Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 193

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”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 192

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”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 189

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”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 187

Today is my niece’s birthday. On the one hand I was sad what I couldn’t celebrate with her this year, or with any of my other nieces and nephew, because I’m on this side of the world due to Corona. On the other hand I could wake up to a picture of her holding herContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 187”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log Day 186

There was a press conference last night again, about the state of the COVID-19 infections. There has been a spike in cases in recent days, and in certain areas such as Amsterdam bars and cafés have to close early to curb infections. Luckily the amount of hospitalised people are less, possibly because the people gettingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log Day 186”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 185

Today we harvested the apples from the tree in Marinus’s garden. This bucket of apples(and a smaller overflow bucket not pictured here) is like a world of possibilities… Will it become cider? Or Dutch apple pie? Or another apple cake like the one from the Coelocanth Café? Or appelstroop, the thick caramel like substance thatContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 185”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 184

I was floored by a mysterious illness yesterday. Not the respiratory kind, luckily, as this is the big scare at the moment, but I had the worst stomach cramps imaginable. I cancelled my training session and my drinks with friends. Instead I tried to recover at home. What surprised me however, is that although IContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 184”