I have read a book. And I did some gardening.
You might ask what this has to do with a blog about Europe and European politics.
Just that the fact that I can spend some time with gardening and reading without much to worry is because I live in an environment that gives me the time and freedom to do so.
Sometimes, in our area of wealth and relative freedom - of unrecognised luxury - we tend to forget about these conditions. But before and after reading a diverting book and preparing a garden for the beauty of spring I still think about these conditions, and about those who are not as lucky as I am.
I suppose that this is why I am blogging. About reading and gardening. And Europe.