Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 284

In other parts of the world they call it Boxing day. Over here it’s called: Tweede kersdag, or, Second Christmas day. The day was gray and cold, and in the afternoon we made our way up north to visit Marinus’s mom for dinner. We got spoilt rotten, as usual. Coffee, cake, cookies, chocolates and that’sContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 284”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 283

25 December 2020. We celebrated Christmas alone and all cosy. I won’t lie, I missed home like crazy and even had to wipe away a tear of longing. But I am thankful that my family is safe and healthy, and that I have someone to share it with. As always it was warm and lovelyContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 283”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 282

Months ago when it looked like travel might be hard this year I decided to have a Christmas dinner for all the stranded South Africans over here. Then as the regulations tightened, I had to revise my plans to “some of the stranded South Africans over here.” Finally the day for the dinner party arrivedContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 282”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 281

I tried to get the last bit of groceries before the holidays yesterday. Evidently the whole world thought the same because the supermarket was super busy. For the first time I felt uncomfortably close to people because of the corona days. Evidently there are other dangers afoot as well, as I got pick pocketed betweenContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 281”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 280

After the wet weather yesterday, I was super happy to see the sunshine and even when that stop, it didn’t rain, and that was great too. I made good progress on the unpacking stuff, so in the afternoon I decided to take a bit of a walk around to see the sea. It is soContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 280”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 279

Today I went to the Haagse Markt, to get 2 very important things: fresh coffee, and a leg of lamb for Christmas Dinner. We sent a message to the “koffieboer” ahead of time, to make sure his stall is open. So when I arrived our order was ready to go, freshly roasted and ground toContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 279”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 278

Today was basically filled with lounging around the house and settling in. I really enjoy my new place. In the afternoon I took a walk around my neighbourhood and found a gorgeous park nearby, that looks more like a forest than a park! Afterwards I set up my sewing machines and it was like welcomingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 278”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 277

I had to get up early today to do another Amsterdam – Den Haag trip. This time however, it was to give back the keys to my old apartment and close the book on that chapter. It was fun living in Amsterdam for a year, and well, it was a year like no other! NowContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 277”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 276

It’s my last working day of this year. I was planning to work a few days next week, but to be honest I’m struggling to focus. I’m tired and I’d rather be doing some things around my new apartment. Luckily I managed to move my appointments from next week so I could do it withoutContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 276”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 275

Today we had 2 virtual Christmas parties at work. As sad as it may sound, it was actually quite fun. The first was with the whole NL office. A few weeks earlier we all had to record a video of ourselves dancing to a Christmas song, with a designated Christmas background, and submit it toContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 275”