I would like to express my warmest wishes of Happiness, Peace and Joy to all my readers and visitors,
and to say a special thank you to those who keep encouraging me with their kind words.
Visit me often, and should you like to send a message, please don't hesitate.
I'd love to receive news from you, and I always reply though I might take some time...
© Dulce Rodrigues
Creating my website was a fascinating challenge that led me to get to know other people who share the same passions as me or simply recognize the value of my work.
I wrote these pages for my readers, so please enjoy reading them and visit me often. Without my readers, what would be the sense of writing this website?
Every season of the year offers us an abundance of lovely flowers that either health care for us, season our favourite dishes, or humbly give us their perfume or bring beauty to our lives.
man has been collecting and using them as medicines since the dawn of times. In the healing power of the plants
you may start a journey of discovery on the amazing wonders of Nature and how it cares for our well being.
I love children and young people and I'm particularly worried about their access to Reading and Education in general.
As I often say "A book is a trip to a world of imagination and creativity, and those who don’t read will for ever stay in the same place".
Don't ever deny your children the wonderful joy of experiencing the universe of words, buy them books and tell them stories even at their early childhood. Books exist in all shapes and formats, for every people's liking and age.
Allow me to suggest a few in the section Books.
It also because of my concern with children that I created the children's site Barry4Kids
with stories and games and activities for learning in an amusing way. Most of those features were inspired by the stories of my first book for children, the French and Portuguese versions of
BARRY'S ADVENTURE (that received awards at the
2013 Hollywood Book Festival).
Through my stories and theatre plays I try to express my great affection for children as well
as to pass on to them true values like respect and love for animals, those living creatures who share with us this Earth where everybody and everything should live in Peace and Harmony with Nature.
Barry4Kids is above all a children’s website, but parents and grand-parents and also teachers are warmly invited to visit it and let children use it.
Inspired by my stories, a few school children in France showed a remarkable talent for poetry. Please read those charming poems
and persuade English-speaking children to express themselves also through their poems. The poems will be shown here and in pet dog Barry's website.
Portuguese gastronomy is rich, delicious and varied. Each region has its own main specialities. For reasons difficult to explain, Portuguese gastronomy is nevertheless little known abroad.
Would you like to learn a little more about it? Then I invite you try the tasty recipes you find here.
There are different kinds of things in life: Those that are good to know, those that are part of Man’s History,
or those that make us laugh. I welcome you with a little humour: He asks his wife: Why are married women heavier than single women?".
His wife says to him: Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge…".
I wish I make you laugh, or at least make you smile... See you soon and I hope you do'nt hesitate to check the other features on the left.
And no matter how old you are, do not kill the child who sleeps inside you, because, as the great Portuguese poet António Gedeão* would sing:
Dream our Life drives.
And whenever a Man dreams,
The World moves on and thrives,
Like a colourful ball,
In the hands of a child.
(in Pedra Filosofal, 1970).
* pseudonym of Rómulo de Carvalho