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!

Glasgow Scotland – Western Europe’s Friendliest Murder Capital

Glasgow was once the biggest city in the world... well no but it was one of the largest seaports in the world! Being at the entry spot of the Clyde River, it naturally became a point of trade for sailors to find scallywags and where big business took place. Glasgow’s population inflated rapidly and eventually it became known as the...

Top 10 Best Trend Ever – Gardens

Starting a garden is very trendy. It may be a good enough reason to start one. When I look back at all the stupid fads I have seen, I start to think how much I like this particular craze. Famous diet trends include the watermelon diet, the cookie diet and the ice-cream diet. Stupid trends include celebrities naming their babies...

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...

Milano Bus Tour – A Line

  Milano has a hop on hop off bus tour like Barcelona and Budapest. Without a car, we decide to try the two day tour for 20€. Pleased to start off at Piazza Castello where the Sforza castle is located, we walked around the castle before the bus picked us up. A well preserved castle with a giant courtyard turned park...

Bike Riding the Canal du Midi – 40 Before 40

  Since moving to southern France, we have pointed many tourists to the Canal du Midi for a relaxing bike ride along the shady tree covered path, where you make your own breeze on a hot summer's day. Except one problem... I never did it before today! Another tick? off my 40 before 40 list, Alfonz and I celebrate our last day...

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...

Having a Hysterectomy at 39 – My Journey

WARNING: This post has graphic content about female reproductive organs, hysterectomy and is not for the squeamish. In a world full of uncertainties, one thing we can always count on is change. Things will alter; for the good or for the bad, sometimes self-sabotage and other times the product of outside forces. No matter the source, if you know change...

Mont D’or Formage et Saucisse de Morteau

  We join our friends, Daniel's handball coach, his family, and their 4 kids, for another beautiful meal. Mont D'or is located on the Swiss boarder, a huge ski mountain, and world renown. And C, the father of the family, happens to be from this region in France, known for their cheese, the cheese that fondue is traditionally made from. Cheese and...

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Year End Concert

http://youtu.be/0E7NKSMCZYE   Who doesn't love Freddie Mercury  and the uber famous song Bohemian Rhapsody. It reminds me when I first saw Wayne's World when Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey head bashed to the tune, typical 80's style, as they drove along in their beater car. So when Sally, our choir director, asked me to sing a solo part during our choir performance,...

Milano Last Day

Mom and I started off our last day waking up to snow. My cold kicked my ass, so we decided to take it easy and stick to the bus tour. We bundled up and made our way to the centre of town,...