Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 18

I didn’t sleep well. I think I got preoccupied about whether or not I had some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and that formed the basis for a bunch of turbulent dreams. Luckily I can’t remember anything, other than I woke up in the small hours feeling unsettled. I find that social distancing is gettingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 18”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 17

Today is April fools day, but it is no laughing matter. I can no longer tell you if something happened yesterday or Friday two weeks ago. Its just one big blur of time. Get up, get dressed, sit in front of a screen. Go to bed. Repeat. Work carries on at a crazy pace, IContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 17”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 16

Today we celebrated my niece’s 10th birthday. I got to phone her on a video call to wish her happy birthday, and I’m still amazed how small the world has become. In the 10 years since she was born, the world transformed, and we have things in existence we couldn’t even imagine back then. AndContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 16”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 15

Every day I get more thankful for the freedom to walk outside and enjoy the parks around. Amsterdam has some pretty incredible parks and it is a treat to see it come to light as the seasons change. This time of isolation is turning into a time of reflection for a lot of people. WeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 15”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 14

One of the small pleasures I have in this time of uncertainty is to take a walk in nature. This is not the case in many countries at time moment and I think this freedom can be revoked at any time. But until then, I will take the necessary precautions, stay in spaces that aren’tContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 14”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 13

It’s the second weekend since we’ve been told TK stay at home over here in the Netherlands. People from all over are reaching out and I enjoy hearing from everyone. I am always happy to hear how they are doing in this unusual time, what keeps them busy and that they agree healthy. A numberContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 13”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 12

Today marks the end of the second work week of working from home. It’s nearly a new normal. I arranged to get the last bit of IT equipment and importantly, an office chair, so now my home office set up is as well developed as at the actual office. It’s just as well because we’llContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 12”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 11

Today for the first time, the weather and the mood was suitable to have breakfast on my balcony, with my pretty flowers, in the morning sun. A part of me had dreamt about this for a very long time. Maybe I imagined an Italian espresso and a dainty croissant rather than a milky mug ofContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 11”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 10

The days are running into each other and I am no longer sure of its Tuesday or Judgement day (pro tip: it’s neither.) However, something about today was different. Yesterday the sun was out but it was surprisingly cold. Today looked the same, but it warned up. It finally feels like I’m experiencing the sunContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 10”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 9

With the seasons turning, I wake up earlier in the mornings. It is nice to gradually wake up as the daylight fills up my room. I even talked myself into going out for an early morning bike ride before the work day started. I figured it’s a better option to get in some exercise whileContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 9”