I am picking up my wife from the train station today : she is visiting me for the weekend. I should head in fact; she’s arriving fairly soon! (Michel is the chief negotiator for relations between the UK and the European Union. He was also the main Brexit negotiator before the UK left)

Everyone who either has a child or has an understanding of what having a child means, is aware that life completely changes after that.  (Ania works for a company covering issues of intellectual property at the EU level and in relation to EU policy.)

I am currently in my longest relationship; it’s been more than ten years now! What do I love in him ? Oh, waw. I love that he is such a good person.  (Pietro is an Adviser at the European External Action Service – the European Union’s diplomatic service)

I’m really glad I had my mum as an example. She’s my hero.  (Sarah works on promotional campaigns for an EU-related communications agency.)

I often think of my daughters and the world they will grow up in. I want them to live in a world where their voice is heard. (Alberto is the founder of various EU initiatives including the Good lobby. He is also an author and EU law professor)

I find politicians pretty agreeable. When I drive I’m always talking to them, socializing a little bit. To be fair, I do most of the talking.  (Karim has been working as a driver for members of the European Parliament for three years.)

This was a present from my team; they are the sweetest ! On the side of the shoe is written my favorite book quote ‘On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur’ (Martina is a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.)

-You have a little son? Me too! (Lydia and Rose respectively, both work as advisers at the European Parliament)

-When you don’t know which direction to take, always go to the left. / (Me) -Ah yes, Beyonce said that! / (Him) -No, this is from a leftist politician! (Boris was a Member of the European Parliament for two consecutive mandates)


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