Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 290

A new year dawns, and surprisingly, we’re all still the same. The world is still in lockdowns all over, people are still surprised (?) about the Dutch fireworks on new years eve, and people on the Internet will do what they always do. To be honest, I think people on the Internet gets a lotContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 290”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 289

New years eve 2020. I think many people are happy to see the end of this year. In the afternoon we biked around town to do a round of cider deliveries. Some of Marinus’s holiday cider still had to be delivered to the recipients and we enjoyed the opportunity to see some friends and haveContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 289”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 288

A while ago I told the story of the bike shop saga. The Internet saga was nearly as intense, but only nearly. When I got confirmation of my moving date I got in touch with my Internet supplier, and asked them what I should do to have Internet when I move in, since I workContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 288”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 287

Pearl earrings On the day I met Marinus, half a year ago, I was on my way to the Mauritshuis in Den Haag. It houses some incredible artworks be the Dutch masters, including the famous “Girl with a pearl earring” by Vermeer. The plan was to meet for a coffee before my museum time slot,Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 287”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 286

After all the excitement of the ladder few days it was wonderful to spend a day at home, doing home things and so. This is including, but not limited to the following: Setting up and trying the new printer (needs some adjustment to print according to scale , but will revisit when I have aContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 286”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 285

For the second time this year I made a sneaky birthday trip to the east of the country. Last time I went to celebrate my birthday with my best friend, this time for hers. I packed the carrot cake in my bag along with leftover lamb from Christmas dinner, and made my way to theContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 285”

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”