Gratefully Grateful *19*

26 May

It has been a busy and eventful few weeks around here.  My mom arrived from Canada for a long awaited three week visit and I turned the big 40 years old.  Now I just have to get used to writing and saying the word 40.  I’m pretty convinced that this is going to be a glowing and wonderful phase of my life.

I’m so lucky to be heading into my 40s with so many beautiful things in my life: my three incredible kids, my loving and patient husband, the fact that I live in one of the most gorgeous countries, my (relatively) good health, all my amazing family (I still have my 2 grandmothers!), the ability to show my kids the world and my circle of loving and hilarious friends.  How could it not be a great new phase of my life?

Here are a few images of what has made me happy lately.
DSC03251Spending the last day in my 30’s driving around in this old Citroen and dining at the famous restaurant D’O.  The car may be loud and feel like a tin can but the funk factor cancels all that out.

IMG_7762A little visit to a local villa for a lovely rose market and exhibition.  Lots of new rose plants have made it into my garden the last few days.DSC03267The poppies that are in bloom everywhere you look at the moment.  That bright orangey red pop of colour on the green fields is so gorgeous.IMG_7766These stunning rose bouquets.  I would love to fill every room of my home with these.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead.

Gratefully Grateful
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12 Responses to “Gratefully Grateful *19*”

  1. Judith May 28, 2014 at 01:08 #

    I love how there’s so much to be grateful for in your life! That old Citroen car is so rad. I think you should keep it so that we can all join you for a ride through the Lago area next year for some real funky Blago fun 😉 And love love love the poppies of course 😉 hope my little B-day card arrived in time!

  2. lauren May 28, 2014 at 13:42 #

    Happiest of days to you, my dear and many, many happy years ahead. I turned 40 a few years ago, and it’s been nothing but good. (Ask me again, when I face 45 next year!) I tried to comment after we chatted on Instagram about mirrorless cameras… how are you coming with your search/decision? Please feel free to email me if you have any questions! We leave for Greece and then Italy in a few days and I’ll be bringing my Fuji along! 🙂

  3. charrymina June 10, 2014 at 05:47 #

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