#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…

#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…

#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…

#2435 – A New Lockdown

ENGLISH Starting from today, a hard lockdown is imposed in the Netherlands. This is due to the increasing trend of the number of COVID-19 infections in the past two weeks or so, despite the initial (premature) promising sign of the effect of the partial lockdown restrictions which has been in place since mid-October. This hard…

#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…

#2423 – September Updates

ENGLISH It seems it has been a while since I last wrote about general life here. Though, not that much update on that front actually, haha 😆 . I mean, I still work from home, which setup by this point has basically established itself as a “regular” thing. I feel like when (or if?) I…

#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…

#2413 – Recent Random Stories

ENGLISH So right now, I am supposed to be in Montreal, Canada for a one-week summer trip. But as I mentioned some time ago, this trip had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 after one of the long-haul flights was cancelled by the airline. I am actually so in favor of this cancellation given the…