Posted: 16/11/2016 at 13:20
I can't cope with Jeremy Vine's voice - too creepy and smarmy - so never listen. What is happening in Syria is awful but, sadly, not unique. The Yemen is no better at the mo and sadly, I have no idea how they can be fixed or helped given that no western politician is about to upset the Saudis who also mess in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere they can foment trouble between Muslim factions.
In Belgium, mussels are usually the big flabby Zeeland kind which I can only cope with once a year at most. Now it turns out we are half an hour away from two mussel growing centres that provide 20% of France's production and they are the lovely small, juicy and tasty "moules de bouchot" which are the best - http://www.pleinemer.com/mussel-work.htm and we've already eaten them out twice. Maybe again next week as we're planning a lunch out. Yum.
Between those and the sardines and mackerel and other fish landed along this coast we are happy bunnies.