Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 314

As of yesterday there is a curfew in place in the Netherlands. To be honest, aside from the fact that I have to think about ordering takeaways earlier, it doesn’t really affect me all that much. And perhaps the fact that I found the grocery shops much quieter at night, while the shelves are gettingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 314”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 311

This week they extended the lockdown until at least 9 February, and it’s anyone’s guess until when. Either way, it looks unlikely that I’ll see the inside of a gym anytime soon. Couple that with the fact that I do a job that involves a lot of sitting in front of a desk, and aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 311”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 308

Confessions of a colonial child. I have no control over where I was born or what family I was born into, but today I realised again how privileged I am. I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of laundry and the mystery stains on my favourite shirt. To top that up it felt like myContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 308”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 305

Snow day!! I’ve experienced snow a few times in my life, but it usually involved travelling somewhere to see it. As a student we made a couple of trips to Franschhoek mountains when there were reports of snow, and there was the famous choir tour where we all looked at Brood saying “Kyk! Daar isContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 305”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 290

A new year dawns, and surprisingly, we’re all still the same. The world is still in lockdowns all over, people are still surprised (?) about the Dutch fireworks on new years eve, and people on the Internet will do what they always do. To be honest, I think people on the Internet gets a lotContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 290”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 289

New years eve 2020. I think many people are happy to see the end of this year. In the afternoon we biked around town to do a round of cider deliveries. Some of Marinus’s holiday cider still had to be delivered to the recipients and we enjoyed the opportunity to see some friends and haveContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 289”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 288

A while ago I told the story of the bike shop saga. The Internet saga was nearly as intense, but only nearly. When I got confirmation of my moving date I got in touch with my Internet supplier, and asked them what I should do to have Internet when I move in, since I workContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 288”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 287

Pearl earrings On the day I met Marinus, half a year ago, I was on my way to the Mauritshuis in Den Haag. It houses some incredible artworks be the Dutch masters, including the famous “Girl with a pearl earring” by Vermeer. The plan was to meet for a coffee before my museum time slot,Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 287”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 286

After all the excitement of the ladder few days it was wonderful to spend a day at home, doing home things and so. This is including, but not limited to the following: Setting up and trying the new printer (needs some adjustment to print according to scale , but will revisit when I have aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 286”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 285

For the second time this year I made a sneaky birthday trip to the east of the country. Last time I went to celebrate my birthday with my best friend, this time for hers. I packed the carrot cake in my bag along with leftover lamb from Christmas dinner, and made my way to theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 285”