Recognition Award!

I would like to thank Plantsandbeyond for this award. She has an amazing blog which I ask you to visit, she’ll fill you with the love of gardening.

I haven’t seen any award lately and I began wondering why, so thank you Luda.

Here are the rules for accepting this award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

This is how I started my blog: 

I needed a site to promote my two books “The Theory of Fate” and “Who Went Out Of Africa”. So here I am two years later writting very different posts and enjoying this activity which changes a lot my daily routine, I’ve made very dear friends, I’ve shared my opinions… I have a voice

Two pieces of advice:

Don’t leave your blog more than a day, you have to keep it going. 

You must make yourself known by other bloggers by leaving your opinion about their posts , liking their posts after reading them, not like some people do.

I wish to nominate:



Deb/being aunt debbie


Mel Gutier


The shining gem

Listen to your heart



Relaxing plants

These are relaxing plants that you may grow in your backyard or in your house:

Chamomile is a relaxant, sedative, anti inflammatory and a digestive 

Hawthorn is good for the heart, it relaxes the arteries, it helps the heart’s circulation and it’s against palpitations
Eleuthroccocus Senticocus (similar to the syberian ginseng) helps the body deal with stress, tonic for immune system, nerve tonic and against exhaustion
Rosmarin is a nerve tonic, it stimulate the blood’s circulation, antiseptic, light anti depressive and digestive 
Skullcap is a nervine, sedative, anti stress, insomnia and depression 
Valerian is a sedative and relaxant 
Verbana is a relaxant, nervine, anti spasmodic, diuretic, bitter tonic 
Pasque flower  is an anti inflamatory, sedative, for pains BUT don’t use the fresh plant
Californian poppy is a sedative, it treats insomnia, anxiety and tension
Lactuca virosa (kind of lettuce) is a sedative for anxiety and nervine
Lavender is used for migraine and its oil sooths after a sunburn, and it helps the  digestion

You may check out the Healing plants as well.

Around a cup of Tea 

This is the first Sunday for Around a cup of Tea, I’ll try it for a few weeks see how it goes, if it doesn’t work as it should, I’ll cancel it.

There will be different topics, what will make this Gathering great are your answers, I’ll post mine last.

Let’s start:
When was the last time that something out of the ordinary happen to you and what was it?

The Long Voyage

2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of the Voyager missions. The missions were originally conceived with the intention to explore Jupiter and Saturn and then onto, if successful, the further reaches of our solar system. The Voyager missions have become the success story of space missions.

Please read this article, if you love Space.

Healing plants #1

These are a few healing plants which you can grow at home without too much fuss and which could  be used anytime.

Yarrow is a styptic (wounds), antiseptic, anti inflammatory, nervine and good to treat fevers

Calendula  Officinallis is a styptic, antiseptic, anti inflammatory, nervine, healing, anti fungal

Echinacea is an antiseptic, anti inflammatory, immune system stimulant and for infections such as cold/flu and herpes

St John Wort is an Anti inflammatory, Healing, Analgesic and anti depressant

Aloe Vera is a famous antiseptic, anti inflammatory, Anti Fungal, Healing and for burns of type 1

Agrimony Eupatoria is an astring, anti-diarrhoea and for wounds

Arnica montana is to enhance the blood circulation and  healing properties but NOT on open wounds

Plantain  is an expectorant, can be used for gastric problems, externaly for insect bites, for slow healing wounds & as a poultice

Feverfew  is an anti inflammatory and good for migraine

I hope that this might be useful for those who wish to plant useful plants at home.

Book #3 – The Icebound Land

This one is the next to The Burning Bridge. It is a thrilling story which continues the previous one as Will and Evanlyn are kidnapped by Skandians which will take them to the North. They will be kept as hostages or sold into slavery. Together they endure storms at sea, the torments of captivity and the dark Skandian winter in the hope that they will live to see their Araluen home again.
In the meantime Halt and Horace are on a quest to rescue Will. They make a hard journey through Gallica, until they are captured by a cruel warlord who keeps them prisoner in his tower.
It’s pure adventure and thriller, you don’t need to be a child to enjoy this marvelous story. I hope that you’ve had the chance of reading the other two.