The bike saga: part 3. I finally took my mountain bike in for the service last week and collected it today. When the guy was scrutinising it last time he told me that he would probably have to change the chain and the gear set and a few other things and I was worried itContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 107”
I thought I would share with you some advice that I once found useful. Also, remember to wear your mask and wash your hands. Be kind. Stay safe
Sundays are made for lounging around. I spent my day of rest doing a few things that make me happy, like paining some water colour, playing guitar and baking a box cake. I find it somewhat ironic that the mix says “cake mix” but I just had to add the sugar, butter, eggs, milk andContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 105”
After a couple of days of sweltering heat, I decided to go to Scheveningen on the weekend, to see the sea. In typical Dutch fashion, however, the weather changed and it cooled down a bit and there was a spot of rain! I realised if you change your plans because the weather isn’t perfect you’llContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 104”
Friday evening sightseeing in Amsterdam. Be kind. Stay safe.
I think it’s safe to say that the worst cold of the winter has been broken. In other words, it’s warm over here. I don’t have a thermometer, but at some point this evening I checked the hourly forecast and it said for 9pm it would be 27°C. It felt like it could be true.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 102”
I don’t know what “going back to normal” would look like, if it ever happens. My work team and project is changing, so I’ll have a different environment altogether. My life in the Netherlands is full of firsts, like any new experience, so I don’t have much to compare it to. My first few monthsContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 101”
Life is getting back to some sort of normal. IT issues appear out of nowhere, and my house mate arrived back in the Netherlands after his French lockdown. We welcomed him back with a beer overlooking the canal. Be kind. Stay safe.
99 bottles of beer on the wall. If we started playing that game at the start of the lockdown we would have drink the last beer today. Unless you were in South Africa, then you would have had quite a few pineapple beers or other home brews instead. In the last 3 months and changeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 99”
It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. I wonder if I fall asleep tonight whether I will have a midsummer night’s dream? A part of me wishes the long days and the sunshine will last a long long time,but I know that luckily, in time seasons change and really that’s aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 98”