The garden is getting more and more fun...


After we were plagued by snow showers in the last few days and I had provided the young plants with improvised protection, I now breathe a relief because I see more plants coming up. A wonderful feeling is that and that gives me courage to continue with plants.

On Thursday the market is on the market so we go for a nice corona-proof outing... with directions, disinfectants and mouthcaps... open-air. The plant merchants get a big smile on their faces when they see me coming. After all, they know that I am busy planting my garden and that I will also return home with a lot of planting material. Let's see what I'm going to bring this time.

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Forget-me-nots.. I really love this little flower... the shape, the color, the playful character... I would like to plant my whole garden with this cute plant.

Spanish grass and a blue flower of which I forgot the name for a while also managed to enchant me so they were also allowed to join.

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And of course also some herbs... for what is a cook without spices in his kitchen? Right.. Nothing at all..

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COIN

Another mint plant because we like to drink fresh mint tea, later plant with his little brother.

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THYME

Delicious with meat but also in combination with slices of orange this herb can be transformed into a nice drink.

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ROSEMARY

Mmmmm... Potatoes with rosemary... I love it.

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OREGANO

Because Italian cuisine is often discussed here and the leaves also taste delicious in a salad.

With some chives and parsley, you already have a nice basic package in terms of herb garden so they will be added anyway and tarragon my personal favorite herb should of course not be missing so I'll buy it next time.

So I am totally happy with my recent purchases and plantations...

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My garden is also getting more and more color... I Love It...

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The World of Alvergar: Chapter 1
The World of Alvergar: Chapter 1 The Storm awakens - #iwantthisbooster #shortstory #partnering #fantasystories Short Explanation: - The story of the “World of Alvergar” is an interactive story that is made together with everyone on Yoors! In this story, we bring this world to life by adding many different characters, places and events. It takes place in an imaginative Middle Ages where all kinds of adventurous stories take place. And the best part is that YOU can help! To make such a world I am already thinking a lot myself, but also like to hear from you, the people/writers/readers what you have to add to this. So let's build this together and let our creativity go.!! Which preceded.... - We have already added a lot of characters to the world in the previous blogs. (I will write more about this later.) So we have already nicely described our main character Flint and the village where he lives. We also have a start for the story, namely the storm! So for now I thought it was a great time to start Chapter 1 of the story and REALLY write something about the adventure of Flint. I would like to hear tips and feedback about my writing of the next story. I'm used to writing scripts and this is going to seem more like a story from a book. So I personally have no experience with this... BUT YOU PROBABLY DO! 😁 So be sure to give tips and feedback on the story and add something when you know something! Chapter 1: The Storm Awakens - It's a beautiful day in Emmenfield. The beautiful village that originated from cheese trade and also the buildings of cheese are. It's a quiet day for the Cheese Smith and his son “Flint Smithson”. The Smith is busy making a big cheese hammer, this makes him for the Emmental family, the richest family of the village. They have built Emmenfield over the generations and now have complete control over the cheese market. This also creates rivalry and crime. Because the Emmental family is only busy benefiting and keeping their own family in power. Are small groups formed secretly to stop their. Flint sits next to his father and looks at an old portrait of his family when he was little.. Here his mother stands up like a young woman next to his father. Flint was still a little boy with two big teeth. His father asks him if he can bring the hammer away. So Flint puts the picture away in his bag and tackles the hammer wrapped in a nice piece of fabric. His father waves him off while he takes another bite of a block of cheese. Flint runs across the market from Emmenfield to the big house of the Emmental family. He's stopped by a strange character, it's a goat person named Gar of the Chévre family. He tells about the rivalry of the Chévre and Emmental families. These families have been fighting for years, now more secretly than before. And if he brings the hammer to the family, that this will be the end of normal life in the village. Flint decides to ignore this and continues. On Suggestion of @Janne Marthies this rivalry has arisen. Arrived at the big house of the Emmental Family. He knocks at the door with the big door knocker. This looks like a beautiful golden ring in a cow's mouth. After waiting for a while, the big door opens slowly and has a heavy sliding sound. Whoever opens is not the servant as usual. It's no one but Rowdy Emmental this time.. Rowdy is a cow-like boy with the age of Flint. They've known each other since they're little and they always want to be better than the other. Flint is a bit surprised but slowly gives the packaged hammer. Rowdy asks, “Did you talk to anyone before you came here?? “Out of Flint's surprise he nods no. Rowdy says secretly: “Good, because no one can know that I have these until I'm done. Your father knows that, too. Fortunately, I sent him a surprise to make sure he doesn't say anything!” Flint looks up a bit of fright, Rowdy laughs and knows the door. Flint quickly runs to his house. Arriving at his house, he sees his father sitting with a cup of hot tea. Next to him is a strange man but he also seems to be sitting quietly. Flint walks towards them are the man introduces himself as “Albus Blaze, the Wizard of Emmenfield.” Flint doesn't recognize this person from his village and yet he's lived here all his life. Something doesn't seem to be right here. After a short conversation between them, Flint's father tells us that Albus is here to help give the village more life. Right now, Gar is running. Calling to Flint that he shouldn't have given the hammer and that he should get it back. Gar grabs to the collar of Flint fasten a in a kind of fear he shakes him back and forth. Out of nowhere burned Gar, the wizard Albus has shot a fireball at Gar and says, “He knew too much.” Flint is able to promote and do not know what happens to him. His childhood rival Rowdy who has a Hammer he's up to and then sent this wizard to his father who just took down Gar. The Smith grabs a sword and hammer and calls. “What's happening here!” Albus responds: “A lot is going to change here and I'm making sure no one gets in the way.” Flint looks at his father who wants to fight in full rage. The Smith says, “If that includes killing people in Emmenfield, I'm going to stand in the way of it!” He runs at the magician and hits the fireballs on the side this he shoots. Just before he wants to hit the sorcerer there comes A HARD Bang! The sky darkens and in the distance there is a dark cloud. Flint and his father watching what's happening, right now Albus sneaks away. There's been a storm in the distance, the father lays down his weapons and captures Flint. Flint looks up to his father, still not knowing what exactly happens. His father says, “It's time, the storm has awakened, and you're the only one who can stop this.” The End of Chapter 1? More is coming.. - More about the World of Alvagar: - The World of Alvergar: Emmenfield - The World of Alvergar: The Protagonist Flint - The World of Alvergar: First step into the World - A start of something new - This blog is written thanks to: - @Teresa Seia , @Adriana , @Maddys FoodFun , @Janne Marthies and the fans @Mónica , @Ellie Brokking alias Heart , @Zulaine Diaz , @ELINA RICKURA , @EnyaMona , @neygallardo , @Damaris Leon , @pitamaria2000 , @romero_carlos93 , @Naturefreak , @Paula Martins , @keepfaithbaby , @GMO Questions for the following Blog: - - Who meets Flint on his adventure? - What will be the second location of this adventure? - What's Rowdy Emmental gonna do with the Cheese Hammer?? In this I certainly hope again that I have been able to arouse your interest. The story is REALLY coming to life! The next blog we will write more about the characters. At least I have a good feeling about it.! Let's make a new adventure! Greetings - Marc
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Women on the Edge of Death: The Other Side of Confinement
Maria had just over 7 years of marriage. - Their relationship began in an idyllic way and full of details on the part of Juan, a man older than her by eight years and who little by little was surrounding his life partner until he left her in a situation of vulnerability and dependence. Maria at first was carried away by the comments of family and friends who told her “how lucky you are, you got a man who doesn't want you to work and treats you like a princess”. Inside doors history was not so rosy. Juan went from being the seducer in love to the abusive abuser. He began to prohibit outings and friendships and began to resound a phrase that increasingly impacted the delicate figure of his wife. "You're mine". He had ceased to be a person to become an object whose owner was the one who had sworn eternal love to him. This reality gave a bit of respite when Juan went out to work and María could talk with some neighbors or friends who secretly visited her, but it changed when the Covid pandemic became present and Juan had to stay home after the staff cut in the company where he worked as a supervisor. The debts contracted previously could not be paid and they accumulated, like Juan's frustrations. It was when Maria knew fear. And it is that according to the regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean of UN Women, María-Noel Vaeza, in the sexist violence inheritance and cultural habits are glimpsed and, at the same time, a socioeconomic context that deteriorated more with the circulation of the covid -19 and social confinement. It is estimated that 118 million women are in poverty in the region. A reality that was validated in November 2020, when the continental movement Planeta Ella and the Latin American Network against gender violence, which brings together 35 organizations from 21 countries in the region, declared the “feminist emergency” in Latin America. María was able to save her life, even living in Venezuela, where impunity for femicides is almost a constant. It did not become “one more”, but it could be counted as part of the statistics produced in a study published by the Belisario Domínguez Institute (IBD) of the Mexican Senate that indicates that “violence against women is expressed in many different ways, from subtle attitudes, to physical assaults and sexual abuse that damage their physical and emotional integrity, limit their development and cancel their fundamental rights, in order to control, dominate, limit, prohibit, exclude or minimize them ”. This pandemic of violence against women has alarming figures in Venezuela and which are documented by the digital Observatory of Femicide of the Center for Justice and Peace, who reported that in the first 90 days of 2021 60 women were murdered in Venezuela, of which 45% of the cases, the victims were between 22 and 36 years old. The ONG detailed that 50% of the aggressors were Venezuelans, 15% were between 23 and 27 years old and only 1 was under 18 years of age. 15% were police officers, while 5% were linked to criminal gangs and 70% remain on the run. Death is not only outside with a lethal virus, it also hides in the corners because not every home is a place of protection. - Don't be a statistical number of violence and seek help to save your life! - Mujeres al filo de la muerte: La otra cara del confinamiento - María tenía poco más de 7 años de matrimonio. Su relación comenzó de manera idílica y llena de detalles por parte de Juan, un hombre mayor que ella por ocho años y que poco a poco fue cercando a su compañera de vida hasta dejarla en situación de vulnerabilidad y dependencia. María al principio se dejó llevar por los comentarios de familiares y amigos que le decían “qué suerte la tuya, conseguiste un hombre que no quiere que trabajes y te trata como una princesa”. Puertas adentro la historia no era tan color de rosas. Juan pasó de ser el seductor enamorado al maltratador abusivo. Comenzó a prohibir salidas y amistades y comenzó a retumbar una frase que cada vez impactaba más en la delicada figura de su esposa. “Tú eres mía”. Había dejado de ser persona para convertirse en un objeto cuyo dueño era quien le había jurado eterno amor. Esta realidad daba un poco de respiro cuando Juan salía a trabajar y María podía hablar con algunas vecinas o amigas que la visitaban a escondidas, pero cambió cuando la pandemia por Covid se hizo presente y Juan se tuvo que quedaren casa tras el recorte de personal en la empresa donde trabajaba como supervisor. Las deudas contraídas con anterioridad no pudieron ser pagadas y se fueron acumulando, como las frustraciones de Juan. Fue cuando María conoció el miedo. Y es que según la directora regional para América Latina y el Caribe de ONU Mujeres, María-Noel Vaeza, en la violencia machista se entreveran herencias y hábitos culturales y, a la vez, un contexto socioeconómico que se deterioró más con la circulación del covid-19 y el confinamiento social. Se calcula que 118 millones de mujeres se encuentran en situación de pobreza en la región. Una realidad que se valida en noviembre de 2020, cuando el movimiento continental Planeta Ella y la Red Latinoamericana contra la violencia de género, que reúne a 35 organizaciones de 21 países de la región, declara la “emergencia feminista” en América Latina. María pudo salvar su vida, aun viviendo en Venezuela, donde la impunidad para los feminicidas es casi que una constante. No se convirtió en “una más”, pero sí podría contarse como parte de las estadísticas arrojadas en un estudio publicado por el Instituto Belisario Domínguez (IBD) del Senado mexicano que señala que “la violencia contra las mujeres se expresa de muy variadas maneras, desde actitudes sutiles, hasta agresiones físicas y abusos sexuales que dañan su integridad física y emocional, limitan su desarrollo y cancelan sus derechos fundamentales, con la finalidad de controlar, dominar, limitar, prohibir, excluir o minimizarlas”. Esta pandemia de violencia contra la mujer tiene cifras que alarman en Venezuela y que están documentadas por el Observatorio digital de Feminicidio del Centro de Justicia y Paz, quien informó que en los primeros 90 días del 2021 fueron asesinadas en Venezuela 60 mujeres, de los cuales el 45% de los casos, las víctimas tenían entre 22 y 36 años. La ONG detalló que el 50% de los agresores eran venezolanos, 15% tenía entre 23 y 27 años y solo 1 era menor de 18 años. El 15% eran funcionarios policiales, mientras que el 5% estaba vinculado a bandas delictivas y el 70% permanece en fuga. La muerte no solo está fuera con un virus letal, también se esconde en los rincones porque no todo hogar es un lugar de protección. ¡No seas un número estadístico de la violencia y busca ayuda para salvar tu vida!