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!

My Last Worry – Carte Vitale

carte vitale France
Moving to a new country comes with its' worries. New language, new people, and new customs and that is aside from setting the children up with everything they need with school and so forth. Back when we meticulously completed our 'TO DO List' when moving to France, once here and settled into our new life, we started a new list,...

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....

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...

Fulfilling My Wish to Sing

Hamori, Eva singing debut Sud de France
'All your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them'. Walt Disney  https://youtu.be/Zye-4GGANzw The first song I ever learned from beginning to end was 'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes' sung during the cartoon-version of the movie Cinderella. I was young, and believed in the words I sung, that my dreams would actually come true.  Why is music so...

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...

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...

40 Before 40 Scotland

packing for scotland from France
Dear Sis, I know 'hee haw' about Scotland and no real 'scooby' what I am in for. After a 'cuppa' with whiskey of course I only pray I don't end up in a 'stooky' with some 'boggy' hen, in a 'minging' bathroom somewhere. I'll be there at the back of five, and hope we have time to pick up...

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...

40 Before 40

eva hamori makes vlogs
  December 14th 2012 was my 39th birthday, and  I have made a list of the forty places I wish to visit over the course of the next year before turning the big four oh and specifically what I would like to see and do there. Last year when we started our adventure in Europe, Kelley Scarsbrook launched her 40 before...

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...