Transition.

Three weeks in Belgium and today it’s the first time that I’m able to sit outside without having to watch the sky to see if it’s going to rain in the next five minutes or not. I should enjoy the cool summer temperature of maximum 25 degrees, because with an average of 40-45 degrees it will be hot and humid (I thought in the desert it would be dry, but apparently not) in the Middle East. I have to say, I’m super excited to discover this piece of the world I’ve never been to. We don’t take into account the 30 minutes of boarding off and onto a plane once in Qatar, although then – in the middle of the night – we experienced already the feeling of stepping into a burning oven.
Very curious about the Islamite culture, the role of women, the food and how daily life will be. Stijn is already there since the 10th of June. At the moment he’s living his bachelor life in our new house, without any furniture, only a sleeping couch, because our container won’t arrive before the 7th of August. The ship actually still needs to leave the port of Genova. Let’s hope there won’t be another block in the Suez Channel.
We’re flying to Fujairah on the 29th of July, so I guess two weeks of hotel life (we won’t let the girls sleep on the floor) and then we can move in all together with everything we shipped from Milan. I wonder if all of our furniture will survive the trip. The movers panicked that not all of our stuff would fit the 20 feet container, but eventually they managed to fit in all of the 193 boxes. Next move we’ll definitely need a 40 feet container, as we had to buy a new fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and even a stove for the new house in Fujairah.
Overall, everything went very smoothly, 10 more days in Roeselare and we’re good to go.

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