Day-to-day ways that my life has changed since the COVID pandemic

Day-to-day ways that my life has changed since the COVID pandemic

It’s now been 18 months since COVID appeared in The Netherlands leading to the first lockdown here in March 2020. Even people like me who were never infected have seen changes to their lives. So here’s a summary of some of the more noticeable impacts of the pandemic on my day-to-day … Working from home…

Plastic free strawberries

Plastic free strawberries

Someone recently asked on Facebook  where to buy organic strawberries without plastic packaging. The last few years I avoided fresh strawberries because of the chemicals sprayed on them and the excessive plastic, so what better opportunity to investigate and maybe find them organic and plastic-free.  All Dutch supermarkets stock frozen strawberries. They are sold in…

Bridge Cooling

Bridge Cooling

As the temperatures supposedly reach above 30 degrees the coming days, cyclists should be prepared for sudden big puddles and wet legs. The reason for this is ‘bridge cooling’ whereby the bridge authorities have set up a hose system and are actively watering any drawbridges. This may seem a little strange to foreigners but it…