I know I've posted a fair amount of posts in the last 24 hours ... I'll take a break soon.
I was watching Dutch television news just a few minutes ago. There's a problem with the government here and there are two negotiators who are trying to resolve the differences between the two main political parties. Both men went to see the Queen today to report to her; one came by bike.
I saw him riding his bike to the entrance of the Queen's mansion. He stops, gets off his bike just in front of the red carpet on the outside stairs leading up to her mansion. There was a guard/butler/whatever who took his bike off his hands ... bike valet parking. I'm not making this up.
BTW, it's not uncommon to see the very top gov't officials here riding the bus or riding their bikes to important functions.
It puts a smile on my face. DH