#2199 – A Couple of Recent Stories

ENGLISH Rain and Tennis In general I consider myself being quite lucky weather-wise in relation to my weekly tennis lesson. Quite often the weather sucks during the day (typical Fall) but turns alright (as in not raining at the very least (yeah I have such a low threshold for the Dutch Fall weather 😛 ))…

#2136 – This Summer Thus Far in Amsterdam

ENGLISH From my experience, this Summer has been a rather unusual Summer in the Netherlands. “Unusual” as in it hasn’t rained that often, the temperature has, in many days, been in the warmer scale, and, most surprisingly, the weather has been sunny in many days too!! This trend has occurred since around May though which,…

#2119 – Where Was My Spring?

ENGLISH Now that it is June already, this means that we in the Netherlands have pretty much entered Summer this year. This would imply that we have just passed Spring, my favorite season of the four. However to be honest, this year has been quite unusual because … it feels like Spring did not happen…

#2031 – Wintery December

ENGLISH December 2017, so far, has been really wintery. Perhaps it is the most wintery December of the past three or four years in the Netherlands! You know, it all started last weekend when it snowed for the first time this winter. The last time it snowed in December was way back in 2012 if…

#1976 – Some Summer Stories

ENGLISH Overall, we in the Netherlands have been quite lucky with the weather this summer. It feels like there have been quite a lot of days (for Dutch standards) where the weather is really, really nice; and also only a few rains. Even though one of those few days was yesterday when it rained for…

#1941 – Summer Solstice 2017

ENGLISH This Wednesday was the summer solstice this year, i.e. the longest day of the year. You see, one feature of summer that I really like is the longer days. And this Wednesday was the peak for that, when it looked like this at 10:30 PM: Since then, the days are getting shorter and shorter…

#1850 – Winter Solstice

ENGLISH If I mentioned one of the reasons I do not like Fall was the shorter days, then I must also not like Winter as well from this perspective. In fact, today is the Winter solstice, i.e. the shortest day and longest night of the year. This was how it looked like outside when I…

#1837 – Why I Don’t Like Fall

ENGLISH A lot of people say they love Fall/Autumn, mainly because of something like this: , which is correct, btw, and I agree with this particular condition. However, I actually put this season as my least favorite of the four. Here is why. (#antimainstream #SEO) One word which, to me now, describes this season the best…