Virtual celebrations have become a thing. Today I attended 2 virtual farewells and one project celebration. It stays weird because we don’t have the human interaction of handshakes and eye contact. There are some benefits too, like the freedom from attendees to speak,for example in the case of the farewell do’s. The project celebration tookContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 196”
Last night there was a press conference and they announced that the corona measures in the Netherlands are getting increased due to a spike in infections. I don’t think anyone is really surprised, but it is still disheartening to think that we are not through this just yet. On a happier note, I completed myContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 195”
Staying on the musical theme, I would like to tell you something about my guitar lessons. When I started out I was hoping to learn to play a couple of songs well enough so people can sing along socially. I did not expect to learn jazz chords and Bossa nova strumming, or to learn toContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 195”
Making music has always been something that makes me happy, and today was no different. My best friend gifted me a musical experience for my birthday 6 months ago and today was the day. We attended a workshop for choir and ensemble to sing works of Sweelinck, a Dutch composer of the late Renaissance/early BaroqueContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 194”
If there is ever a time to visit Amsterdam, its between 10-11am on a Saturday morning, right now. The streets are empty and cleaner than usual, with way less of the bachelor party goers. But the shops are still open, so it’s possible to get the things done. That is why we managed to stumbleContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 193”
Deadline day… I got up early to get a head start, and I did get some work done. But when I got up to get some coffee my computer decided to switch off, and it took a lot of prodding and poking to get it back up and running again. It wasn’t the end ofContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 192”
There was a lot more working going on. I have a deadline for Friday, and honestly, it’s tough. Be kind. Stay safe.
Today I worked and worked and worked. Then I had dinner and played a bit of guitar and worked some more. Be kind. Stay safe.
Today we had a socially distant farewell party for a colleague. A small group of us met at her house for a bbq and I have to say it is amazing to spend some time with work people in person. I loved the friendly banter and the uncontrolled laughter that happens when some story isContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 189”
Just another manic Monday. Be kind. Stay safe.