I attended the MERiFIC final event in Brussels earlier this week. MERiFIC (marine energy in far peripheral and island communities) was the renewable energy and economic development project I worked on at Cornwall Council. The project had ten partners from the South West of England and Brittany, France.
It was interesting to see the progress that has been made in the last year both with the project and the sector more generally – for example, all the berths at Wave Hub, Cornwall’s wave energy converter testing site, have now been leased. It was also great to see all my former colleagues again.
The following day, I met a melodeon player and singer playing some lovely Belgian and Italian tunes. As I had my fiddle with me, I asked if I might join in, and we had a marvellous morning of music on the streets of Brussels. Music knows no borders.