Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 255

Today, for the first time in a long while, I made my deadline with a few hours to spare. It is an unusual feeling but a good one. Of course I still have many things to do, because when you focus to get stuff done, it’s unavoidable that some stuff will not get your attention.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 255”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 254

Today was a busy work day, but also good. I managed to get some tasks done, even ahead of schedule. I managed to talk to colleagues about work things and future things and life things. I even went for a walk over my lunch break to get some milk and saw a construction guy, withContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 254”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 253

I saw a TV advert that looks like it was made in South Africa. A bit of the outdoor scene looks like the spot in Culemborg in Cape Town near my first job in that city, and even the actors looked more South African than Dutch. I didn’t have the sound on, but I imagineContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 253”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 251

In todays guitar lesson I learnt to play the blues. I remember in one of my first lessons we also dabbled in it, but I’m happy to report that since that day a lot has improved. As with many things in life, the more you know the more you realise how much you don’t know.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 251”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 250

Part of the holiday season is gift giving and today we went shopping for Sinterklaas presents. Different people shared their lists of wishes and armed with this information we went to see what we can find. It is so lovely to see the lovely things in the shops, and to imagine how the receiver willContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 250”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 249

I started packing and I can’t remember if I was ever this excited about moving. Possibly 10 years ago, when I was moving into my first “own” place. Although I have to admit my parents helped a lot with the logistics at the time. Aside from packing however, I also had to get a bitContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 249”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 247

One of the many benefits of dating Marinus is the first hand experiences in Dutch culture, for example. Long before I learnt it in my Dutch lessons, for example, I already knew that lunch is bread with cheese (2 slices bread, one slice cheese, nothing else) and the main meal is served for dinner. OneContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 247”