Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 278

Today was basically filled with lounging around the house and settling in. I really enjoy my new place. In the afternoon I took a walk around my neighbourhood and found a gorgeous park nearby, that looks more like a forest than a park! Afterwards I set up my sewing machines and it was like welcomingContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 278”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 277

I had to get up early today to do another Amsterdam – Den Haag trip. This time however, it was to give back the keys to my old apartment and close the book on that chapter. It was fun living in Amsterdam for a year, and well, it was a year like no other! NowContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 277”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 276

It’s my last working day of this year. I was planning to work a few days next week, but to be honest I’m struggling to focus. I’m tired and I’d rather be doing some things around my new apartment. Luckily I managed to move my appointments from next week so I could do it withoutContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 276”

Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 275

Today we had 2 virtual Christmas parties at work. As sad as it may sound, it was actually quite fun. The first was with the whole NL office. A few weeks earlier we all had to record a video of ourselves dancing to a Christmas song, with a designated Christmas background, and submit it toContinue reading “Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 275”

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”