Greetings, dear reader, from Amsterdam. It was a relatively uneventful trip back but I will say if you’re trying to travel post-Covid, factor in extra time. On the trip back, like the trip there, the lines for check-in were quite long. It took an hour, but security was a joke and took barely 20 minutes. Still, Jasper and I arrived at the gate to find that the plane was already boarding. I’m not sure that I like that style of travel but also suppose it’s the new post-covid world and this is how travel is going to be for some time to come. I also always leave Crete with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I love being in and having access to my friends and family there. I love fruit and vegetables with flavor which we don’t sometimes get here in the Netherlands even though The Netherlands is an agricultural producer. I even like the weather if it isn’t too hot. The problem is that 30 degrees Celsius is that line for me. And even 30C is ok provided you have enough air conditioning to combat that temperature. Unfortunately, our hotel did not have that. In fact, the usage instructions said that turning the AC down below 24 degrees was useless. I found that to be quite ridiculous. My take away from all of this is that I’ve confirmed that I definitely prefer Crete in the winter temperature-wise but I can also spend time with my sister more easily then, as the summer is her busy time.
After a rather restful Sunday post-flight, yesterday saw me getting back into the swing of things and planning the incentive I wrote about in my last post for Friday, July 8th, and Tuesday, July 12th. Luckily I am not doing all the work and was able to meet with my fellow trainer to do some planning so it wasn’t terrible. I also got a new student and so I planned her first lesson which happens on Thursday. As mentioned in last week’s post the rest of the load is quite small and so I’m not terribly busy so I am occupying myself both with reading and on occasion writing.
Tomorrow, dear reader, is my birthday and I have planned an evening out with friends at a restaurant that I would like to try. The restaurant is called Carter and has a little bit of a sidewalk terrace. Organized person that I am, I actually made the reservation before I left for Greece. Though in all honesty, it wasn’t so much organization, as it was the fact that in Amsterdam if you don’t make a reservation you’re not going out to dinner, and people reserve at least one to two weeks out. Not wanting to take the chance I did it early and got one of their terrace tables for me and Jasper and two other couples. I’m quite looking forward to it.
That’s all she wrote for this Inkreadable installment. But stay tuned. As always, there is more to come.