Jean Monnet liked to go for a walk in the morning, before getting down to work, and there is indeed a lot to be said for getting some exercise and fresh air before knuckling down to things. Most days I have to make do with the cycle ride to work. But early on Friday mornings, when I can, I like to get out into the countryside around Leuven. The photograph shows why. This heavenly pastoral scene is some fifteen minutes away from the city centre. After an intense week (and with meetings still to come), a brisk walk in such scenery, and especially in such glorious weather,¬†works wonders. By the time I get into the office I have put everything in its proper perspective again…