Chocolate is one of those things that can make us smile. I thought I'd take a look back at a trip my family made where there were plenty of smiles including chocolate enhanced ones! For 10 days every October in Perugia in Umbria, Italy there is a festival to make any chocolate lover's mouth water - the Eurochocolate Festival. This is Italy's biggest chocolate festival and one of the largest in Europe which takes place in the piazzas and streets of Perugia. Nearly one million visitors … [Read more...] about Perugia, Italy – Olive groves, chocolate and history
I love sleep and I have a recommendation on how to get more! I am sure that the majority of you love sleep as much as I do. Sleep is one of the body’s most essential and basic requirements for survival and yet it seems to be one of the first things to give when we have busy and hectic lives. Everyone can appreciate how great they feel after a good night’s sleep - energised and ready to go compared with the opposite when they have very little or a disturbed night. We fill our diaries and … [Read more...] about I love sleep and I have a recommendation on how to get more! #NeomBigSleep
Have you ever been to a concert where you've never heard of the band? Well at the weekend Josh, our girls and I did just that! We went to the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Northwest Arkansas to see a double feature concert of Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. The Walmart AMP is an outdoor live music venue that seats 7000 people and we are fortunate that it's 10 minutes from home. I booked the tickets on a whim after a very random Google search. My daughter Kate is a fabulous … [Read more...] about Try something different
If you asked me a few years ago if I would ever live abroad I would have been definite in my answer that no I couldn't ever see me doing it. I absolutely love vacations, travel and exploring new places. I'm always planning ideas for our next trip but moving away from family, friends and where I grew up wasn't on my radar! Our life was very settled. We had just finishing a complete rebuild of two farm cottages into our 'forever' home. I'd spent a year of my life supervising builders and … [Read more...] about Would you consider moving abroad?
My favourite Saturday morning- at a farmers' market It feels good to buy from local and small producers. People who care about what they've grown and raised. I love a story about the provenance of the food I'm going to take home. The food feels loved and that leads me to love the food even more! Having lived in England most my life the farmers' markets here in Arkansas have a different and intriguing selection of fruit and vegetables that are very diverse and exciting to me. The novelty of … [Read more...] about Farmers’ Market
How many little things make you happy? Can just one small detail each day be enough to keep you smiling? My name is Karen and I'd like to welcome you to the first post on my new blog 'Little Things Make Smiles'. I believe that no matter how busy life gets we can all find that one little thing each day to make us smile. A positive passing moment or an indulgent hour - it doesn't really matter as long as you find something each day. I will be sharing with you the little things that make me … [Read more...] about Welcome