The cure to heatstroke?

What a day today. In the morning I started off developing a mild heat stroke, as we were labeling and sorting plants in the absolute blistering heat. What can I say. It’s not great labeling in blistering heat, but it was important! The alternative was labeling inside the greenhouse. In that sense we used theContinue reading “The cure to heatstroke?”

Why I write – revisited

Lately, many people have been asking me why I write my blog, and more specifically where I find the time to do it. The latter one is easy. I don’t find the time – it’s already there. I prioritize writing my blog for about 30 minutes a day. Mostly, I do this when my oneContinue reading “Why I write – revisited”

No escape…

For the first time in a very long time, we’ll stay at home for the weekend. We usually escape the house, because we don’t want to walk on eggshells all day long to keep the downstairs psycho witch off her broom. Me and the team had some spontaneous field work this morning, and that tookContinue reading “No escape…”

Monday meltdown – disaster edition

Today was an absolute disaster, that started off with a couple of different Monday meltdown events. Or well. Heatwave meltdowns of the weekend that culminated in this horror show that was today. It could have been a wonderful day. A meeting on the final designs for the summer experiments. Another meeting with a new collaboratorContinue reading “Monday meltdown – disaster edition”

Warm and sweaty

God, it’s warm today. We’re visiting my mother in the east of the Netherlands, just before driving back to Bavaria tonight and tomorrow – we’ll sleep somewhere halfway. This weather though. It’s no joke. Luckily, my mother set up a play pool for the kids, to their great appreciation. I have mixed feelings about theContinue reading “Warm and sweaty”

Catching up instead of catching fish…

It was a beautiful late afternoon to go fishing. The sun shone bright against the deep blue sky. We decided to try our luck at the Maas, the river that gave the city of Maastricht its name. I’m not from here, and I don’t know this river. To be honest, it had also been aContinue reading “Catching up instead of catching fish…”

Empty your plate already!

If you find yourself throwing away perfectly good food, you’re an asshole. Let’s be clear about that. There, I said it. God this pisses me off so bad. I recently had a dinner with some people I thought I knew well. At the end of the otherwise excellent evening, they suggested we’d throw out aboutContinue reading “Empty your plate already!”

More pictures? More rants? More what?

WordPress statistics, as I have written about several times, are a weird thing. Unpredictable as hell. However for almost the entire time I’ve been daily blogging, one thing was almost a given. The number of views was pretty much double the number of visitors. I always saw this as a good sign: if visitors likedContinue reading “More pictures? More rants? More what?”

Same boat, etc.

I wrote yesterday’s post in the most horrible circumstances. We had arranged to meet up with Dutch friends with kids the same age as ours (under 3 and under 1). The location would be some kind of camping farm, or whatever. When we arrived yesterday evening, I brought the kids to bed, and this turnedContinue reading “Same boat, etc.”