I am writing this blog post much later. Today was the day we moved into our new house in The Hague. However it took us a month to get the internet connected! This was actually a huge stress, not only did it interrupt this daily therapeutic process of blogging, but I really felt quite isolated. I ended up finding the local library and hanging out there sometimes, but despite the fact I do work in social media and freely admit my internet addiction, it truly is a connection to the world that I really missed. I did organise a phone with some (limited) data but would have really benefited from being about to sort out our new life in The Hague much more easily if I’d had a much quicker connection to the internet. Where we were renting, our only choices were between Ziggo and KPN. Both had told us it would take several weeks to connect in a new place. Still to this day, I don’t understand why this is the case.
Anyway, on to other things. Today was also the day that Bas started his new job. He accepted a position in Hoofddorp, which was about a half hour drive each way – or longer in peak hour. We had decided not to settle in that area though as really liked Ypenburg, with its convenient position right on the border between Delft and The Hague (technically The Hague, but used to actually be part of the Delft municipality and we have a 015 Delft phone number). Something else we liked about this region was the high percentage of “Internationals” and also young families.
While Bas was at work, his brother came to help put some of the flooring down, and I took the girls for a walk to the centre of Ypenburg (less than 1km away). In between the houses in our new place there are car-free zones which are great for the kids to ride their bikes.
When Bas got home we did another trip to IKEA for some last minute essentials like a blanket as tonight was our first sleep in the new house!