So the deal was, "buy your Christmas tree from Ikea for 20euros and after Christmas bring it back for shredding in exchange for a 19euro gift voucher."
On the ring road the sun was bright so I put on my sunglasses and enjoyed glimpses of the eclipse on the periphery of my vision. Pat was projecting the sun via a pinhole.
Not surprising then that we missed the turning (just after Bruges) and had to come off at the next getting to Ikea via Auchan car park. The tree was exchanged for a cd-rack. My office will soon look very organised indeed !