Angela Andrews was born in Orbost, Victoria Australia, in 1961. She is second of the three Andrews' children. All her colleagues, friends and family affectionately call her, Angie.
At the age of thirteen, while at Boarding School, Angie wrote her first book of poems, and now she is a distinguished member of The International Society of Poets, as recipient of the 2008 International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.
At the age of nineteen, Angie started her career in television and became one of Australia's leading commercial models. For the next fifteen years, she worked on advertising promotions with Paul Hogan, comedy sketches on the Don Lane show with Bert Newton, acting in mini-series like Five Mile Creek with Nicole Kidman, and many more. Angie was also one of the famous Big-M Girls on promotional campaigns for the household-name brand of flavoured milk.
In 1995, Angie completed a diploma in Freelance Journalism at the Australian College of Journalism in Sydney, Australia.
Her first four books on the subject of Stranger Danger / Relative and Friendly Danger, beautifully illustrated by her talented mother Nina Andrews, were published in 1996. The series has proved incredibly useful for counselling, and so impressively constructive are these literary works it prompted a letter of recommendation from Dr. John Irvine, co-founder of The READ Clinic in Gosford, north of Sydney.
In 2009, the books "Aussie Moments", and "The Adventures of Nature Family" were published. Nina Andrews - good ol' mum - wielded paint and palette again, to illustrate the covers of both books.
Angie's latest book, Cookin' for Cures is a guide to help people learn how to include Aloe vera gel in delicious recipes and drinks.
The years fly by so fast it's a good job we have the seasons to guide us. Here are some ways you can take care of your plants so that they grow well and endure the extremes.
Aloe vera is a clever little plant. It stores a lot of water, and can live for weeks and weeks without it. It has a few more tricks up its sleeve for when the ambient temperature falls outside of ideal tolerances.
When it's cold outside, and the mercury falls below 10°C (<50°F), the leaves of the Aloe Vera will begin to turn pink as the plant attempts to absorb and hold more warmth.
The best remedy is to keep your plants underneath trees, and other areas around the home which are shielded from the chilly air. Though be careful - if your plant is too shaded or over-grown by other plants, it will develop some mighty ugly black spots and the leaves will become impotent and squishy.
Aloe vera thrives when it gets at least 5 hours a day of direct sunlight - with water every other day - in rich soil with good drainage.
When the harsh Aussie summer rolls around, Aloe vera plants can certainly receive too much sunshine. The leaves typically turn yellow and end up with burned tips. You can rescue a heat-stricken plant, by moving it to a cooler spot and water it daily. It will take a week or two to recover.
If you can think back-in-time to when plants first evolved, our planet Earth is reported to have been closer to the sun and with a very fast rotation period of about six hours. This would mean three hours of sun, three hours of darkness. This fact gives a great deal of credence to the good practice of keeping your plants underneath trees. They will receive a few hours of sun in the morning, then another few hours of sun in the afternoon, avoiding much of the harsh sunlight that beams down throughout the middle of the day.
At any time of the year, it’s a good idea to give your Aloe vera, and all your vegetable plants, a good feed of seaweed-based-fertiliser. It’s a great way to give them all a super-boost of protection and strength.
A product like Seasol (pictured) provides a stack of bio-organic compounds and awesome glyco-nutrients that your plants will love. It's also great for the organic bacteria and enzymes in the soil which are essential to breaking down larger molecules so that the plants can use them to grow.
So now your plants are well placed to get just the right amount of sunshine, watered and well fed, they will grow really well. It won't be long before you have many plump gel-filled leaves to harvest for all your natural health and healing needs. Better still, new tiny Aloe Vera plants will start to pop-up from the ground all around as the plant spawns what we call "pups". In a future edition of the Healthy Living Garden, I will show you the best ways to propagate the pups into new pots and other places in your own garden.
Warm wishes and best regards,
I once had four lovely and healthy layer hens.
Cookin' for Cures is my seventh book. It is doctor-endorsed, and it helps people learn how to use the Aloe vera plant in their food, drinks and topically for themselves and their pets.
by Angie Andrews
A4-size Full-colour 120-page Cookbook delivered to your home. Bonus: 3 FREE RECIPE CARDS for immediate download after the purchase of this cookbook. Consider ordering the eBook edition if you would like to avoid postage fees.
5th Edition! Amazing Aloe Vera will help build your immune system! Cookin' for Cures is certainly the answer to all of your culinary concerns! PDF suitable for e-readers, tablets and personal computers, ready for immediate download after purchase.
by Angie Andrews
This is our debut issue! It's all about how Aloe Vera helps to heal our animals. 6-page PDF suitable for e-readers, tablets and personal computers, ready for immediate download after purchase. You may print-out this magazine for free distribution only amongst family and friends.
This is our second issue. It is all about how Aloe Vera can help us to heal ourselves. 6-page PDF suitable for e-readers, tablets and personal computers, ready for immediate download after purchase. You may print-out this magazine for free distribution only amongst family and friends.
Maxine is a miniature fox terrier who once had arthritis. - Click to Read More »Healing the Koala's burnt paws
Australia sees some amazing extremes of weather. Sometimes lightning starts bushfires, so we have to be prepared to help. - Click to Read More »Did you Know?
Healthy Living with Aloe Vera Fact File #1 - Click to Read More »Fancy That!
Fancy, a little black miniature schnauzer, was terribly sick. So on the Monday morning, Sharon decided to take her to see the vet. - Click to Read More »Toby's shrinking tumor
Toby, an eight year King Charles Cavalier, was found to have a large cancerous tumor in his mouth. Surgery wasn't an option. - Click to Read More »Questions and Answers
To ask a question, or tell us about your Aloe vera experiences, use the online form on our contact us page. - Click to Read More »Maxine's Dog Attack
One day, Maxine forgot how small she really is, and was viciously attacked by another, much bigger dog. - Click to Read More »Feral dogs attack a local farmer's horses
While Tom was away for the weekend, two of his horses were savagely attacked by dogs. - Click to Read More »HOW TO: Prepare Aloe vera gel for eating
At first it seems like a chore, but with time it becomes second-nature. - Click to Read More »Protecting your Aloe vera plants
The years fly by so fast it's a good job we have the seasons to guide us. Here are some ways you can take care of your plants so that they grow well and endure the extremes. - Click to Read More »Super Survivor!
I once had four lovely and healthy layer hens. - Click to Read More »Extreme Survival
It's amazing how the Aloe vera plant adapts to the extremes of the seasons. - Click to Read More »Aloe Vera Toothpaste for pets
We all have bacteria, fungus and other germs in our bodies. The mouth is the main gateway for these things to to get inside us. - Click to Read More »Miracle Doggie Treats
These amazing Miracle Doggie Treats are an excellent way to reward your pet, and feed them some immune-boosting Aloe Vera at the same time. Delicious! - Click to Read More »Healing Arthritis in Humans
My hands were feeling stiff and the joints in my fingers were swelling and becoming very sore. - Click to Read More »Cookin' for Cures
Cookin' for Cures is my seventh book. It is doctor-endorsed, and it helps people learn how to use the Aloe vera plant in their food, drinks and topically for themselves and their pets. - Click to Read More »
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