Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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!

Do You Dream Of Your Name In Lights?

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          Alfonz and I dropped Angelina off at school by 9:00am and then we made our way directly to Toulouse. It took us over 2 hours to get there, but I was pretty excited about the adventure I was about to start in Budapest Hungary, as an actual paid travel writer. For years, I have been writing for free, getting my name...

Serendipitous Canal Du Midi Boat Tour

  "Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else" If you are lucky this happens. You are on vacation and all the stars line up for a serendipitous experience. Maybe you are at a resort and the maid brings you back to her house for a home cooked meal...

Pescatarian in France?

                    As part of my ‘40 before 40 goal list’, our family has decided to cut back on meat. We have three families in our life that are good examples on how to cut back on meat from our diets. It may be a coincidence that all three are thirty-something couples who raise their children with health in mind. It doesn't...

Rambla Walking Strip Barcelona Spain

La Rambla is the main walking strip that takes you between the Plaza Catalunya near the sea to the Gothic quarter and the neighbourhood of El Rava in Barcelona Spain. Over one kilometre long it is located in the best tourist section of the city. With its tree lined shaded promenade and kiosks, you can find many trinkets, flowers,...

Day Tripping Tarragona Catalonia

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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...

Gaudi’s Güell Park – Barcelona Spain

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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...

Picasso Museum – Barcelona Spain

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Barcelona Spain Picasso Museum is for the art lover. A little known fact about my past- I worked 10 years for an Art Gallery where I met local and famous artists like Carl Brenders, Terry Isaac and Robert Bateman and participated in signings and sales in the Canadian art scene. I loved my job and learned so much about collecting art,...

Post Hysterectomy First Week-Six Months

Today is my 11 day post hysterectomy operation mark, and I feel fabulous. Other than being tired, it has been a breeze. The last ten days were full of modified activities; mainly writing, reading and shouting recipes from the pullout bed in the living room. Alfonz propped me up with pillows, and surrounding me with massive amount of books, drinks...

Spring Skiing In The Pyrenees

    In the heart of Catalan country, a quick two-hour car trip from Capestang, you will find the pretty ski village of Eyne, Pyrénées Orientales. Winding roads lead you up towards snow-capped peaks with beautiful views of the valley below. Joining three other families from Capestang on this weekend getaway, we had 6 kids and 8...

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,...