On Saturday I woke up in a house that I had clearly only just moved into. And then I did lots of things, and by the end of the weekend I had a home with the living room, kitchen and bedroom as good as sorted! The dining room was rather empty still, and the second bedroom/office still had some boxes in it and no guest bed, but well, for a first weekend I still think it's a good score. And the courtyard is nicely festooned with plants. And I like having a courtyard! I can have my breakfast outside. And dinner too, if I want. It's great! And it's a bit unusual for me to have to pop to another floor if I need something, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. And on Tuesday I got a dinner table and a washing machine. The essentials are here! I only have to buy a bed, or move the sofa-bed upstairs and buy a replacement sofa, and then I'm ready for guests!
The lounge! I haven't unpacked my books yet, but that's a detail.
This blog started as a tool to keep my Dutch friends informed on my whereabouts when I moved abroad. It quickly also became an external memory for my own use. It largely failed as a stage for discussions on whatever is worth discussing. And it has become a way of sharing my scientific knowledge with a lay audience. And who knows, it could become even more! And whatever it is you are looking for among all this: welcome.