I’ve changed my weekly diary into Iva’s Diary. As my weeks aren’t always that interesting I decided to write every Monday about one more special event during the week.
That’s why I changed the name in Iva’s Diary.
Wednesday was a very exciting day for us. We finally got a car.
I’m very excited about this as it will make our life a bit easier. To do some shopping, have some family days out and when Oliver starts going to a football club or something else it will be handy to have a car.
The thing is that Andy doesn’t has a driving license and I’m going to be the only one driving in our new car. That’s very exciting and cool but also a bit scary for me.
As the most of you already know I’m originally from the Netherlands and got my driving license in the Netherlands. I’ve only been driving in the Netherlands on the right side of the road. It’s for me very strange to drive on the other side of the road.
I was expecting it would be very weird to have the steering wheel on the other side as well. I’m surprised that I don’t find that really difficult. After driving I few times I got used to it.
The thing I’m struggling with is driving on the other side of the road and the roads here a narrower then I’m used to. I tend to go more to the left side as I’m scared for bumping into the oncoming cars.
Of course when I’m going more to the left I will bump into the parked cars. That’s something I have to practice now and getting used to. For now I’m not confident enough to drive on my own. So Andy, Oliver and I practice every evening when it’s not that busy on the road. It’s now important that I’m getting confident and used to the roads here and then I will be able to drive soon on my own in our new car.
When we were looking for a car I wasn’t that bothered about what type of car. I only said the whole time as long as the pram fits in the boot I’m happy.
Andy was the one what picked the car as I also don’t know anything about cars so I left that job for Andy.
Of course he showed me a photo before we were going to buy it and I think it’s a cool car.
When we’ve got the car and I tried the fit the pram in the boot it didn’t fit.. ohh dear. Yesterday Andy tried to fit in the pram and in the end it does fit. We are very happy with our new car and also glad the pram fits in the boot.
For the people who might be interested of the type car we have (as I’m still not bothered about the make of it haha) It’s a Fiat Punto Mylife.
As you already can see in the photo it’s a bright blue colour. At least everybody can see my driving on the road with this bright blue colour car.