After having found our new house and started the clean up I went to collect the kids in Denmark the last Tuesday of August.
|Flying with Daddy towards a new adventure early morning 08/30|
The children had spent all of August in Denmark and where exciting to come to Belgium without really knowing what that meant of curse.
|Sleeping arrangements for the first 60 days|
|First day of School 2016|
Bottom line we don't complain. We rather that the kids start in the English section rather than German so the cultural shock is a small as possible. We hear that the German teacher is outstanding so maybe they will migrate later.
The children have adjusted well to the new class and already has a few friends.
Otherwise the adults have been busy cleaning up, working, orchestrating house remodelling and getting used to live in the Belgian countryside. The car belongs to Anja, so I am riding my bike to and hove from work every day, rain or shine.
|Morten's commute. Two times a day, 45-50 km total|
We have some really nice people living next to and across from us. We have already been introduced to most people on our street and there is even a Danish/British couple living only a few steps from our door.
Reception at work has been warm and welcoming, I even got to partake in the annual 12-hour race at the Circuit Zolder. This famous former F1 race track used to be the Belgian Grand Prix Circuit until 1985 including the fatal crash of Gilles Villeneuve in 1982.
Today the track is used for touring cars, GT, Renault Cup, Nascar Europe, Moto GP and bike racing as shown below from the 12-hour race. I'm somewhere in the middle of the photo hiding behind a few others in the peloton. If you like the British car show Top Gear then they visited the course in 2008 during season 11, episode 6.
More relevant for the kids, besides the World Cup BMX track at Zolder, there is also a small skatepark in the town we live in, only 3 km from our house:
|A familiar activity|
Although we now live in the Belgian countryside, there is still a few things to see and do in the local community. First weekend of October there was an open house at the local fire station so we got to see cars in flames and ride the fire engine (multiple times).
|Open House at the fire station|
Back at the Zolder race track, this time for Euro Nascar. The #24 is Anthony Gumpen, a local race car star who is sponsored by Ridley so we got some free tickets and pit passes. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning.
|NASCAR at the Zolder Circuit|