Chinese beauties

Yeah, yeah. Of course this Thursday post is about snakes. And no! This post’s title is not clickbait. Well, and even if it made you click because you expected something else – I disagree. You’re the one in the wrong. Not me. This title is spot-on. I just want to keep it short today andContinue reading “Chinese beauties”

More omelette – I’m sorry

This week and the next I’m not at home. I’m working remotely as we have two weddings in the Netherlands in a rather short time. My chef thankfully had no issues with me working remotely for a couple of days, with which he made my life a lot easier, and me more relaxed for theContinue reading “More omelette – I’m sorry”

A nice small omelette

I talked a lot about this week about how it was busy and all, but it was also pretty awesome. Not only did I pretty much finish every important item on my to-do list for this week, the past few days were also filled with excitement of a kind I haven’t felt in years. GivenContinue reading “A nice small omelette”

That escalated quickly

I gave up cornsnake breeding in 2008, after two rough breeding seasons that yielded pretty nice offspring, but also created circumstances that left me no choice but to end it there. My snake breeding hobby was always somewhat self-sustained. I bred a small number of offspring, of which I kept only a select few. TheContinue reading “That escalated quickly”

Celebrating ‘absolutely nothing’ in style

I gave myself some presents yesterday to celebrate absolutely nothing at all but me – and only me. Every once in a while you should be allowed to do so, and do so in your own unique way. In my book that means the best thing I can do is buy snakes. This particular batchContinue reading “Celebrating ‘absolutely nothing’ in style”

Now this is something different…

You all now by now I’m a bit of a reptile nerd. I can’t help it. It’s been like that since forever. It started with dinosaurs when I was young, and it never left me. Those of you that now me a little better, or read here regularly, will also understand that snakes in particularContinue reading “Now this is something different…”

How not to: field herping

We figured yesterday that it would probably be a good idea to get moving as early as we could, to avoid yesterday’s problems. With our kids, having an action-packed program is the most relaxing day for us. The kids are happy and just follow us as we go, and we are happy because we getContinue reading “How not to: field herping”

Some confetti

Reading the news over the past two days saddens me, and to be frank it sickens me to my stomach. What a twisted world we live in. Trust me, I know nothing about war, and very little about the politics and ideologies that drive any of it. You really wouldn’t want me to write toContinue reading “Some confetti”

I didn’t really want her

It’s time for another post about cornsnakes! Nobody cares, but I do. You’ll appreciate them sooner rather than later, trust me. This morning, my son ‘helped’ me clean some snake enclosures. He doesn’t really help. It’s more of a hassle having him around, because he hands me over anything I could potentially need (but mostlyContinue reading “I didn’t really want her”