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!

Having a Hysterectomy Before 40 In France – What To Expect

Hysterectomy on the French medical system- Once I had my diagnosis, I won't lie, it took me a long time to figure out how I felt about hysterectomy before 40. Sure, like most of us, I read everything I could find about my illness, tried to find alternative options and make an educated decision based on the information. Simple equation, applied...

The Haunted Covenant Inn & Falkland Palace

Falkland Fife has a population of just over 1100 and is Scotland's first conservation village. In 1300AD, the village was called Parish of Kilgour. When I first heard the name it rang a bell, and after searching the net, I found that Mark Kilgour is a character in the Henderson's boys novel series by Robert Muchamore. I...

Write for a Magazine – 40 Before 40

start a travel blog
Another 40 before 40 goal is ticked off my list. I actually think this is two separate goals. I have been writing for BBB Midi since last year, a local Languedoc publication that lets people, like myself, share experiences with their readers. They have a fellow blogger who writes Tales from the Shop Floor as well as myself, who writes as...

Diet Goals – Drop a Few Pounds, 40 Before 40 List

In France, eating is a serious art form and a national sport. - Julia Childs I promised myself never to diet again, but still wish to drop the few pounds I gained while mom was visiting Capestang over the winter. I found myself incredibly inspired after meeting Kristen Macgregor; a Canadian woman staying in our apartment rental with a fabulous story...

Go Karting in Caussiniojouls France with Kids

activities for kids near Capestang
http://youtu.be/bb4jiDku5Y8 Kart racing is an open wheel motor sport. Go Karts drive around scaled down circuits and is where most professional racecar drivers start their careers. Over a decade ago, I saw a coupon on the notice board at work giving Safeway employees a discount at the local Vancouver indoor Go Karting course. At the time, Alfonz and I were only...

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...

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,...

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...

Languedoc Wine & Castle Tours

Alfonz dreamed up a business, got the licensing together in a foreign language, bought the nine passenger Mercedes Van and created the business South Westy Tours back in 2012. When my friend Sherrin visited us from Canada, we were inspired to do a trial run of some highlights from the tour. Six of us got in the van with photos and...

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...