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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, February 11, 2011


Well, for this Valentine's weekend, this is a very special milestone reached!
100 countries today and blog # 214.
Google Analytics tells me that since April 02, 2010 there were 51,838 Pageviews. That is quite a lot higher than my last writing on October 1, 2010 with {Blog # 100 and viewed in 65 countries} click it.

A total of 11,635 visits originating from 100 countries... The darker the green, the higher the number of visitors from that particular country.
As a kid I LOVED geography and while we were helping Mom & Dad in the greenhouses, picking tomatoes and such, Dad always played games with us. He would ask us to name the capital cities of numerous countries. We had to reply fast too. He loved it and it's obvious, he's rubbed off this interest on me as well. Pieter and I have worked in all continents but of course we've by far not visited all countries! But we have probably flown over most of them! Wherever we've not been, through the World Wide Web we do connect now...
To my loyal readers world wide; thank you so much for all your visits!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day.


  1. I wish you even more clicks to your blog, and I wish a happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Oh Mariette diese Grafik ist aber sehr interessant,mein kleines Österreich ist auch vertreten.Es ist für dich auch toll zu sehen wo die meisten Leser herkommen.Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende,alles Liebe für dich-Edith.

  3. Toc toc! allowed? I come in? Hello Mariette! I am Gilda i want to thank you for the visit and the comment you left on my blog. I had a look at your blog is beautiful. Congratulations on your many followers. Come back to you very soon.^_^. Excuse my bad English, but i know only the Italian, French and German. Good w.e. Hugss Gilda

  4. Liebe Mariette,

    danke für Deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog.
    Ich musste gerade lachen, als ich Deinen Kommentar bei Edith sah, Danke für den Einsatz, den Link zu mir zu setzten.
    Ich gratuliere Dir zu Deinen vielen Lesern, das ist wirklich eine ganze Menge, es gibt hier bei Dir aber auch viel Interessantes zu lesen und zu gucken.

    Liebe Grüsse Melontha

  5. Hallo Mariette!

    Mijn vriendin, dank u voor uw bezoek gisteren op mijn blog. Ik ben Nederlands leren! And I speak French fluenty....Saskia, isn't she just a fabulous person? DANK U for coming to join my blog. Your space here is very lovely and what I love the most about blogging is traveling the world to met the most gracious people. Please come again. Typically, I post by Friday night, but I am in the middle of helping my husband fix our home. I am hoping to post by late tonight or tomorrow morning. COME BACK!!! Anita

  6. MORE CLICKS WILL BE COMING YOUR WAY! Your Sweet Bloggie is wonderful!

    About the Train Case...

    Generally I take special orders on them because they are sooooo time consuming to make and a bit expensive because of the materials and/or work involved. Send me your email address and I'll forward some pics to you! OK? I'll include prices, etc. in case you ever want to special order one. Thank you for your interest sweetie. Every time I get one ready to list it sells before it goes on the site!

    You bless us all~


  7. Hallo Mariette,

    schöne Grüße aus Deutschland und Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem Meilenstein. Ist das Internet nicht eine tolle völkerverbindende Sache?
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  8. Hoi Mariete,

    Dat zijn wel heel veel bezoekjes. Gefeliciteerd! Ik moet je eerlijk zeggen dat ik nooit zo naar mijn statistieken heb gekeken, maar ga het toch maar eens doen!

    Lieve groet & gezellige dag!


  9. Lieve Mariette,

    Bedankt voor je lieve reactie op mijn blog.
    Gefeliciteerd met lezers uit 100 verschillend landen. Dat is toch wel heel bijzonder, petje af ervoor!
    Ik mag morgen eerst van moederdag genieten, ondanks dat ik werken moet. Maandag valentijnsdag en donderdag...
    Ik wens jou ook een fijne en liefdevolle valentijnsdag,


  10. Wat gaaf !!! en een hoop hoor!! ..ik hou het alleen in blogger bij ...en dat doet het nog geen jaar vanaf juni of zo pas......ik weet niet hoe ik hem aan google moet doen zeg maar de webwinkel kan ik wel zien daar.......fijn weekend...liefs van mij....❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤....

  11. Oh lieve Marietta,
    leren schrijven Nederlandse is hard! Ik ga een bezoek dat de Franse blog en ik zal ook je volgen! Hebben een prachtige dag, Marietta! Anita

  12. Doesn't seeing stats like that put smiles on your face? Congratulations and here's to many more! Happy Valentines Day!

  13. Gefeliciteerd en dat je maar veel meer bezoekers uit veel meer landen krijgt!!Wat is het Internet toch mooi soms! En dat je sneeuwklokjes allemaal bovenkomen en geen enkel bolletje meer wordt opgegeten!Nog bedankt voor je leuke en lieve feedback op mijn blog.Jaaaa inderdaad- telepathie!! Laten de sneeuwklokes nu maar mooi klingelen in de zonneschijn bij jullie! Veel liefs.Bea

  14. Hey Mariette,

    Thank you for becoming a sweet Gifter, perhaps you will find some of the others from Australia boosting your statistics from my pocket of the world.

    I'm looking forward to receiving interesting notes from your blog,

    Felicity x


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