Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 105

Sundays are made for lounging around. I spent my day of rest doing a few things that make me happy, like paining some water colour, playing guitar and baking a box cake. I find it somewhat ironic that the mix says “cake mix” but I just had to add the sugar, butter, eggs, milk andContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 105”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 104

After a couple of days of sweltering heat, I decided to go to Scheveningen on the weekend, to see the sea. In typical Dutch fashion, however, the weather changed and it cooled down a bit and there was a spot of rain! I realised if you change your plans because the weather isn’t perfect you’llContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 104”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 102

I think it’s safe to say that the worst cold of the winter has been broken. In other words, it’s warm over here. I don’t have a thermometer, but at some point this evening I checked the hourly forecast and it said for 9pm it would be 27°C. It felt like it could be true.Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 102”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 101

I don’t know what “going back to normal” would look like, if it ever happens. My work team and project is changing, so I’ll have a different environment altogether. My life in the Netherlands is full of firsts, like any new experience, so I don’t have much to compare it to. My first few monthsContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 101”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 99

99 bottles of beer on the wall. If we started playing that game at the start of the lockdown we would have drink the last beer today. Unless you were in South Africa, then you would have had quite a few pineapple beers or other home brews instead. In the last 3 months and changeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 99”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 98

It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. I wonder if I fall asleep tonight whether I will have a midsummer night’s dream? A part of me wishes the long days and the sunshine will last a long long time,but I know that luckily, in time seasons change and really that’s aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 98”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 97

I decided that since I have limited options to travel at the moment, I would be tourist in the country I live in and spent a fun morning at Zaanse Schans. It’s a pretty little village with windmills, water, farm life, and generally Dutch things. Due to the travel restrictions there is the rare opportunityContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 97”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 96

When I was a student I had a dream that I was studying all for a maths exam and the next day the paper was on something else. It was some nightmarish 3 dimensional linear algebra that I had to then plot in a plane with projections. Today reminded me of that dream. I wokeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 96”