Monday, November 28, 2011


I have so many things to be thankful for. Last week was Thanksgiving, and I felt a bit bummed that I was so far away from family and friends and unable to celebrate with others. I was feeling sorry for myself and complaining a bit to my lovely husband. He was so understanding, and just plain awesome. We decided to spend the long weekend in Sicily, as a little treat, and to do something fun since we couldn't be with family and friends this year.  I am soooo glad we went! (Pics will be coming soon.) It made me realize that I really do have SO much to be thankful for. The picture above is just a little pretty with many things I love and am so thankful for, beautiful flowers, stunning colors, great cook books, my super awesome cozy red and white stripey scarf from H&M in the background.... I could go on and on.
What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lovely Gozo

The Cornucopia Hotel never looked so good! That's where Jon and I have stayed a few times. Sweet and unfussy
The Grand Hotel in Gozo has a grand view as well. Jon's Aunt and Uncle stayed here a bit grander than ours.
The Azure window in Gozo is truly a spectacular sight.

Ta' Mena part deu

I was trying to get the baby goat to come a bit closer so I could pet it, I used a bit of bribery in the form of cactus leaves.

We took my husbands Aunt and Uncle to Ta'Mena Estate when we were visiting Gozo a few weeks ago. I was so pleased that we finally got a chance to see the baby goats and explore a bit more. We went up to see all the crazy farm animals of course the dogs led the way. We even ran into Grandpa picking olives, he is in his 80's and still working hard, amazing!!! We couldn't leave with out buying a fab bottle of wine, and their delicious sun dried tomato paste which is to die for it's so yummy!!! I think we are addicted to it. Not sure what we are going to do when we leave Malta!

That is one thing I have really been enjoying since living in Malta all of the incredible fresh produce. I've been cooking a lot of Mediterranean inspired dishes, last night I made a tasty Sicilian fish stew. I can't get enough of the tomatoes and olive oil, it's been such a treat. I do have to be careful not to go crazy with the pasta, because everyone knows what happens when you eat too much pasta!!! Not a pretty sight. I have found a tasty gluten free alternative which is pretty similar to the original thing.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday adventures in Beaune

Le belle fille on her birthday..... riding the town carousel, all us girls got on for a spin.