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”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 324

My name is on the door! It’s been a few years since I sold my first apartment. Since then a lot of water has run into the sea. I have lived in many cities and in different continents. I’ve traveled to some amazing places and done some things I never thought possible (hello surfing!) andContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 324”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 320

If there’s one thing about a house, it’s that it’s always more work than you think. After receiving my beautiful new flooring, we took out some of the old stuff, only to notice that we need to replace the underfloor too! What with the lockdown and the click and collect policies for hardware stores, thisContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 320”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 318

Today my new family member arrived…. Welcome Rufus! After a bit of negotiation and all sorts of nail-biting action, he finally boarded the bus in Lithuania that would bring him home to me. The drivers were a couple of angels who were driving a van all the way to unite ex-rescue pets with their lovingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 318”

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”