Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log Day 224

When I was a kid, there was a radio advert for the hotel 224. I can tell you about the jingle, and everything it was close to and it had 224 rooms. Today I continued my house hunting. I went to see a lovely apartment that I found out about through an acquaintance and IContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log Day 224”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 223

It’s been 7 years and some change since I last visited a zoo, and at that time also in the Netherlands! Today, as part of my stay cation I joined Marinus and his five year old nephew on a trip to the zoo. Incidentally, I got a lot of Dutch practice, because the kid doesn’tContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 223”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 222

Today is the first day of my stay cation and I made the best of it. I started out my morning with a visit to the fabric market that I’ve been meaning to check out. It’s good for a bargain, but it comes up short on amazing finds. Afterwards I stopped by the Albert CuypContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 222”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 221

We went to the beach in the afternoon, with a friend and her two dogs. The day was a typical Dutch gray day, but it was fun, nonetheless, waking on the sand, seeing the dogs run and play. At some point I turned around and saw the dark storm cloud but I thought we’ll makeContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 221”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 220

I had a strange dream last night. I was swimming in a sea of some sort, with some friends, and some big waves were coming at us. Come to think of it, it’s odd that we weren’t on surfboards, but then again, who said dreams have to make sense? The strange thing was, at someContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 220”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 218

The house hunt continues. I saw another house today, and it is really beautiful. The current owner lovingly renovated it recently and it looks impeccable. It is tastefully decorated and it has a large sunny garden, and yet, I’m not feeling it. I don’t know if the house hunting process is just numbing me orContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 218”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 216

In the last few months I have been looking for a house. The Dutch property market is something of a dog show and things just seem to go before you even know it. Since June I have viewed at least 10 properties, and a few viewings were cancelled because it was sold before I couldContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 216”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 215

A friend stopped by for a cup of tea and a chat. We kept a respectable distance from each other to remain within the covid guidelines etc. But it was so good to share a pot of tea and talk to a person. I am lucky that I’m my short time in the Netherlands I’veContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 215”