#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…

#2441 – Hard Lockdown Extension

ENGLISH When it was introduced, the current hard lockdown was announced to last for, at least, five weeks. Well, the five weeks mark will come this Tuesday but unfortunately last week the Dutch government had announced the decision to extend it by, at least, three more weeks! This decision is understandable, given the still relatively…

#2440 – Star Trek Discovery (Season 3)

ENGLISH *** Spoilers Warning *** This Friday, the finale of Star Trek Discovery’s season 3 was released on Netflix. So it is a time for a post on my take on this season which, in summary, is the best season of Discovery for me! 😀 One of the biggest reason for that is the season’s…

#2439 – Winter Lockdown Diary

ENGLISH It is now week four of the hard lockdown here in the Netherlands, and I can tell you that it has been … tough! Yep, much tougher than the intelligent lockdown in the spring earlier in the pandemic, haha. The biggest factor to this, to me, is definitely the climate and weather. The days…

#2438 – Happy New Year 2021!

ENGLISH Normally this would have been a standard, routine post to greet you all with the customary “Happy New Year” to start a new year. But given how 2020 turned out to be, I feel like this greeting now has much heavier meaning and weight to it. It feels like we have now turned a…

#2437 – Reflecting on 2020

ENGLISH Now that 2020 is coming to an end and that I don’t have any vacation planned for it, I feel like reflecting on how this year has generally been. In some ways similar to how I have always reflected here on how a year has been at the end of it (Well, only until…

#2436 – The Holiday Season

ENGLISH It’s the second half of December already which means the Christmas and New Year holiday season is just around the corner. Time “flies” btw, as so it feels like, as somehow we are already at the end of the year! Usually this is time for the festive season here in the Netherlands, and Europe…

#2435 – A New Lockdown

ENGLISH Starting from today, a hard lockdown is imposed in the Netherlands. This is due to the increasing trend of the number of COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks or so, despite the initial (premature) promising sign of the effect of the partial lockdown restrictions which has been in place since mid-October. This hard…