This page is inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page suggestion and his Now Now Now movement. The purpose of this page is to share my current focus. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.
Last updated on: May 29, 2023
Energy is still fluctuating. Had a mild flu earlier this month and growing hay fever/allergies for whatever are not helping. Enjoying time in nature and I do get tired from interacting with people in crowds, so avoiding that as much as possible.
In weekends in May and November, the Amsterdam private museum Nihon no hanga displays a selection of their collection. I’m a sucker for Japanese woodcuts, so this is always a real treat. Furthermore, we finally bought ourselves a Cineville cinema subscription, so we can enjoy unlimited arthouse movies. We recently saw Cairo Conspiracy, No dogs and no Italians allowed and Return to Seoul. The card is 22,50 EUR per month, 18,50 for students. If you watch 2 movies per month, you break even.
The agile transition still costs me more energy than I want. Last Thursday, I enjoyed a pubquiz that some of my colleagues organised. I’m figuring out what I can do the next months, when I will be on holiday for a few weeks, as well as quite a few other people I guess. Looking forward to visit the Dutch National Accessibility Conference on June 8.
The weekend of Ascension Day, we went on a break to Luxembourg with a small campervan. We rented it via Goboony. It was great. We did a nice hike along the river Our, which is on the border between Germany and Luxembourg. Loads of birds.
We have an allotment and I’m redoing the paving, 1 square meter at the time. It’s a tedious job. But the results are satisfying. The veg aren’t really up to speed, due to the cold spring. I haven’t had such a bad result on broad beans for years. We’re enjoying fresh salads though, and the roses are in full bloom. Still recording species on my plot. Currently I’ve recorded 136 different species, and counting.
I keep buying work related books, but I’m never in the right mood to read them. Because at night, I want to relax and I feel more like reading ficton. I’m currently reading Wormmaan by Mariken Heitman. Not sure what to think of it yet. I haven’t bought a good reading lamp yet, but I have decided which one I like. It will probably be a Jieldé standing lamp that I can bend over the couch.
In case you’re interested in the full picture of what I’m reading now, or have been reading, you can check out my Storygraph account.