The coronavirus measures are testing everyone’s resilience, both physically and mentally. The longer the crisis continues, the more difficult it becomes for everyone. Now that a year has passed, the pandemic’s social and economic effects are mounting dramatically. 

The national coronavirus curfew came into effect on January 23, and search engine Google immediately reported a significant increase in the number of ”webcam” searches.

Why do we love the snow?

There’s no doubt that we are going through some weird times with a pandemic and the measures to prevent it. And as if that wasn’t enough, the winter of 2021 has arrived, bringing sub-zero temperatures and icy winds along with it. The dark, cold days make it tough to stay positive as all we want […]

Snow with bisschopswijn

Finally, we had the snow storm we all have been waiting for and don’t we deserve it, especially this weird year! So while outside it feels like -14°C and we came back inside after walking and playing like children in the snow storm in the center of Haarlem, nothing will get you warm as much […]

I don’t know about you but I am quite done getting my heart broken every morning, for the best part of the last year. Getting up, sipping coffee on the couch while browsing through the news is supposed to be a relaxing start to my day, like it always was, but lately it has just […]

As an expat moving to a new country, learning the local language or at least some notions of it usually is one of the first concerns – right after having sorted out the important stuff actually essential to life, such as finding accommodation or identifying which shops sell good cheese and wine, of course. Newcomers […]