Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Yesterday renovation works on the Petillon metro station have been partially completed! Partially means that the main entrance has been opened, while the rest of the station still looks like a blast from the past - glorious Belgian '60s.
When we moved to Brussels and found our current appartment, I have managed to use the main entrance of the metro only once and that was in February 2006. Now in March 2008 the metro station main entrance was reopened. It took them two years and one month, to do something that in my view was do-able in the worst case scenario in 9 months. But this is how employment is being generated and that is how you are introduced into pecularities of Belgian working culture (if there is such a thing).
I have raised a glass today for this beautiful occassion, not that it was particularly important in a personal or professional life, but it signifies a period of my life, where I was settling in Brussels, whereas now I feel that I am somewhat fully accustomed to the idea of living here and being part of a European bubble!