Left hand driving
In just one week and four visits to IKEA we managed to turn our empty house into a nice place. Although our container with the rest of our stuff is not expected until half October, we already feel at home here. We now have a couch, a table, some chairs, some lamps, kitchen gear and a sofa-bed to sleep on. It looks like a showroom of IKEA, but we're proud of it !
The first days at work for Jan were also good. The Eclipse office in
And then there is our social life. By pure coincidence Mikaela met a Swedish girl, Jessica, who has lived in
So what went wrong? Well, driving on the left hand side has many different aspects. And most of them went really fine (steering, gearing, indicators, backwards driving). But did you realize that most of the car is also on your left hand side, when you are driving? Well, Jan found that out the hard way. When he gave a colleague a lift home, he pulled over to the left and misjudged the distance to a parked car on the side. Bang! Off went his mirror, and off went the car alarm. The disturbance attracted quite some attention. Fortunately the damage is reparable, and the insurance took it really well. But what about the damage to his reputation as a driver ?!?
For a photo impression of the house, and of our first month in