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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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

{My 8th Blog Award - Sunshine from Japan}

From the talented Orchid in Japan I received this Sunshine Award on June the 24th. Just have a look at: Orchid's Daily Voice blog.  She is a lady I admire tremendously as she masters our English language so well. I say 'our' even though it is not my mother tongue either. The award goes together with revealing something about myself. Well, over time now I have revealed bits and pieces about little me. 
Probably you know by now that I love animals and also that both of us have always fought for the underdog. We found it always challenging to train the difficult-to-train by spending some extra time with them. It is so rewarding to see how they eventually do turn out after years of coaching and guiding. That makes ones heart swell for pride and joy. 
We went also numerous times to our Dublin Rotary Club's Leprosy Project in Indonesia, while working and living there. Providing the Club photos and video from what we encountered. Visiting the state hospital in Indonesia, with all the disfigured people. Such a biblical disease and still around in our time; claiming half a million new victims each year by leprosy infection. And yet the world seems to turn away from it. Everyone is caught up in their social media toys and often one becomes more self-centered instead of reaching out. We feel enriched by having done so and we also are grateful for living the life we have, as we have seen so much misery... Living and or working in Indonesia, India, Chile, South Africa and Mexico has been a blessing in many ways!
Keeping up with that, I also want to pass this Sunshine Award on to five others by literally giving them some Sunshine in their difficult days. Are you joining me in visiting them and maybe giving them the gift of Following?
A big THANK YOU from my end for taking the time to do so.
Let's go...

  • Bea from Modern Country Lady who's needing some extra Sunshine for he days ahead as her 16-year old cat is having kidney failure.
  • Carolyn from Draffin Bears as she literally needs Sunshine for her winter days...
  • Johanna from Silber-Rosen needs some extra Sunshine.
  • Laura from Casita By The Lake who created Sunshine for her Down Syndrome niece...
  • Wendy from Once Upon a Rose Haven needs Sunshine as she just recently lost her Daddy...
Let's all be a little Sunshine for one another!

Related links:
{We saw FOUR Armadillos at Lunch Time!} | Humans can acquire a leprosy infection from armadillos by handling them or consuming armadillo meat, and are a presumed vector and natural reservoir for the disease in Texas and Louisiana. - previous post by me 
{World Leprosy Day} | previous post by me


14 comments:

  1. Dear Mariette,

    Congratulations for your Sunshine Award and you always have so much inspiration and beauty you share with us.
    thank you so much dear friend for passing the Award on to me.
    Today we have glorious sunshine, but was very cold first thing in the morning, but do not mind having a perfectly clear, day after.

    Happy Thursday
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Dear Mariette,

    Thank you very much for that beautiful sunshine!

    Have a blessed day!
    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  3. Dearest Mariette
    I may not know you that well yet, but one thing I know is that you have a HUGE heart of gold. The award is so very well deserved! I've only had the time to visit Bea's blog - I'm off to the vet shortly (had some very critical days with cats this week). But I will return to the other deserving ladies you've bestowed an award upon. Thank you! - it's a lovely encouragement to keep going (I've felt like the crazy cat lady this week for worrying and fretting so much).
    Big hug,
    Joan

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  4. Liebe Mariette,herzlichsten Glückwunsch zu deinen Award.Ich habe mir den Blog aus Japan angesehen und mich registriert,oh wie schön durch dich habe ich wieder eine neue Bekanntschaft gemacht.Danke für deine Kommentare auf meinen Blog.Ich schicke dir auch viele Sonnenstrahlen!Liebe Grüße von Edith.

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  5. Dankjewel, lieve Mariette, je bent toch zo'n verschrikkelijk grote schat met een gouden hart- je weet zelf uit ervaring hoe moeilijk het is om zo'n kattekind uit je leven te zien glijden, en het vraagt veel kracht en doet best wel pijn!
    En te voelen dat een ander het begrijpt en je van verre steunt maakt toch een enorm verschil.
    Bless you and Pieter and all your lovely little beloved cats and thank you for the sunshine award!!

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  6. complimenti per questo bellissimo premio!!!!!!!!!!!!! un abbraccio grande lory

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  7. Congratulation Mariette.
    keep it up.

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  8. Congratulations on your blog award dear Mariette! How fun!

    I will go visit your blog friends shortly.

    Hope you are having a lovely week and have a terrific weekend!
    xo Catherine

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  9. Oh, Mariette!!!
    First of all, thank you for accepting the ward. You and your blog are the one brighting my days and I am sure all of your friends must feel the same way☆☆☆  
    I am SO impressed with what you've worked in Indonesia. I knew about the disease and I don't think we hear about it as often as we used to do through media.

    I thought I must send you a mail about my button, but please let me use here. OH!!! I am SO grateful and honored to see my button on your side-bar♡♡♡ You don't know how much you made me HAPPY. You are the first friend to do it.

    God, what a trouble I caused you with it. I thought I checked it when I put it. I somehow could fix it right after I saw your thoughtful mail. Otherwise I wouldn't know it. I appreciate your kindness from bottom my heart. Haha, I feel like I'm your troubled child, ^^;)

    Love and Hugs,
    To my kindest friend, Orchid.

    ps> kind of tight schedule now, and feeling a bit sad not having much time for blog. TTFN

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  10. Liebe Mariette,
    herzliche Glückwunsch zu dem Award. Du hast ihn wirklich verdient. So viele schöne Posts und interessante Fotos.
    Ich komme immer wieder gern zu Dir.
    Liebe Grüße
    Irmi

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  11. Congratulation dear Mariette, beautiful award!

    Have anice weekend, big kisses:)

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  12. Dear Mariette,
    Congratulation to the wonderful Award. I am sure, everybody loves to have some more Sunshine in the life. I have met Orchid before over Tea Time Tuesday and loved her blog. Thank you for passing the Sunshine Award to me. Wish you always sunshine in your garden.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  13. Querida Mariette:
    Muchas felicidades por tu Sunshine Award! Estoy segura que Dios te ha bendecido de muchas formas por haber trabajado en varios paises.

    Muchas gracias por darme este magnifico Sunshine Award, estoy muy emocionada!

    Thanks for giving me a little bit of Sunshine today!
    Gracias amiga!
    Un abrazo
    Laura =)

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  14. Miss Mariette~

    Busy week here for me but I wanted to let you know your pretty is primed and painted and ready for artwork! I'll be away this weekend and early next week for the 4th and when I return I'll be finishing it up for you!

    Probably two weeks more...is this OK?

    Congrats on the award. You are MORE than deserving!

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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