#2334 – The Worst Side of Fall

ENGLISH Be careful what you wish for… About a month ago I mentioned that, somehow, I couldn’t wait for Fall already because of the untypical hot summer in Europe this year. Oh well, the above saying then becomes super relevant because indeed Fall has come in the Netherlands. And it is not (yet) its more…

#2325 – On Tennis

ENGLISH September means that … finally a new round of my regular tennis lesson has started again after a short break this Summer. This is exciting to me for the obvious reason; as to be honest sometimes I feel bored of only hitting the gym as part of my (very) regular exercising regime in a…

#2312 – Fandom in Sport

ENGLISH Do you have a favorite sporting figure? Be it an athlete or a team? As for me, I have not made it a secret that I am a tennis fans. And, moreover, I am a huge fans of both Venus and Serena Williams, two icons in the professional tennis world. As a fans, obviously…

#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…

#2232 – Sir Andy Murray

ENGLISH Last week during a pre-tournament conference of the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray announced that this tournament would possibly his last ever; or even if it wouldn’t be, he wouldn’t play beyond Wimbledon this year. And as you know, Andy Murray is my favorite tennis player in the ATP. So understandably this announcement made…

#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 😛 ))…

#2184 – The Big Three Oh Trip (Part IV: The 2018 US Open)

ENGLISH Posts in the Big Three Oh Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy to New York 4. Part III: New York 5. Part IV: The 2018 US Open 6. Part V: New York Attractions 7. Part VI: Washington D.C. 8. Part VII: The National Mall 9. Part VIII:…

#2164 – A Weekend Story

ENGLISH Despite the title, no, I did not go on a weekend trip this weekend, haha 😆 . I was just in Amsterdam, recovering as I was travelling to Berlin the weekend before. I started the weekend by … staying up late for a US Open third round match between my two favorite tennis players,…