From Greece again, with peace !

My dear readers, I hope this little post will bring you some freshness, relaxing vibes for your minds, joy, hope and trust in all the good values that inspire us, day by day. I am also attaching a few photos as images can speak for themselves and I hope that, wherever you are, this summer with a nice number otherwise, 2022, can bring you 222 reasons to feel healthy, loved, trustful and joyful, no matter what.

First of all, the choice for an escape to Greece was excellent; the seaside landscape was amazing, the weather was at its best and there were not so many tourists in the seaside resort where I spent my days. Every night I was able to admire fire flies again in the darkness, after many years.

An amazing discovery is linked to the local flora. I have always, wrongly, thought that passiflora grows very far from where I live. Well, it seems that this amazing flower, having a lot of benefits about which I hope to write a future post, grows in Greece, too. It was a magical moment for me, when one evening, while we were walking towards the beach to see again the fire flies, I noticed the passiflora in a green bush near our small village route. I hope you also have such magical discoveries this year!!

I am choosing this other photo on purpose; you all know how the world is now and how it has been in the recent 20, 30 years, although our grandparents went through a world war….mankind has not learnt anything from its history…One of the things I am sure of is that we don’t know at all anything about what and who is behind conflicts and bad news…but we are all suffering because of them, some more, others less. Please read this in any of the languages and, for one second, just close your eyes and imagine a round blue ball smiling and smiling and smiling. Let the blue ball be our Earth and let our positive thoughts help it be healthy, safe, happy and durable… we shall never have another planet to live on.

Time for a little meditation, under the palm trees – happiness is for free, good things take time, live simply so that others can simply live….The breeze, the perfume of the roses, the amazing stones, the ships passing by… and all these things are quite enough to make many of us happy 🙂

As I am mentioning these amazing fire flies, please enjoy this song and focus this summer on all the positive things in your lives:

Of course, photos with the sunset, my favourite time-moment of the day could not miss. This precious sunset was taking place near a beach bay called Lefkimmi. I had the luck to watch the whole sunset with my boys and enjoy the sound of the waves, the amazing smell of the sea, the soft sand I felt with my feet…. and to realise, again, how grateful I am for all these.

Have a wonderful summer everyone & keep yourselves healthy – body and mind 🙂 !!!

The health minute Minutul de sanatate

Today I’ll talk about a very useful plant for our health and also relaxation. For sure you know it, it is called Rosemary. The rosemary is very good for circulation and stomach. Among others, the plant contains volatile oils and vitamin C. This amazing plant has many beneficial effects, such as:

it supports digestion, helps the lower blood circulation (mostly legs), eliminates any muscular and articulations discomfort, it is a great natural tonifier (for the whole body), supports the good functioning of the stomach, liver and intestins, has a refreshing effect on the muscles and circulation and it helps the kidneys function normally.

In general pregnant women should not drink rosemary tea but it can be enjoyed during the breastfeeding period. This tea can be used both internally and externally. More than this, the fresh plant is a great bonus for many types of foods – you can use it in its natural form, in salads or in cooked meals. You can find it in general as tea, essential oil, tincture or dry powder and let’s not forget the perfumed fresh branches in the market.

The Castle of Urspelt Castelul Urspelt

Ursp castle

Located among some nice hills of Luxembourg,  the present Urspelt Castle was built more than 300 years ago. The former farm of the castle was turned into an elegant restaurant and the inside yard was upgraded even with a jacuzzi, functioning during the warm season. Combining a history lesson with a romantic accommodation experience, I can say that the Urspelt castle is today one spot that you need to see during your stay in Luxembourg.  While being also a ”National Luxembourgish Monument” it is also the only castle-hotel in the Grand Duchy.

Ursp castle entrance view

 

As with its 4-stars  it can be quite expensive, I advise those interested also in sleeping in this castle to follow their website as they offer constantly reductions for the accommodation or special packages.  I have been lucky to enjoy a reduction for a weekend so I had no doubts and went to discover this place. I have to say that it is the first 4star hotel where I have had champagne for breakfast and the personnel were also kind with us.

 

Ursp castle outs view

Other nice ideas are an underground level bar decorated very nicely still bearing some medieval architecture traces, a nice fireplace in the castle yard, a small spa inside the castle (paid separately) and some romantic rooms with everything that you may need (cosmetics, tea, coffee, small agenda, magazines to read). The atmosphere was peaceful, emphasized by a nice background music in the castle yard after sunset – meant especially for the fireplace spot.

Ursp castle interior garden

I would recommend this place to romantic people, couples, history lovers or anyone wishing to have a little romantic break from a busy life for some time. I hope to go there again and check what other champagne brand I discover for the ”romantic breakfast”. 

 

Ursp castle deco intUrsp castle interior semineu

Once in a while, after having saved some money, you can dive in the world history and feel even for a night that you are a princess & a prince; for this romantic fantasy I think that the Urspelt castle is doing a great job.  

Stay safe and stay active! Use the precious time with your loved-ones :):)  Till soon :):)

cast Ursp sala mese

Situat intr-o zona cu dealuri frumoase din Luxemburg, actualul Castel Urspelt a fost construit în urmă cu mai bine de 300 de ani. Fosta fermă a castelului a fost transformată într-un restaurant elegant, iar curtea interioară a fost modernizată chiar și cu o jacuzzi, ce funcționeaza în timpul sezonului cald. Combinând o lecție de istorie cu o experiență de cazare romantică, pot spune că acest castel este un loc pe care trebuie să-l vedeti în timpul șederii voastre în Luxemburg. Deși este, de asemenea, un „Monument Național luxemburghez”, este și singurul castel-hotel din Marele Ducat.

Cum hotelul are 4 stele, serviciile pot fi destul de scumpe, îi sfătuiesc pe cei interesați să  și doarma în  acest castel să  urmareasca site-ul, deoarece oferă reduceri în mod constant pentru cazare sau pachete speciale. Am avut norocul să profit de o reducere pentru un weekend așa că nu am avut niciun dubiu și am mers să descopăr acest loc. Trebuie să spun că este primul hotel de 4 stele în care am avut șampanie pentru micul dejun, iar personalul a fost, de asemenea, drăguț cu noi.

cast Ursp scara inter

Alte idei frumoase sunt un bar la nivel subteran, decorat foarte frumos, care poartă în continuare niște urme de arhitectură medievală, un foc de tabara în curtea castelului, un mic spa în interiorul castelului (plătit separat) și numeroase camere romantice cu tot ce ati putea avea nevoie (produse cosmetice, ceai , cafea, agendă mică, reviste de citit). Atmosfera a fost complet zen, subliniată de o muzică de fundal frumoasă în curtea castelului după apusul soarelui – destinată mai ales locului pentru foc cu bancutele din jur.

cast Ursp gradina inger

Aș recomanda acest loc oamenilor romantici, cuplurilor, iubitorilor de istorie sau oricui dorește să facă o mică pauză romantică intr-o viață cotidiana plină. Sper să merg din nou acolo și să verific ce altă marcă de șampanie descopăr pentru „micul dejun romantic”.

cast Ursp bisericuta

Din când în când, după ce economisiti ceva banuti, puteti calatori putin în istoria lumii și puteți simți chiar și pentru o noapte că sunteti prințesă și prinț; pentru această fantezie romantică, castelul Urspelt face o treabă grozavă.

Rămâneti în siguranță și  fiti activi! Bucurati-va de timpul prețios alături de cei dragi 🙂 🙂 Pe curând 🙂 🙂

 

cast Urs colt masa