Yesterday was a sad day for me. A 16 year relationship with my UK license ended.
No I didn't do anything naughty (well I wasn't caught at least :p ), I handed it over voluntarily to the local council to be replaced with a Dutch version in the coming weeks.
Since my license runs out in July, and I trust the DVLA to get replacing it correct like I trust HP to make quick reliable computers I decided the time had come to switch it to a Dutch version.
An expensive medical later (for the C and D categories) and all is sorted. They have my license and officially I am no longer allowed to drive. In Holland you have to have your license with you at all times when driving. I have many pieces of paper to say that I can indeed drive - but if I am stopped by the police they can give me a 100 euro fine at their discretion for not having the correct paperwork with me.
So I am now trying to drive like I am on my driving test all the time. It's hard work :) Hopefully I'll get the letter saying the new license is available to pick up soon.