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)

Hello! 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 […]

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 […]

5 September 2020

Sam Floy Newsletter (September 2020)

I hope you have had a lovely summer. With it being the first Saturday of the month, here’s an update from me including some recommendations for your eyes and ears.  Things in Denmark are pretty stable New rules came in that it’s mandatory to wear face masks on public transport, but otherwise people seem to […]

1 August 2020

eBay, nuclear power and other assumptions

This month I’ve been noticing how some decisions I’ve been making have been based on outdated ideas.  Some things in life are probably eternal truths (“don’t eat the yellow snow”) however others are made about things that update/ improve over time. It all started when trying to buy a new bike helmet. eBay doesn’t work..? […]

20 June 2020

An update to the newsletter after 4 years

After some deliberation I think it’s time to reduce the frequency of this weekly newsletter.  The past few months I’ve been feeling the quality has slipped a bit, and writing something I’m happy with each week isn’t quite as easy as before. Also, now that I don’t live in East Africa (which was the original […]

23 May 2020

Listening to all of The Beatles

Despite last week’s assertion to get more influence from more diverse sources (i.e. non-white males) I have spent the last week listening to mainly just that. With a free Saturday, and an apartment to clean, I decided to get started on listening to the back catalogue of The Beatles. Growing up my parents would occasionally have it on […]