Amagreen And Awards


Firstly I would like to say a great big thank you to Jean, Shoko and Kali at The Canadian Cats, Binky and Granny at AngelsWhisper and Nicolle, of Stories of A Highly Sensitive Introvert, who nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award and the Black Cat Blue Sea Award. I am truly grateful for their kind thoughts – please go and visit, if you don’t already know them, lovely ladies, all of them.

So. As this is a combination post, I thought I would choose a combination crystal… Amagreen. This fascinating crystal is a new one for me, so I must thank and credit the wonderful for the information I am relaying back to you, for as I said, this is a new crystal for me too.

So far, I have found it to be a pleasant and calming stone, with a wonderful balance of purple amethyst, white quartz and green prasiolite. It releases a loving energy filled with compassion to encourage emotional healing. It can also be used to help awaken psychic abilities.


The green element – prasiolite – is connected with the heart chakra, while both white and purple are connected with the higher head chakras; so it is a wonderful combination stone that promotes deep love and empathy; but also emotional intelligence and how to use it.

This brings me neatly to my nominations from The Canadian Cats and AngelsWhisper – wonderfully sensitive and caring ladies, and good friends who were some of the first people to befriend me here, on WordPress.


For the Blogger Recognition Award, you have to tell the story of how your blog began, I did that here. As a post-script to that story, I am currently learning how to continue the blog – not the writing aspect, but the actual technical side – gulp… – as I am not the most computer literate person in the world, and my son has always taken care of that side of things for me. However, he is writing me careful, step-by-step instructions on how to publish a post etc. to prepare me for when he leaves for university in October.

As part of the procedure for the Blogger’s Recognition Award, you also have to give two pieces of advice – well, they also remain the same. Essentially: interact. Answer comments, talk to other people, visit other blogs. I’ve made some really good friends this way. The second piece of advice is: be nice! I can’t stress that enough, there is very little point in being unkind, or unpleasant, that’s like acid indigestion. You will just rot away from the inside out. (An additional piece of advice would be make sure you’re computer literate…)


For the Black Cat, Blue Sea Award. I must thank Nicolle for nominating me – her questions can be seen here and my answers are:

  1. What would you like bloggers to do more of that they aren’t doing right now?

    To be honest, I don’t really know, the blogs I follow are high quality, and easily accessible, so just keep on doing what you’re doing!

  2. Tell us four things about yourself, one of which is not true, and see if we can guess…

    a) I have a secret passion for Justin Bieber

    b) I was persuaded to start an Instagram account by Gary

    c) I’m a natural brunette

    d) I have over 40 pieces of Rose Quartz

  3. Describe a perfect day that balances all the things you love.

    My perfect day… hmm… a decent night’s sleep – uninterrupted preferably, by having to remove live rey from the house thoughtfully brought in by Lily. Then sunshine would be good, and just basically relaxing with the cats in the garden! (I’m so boring…)

    I’m not going to nominate any specific blogs, so I will throw them both open to anyone who would like to have a go. And, thank you, as always, to anyone who’s been kind enough to stop for a like, a look, or a subscribe.

20991466_168616787026862_258343138_oThe Royal Portrait – Princess Charlotte Oddpaw

58 thoughts on “Amagreen And Awards

  1. Congrats on your awards. You’re doing great, love your blog, crystals and cats. Good luck with the techno stuff when your son goes off to Uni. My eldest is off to S. Korea Sept 1st so I need to set her up a blog before she goes!

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  2. Congratulations on both the Awards, Samantha. Very deserved my furriend 🙂 We tried to google this beautiful stone in Dutch, because we haven’t heard about it either, but google is having a hard time to think of any other translation than Ametrine…MOL 😀 *to Charlotte* you look amazing in your portrait Your Royal Highness *bows deep*. Pawkisses for an inspiring Sunday 🙂 ❤

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  3. You like Justin Bieber? Gag me with a pill. He is such a weird one. Although he is living his life under public scrutiny. I guess we’d look weird too. MOL Princell Charlotte is a beauty, even if her last name doesn’t reflect the true gal. How about Dingbat? MOL

    Thank you for the advice on blogging. It’s such a simple suggestion but very true.


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  4. Congrats on your awards. I made a suggestion for someone’s blog is that OK. Always love to read about the different crystals. Maybe that has something to do with my name. Amagreen is a pretty stone. Do you have Amagreen?

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  5. Congrats on the blogger awards! 🎉🎊🎈🎉🎊🎈
    I’m sure you’ll pick up the technical side of blogging eventually, if you haven’t already. ❤

    Amagreen is such a pretty crystal, a peaceful blend of green and purple! Like a crystal for heart and mind. 😀
    And that’s a pretty portrait of the royal princess! Does she pose for you to take pictures? 😸

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    1. Thank you very much 💕 Oh I’m learning all the time…I’m a visual learner, so it’s great to have instructions but I do like to be shown as well.

      Pleased you like the crystal, and Charlie will sometimes pose, she definitely knows what a camera is for, but I’ve also managed to sneak some good ones too! 📷 xx

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  6. Hmm, I do believe I am not getting notifications of your posts for some strange reason. Still, knowing your blog name helps locate you #stalker. I think the false one is Gary; surely you don’t take reckless advice upon social media from some dodgy author! Although Pinterest…right up your street with images and Boards for all sorts of things, or Flip Board which hosts magazines (board equivalents).

    Congratulations on the awards too; I seem to have a few that require backlog attention myself. Sound advice too; blog engagement is how you meet and get to know wonderful people and find the world is a small place indeed; even if you are just up the road!!

    Apologies for the delay and I will ponder on this no notifications conundrum!

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    1. Lol…I managed to switch off a really useful screen notification thingummy…no idea where it’s gone, my phone does like to tease…

      Said dodgy author is actually quite a persuasive wordsmith, who needs to take up his metaphorical sword and wade into the wordy fray, slicing a simile here…attacking an allegory there…

      And thank you. Always.

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      1. It must be some sort of anti-notification demon or other. I have just pondered long and long to realise I’ve not had a single post notification for weeks, same for these…nothing about you liking a comment except tumbleweed. Do you think if I unfollowed your blog and then re-followed it things would, perhaps, reset?

        Oh my, what a very writerish reposte, but if you refer to me getting back on the wagon of verbosity another realisation is I’ve not actually written anything for ten months! I feel my life priorities are all wrong at present!

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      2. 😢😢😢😢 ….I just thought you hated me….
        You could try that. I shall consult my son…as I do post regularly and always answer comments. Might take me a while, hectic at the moment, but I generally catch up.

        Do you mean anything novel-ish..? I shall have to check. You’ve done reviews and stuff though…

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      3. Gosh no, you are one of my favourite people now 😊 Although a curious thing occured this very morning upon downloading emails…it seems for an equally mystical reason you are back in entirety…. Most odd.

        And writing, yes novels, short stories and anything fictional. The reviews are a distraction really I think.

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      4. No need to thank 😊 Ah, yes…the GoodReads AI has transferred to you other devices…God Strain in action lol.

        Camp NaNo….we don’t talk about that or about progress….I realised I have not written properly for a very long time now….it’s rather grim at the moment 🤔

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      5. It’s not down to writers block, it’s more a mojo thing. I need to stop dwelling on what to do with it in terms of publication and just get back into writing. Positive thoughts help enormously though 😊

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      6. Thank you, I’ve had some long thoughts and discussions over the last few days. Mostly with myself in a very schizoid type of way!

        Skyclad special dancing! Oh my, that would certainly stop the over thinking 😳

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      7. These are the things that need to go in the Future Project notebook…it’s a bit like going to one of those all you can eat banquet places…finish one thing first before you move on to the next or you’ll throw up..😱…!!!

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      8. Good point! School starts next week so I am getting my head round doing stuff with no interruptions again 🙂 First up though has to be finishing the errant third brother off !!

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      9. 😢😢😢…you mean in a project sense surely, not in an actual sense…😢😢😢
        Yes, I am buying multi-packs of soup and spaghetti, 3kg bags of pasta…all ready to go to university with my son so he can survive Freshers Week. Lol..he was unamused by the theme…High School Musical…I offered to buy him some pompoms..😸

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      10. Oh yes, for sure…can’t misconstrue that as psychopathic tendencies! Bit of a cliff hanger for me too at present. I’m rather keen to find out what happens!

        Oh dear, big emotional tug for you then. Both pleased and proud against he’s leaving home. Feel for you there! But seriously, a themed freshers week? And with THAT as it? Times have really changed since I went!!

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      11. Me join political parties when all I see is imbecilic decision making or sound bites to grab voters. Good lord no. I will Bremain as one of the silent majority chuckling and despairing simultaneously in the background!!!

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