Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

Everyday life, away from home for a year, with teens

I have to admit, it has been tough to establish a daily routine, which works equally well for the 4 of us. All the planning in the world, ahead of time, will not prepare you for what it is really

Chocolate and cava for breakfast?

I’ve been to Spain before, as a tourist. Once during a business conference where the organizers tried to accommodate a normal eating and drinking routine. One that is conducive to getting work done, but enjoying the local customs as well.

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

How long to dry a cotton hoody?

I cautioned them against bringing those things. A double lined hood, oversized, heavy and I’m sure comfy, but practical? No. I do wonder how many days they will take to dry. Our location here in Barcelona is one thing, I

‘Home’ is where you want it to be

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a

What can we reasonably take care of?

It is a tricky dance we are doing right now. Or a balancing act of sorts. On one hand we know how much physical space we have to store all our possessions. But we are not sure if we can

A mysterious element hidden in the details

A mysterious element hidden in the details

Also known as the ‘the devil is in the details’, although I might like to use the word mystery! Makes it sound like a puzzle or a problem which needs to be solved and if you pay attention to the

That was such a yucky blue job

That was such a yucky blue job

The main reason it looked so rainy yesterday in my video was because the gutters were overflowing. It was so noisy it woke me at 5:30am and I assumed it must be raining cats and dogs. All day, there was

I am habit

I am habit

I first came across this poem in the opening of Sean Covey’s, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”. I was really taken by the last words – “be easy with me and I will destroy you“. I had never

Without seasons, there is no opening day

Without seasons, there is no opening day

I wonder if the celebration of a sports season, as a culture’s focus says something about the people?

There is nothing simple about sleeping well

Starting at the bottom of my journey map, in the middle is the column titled SELF and the biggest box is called ‘SLEEP / REST‘. We all know how much better we feel when we have a great sleep and