Saturday, June 28, 2008

Back home

We are back from a very relaxing vacation in the middle of nowhere near Lier in Belgium. We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves very much. The weather was mostly sunny and warm. We stayed in a lovely cottage surrounded by nature (private property): water, trees, little fields, birds, etc. We lived outdoors all day, wonderful! Some things were a bit primitive, but that didn't really matter. In the coming days I'll share more stories and pictures!

The day before we went away we bought another car! A bit hectic to do it last-moment, but it was the sensible thing to do. Because of the increasing petrol prices (Dutch prices are ridiculously high!) we had been looking for a comparable car on LPG (liquefied petroleum gas). They are very sought-after, because the price of LPG isn't linked to the oilprice and therefore much lower than petrol. The monthly taxes for a car on LPG are higher, but it really pays off if you drive a lot like we do. Ron had kept an eye on the market. So we drove to Belgium in a new car! This is it:

BMW 318i Touring
It's a black BMW 318i Touring Executive (E46). The same model we had, but with some extra's: 2 years younger (2001), original PDC (park distance control), full on board computer, better mileage, removable tow bar and LPGi (liquefied petroleum gas injection). We are very happy with it!


  1. Anonymous28/6/08 22:46

    Good to know you had a great time - out in the nature - far away from the stressful urban life - that's when you feel alive you know :-)

    Congrats with your new car!

    Wishing you a great end to your week!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing holiday! I love your car and would love to get one. Glad you are enjoying it.

  3. Anonymous29/6/08 07:03

    Very nice. Congrats! :)

  4. Just out of curiosity, how much does a liter of LPG cost?

  5. @ VH: 1 liter LPG costs €0.624
    To compare:
    1 liter euro € 1.589
    1 liter super+ € 1.649
    1 liter diesel € 1.389
    (prices today at our local station)

    1 gallon = 3.785 liter
    1 euro = 1.57529 US dollar

  6. It was nice meeting you and your friends again in Belgium, totally unexpected!
    I promised to send you more info on the Mabon websites and some links for websites with chants. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten. It's just that it has been so very busy last week, that I haven't had the time yet. But you'll definitely get the mail later this week!


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