The Sunday Post | April 26, 2020

Posted april 26, 2020 by Laurie in Tags & memes, The Sunday Post / 8 Comments

The Sunday Post

Welcome to something new here on the blog! After seeing this meme around for several years, I finally decided to join The Sunday Post as off today. I’m trying new things every once in a while and this is one of them.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.


In the past week we got the news that our “targeted lockdown” is extended till May 20th. However, primary schools will open their doors again on May 11, but not fully. Our government choose for May 11 because of our May holidays taking up till May 10. It’s unclear yet how and what, but the children can go to school again. High schools will most likely stay closed till June and events are prohibited till at least September 1. I think we have more freedom than people in other countries as we are free to go outside to excercise and children are allowed to play. They also will be allowed to practice sports again as of April 28, be it with restrictions. Kids until the age of 12 can go around and do sports freely, kids from 12 till 18 years old should keep an 1.5 m distance from each other.

For me, not much will change. Since I’m 28 and not 18, I’m not allowed to go to the gym or horse riding yet and honestly I’m in need of excercising. Due to my visual impairment home excercising is very very limited for me, as well as excercising outside. As my work still goes on, but from home, I am very busy during the weeks. Weekends however are a different story.

On the blog

This week I decided to reorganise my blog. I deleted all my old categories at once and replaced them with new categories. All my old, Dutch posts are all sorted now and put in one place and all genre categories are removed. I still need to rewrite my about me and contact pages as they are in Dutch, but after sorting out more than 700 blog posts I was totally done. I even removed several old giveaways and such, because why should I keep them?

This week’s posts:

On the blog next week:

  • Review: Stephen King – The Institute
  • Book blogger hop: Do star ratings influence you to read a book?
  • Review: Sara Holland – Havenfall
  • 1 or 2 Bookending Spring posts
  • Bookhaul | April 2020
  • Read in | April 2020
  • Flashback Friday
  • Review: Julie Kagawa – Night of the dragon

What I’ve read and watched this week

I’m the worst in watching series, so I watched The Lion King (2019) and I just watched 1 episode of Trinkets.

I read some books however:

  • Kom hier dat ik u kus by Griet Op de Beeck
  • Night of the dragon by Julie Kagawa
  • I DNF’ed The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski

I’m currently reading My dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell and another Dutch book which I apparently don’t like so maybe I’ll DNF it.

I think that’s it for this week. How was your week?

8 responses to “The Sunday Post | April 26, 2020

  1. Glad to have you joining the weekly Sunday Post! I’ve made so many good blogger friends via these weekly posts. Bummer about the Witcher, I am enjoying them on audio, but realize they aren’t for everyone. I am listening to Stephen King’s newest on audio now.

  2. I find that kinda silly to open the schools right now… for us we finally started to revert the confinment; we are allowed ONE household to be together without the social distancing, aswell as going to the parks (NOT playgrounds however). My Café where I work didn’t closed at all, so nothing changed there i’m still working xD but on the modification that we were only 3 employees now, as nobody wanted to work as the Gov. were giving 2k a month to stay home soo… yeah. We keep tweaking the schedule to try to see how we can work it as it has been insanely busy lately, with the small amount of people that we have.

    • Laurie

      Cafes are closed here, only open for takeaways. Schools are closed here since Mar 16, and we’re allowed to invite no more than 3 people over as long as you can keep the 1.5 m distance. However, you’re not allowed to be outside with 3 people, exceptions for households.

      • Well we only have our drive thru open— the seating part won’t be open for a while, as my boss prefer that we are more in our « bubble » from the customers that way. Aand we dont have the staff to police the people either xd
        Ithink our schools has been pushed back until next year’s cycle actually. Kids with good grades all passed, but their parents were needed to call for something (not a parent nor in school anymore soo 😂). Yeah same here, you can only drive with your household and walk together and stuff..

  3. Here in Italy some things are reopening on May 4th but bars and restaurant will open in the beginning of June and I think it’s for the best because we still have a lot of cases… I’m writing my thesis and should be graduating in July so the lockdown isn’t really affecting me academically, but I also can’t wait to go to the gym and work out again!

    • Laurie

      But you guys are in a deeper lockdown than us, so I really understand you guys are looking forward to it. Italy definitely has loads more cases than the Netherlands have 🙁

  4. Our schools are already closed for the year. This week we started cleaning out the classrooms for the summer (we usually don’t get done til mid-June, so this way at least construction can start earlier where needed). Stay safe and take care of you and yours!

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