Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 274

It’s appraisal season at work. That time of year when we have to take a moment to consider what we have achieved and think what we would like to focus on for next year. I wasn’t really looking forward to it, perhaps because the last few months were so busy that we measure ourselves byContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 274”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 273

After a busy long moving weekend, I can finally spend one day sitting all day, aka, working. It’s hard to scrape together enthusiasm for a computer screen if there are so many other things I’d like to sort out, but I keep reminding myself that I’m going to live here for a while and thereContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 273”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 272

14 December 2020, another hard lockdown has been announced, until 19 January 2021! Shops will be closed except for non essentials, and a lot of public spaces will be closed. I managed to get a few of the home things I needed to get by, but I think I’ll have to make do without theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 272”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 271

Thanks to some of the best friends in the world, my stuff is mostly unpacked (aside from the things that need special attention, like clothes and hobby stuff, and while things are a bit chaotic, I can still enjoy the peace of my own space. I had to stop by the Amsterdam place to pickContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 271”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 270

Moving day! Finally the day has come where all my things are packed up in boxes and ready to move to my new home. It was more than a little stressful to think about where will the movers park, how will they get my things down the crazy Amsterdam stairs and safely into my newContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 270”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 268

One day, about 5 years ago I had a big important meeting. I was responsible for a big project with a lot of things that had to happen in a very specific, very short time. The meeting was planned weeks in advance to make sure all the experts from the South African office and theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 268”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 266

It’s a grey winter’s day, the sun rises later than I would like and goes down way too early. The highlight of my day is a draw between 2 very different things. The first was a meeting and a site visit for one of my projects. It’s rare these days to meet with actual peopleContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 266”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day: 265

The highlight of today was again my music lesson. While trying to play the chords we sort of played around with some new chords, doing a bit of jamming, finding the notes, little runs or phrases, that sort of things. It reminded me of the song Lisa se Klavier, that tells of Lisa who canContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day: 265”