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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 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, April 2, 2018

Husband Pieter's 2nd and 3rd Trip to Australia

There were two more solo trips for husband Pieter, before we went together to Australia...
Sydney from above in 1981...
This was a gift and it is hanging in our staircase area.
Pieter, did enter Australia on August 14, 1981 and he left on August 20, 1981.
Pieter did attend the Eleventh International Scientific Congress on the Cultivation of Edible Fungi or XI ISCCEF in Sydney 1981
The only photo we have is this, where Pieter stands looking up, with his leather bag.
This was at the John Baker Mushroom farm visit.
BOULDER OPAL
QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
DARRELL JAMES
XI ISCCEF 81
A special one day mail stamp from the XI ISCCEF SYDNEY 1981
SYDNEY NSW 2000
14 AUG 1981
Australian Fungi
PHILATELIC BUREAU
MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA 3000
19 AUG 1981



Another trip for husband Pieter, to Australia came up quite unexpectedly.
On Friday, May 15, in 1987 around noon, Pieter got the message from his Campbell Soup boss, that he had to go to Australia on the 23rd of May!
That was at the time that my Parents had flown back with us, coming from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Atlanta/USA for their very 1st flight! 
Staying with us for one month.

On May 16, I flew together with Mom & Dad to Amsterdam and on Monday 18, I drove the 290 km to Rechterfeld, north Germany to work at a big mushroom farm.
Pieter was in Canada for Campbell Soup on the 18th.
Happy because I got to see 3 x in a row the Japanese Magnolias bloom...
Dublin, Georgia/USA
 Horst my hometown in The Netherlands
 and again in north Germany!

May 21, Pieter called from Canada and home in Dublin, Georgia on the 22nd.
Pieter left for Australia on Saturday, the 23rd of May, arriving in Melbourne on May 25...
May 27, Pieter called me in Germany, from Australia.
On May 31, Pieter left from Sydney, back to the USA...
Monday, June 1, he got back home in Dublin, GA/USA and called me in Horst, The Netherlands and on June 3, I flew back home to Atlanta with Dutch business man Jan Thielen, my youngest brother's boss.

Happy to be united!

We lived a very intense and busy life... but gathered lots of fond memories!

Thanks for your visit and comments.

Related links:
Trips to Australia | previous post by me
{Angels engraved on lucky calendar coin of 1969} | previous post by me
{My Teacher, Mentor, BOSS & Husband over 44+ Years} | previous post by me


23 comments:

  1. Your husband Pieter’s third trip to Australia, it came with such a short notice! Especially when he was flying to Southern Hemisphere...! You sure had very busy life on a global stage!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Yep, that is typical for such conglomerates like Campbell Soup!
      Pieter had a hard time for booking a round trip ticket on such short notice and he went via New Zealand...
      It was very busy and hectic at that time; glad we live a calmer life now!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    lovely memories of Pieters Trips to Australia!
    Wishign you a wonderful week,
    sending Love and hugs to you,Claudia xoxo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Memories yes, but not really lovely about such a very short congress trip and even less for a short-notice and hectic business trip! Quite different from a vacation...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Liebe Mariette,

    das sind wertvolle Erinnerungen.

    Alles Liebe

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja wertvoll schon und es gehörte einfach zur Arbeit!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  4. You had a very hectic life, but you gathered many different experiences. So, you have many fond memories to cherish.. :)

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      Yes, we both have lots of experiences for looking back on!
      At least we got to see the world and meet thousands of people.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Jee wat veel gereis druk leven maar ook veel om aar terug te kijken....

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    1. Beste Joan,
      Ja altijd reizen onder druk want je ging nooit op vakantie!
      Inderdaad kijk je toch terug met een zekere voldoening, veel gepresteerd.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, What a busy schedule. How did you know where you were on a given day? You and Pieter certainly didn't let any grass grow under your feet, even if you did the mushrooms some good!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      In those years when friends discussed us being 'somewhere' and even in different continents, Pieter joked about it and said: 'We only have one rule, come what be but for Christmas day we will be together!'...
      The fact was that Campbell Soup did not let me do any mushroom related consulting within the US, as a conflict of interest so my work field was elsewhere! Such was the rule for anyone in a VP position.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dear Mariette,
    How admirable to know that Pieter and you were very active in the global society.
    Also it is surprising that you have good memories. Interesting to see Australian fungi.
    Your new header is lovely. I see those two tea cups are for you and for Pieter.

    Sorry I was not able to visit you. I am busy visiting my mother in Tokyo. Lovely day to both of you!

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      We sure did enjoy traveling the world, even though this was not an easy way of doing it; never time to adjust to the climate or time zone but we had to lecture or do training!
      As for the good memories; yes it is written down in our diaries! Otherwise forget it.
      Yep, our teacups that we use often for green tea.
      Hope you are doing okay with your busy schedule, looking after your dear Mom!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wauw..dat je alles nog zo goed weet, of heb je ooit 'dagboekjes' bijgehouden? Dat doe ik tegenwoordig altijd..maar of ik ze zo lang ga bewaren dat weet ik niet..
    In 1981 waren we 1 jaar getrouwd en kwamen echt nergens...Waren we ook zeer tevreden mee.
    "Wat je niet kent dat mis je niet " zei mijn vader altijd...en dat is natuurlijk ook zo. Wat leuk, dat je de link gegeven hebt naar je theeplant, heb ik toen wel gezien, die blogpost, mar is me helemaal ontgaan dat dat een theeplant was.. Schoonzus heeft sinds kort ook een 'in de winter bloeiende' Chinese camellia, en ik heb nu het vermoeden dat dit ook een theeplant is... Hopelijk gaan ze het goed doen.. ik houd wel van zulke 'specialere' planten. Hopelijk alles nog goed met Pieter?

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    1. Beste Marian,
      Ja hoor, agenda's en Pieter' day by day aantekeningen voor werk, training en meetings. En van sommige jaren een compleet dagboek. Anders haal je dat niet zomaar eventjes boven!
      Ja, voor 1980 was ik ook nog niet verder geweest dan Frankrijk en de Benelux maar toen gingen de grenzen open. In 1982 wat consulting in Italië met wat vakantiedagen er bij aangeknoopt. En in 1983 naar de USA en Indonesië en geïmmigreerd. Dan wordt de wereld ineens veel kleiner!
      Ja, die Chinese camellias zijn best sterk hoor en zouden het in de kas ook goed doen. Hier in ons klimaat zijn ze heel happy maar voor thee gebruiken we ze niet.
      Wat Pieter betreft, die is nu naar de emergency, hij had gefietst en werd door een Duitse herder in het onderbeen gebeten. Het bleeft maar bloeden... Op mijn ene kruk kan ik amper mee. Wat een sukkels zijn we!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,
    You both of coming to Australia Sydney in 1981 Mushroom society Ht Pieter had leather bag John baker Mushroom farm Visit, It was lovely good Memories If we can see together Mariette San and Pietes's San?
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Miyako san,
      No, at that time it was still only Pieter who traveled to Australia!
      WISH we had known each other at the time that I traveled, even though with our work we hardly had time to meet but I would have worked it in!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Your header for Spring is so cheerful Fun to look back at our lives...and yours was certainly busy. Australia is on my bucket list.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you, love the daffodils in the spring!
      Oh, when we both read our old diaries and see the numerous trips we have made, it is hard to believe we managed!
      Fond memories, mainly, for looking back on now.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dear Mariette,
    I was very happy with all of my life with EVER ART THANK YOU VERY MUCH OF all OF LONG TIMES< i NEVER FORGOT ALL MY LIFE NEVER FORGET IN MY TIME!

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    1. Dearest Michiko san,
      Even if we cannot come to Australia, don't EVER worry that I will not keep in touch with you - I WILL for as long as you live!
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Dear Mariette san!My name was Michiko but my name was Miyako I wach like the wind so slowily it doesn't too much ..but in the morning that was very HOt only few walking good idea...
    I hope my waiting reflects on enjoy the my family? Smiles Michiko!
    Be hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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