Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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!

Gaudi’s Güell Park – Barcelona Spain

guell park barcelona
Gaudi created Güell Park with the intension of establishing an elite neighbourhood for 60 houses in a setting high on the hillside, away from the smoke and pollution of the city of Barcelona below. The park and its roads were designed with natural forms and lines in mind. To enter the park it is free but the Gaudi House Museum...

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...

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,...

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...

Sagrada Familia Basilica – Barcelona Spain

If you do one thing outside of budget on your trip to Barcelona, go inside Sagrada Familia Temple. The large Catholic Church draws tourist from around the world. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI declares the temple a minor Basilica. The unfinished work by Antoni Gaudi is different than any other church. Its vastness alone is note worthy but with light...

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....

Piazza Dei Mercanti & Duomo Roof Top View

  Milano! You either love it or hate it here or at least that's what the tourist book says. Milano on first glance is noisy, crowded, busy and dirty. On second glance you will find a lively culture, with people out and about with many things to do and see; even in the middle of winter. Mom was recently reacquainted through the...

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....

My French Garden Love

To appreciate Mother Nature in all her forms, gardening is a celebration of creation. Watching and nurturing seeds to sprouts, the stages plants go through until they flower and lastly give fruit: is a lesson in patience and love.  Gardening is a common pass time and no wonder, when you can get your hands dirty and take a moment...

Day Tripping Tarragona Catalonia

Tarragona Monument Human Pyramid
Tarragona is in southern Catalonia directly on  the Mediterranean Sea with a population of 134,000. The tourist drive of this location would be the pretty walking strip or Rambla which leads you to the stunning views and the Roman ruins. The human tower monument statue we were so fascinated with, symbolizes the bi-annual sporting event, where the leading human towers around...