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About Spider

Hi! I am me, I do stuff online. And sometimes offline too. Hanging about in the garden, playing with my food. You know. Do what Spider's do. I also read a lot.

Broccoli and salmon quiche

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It’s time to harvest the purple sprouting broccoli. I love growing this vegetable, even though it does take a long while from seed to harvest. It grows slow and seems dormant for a long time of the year, but you can grow them in pots until a spot opens up in the garden during summer and just when you feel… Read more »

Start of the season: sowing sweet peppers

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It’s February and my seed list is showing me the first things that are ready to be sown. The days are finally lengthening noticeably and that’s a good thing, but for sowing you don’t need warmth, but light! Although this mildly soft winter we are having in the Netherlands probably will help to sow some things a teeny tiny bit… Read more »

My January 2020 reads

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January was a good reading month! Both as in quality of the books, my Goodreads challenge and the #StartOnYourShelfathon. I also finally got me a library subscription again. Yay! According to Goodreads, I need to read 1,5 book a week to get to my goal of reading 70 books this year. And as I wrote above, it was a good… Read more »

Getting back to crafting: postcards

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In my early teens I was an avid postcard crafter. There was a mass hype where you saved and collected all kinds of tea envelopes to use for folding techniques to make awesome postcards with. I was really really good at it and even years after the mass craze ended I still had boxes full of the collected tea envelopes… Read more »