Letting a bill go without paying: Webhosting, system inflexibility and my own stupidity.

I started this blog as a wordpress.com monstrosity back in 2009. It officially became NickelbyNickel in 2010. For a while I just ran the free blog but eventually I thought, well, I want to join the big leagues so with a lot of struggling I managed to switch to a selfhosted blog. At the time,Continue reading “Letting a bill go without paying: Webhosting, system inflexibility and my own stupidity.”

Italy: the land of pizza and… pastries.

Funny enough, this post has sat in my drafts for over 6 years. Intended to be finished, at some time, somewhere… but as usual I find myself with a wretched lack of time – despite becoming bored from time to time in this new season that 2020 brought. So without much further thought, I willContinue reading “Italy: the land of pizza and… pastries.”

Corona and Barista-FI

It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything financial and I thought it’s about time I get back to the reason this blog exists: money. A little public navel-gazing has always helped me progress, so let’s have at it. Somewhere around 2015 I lost steam in tracking financial progress through blogging. You can seeContinue reading “Corona and Barista-FI”

Building moveable cold frames/row covers

This has been kind of a fun project we’ve tackled this year. Last year was the first year we had an actual vegetable garden. Tom didn’t really bother with the landscaping until I moved here (which was officially in about 2017, I think). He put most of his efforts into the house itself, so itsContinue reading “Building moveable cold frames/row covers”

Lupin project – update

Nearly three weeks ago I posted some musings on my Lupin-project, where I try to spread Lupins of various wild harvested types – voluntarily – in certain managed patches and plots on the land here. I have been doing extensive landscaping the past 2 months (which will be the subject of other posts) and IContinue reading “Lupin project – update”

Switchel-wha? [awesome summer drink I had never heard of until last week]

I came across this recipe two days ago, probably something related to analytics in suggested content – who cares, because this stuff is awesome! If you like refreshing drinks that is! Apparently this gingery-vinegary concoction is old as the hills and showed up in The Little House on the Prairie – which I watched asContinue reading “Switchel-wha? [awesome summer drink I had never heard of until last week]”

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