Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 350

I just had to celebrate my beautiful new dining room. Finally it’s all done. No more fridge in the corner, brand new floor, and a lamp that isn’t a makeshift plan (I’ve had a few, including standing lamps and a temporary fitting.) So I made a quiche, for the first time ever, and I couldn’tContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 350”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 349

I believe its been a year since the first case of Corona was diagnosed in the Netherlands. I remember back then people were still attending Carnival in the South and others returned from ski trips etc. What a different time that has been! Over here we continued with the near impossible task of DIY duringContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 349”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 348

The ‘balmy’ weather (compared to the frost the week before) has brought the world to life around me. Rufus and I had a gorgeous morning walk taking in all that nature has to offer. Rufus wasn’t quite sure what to make of the sheep. Perhaps he thought it’s just a very big fluffy dog. BeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 348”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 346

The early spring weather continues into the week and Rufus and I made the best of it to visit Marinus and enjoy his pretty garden. He has started cleaning it up and the first shoots of springs are coming out. It is so exciting to see the seasons change. We enjoyed an incredible bottle ofContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 346”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 340

Some days are just harder than others. Today was such a day. I was feeling homesick all day. Its been over a year since I’ve seen my family and I miss them. I have made peace with the fact that I will be able to travel when it is time, but even so, I stillContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 340”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 336

Valentines day. When I was a kid, at school you could order something, a card or a rose or candy, to be delivered anonymously to your crush. I always thought what’s the point of anonymity? I still don’t know. Since then I’ve lived through a few valentines days and there has been some interesting experiences.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 336”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 335

It continues to stay cold, but since no new snow is falling its all turning into ice! This is a bit scary when I am out for a walk with Rufus, but it is also quite cool (see what I did there) to see all the ponds and canals frozen over! The Dutch once againContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 335”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 329

The snow continued to fall today, making for some pretty impressive scenery. Canals are starting to freeze over, and I saw a couple of birds make a surprise landing on the ice… Rufus is settling in and seems to like stealing socks and slippers. I also bought my first tulips for the new year! IContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 329”