Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 128

Traveling with a cake. I baked a birthday cake at home , because I know where things are in my kitchen. I know how long the oven needs to warm up etc. Then the challenge: getting to the destination. Using public transport. With my hands full of other stuff. Wearing a mask. Clearly I didn’tContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 128”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 126

With life steadily getting more open here in the Netherlands, it is easy to start wondering if we are still in the time of Corona. But then I read the news and I realise that we are just in a lucky bubble. Around the world people are affected in so many ways. Hospitals are stillContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 126”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 125

The original plan was to go camping this weekend, but we weren’t really paying attention to the dates, so when we were trying to sort out a camp site, we realised that it was the school holidays and the Dutch isn’t leaving the country much this year, so it’s all booked up! However, we decidedContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 125”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 124

Let’s take a moment to geek out. Normally I’d specify a topic to geek out about, but to be honest I am just kind of passionate about a number of things. I mean I’m still dreamy about the amazing dinner I had yesterday at Casa PerĂº. There’s also this video that does a really interestingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 124”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 123

Today I collected my Dutch drivers licence. After doing all the paperwork to get the required permissions, filling out the health declaration forms and making an online appointment, I finally managed to exchange my South African drivers licence with a Dutch one. Why bother, you ask? Well, it seems that after 6 months of livingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 123”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 122

Today I had the pleasure of meeting a colleague and friend for dinner. He is London based and hasn’t been to Amsterdam since early March (more than 122 days ago.) On my way to dinner I had a little detour around the city centre to run some errands and it was noticeably busier than onlyContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 122”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 121

Some days I just want to have a cup of tea with my mom on the stoep. I am lucky, in the Netherlands life is picking up some sort of pace again and some days it’s easy to forget what we are up against right now. People go about their business and it looks outwardlyContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 121”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 120

Sometimes just when we think things are getting better, we get a curve ball. In South Africa there’s a whole lot of new restrictions, and in Europe many countries are expecting new cases because of the holiday season. In case it gets you down, have a look at this video. If you to home theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 120”