parts of the British countryside we all know well.
2021 will bring more challenges and anxieties to the British community in Belgium as the full implications of Brexit impact on our lives and those of friends and family both here in Belgium and back in the UK.
But the BBCA is here to help and as the COVID situation improves we hope to see more of the community getting together. The BBCA and its associated charities and societies have been supporting our communities in Belgium for decades - literally centuries in one case - and will continue to do so into the future.
So cheers – Happy New Year - and here’s to a much improved 2021!