40 Before 40

40 Before 40

With the monumental 40th birthday approaching, I decided to make a list of the forty things I wanted to do before my milestone occurred. It was fun, and I think I learned a lot in that year. Will there be a fifty before fifty? Wait and see!

Port Aventura Salou Tarragona Spain

  Port Aventura is a theme park four hours from our home in Capestang France, heading south over the Spanish boarder with good prices and lots to do for kids of all ages. Four million people visit this amusement park each year located south west of Barcelona.     Salou Tarragon Spain is a seaside resort community on the Daurada coast with white...

Best French Immersion Program – Move to France

french say stop, quebecoise arret
How we learn French- By Eva Hamori After nearly two years living in France, I find the confidence to ask the baker for bread, can understand most of what I hear and sometimes, I even respond. Some days you cannot shut me up and other days I struggle to find the simplest words. I guess learning a new language at...

What’s your #10ktrip dream destination?

Athos Luxury Barge
#10kTRIP How to save for your dream vacation – By Eva Hamori I don't normally write sponsored posts, but when I heard about this brilliant program to save for future vacations, I thought what a great way for my fellow Canadian wanderlusts to experience family travel. Now there is no need to deplete your account when you go away on holidays....

Happy 40th Birthday – 40 Before 40 List Complete

December 14th is my 40th birthday, and I dedicated the last year of my thirties to complete a wishlist of things I want to do before turning the big four-oh! My list changed, evolved, and grew as I went through the process of completing 40 activities. I wanted to push myself outside my comfort zone to try different things,...

Da Vinci’s Canal

Leonardo Da Vinci's Canal Lock is his longest standing most successful invention. Centuries later, the miter lock is still used in most canals and waterways around the world including Panama Canal. It replaced the old  Portullis Lock which was basically a door placed directly across the canal. Da Vinci's is 2 gates placed together at a 45 degree, and it sealed...

40 before 40 – Circle of Friends, Playing Piano and Building a Website

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                    Finishing up my forty before forty list... I have been very busy this year, trying to get better at the things I already do. Up until leaving Canada my life was a whirlwind of mediocre achievements and rushed work at a rapid fire pace. I promised myself during our new life in France, (which started as a sabbatical), I would...

Saint Andrews & My Seven-Year-Old on Irn Bru

http://youtu.be/H4PxuFQCDis St. Andrews, Scotland named after Saint Andrews the Apostle, is a beautiful seaside city located on the North East coast of Fife and is known for their university and 'Home of Golf' one of the oldest clubs where championships are held. The busy streets of St. Andrews were full of students. My stepsister Nicole and I wonder around with my...

40 before 40 – Grandma’s Recipe Blog

farmers markets of France
Part of my 40 before 40 list was to eventually put together my grandmother's recipes in one place for the next generations to enjoy. I learned to cook from my parents, who never used a recipe book when teaching me how to cook. They learned how foods blend, while the ingredients warm up to the proper consistency in the end....

Let’s Clean-up Capestang Campaign- 40 Before 40

expats living in France
      When we decided on Capestang as the perfect spot in Europe to raise our children, what we saw in this village was untouched potential. We stumbled across a perfectly preserved French village that stays open year round. Unlike many of the coastal communities that cater to tourists, they then shut down for the winter. Capestang has just enough life and resources...

40 before 40 – River Rafting Roquebrun

rafting the river orb
We did it! River Rafting another ? tick off my 40 before 40 to do list! With our Belgian guests Greet and Stephan, our local friends Pierre, Anne, Celine, Maxmin and Garance, my daughter Angelina, my husband Alfonz and I, we drove the forty-five minutes to Roquebrun on the river Orb to try our hand at river rafting. It was...