Monday, 9 January 2017
At the last minute, Johan was invited to my parents' new year's eve dinner party which I not only attended but also but also cooked for. I took the opportunity to get my facts straight about the Opa who had borrowed Johan's bicycle back in the 1980s. He was in fact Johan's father. (I could easily go back and change my previous guess that it was Pauline's father, but the entry is no weaker for this error. I did change the spelling of Johan from the German "Johann" to the Dutch "Johan".) This inquiry led to a discussion of the fact that Johan's father had never learned to drive and therefore had used a bike. This very much falls into the current North American cyclist's view of Dutch cyclists.