#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…

#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…

#2432 – Recent Tennis Stories

ENGLISH So what’s new? Well, nothing really, haha, as with all the COVID-19 restrictions my life has pretty much been in quarantine. So there is less variety and, hence, less interesting thing to write down here. Anyway, last week the extra restrictions which had been enacted since the beginning of the month were lifted. But…

#2424 – Hello October!

ENGLISH Oh wow, it is October already, meaning we are 75% done to the completion of this hell of a year, haha 😆 . Normally at this time of the year, I would be excited for a new series of The Apprentice UK (which usually premieres in the first week of October). But this year,…

#2418 – (Pro) Tennis is Back!

ENGLISH It has been about one month now that pro tennis is (finally) back, after the pause caused by, well, the COVID-19 pandemic. It started with a small tournament for the women’s tour in Palermo, Italy; and the men’s tour just started last week with the combined (men’s and women’s) tour in New York. In…

#2409 – WFH and RG

ENGLISH Well, not many new stuffs, actually. I still work from home (WFH) and this arrangement pretty much “steers” the course of my daily routine nowadays. By that, I mean my whereabout is mostly around the place where I live, haha. It’s not bad, though, especially with the restrictions relaxation which has added some new…

#2396 – A Long-Ish Weekend Story

ENGLISH So as it turned out, Thursday last week was a public holiday in the Netherlands; thus effectively making Friday a “bridging” day. Many of my colleagues took Friday off so that they would have a “real” long weekend this weekend. As for me, well, I didn’t, haha 😛 . I mean, I thought taking…

#2302 – A Saturday at Roland Garros 2019

ENGLISH I went to Paris earlier this month for my annual trip to this French capital for this year’s second grandslam tournament of the year, the French Open, or Roland Garros. And here is the story of this trip. *** When I looked at this year’s calendar and matched it with the tournament schedule, I…