Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 87

The other day I was catching up with a friend and he told me he was so lazy the last few weeks. Spoiler alert: he wasn’t. He is working a full time job (from home) studying an additional course, taking music lessons and taking time for exercise every day. But it made me think… HowContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 87”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 86

Today I had dinner in a restaurant. I celebrated the fact that we can go out again (with limitations) by visiting Nazka, a Peruvian cuisine restaurant in Amsterdam. With Peruvian food you get two kinds of establishments: the fancy kind that experiments with incredible ingredient combinations and fancy plating, or the mom and pop kindContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 86”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log day 85

One of the big mysteries in life, along with “where do the other socks go” , and “what happened to the tupperware lid” is : what creates IT issues?? After a too-short weekend with a too-short night’s sleep, I try to log on to my computer in my corner (home) office. Having worked from homeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log day 85”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 84

If you change your plans in NL because of the weather, you will never have any plans. So today, despite the ever changing weather, I went to explore a lovely little beach town called Zandvoort aan Zee. Not only was it cute and old, it also has a vibrant beach front and many people doingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log:Day 84”

Life in the time of Corona – Captains log: Day 82

Just when I thought that the European summer is ready to arrive, the Dutch rain decided to make an appearance. For the last couple of days it was overcast and today it was raining on and off for most of the day, at some points pouring would be the right kind of description. I evenContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captains log: Day 82”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 81

In preparation for one day when my mountain bike will be roadworthy again, and to counteract the fact that my commute doesn’t really include any spontaneous exercise, I decided to start adding some intentional exercise to my daily routine. Some days I go for a long walk and other days like today I take aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 81”

Life in the time of corona – Captains log: Day 80

The bike saga: part 2 So after the nice dude came to my rescue, he finally agreed to try and put some air in my bike tires so I can wheel the bike down for them to have a look. As it turns out, this is not necessarily a simple task and took a bitContinue reading “Life in the time of corona – Captains log: Day 80”

Life in the times of Corona – Captains log: Day 79

If there is one thing about the Netherlands, is that simple things are not necessarily simple. I could tell you about the process of renting a flat, or making a hair dressers appointment, but that is a post for another day. Suffice it to say I think its easier to get a job than toContinue reading “Life in the times of Corona – Captains log: Day 79”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 78

Today, 1 June, was the last public holiday before Christmas. That means that every single long weekend this year has passed and every single one we were restricted from traveling. Not too long ago I had planned a trip to South Africa, the South of France, and Romania, that all would have been completed byContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 78”