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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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Back Home from Curaçao}

For my MIA (Missing In Action) the explanation is, that we had left the country. On my iPhone I was only very limited for visiting some blogger friends. I've learned one more thing, that on iPhone you can't even leave a comment for those that use the Word Verification... Another reason for taking it OFF; see Word Verification is Time WASTE! ←(click it) for how to. 
As for our tropical vacation in the Caribbean, just one photo for you to see where we left after eight lovely nights. Our view was grand and so were the many walks and strolls through the huge botanical gardens of the Hyatt Regency's 27 acres or 10.9 hectares property. Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao ←(click it) is a gem on the south side of the island, hurricane free and only 35 miles north of Venezuela. Next month it will have its 2nd birthday. We both were in Curacao, in August of 1988 so that was a long lapse of time.
Every day it was 29°C with 24°C night temperature or 84°F - 75°F.
Great for swimming in one of the many pools.
We had showers during the first nights and that made the gardens extra lush.
For the rest it was very pleasant due to the wind and some clouds. 
The last night there was a wedding on the beach...
Wanted to mention the arrival of my 925 silver Giovanni Raspini Alphabet Angel Letter for Nani from Macedonia. 
She was the winner of my International Giveaway that ended on February 4. 
Sure enough this piece of jewelry has traveled a long time to reach its destiny but it looks like the guardian angel took care of itself!
Nani has graciously posted about it.
Thanks for the mention and you just enjoy this great piece.
For those of you that want one like it, you can find it at Spectrenoir on line: ←just click it.

Related link:
{Our Curaçao Vacation} | previous post by me


  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my photos. Love this shot, looks and sounds like a wonderful place. Have a great week. Hugs Anesha

  2. From the picture it looks like a lovely place to be.
    Don't forget to vote for Sudden *smile*.
    Have a nice day.


  3. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, you must have a wonderful vacation and how I wish to be with you in such an ideal place♡♡♡
    I really am happy for you two and hoping that you are feeling up to be back to life you have normally♪
    Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

  4. Bonjour Mariette. Curacao, eh? This sounds divine! I have never even thought about flying there. I guess I will have to look it up now ;-) It sounds as if you had a wonderful vacation. Thank you for the tip about word verification. The two-word format has been driving me crazy. I have just updated mine as you suggested. You will have to tell me if it worked when you stop by chez moi ;-) By the way, are you using the new Blogger interface, or the old one? I noticed the Comment section looks different on many blogs these days and I like it. A bientot, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  5. Liebe Mariette,
    schön, daß ihr wieder da seid und eine schöne Zeit hattet!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen schönen Nachmittag!
    ♥ Liebste Grüße Claudia ♥

  6. Welkom thuis Mariett! Wat een heerlijk plekje om op vakantie te gaan. Fijn dat jullie het zo goed hebben gehad.

    Een gezellige dag & lieve groet,

    Madelief x

  7. Mensen van het goede leven! geniet er maar van, terwijl wij nog een dikke sjaal omdoen in Nederland... of een kanten sjaal ( haha) hart. gr. mieke

  8. Wat zullen jullie genoten hebben , ik denk dat waar je nu woont ook erg mooi is, maar vakantie op een ander plekje is natuurlijk ook altijd heerlijk.

    Groetjes Janny

  9. Wasn't Curacao a Dutch colony??

  10. Dear Mariette,

    Welcome home, and hope you are refreshed after your vacation.
    Curacao looks like a beautiful place and wonderful for taking walks amongst all the trees.

    Happy new week

  11. Oh Mariette ~ look at the beautiful green and all the blue sky and water. What a lovely view you had. Good for you for taking a vacation and relaxing.

    Wishing you a happy Monday!
    xo Catherine

  12. Dear Mariette
    Yours vacations looks wonderful and very interesting !! I wish to you always to travel !!

  13. You are welcome. I have a nice guestroom and a lot of coffee *smile*.


  14. Oh wat heerlijk Mariette! Curacao, dat lijkt me geweldig!
    Bedankt nog dat je weer volger bent geworden!
    Lieve groet,

  15. Liebe Mariette,
    das hört sich nach einem fantastischen Urlaub an. Du wirst uns sicher in den nächsten Tagen mehr berichten.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

  16. Grazie Mariette...

    di certo la fantasia non mi manca...a volte mi rimproverano di sognare troppo e che dovrei stare con i piedi più a terra...ma la frase che ho scritto su una targhetta regalatami da una mia amica tempo fa, mi fa credere il contrario...let your dreams soar....ed io lo faccio...

    Grazie per la tua amicizia Mariette

    Un bacio e a presto Alessandra
    p.s Conratulations to the winner

  17. Che posto meraviglioso cara Mariette, sono felice che tu sia stata bene! Un bacione, Anna

  18. Vendo a foto, parece um pedacinho do paraíso na terra... imagino o som do mar...
    Boa semana!


  19. Welkom thuis! Jullie hadden zeker een heerlijke vakantie gehad.

    Nu snap ik ook waarom ik niet overal een reactie kan plaatsen:-(

    Groetjes vanuit een nat Norge


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