Je suis armed with my passport and on the way to St Pancras at the moment to catch le Eurostar to Paris. The fact I’ve just demonstrated all the French I know in that sentence isn’t making me at all nervous about spending the next week on t’other side of the Channel….
I’m Continent-bound with my Canadian friend Sarah, her sister Georgina and a lovely crop scientist called Mimi who I met while I was in Ontario a couple of years ago.
Sarah’s over in Europe for part of her Nuffield Farming Scholarship, which is about investigating local supply chains. She’s invited me to tag along for a few days to visit Parisian farmers markets, drive through the French countryside to find out about regional sourcing, eat nice food and maybe write about it a bit too.
It’s sounds like a hard job, but being a good friend I felt I had a duty to do it….