Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 643

Another day of prep for our long awaited holiday. Today we had to go for our pre-trip pcr test. It was quite busy but after waiting for a few min we made it to the front of the queue and we’re helped by a friendly guy who put us at ease. Not only did heContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 643”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 642

I went shopping today to get the last few things on my list to bring to South Africa. I didn’t realize it would be so busy in town but I got my stuff done. I took my machines in for a service while we’re on holiday and get my goodies and I made my wayContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 642”

Captain’s log – Life in the time of Corona: Day 620

Another Corona year is nearly done. As a society we were thinking it’s about time to end when a new variant was discovered in South Africa around the end of November. The moment it was announced the world went into a flat panic and blocked flights from South Africa with immediate effect. Some poor peopleContinue reading “Captain’s log – Life in the time of Corona: Day 620”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 615

I didn’t think it would last this long, but here we are. In the Netherlands we’re back in a so-called soft lockdown. Shops and restaurants close at 8pm, and we’re back to wearing masks all the time, like we’re batman or something. At least it keeps my nose warm on the cooler days. On theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 615”

Life in the time of Corona Captain’s log: Day 458

Today on my walk with Rufus we came across the most interesting looking dog: something that’s clearly part terrier and part husky and a whole lot of soft! Just look at the blue eyes! It’s definitely summer season! All the geese have offspring they are aggressively protecting (Rufus keeps a wide berth) and the flowersContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona Captain’s log: Day 458”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 450

I had a Dutch lesson today and Marinus had a work thing in the evening, so after my lesson I went for a walk with Rufus. Usually in the afternoon around 5, 6ish, he comes to my desk looking for attention and getting really playful. When we got to Meer & Bos, the nearby park,Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 450”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 443 – Dinner at an actual restaurant

After a long day at work, I talked Marinus into going out for a meal at an actual restaurant in Den Haag. He suggested a lonely Iranian restaurant, Setare, on Bierkade and I now know why. Not only was the food amazing, but it was served by the owner with pride and a happy smile.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 443 – Dinner at an actual restaurant”