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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

Saturday, January 3, 2015

{201 Countries Visited - Welcome Saint Barthelemy}

Already on December 9, the 201th Country Visited my humble blog - Welcome to Saint Barthelemy!
This tiny island in the Caribbean, was discovered in 1493 by Christopher COLUMBUS who named it for his brother Bartolomeo, Saint Barthelemy was first settled by the French in 1648. In 1784, the French sold the island to Sweden. France repurchased the island in 1877...



24 comments:

  1. a neat country to tip you over 200! :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Yeah, who would have thought about either the country or number total...?
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. This is great, Mariette, and your header is lovely. Happy New Year to you, dear friend. Hugs. :)

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    1. Dearest Linda,
      Thank you, it is amazing how our huge world becomes a virtual small community; thanks to technology! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Che bellezza, figurati che non sapevo nemmeno che si potesse vedere in qualche statistica... Come hai fatto?
    V.

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    1. Cara V,
      Grazie! Oh, ho avuto questo da aprile 2010 e avevo dimenticato di aggiungere il MASSIMO numero di paesi. Così ho perso tutto al 10 luglio del 2011. Che quando ho messo questo uno indietro. Per quanto riguarda la tua domanda, invierò il mio prossimo blog su come fare questo con screenshots. Va bene?
      Un abbraccio grande,
      Mariette

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  4. Ti Auguro un anno splendente che ti regali i suoi riflessi più belli e i suoi raggi più caldi ogni giorno, come se il sole splendesse sempre. Buon 2015, e che sia come lo vuoi tu. Auguri.!

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    1. Carol Giancarlo,
      Anche augurandoti un anno pieno di tanti doni durante la vita quotidiana; le piccole meraviglie intorno a noi, che riempiono i nostri cuori di gioia!
      Happy 2015 a tutti voi.
      Mariette

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  5. hello
    Que le chemin de l’année 2015 soit parsemé d’éclats de joie, de pétales de plaisir, qu’il soit éclairé par la l’étincelle de l’amour et la lueur de l’amitié.
    Bonne et heureuse année !
    tendresse
    edith (iris)

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    1. Chère Edith,
      Tant que nous gardons nos yeux et nos cœurs ouverts pour les petits miracles qui s'ouvrent vers le haut autour de nous, dans le jardin, au cours d'une promenade; qui remplira nos cœurs de vrai bonheur!
      Câlins,
      Mariette

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  6. Wow 201 countries! Congratulations!
    I didn't know about this country in Caribbean. Interesting to know the history!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Oh, a tiny, tiny island but it is there! Our huge world is becoming small due to its accessibility via Internet. A true miracle of our days.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dear Mariette,
    wow 201 countries! Congratulations!
    I didn't know about this island in the Caribbean!So interesting to learn!
    Happy New Year my friend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      One keeps wondering indeed about so many countries and frankly speaking, I too had to look it up and read about it! It is a tiny island...
      Happy New Year to you again dear.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Hello Mariette, I was just discussing how collecting old photographs makes one aware of the world, and the many places in it with distinct personalities. Your amazing 201 countries show that blogging also serves this function, with the added advantage of knowing that many people in those far-flung places have become friends and acquaintances.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Collecting and studying old photographs is so enriching as it presents a living history to us. Blogging indeed serves the worldwide awareness and hunger for exploring other cultures and far away places. One of its best rewards is indeed the blessing of added friends and acquaintances; bringing people closer together by bridging many borders in a peaceful way...
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  9. Liebe Mariette,

    ich freue mich mit dir, und ich gratuliere dir.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Es ist so eine Welt ohne Grenzen und in Frieden können wir einander so lesen und besuchen. Das ist eine grosse Freude!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  10. Dearest Mariette,
    So many of 201 countries you has been caught out some people to keep for focusrd on the positive when the negative come to yours! This wonderful this opportanity many turn question the answer elusine and sky held in the heart.
    I am very happy to liveing Italys. Have a nice days!
    We having a very hot 34* and another two more days...I was most of morning 6-00 am working thinking of you too!
    Sending you lots of Hugs and Love!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      The entire world is at our fingertips nowadays...
      You are in the middle of summer and 34°C looks great to me; wish I could live it...
      Hope you are doing fine and feel fit enough to do your exercise and be happy too.
      Sending you love for the new year and always.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dearest Mariette; Oh My!!! 201 countries is amazing number♡♡♡ How educational it must be to think about the history which definitely enrich our mind. We are children of earth, don't we :-)

    All of a sudden, another chore but I wish I could visit friends as many as I could tonight as I wished for 2015. . Hope you had wonderful head start of new year ♪♪♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Indeed, we are all children of planet earth and with modern communication it looks very easy to connect with as many as 201 countries. A blessing, compared to some 20 years ago as this was unthinkable.
      There will always come chores our way and time is so limited; we are fighting that dilemma daily! Sending special blessings and hugs to my dear and loyal Japanese friend.
      Mariette

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  12. ✿ه° ·.
    Incrível!

    Ótimo domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.

    ╲\╭┓╱
    ╭✿ ╯
    ┗╯\╲

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    1. Dearest Inês,
      You also a lovely Sunday and nice week ahead!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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