Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 97

I decided that since I have limited options to travel at the moment, I would be tourist in the country I live in and spent a fun morning at Zaanse Schans. It’s a pretty little village with windmills, water, farm life, and generally Dutch things. Due to the travel restrictions there is the rare opportunityContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 97”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 96

When I was a student I had a dream that I was studying all for a maths exam and the next day the paper was on something else. It was some nightmarish 3 dimensional linear algebra that I had to then plot in a plane with projections. Today reminded me of that dream. I wokeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 96”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 95

There are always things in life that we don’t really appreciate to its full worth unless we don’t have it anymore. And then I’m even talking about something that I did appreciate a lot before, but still, it wasn’t enough. I am talking about hair dressers of course. In the Netherlands they were allowed toContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 95”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 94

The day the plant fell out of the window. Today was a day, like many other, spent working at my little corner office, or more precisely: the desk in the corner of my lounge where I built my home office. Early morning I spent some time trying to rescue one of my balcony plants byContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 94”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 93

Life is short. It’s too short to spend being angry about things I can’t change. It is too short to eat bad tasting food of watch TV shows I don’t like. Use your time on this earth wisely. Make time to go the things that make you happy. Make time to talk to your lovedContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 93”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 92

Today I had a work free day, and I decided to make use of the opportunity to visit a new museum. When I just arrived in the Netherlands I invested in a Museumkaart that provides free access to a lot of the Dutch museums, and as of the first of this month they allow museumsContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 92”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 91

Today I tested an hypothesis,and was proven right, kind of. My theory is that when the aim is social distancing you don’t get much better in terms of sport than surfing. The nature of the waves and the geometry of the boards are such that you keep a long distance between yourself and the nextContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 91”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 90

Ons gaan nou braai. When I arrived in the Netherlands, I was a few days late to join a big braai (like a bbq, but more meaty) for the South Africans in the Netherlands. I thought it looked like a great place to meet other people and make friends. There was another event planned forContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 90”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 89

Life is strange, although I can’t even say compared to what. Sometimes when I step outside and I see people going about their life, it’s nearly as if nothing is wrong. But then you see that all the shops sell masks, like its the most normal thing in the world. People step aside to keepContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 89”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 88

Now that I’m working from home I have finally managed to get into a routine of planning, cooking and eating well balanced meals and snacks. So what if it took me 80+ days? At long last I go grocery shopping and come back with ingredients that make up a series of tasty, pretty and nutritiousContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 88”