3 July 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (July 2021)

Happy July! In Denmark things are basically back to normal regarding Covid, especially as one only needs to show a negative Covid test (or vaccination certificate) to return from most foreign countries. Though the furthest we’ve managed to exercise this new freedom is an afternoon trip to Malmø – a city in Sweden literally 25 […]

5 June 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (June 2021)

Summer’s here? In the last few days the sun has been sporadically shining in Copenhagen which (along with easing lockdown restrictions) means that when the clouds have cleared the city flocks to bars/ open spaces to have an after work beer. A welcome novelty. The work front has felt like a war of admin attrition. […]

1 May 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (May 2021)

Some flickers of normality have begun emerging here in Denmark with the ability to sit indoors(!) at a restaurant, albeit with a “corona passport” (i.e. a negative test result from the last 72 hours). We’ve had our first meal out of the year which felt incredibly exciting, though it’s still a faff to go through […]

3 April 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (April 2021)

I turned 30 last weekend. The classic question is “Do you feel different?” and right now… no. Though in honesty I only really come to terms with a new age when I catch myself saying my old age. I think as soon as I need to fill out a form and find myself rubbing out being in the 20-29 age […]

6 March 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (March 2021)

I feel that the past few weeks have revealed my inner caveman. The simple fact that it’s darker later and (somewhat) warmer has lifted my mood immeasurably, opening the possibility of an evening walk(!!) as a post-work-non-sofa activity. Lockdown restrictions have somewhat eased, though are limited to going shopping and doing “outdoor culture”. Zoos are […]

6 February 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (February 2021)

Things are ticking over in Denmark: restaurants, museums etc. are still closed but people are allowed to meet up if they *have* to. As such Netflix is still the lion’s share of evening activities, but it’s been nice to see a couple of people face to face. On the work front, things are developing nicely. […]

2 January 2021

Sam Floy Newsletter (January 2021)

So… 2020 is now over. I hope you were able to enjoy the festive break as much as was possible. Denmark has been pretty heavy on the lockdown meaning its more indoors time, and resolving to not meet up with friends “just in case”. Hopefully this subsides again before too long. On the work front, […]

5 December 2020

Sam Floy Newsletter (December 2020)

Last month, despite being 4 days after the US election polls closed it was too early to say conclusively what the result was. 4 weeks later, I guess that’s still the case. Even though *most people* would assume that in January Joe Biden will be inaugurated, stranger things could happen.  This article (written in September) explains […]

7 November 2020

Sam Floy Newsletter (November 2020)

I hope November has started as well as possible despite the various restrictions and tumult that have been going on. I’d previously thought that by this time it would be legit to make a comment on the US election winner, but who knows when that will be possible… The metaphor to describe the presidential campaign […]

3 October 2020

Sam Floy Newsletter (October 2020)

I hope October has started well for you – we’re now in the final quarter of the year – how strange is that. Coronavirus on the up in Denmark The government has introduced some measures to try and stem the recent uptick in cases. Bars are shut at 10pm and people have been asked to […]