Introducing

Spiffle! a VanIsle Blog

started in 1997, abandoned in 2012, reborn in 2021
bringing a bit of that 1997 flavour to 2021 design and tech.

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For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and …

One of the reasons I garden for food production is I can grow things you simply cannot find in any fruit and veg store locally. …

“Say, what’s that type of onion there; I don’t recognize it.” “Well, let me tell you. Plant this onion in an area with good soil …

With COVID-19 and the whole stay at home thing, I’ve been watching a lot more telly of late, and I discovered two of Jamie Oliver’s …

Donald Trump. That’s the only time I’ll mention his name in this article. I refer to him almost exclusively online as “45”, or SCROTUS (So …

Nearly 12 years ago, I bought my second Volkswagen; a then brand new 2004 Jetta TDI Diesel Sport Edition (TL:DR — it’s (supposedly) not one of the …