Sunday, March 30, 2008

Car-less...

So ... we sold the little blue car during the week, for all kinds of reasons, mostly because we rarely use it and it's so very expensive to simply 'have' a car here in Europe.

In return for our car-less state, we receive THREE years worth of free tram and bus tickets here in Flanders (I had previously thought it was 2 years) and can buy into a car rental scheme that offers very good hire rates.

Yesterday was the big test and we passed but for a little exhaustion.
We city-shopped - real tea, a teapot (because yes, Di really did break yet another teapot lid), pesto and good olive oil.

We garden-shopped, preparing our balcony for summer with lavender, pansies and etc...

We supermarket-shopped (or grocery-shopped as we call it back home in New Zealand) and that was the big test ... we passed that one too if you call falling onto the couch for the evening, exhausted.

Daylight saving begins here today.
It all seems like a good start to summer.

5 comments:

Manictastic said...

Bye bye little blue car.

Simon said...

We sold our car in Brussels and only got a one year pass, but I guess that's because it includes the metro too...

Di Mackey said...

Flanders gives 3 years worth of free public transport to every member of the family because we sold our only car.

I thought it was two years, must fix that on the post.

Simon said...

Three years EACH? We get one year, only for the person who registered the vehicle...Mind you, we still have the other car, so maybe they take that into consideration.

Di Mackey said...

Viva la Flanders ;)

But yes, maybe if you got rid of the second car. We're car-less now.