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!

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,...

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...

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...

Carignan Grape Harvest – Languedoc France

                      Wine is to France, as pasta is to Italy, as paprika is to Hungary, and as hockey is to Canada. Everyone drinks wine. In France, I am reminded at every meal out, it is cheaper than water, as I pay for 2.40€ perrier and my husband's 2.00€ rosé. The Harvest in the Languedoc region of southern France is more than...

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...

Spinning On The Bull’s Balls- Milan Italy

milano bull's balls
        Today was a full first day in Milan. After we finished walking up and down the stairs to Duomo view top we then stopped for a quick bite to eat and found a little hidden gem of a spot to have a quick espresso. The shop walls were covered in a tiny mosaic of birds in trees. The best...