#2463 – This Year’s Summer

So here we are in September, pretty much heading towards the end of this year’s summer. And here in the Netherlands, this summer has been … wet! Yes, as in, it has been raining … a lot! This certainly has been really annoying because the rain has messed with my outdoor plans … a lot,…

#2460 – Fully Vaccinated(-ish)!

This Friday morning, around five weeks after my first COVID-19 vaccine jab, I finally had my second jab! Yeay! This means I will officially be fully vaccinated soon! I mean, it’s true that I have completed the two doses, but I also need to give the vaccine some time to reach its maximum protectiveness. Here…

#2458 – Recent Life Update

The lockdown relaxation trend which has been going on since this Spring has continued here in the Netherlands. In fact, since about ten days ago, most of the restrictions have been lifted! This is, certainly, really nice and life “normalcy” is starting to come back here. I went to some stores to buy some new…

#2457 – My First COVID Vaccine Jab, Finally!

So this morning … I got my first COVID-19 vaccine jab!! Yeay!! The Netherlands has really sped up the vaccination rate in the last couple of months or so. People in low risk group have been invited to make their vaccine appointments; and this has been done by following the year of birth order. My…

#2454 – Recent Life Under Stepwise Lockdown Relaxation

This weekend was a long weekend-ish here in the Netherlands as Thursday was the Ascension Day. And guess what, I did not realize that it was a public holiday literally until the Wednesday before! Lol. Yeah, not realizing (the rare) public holidays is truly a COVID era thing for me (I already noticed this last…

#2453 – April Stories

Just like in March, my blogging motivation has still been at its lowest point in almost, like, ever; which is kind of a shame because there were actually quite some stories this month to tell. But oh well … . So let’s see how April has been this year … Spring appeared to be in…

#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…

#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…