#2449 – Hard Lockdown and A Haircut

ENGLISH I am going to sound like a broken record here but … the hard lockdown in the Netherlands has been … extended again until, at least, mid-March. Even though this time around there are a few relaxations that have been put in place since mid-this-week. One of the relaxations is something which I have…

#2448 – It’s One Year Since …

ENGLISH … I last worked in my office (building)! While the work from home (WFH) policy kicked in in mid-March 2020, around today last year I was on my way to Indonesia which was the beginning of my spring trip to Southeast Asia. The end of that trip coincided with the beginning of the WFH…

#2447 – A Warm Weekend Story

ENGLISH So just last week I shared how it had been freezing in the Netherlands that a lot of bodies of water froze where many people went skating on them. And now, just literally one week after that, the weather has turned around completely where it has been sunny and warm with temperature in the…

#2446 – A Freezing Week Story

ENGLISH So it was excitingly snowing last weekend in Amsterdam, which was beautiful and a small, nice change of “scenery” in the current hard lockdown environment here. But as it turned out, uncharacteristically the cold lingered around for the entire week following that (Thus, preserving the snow on the ground). And guess what? Because of…

#2445 – Lockdown Extension and A Snowy Weekend

ENGLISH Three weeks ago I shared about the extension of the hard lockdown in the Netherlands that has since then been coupled with extra restrictions such as the night curfew. Well now, three weeks later, all of these have been, unsurprisingly, … extended for at least another three weeks! Well, at this point I have…

#2444 – Hello, February

ENGLISH Wow, it is February which means that we are one month into 2021 already! The year has, thus far, been … well, kind of a mixed bag actually, haha. On the one hand it is nice to see progress on our fight against the pandemic, especially with the vaccine roll-out; but on the other…

#2443 – Even More Restrictions

ENGLISH Last week I shared that the hard lockdown in the Netherlands had been extended for, at least, another three weeks. Later during the week, though, it was announced that the hard lockdown would be made … even harder! The government decided that several new measures would be put in place, one of which was…

#2442 – Hard Lockdown Lyfe

ENGLISH Earlier this week I mentioned that the hard lockdown has been extended for, at least, another three weeks in the Netherlands. And here are some current daily life situations here under this lockdown. Delivery Service Thus far, I feel like the delivery/courier service here has been quite overwhelmed during the lockdown. I actually already…