Monday, 11 February 2019

Week 2

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On Saturday my sister left to go back home. It was tough. We have been spending so much time together in the past year that we have become even closer than we already were. Not being able to see her that often is going to be hard and I am really going to miss her. But I knew that ahead of time of course. My life for the time being will be here in the Netherlands and that means I have to get everything on the rails over here again as they say. 

Tomorrow I will be able to register myself and that has immediate consequences for other things as well: my health insurance will then become valid. Which means I can get my medication sorted (pill and migraine) and have a little looksie-over by a doctor. Right now I do not have that insurance that is compulsory here. But I should get it this week. 

At the end of this week I will be contacted by the temping company regarding my job wishes. I am a bus driver and want to go back doing that, but my paperwork is not exactly what I would need over here. Yes, I have a driver's license (Norwegian, not a problem), a digital driver's card (Northern Irish, should also not be a problem). I even have a police check from Norway. But, I don't know whether they would accept that here and of course there are nine months missing when I lived in Northern Ireland. I will also need a medical before being allowed to drive. 

I have however also decided that I might retrain to go more into the planning area of the driving. Office basically. I have found over the last year that my body is suffering more and more from the irregularity of the job and that it needs more time to recover. So, I am thinking of doing a course in transport and logistics. It's mainly aimed at the goods side of transport and not the person side, but in effect the two are quite similar. I will keep you posted on that.

Which means this week is not going to be too busy, but I do have some things to do. I will keep you posted.

17 comments:

  1. love to read your post...cute cat.
    have a great day

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  2. Yes, there is a moment in life where your body doesn't want to do anymore what your brain wants ! Hope for you that you will find something which you like. Haven't you worked as a bus driver in the Netherlands before ? Shouldn't be too difficult to get everything you need settled. Most important is always the health insurance !

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  3. Hari OM
    I think everything sounds like it is on track Mara and it is certainly wise to cast your net a little wider now - you just never know what you might catch in it!!! Meanwhile, Miss O looks as if she is saying "I hope you are not planning any more moving anytime soon?" Which could be an issue given you will have to do at least one when you get your own place! YAM xx

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    1. The photo of Oswin is an old one, taken back when I lived in Norway. Where she was able to go out and look out the windows and get the occasional treat from the landlord!

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    2. ...I still reckon that's "stinkeye"! &*> Yxx

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  4. Mara what a pic full of memories and Sisterly love.
    You will succeed at whatever you try...Good luck and hugs
    Cecilia

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  5. Sounds like you've got a busy week ahead, hope all goes well
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. I am full of good ideas you know. Not everyone agrees with my ideas, but I am full of them...

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  7. I sure hope it all works out and you get back driving a bus.
    Coffee is on

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    1. It would be nice. And soon as well. I am getting slightly bored right now not doing much.

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  8. Hope everything works out the best for you in the busy week ahead! I love your creative blog name!!! I am now following you - you can follow back if you wish at Annster's Domain

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    1. Thank you very much. Always happy to see new readers.

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  9. I know you are going to miss your sister so much. ((HUGS)) You are so lucky to have such a great relationship with here. You need to Skype with her. I've been dealing with new insurance since July and I can't even begin to think about all the changes you have to work on now! Sounds like you have a good plan in mind regarding your employment. I wish you good luck and hoping the road ahead is clear sailing!

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  10. Miss Oswin doesn't look too pleased with all your running around. She thinks you should take a nice long break! Good luck with everything!

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    1. I have worked seven days since December 22nd! How long a break does she want me to take...

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