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Extracting Happiness From Common Things

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."Henry Ward Beecher Random things that make me stop and appreciate them...things of nature. Last week our power downstairs kept going out and when we traced it we found that the pump in our outdoor fountain was bad. We got out… Continue reading Extracting Happiness From Common Things

Catalonia, Exploring, Friends

A Mountainous Adventure, Part 3

And today, the final post of our mountainous adventure. Three days. Eight crazy people. One dog. Probably 1,000km. Amazing local food. As I told you in A Mountainous Adventure, Part 2, Bob and I returned home on Sunday evening. Bob had been asked to give evidence on road safety to The Victorian Parliament in Australia. Due… Continue reading A Mountainous Adventure, Part 3

Catalonia, Exploring, Friends

A Mountainous Adventure, Part 2

At the end of our tortuous drive, we arrived in Lles de Cerdanya. Another spectacular village. We drove through the village to Fonda Ca l’Abel where we were staying for the next two nights. Or so we had planned. Everyone got settled in their rooms and then headed down the road for a drink. Bob… Continue reading A Mountainous Adventure, Part 2

Catalonia, Exploring, Friends

A Mountainous Adventure. Part 1

We've just had the most mountainous adventure! Three days exploring the Pyrenees with six dear friends. Our friend and former neighbor Gloria moved up to the mountains last year and we have talked about visiting and we finally made the trip. Our convoy of three cars set out at 9am on Saturday. My wonderful husband… Continue reading A Mountainous Adventure. Part 1

Beach, Community, Home and Garden, Sunrises & Sunsets, Vineyard, Xan & Bob

Tot anirà bé. Everything will be fine.

Life is about the enjoying and noticing the little things. The little everyday moments that may seem insignificant at the time but those will be the ones that you will draw on in your memory in the years to come. On a morning in the distant future you will look at how the sunlight glows… Continue reading Tot anirà bé. Everything will be fine.