Life in the time of Corona – Captain's log: Day 8

Just another manic Monday, as the Bangles would say. Only I can’t blame it on the train, or the bus, or the plane, because I am still working from home. That is me and the majority of the Dutch population. I am slowly starting to get used to having a day filled with teleconference afterContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain's log: Day 8”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain's log: Day 7

The song on my playlist goes “Things, can only get better” by D:ream. It is cheesy with extra cheese and I really hope it is true. My big fear, and I am sure, the fear of a lot of people is that first it will get much much worse. I worry about people who areContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain's log: Day 7”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 6

Today is Saturday, the first weekend since they closed all the restaurants and things. After 5 days of sitting in front of a computer at home I’m happy for the break in routine. Although it’s still a bit cold outside, the day is gloriously beautiful with blue skies and sunshine all around. I wrap upContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 6”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 5

The days are kind of melting into one. For the first time in years it doesn’t feel like Friday, because it just feels like any other day. I can definitely do with a couple of days without endless conference calls. I wonder if the weekend will bring anything more exciting? The forecast promises nice weather,Continue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 5”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 4

The weather is grim today. Cooler than the last few days, and overcast. It feels like it reflects the gloomy mood over the city. Perhaps it is the weather, or perhaps people are just more cautious, but there are less children playing outside today. I am also feeling the gloom of it all. The wholeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 4”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 3

I keep thinking that working from home would be better if i had a furry friend to lie at my feet while I am working. My late dog Charlie used to pick up the ball and throw it on my lap to tell me he wants to play. But then I speak to friends whoContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 3”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 2

It is day 2 of the situation. People are working from home nearly everywhere. Friends and colleagues from London, New York, Philadelphia report they too are working from home. Everyone is reporting an adjustment to the new environment, trying to separate work life and home life in one way or another. The internet and socialContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 2”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 1

On Sunday 15 March 2020, the Netherlands closed down nearly everything in the country: “Schools, cafes, restaurants, sex clubs cannabis cafes, saunas and sports clubs will all close their doors at 6pm on Sunday for three weeks” https://nos.nl/artikel/2327194-alle-scholen-cafes-en-restaurants-tot-en-met-6-april-dicht-om-coronavirus.html Since Monday 16th of March 2020 I have been working at home, along with my entire officeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 1”

Arequipa weekend

A couple of colleagues were talking about going to Arequipa and on the spot I decided to join them. At the 2:30am alarm on Saturday morning I was reconsidering my life choices, but after flying at impossible-o’clock we arrived in Arequipa just after sunrise and my decisions started making sense again. A friend who lives locally pickedContinue reading “Arequipa weekend”

Lima life – memories

Life in Lima is filled with interesting and strange memories, and sometimes just mundane. I arrived for a party late, more than an hour after the appointed time, and i was still the first one there! But I did like the sign in the bathroom: Don’t throw into the toilet:PaperFeminine productsCellphoensLove lettersSocksSoda cansHopes or dreamsContinue reading “Lima life – memories”