#2455 – Two Long Weekends in A Row

This week has been quite unique because … I have had two long weekends in a row. Last Monday was the Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday), which also was the last public holiday in the Netherlands this year before Christmas 😢. Thursday and Friday were special holidays from my office for all employees because … of…

#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…

#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…

#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…

#2433 – Hello December

ENGLISH Yeay it’s December, the last month of 2020! I am quite sure that many of us couldn’t wait for 2020 to end and for 2021 to be a much brighter year, haha. Speaking of December, as of today in the Netherlands masks are mandatory to be worn in indoor spaces (there are exceptions, of…

#2430 – Recent Happier Stories

ENGLISH Well, so a brighter topic for a change a bit here, after the rather “grim” last two posts, haha. So earlier this week, I became an uncle to a new niece! 😍😍😍 Yeah, so my brother and sister in law have just had a daughter who was born earlier this week. Words can’t really…

#2429 – This Weekend

ENGLISH This September I mentioned that at that point, I had had two trips (within Europe) planned. The first one was my long weekend trip to Porto, Portugal last month. And the second one should have taken place this weekend, where I would have travelled on a weekend trip to Rome, Italy. Yep, third conditional,…

#2428 – Hello November

ENGLISH So it’s only two months left before the end of 2020! But at this point it seems that these are going to be two tough months here in Europe. It is apparent that the COVID-19 second wave has hit pretty much all of Europe. The Netherlands has been in partial lockdown since mid-October, a…