Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. In the autumn of 2004 I suddenly found myself in Belgium after turning down an attractive job offer in Italy. There was a girl, you see, and she convinced me to dump pasta and pizza for waffles, chocolate and a life with her in Belgium.
Ok, so that giant leap of faith didn’t actually work out for the relationship. But I did decide to stay in Belgium, where I ended up having a highly memorable four and a half years.
I’ve also written a short story collection called Based in Belgium.