Brits in Brussels get lucky with their Christmas turkeys

Many British citizens face an uncertain Christmas, some worried about the possibility of shortages on shop shelves, due to fears about the new variant of coronavirus

Julia Craig-McQuaide, who along with her husband Wesley Morais de Souza owns Wesley’s Butcher Shop, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that they had received around 500 orders, including from a number of British and Irish citizens, and that missing out on this year’s Christmas delivery “would have been a disaster.”

With people already struggling through one of the most challenging years of their lives, Craig-McQuaide was worried about the prospect of having to tell her customers that she would not be able to put food on their table during the festive season.

“You have to disappoint all those families when they’re already having, most of them, the Christmas that they didn’t want. They probably want to be at home in Ireland or Britain or France, and they’re stuck here. So, it would not have been a happy email to send,” she said.