We may not have left a lovelock on a bridge in Paris....
but our hearts are inextricably locked together, mi amor and I
This handsome guy has taught me the true meaning of love over the past thirty years, in all of its forms....
Together we drove thousands of miles, meaning (mostly) he drove, I looked out the window or napped or daydreamed.
Sometimes we sang, or talked about the future or the past, or argued or sulked.
Normal life stuff in the midst of great adventure.
We stood together in awe and felt our love deepen through the incredible times and the tougher ones.
On the freeway in Spain, during a week of a horrible virus and just after the kids had left, I started to cry because I felt so miserable, homesick and worn out. I sobbed so much I made myself sick and threw up all over the car and myself.
He pulled over and gently helped to clean up the mess, me and the car, before we continued. Somewhere in a Spanish field a bright pink towel covered in puke lies testament to our love cos' there was no way we were putting that thing back in with us!
we stumbled upon sacred sites like this one in Wales, the pilgrimage site of the Welsh patron saint of lovers St Dwynwen.
We reenacted a famous moment in time at Abbey Road...
and flew and cruised across foreign waters, both chilly and warm.
We were over the moon happy to have some family love time, not only with our extended family and friends all over this shiny planet but with the girls and Jacob too!
Sienna joined us for a roadtrip from New York to Florida...
and then the whole family plus Sienna's sweet friend Emily flew over to join us for my 50th birthday celebration in Spain and Portugal!
We LOVED the city of Porto in Portugal!!
The tilework there is breathtaking!!
we walked and walked and walked and walked.....
Each of us having our own experience but blessed to be together...
Sometimes we just sat around taking it all in....
Other times we got grumpy, hot and bothered, like families do.
Being together made my mama heart swell even wider with LOVE but man was it hard to see them go after three weeks together
Later, at the end of the trip mi amor and I tucked ourselves far far away in a tiny Mexican village in a beautiful house overlooking the ocean where we watched the sunrise each morning from our bed...
We relaxed and recouped after months on the road, taking in this vista each day with gratitude and wonder....
we danced a little....celebrating 28 years of married life together
and we spent a whole lot of time jumping in and out of this pool, swimmers optional ;p
On our last night before flying home we watched the sun set with our dear friends Mark and Christine in San Clemente California
filled with love and gratitude
and wishing it for all of you too.
“In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances” ~ Rumi
May LOVE fill your world today
wherever you are!
BUT before I go.....
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to my amazing, gracious, generous, loving hosts who helped me to plan and organise twenty workshops in 2015 across continents and countries. I am soooooooo thankful for your hospitality, your organisational skills and your friendship and I cant wait to see you all again!! Much, much LOVE your way!
and of course I couldn't finish up a post on LOVE without including a huge hug and shout out to all of the furry family members that kept us company and made us feel not so far from home along the way.
I couldn't fit every gorgeous soul into this collage below but your precious purrs and snuggles and waggily tails kept us smiling everywhere we went......
and I guess after such sweet animal LOVE its only fitting that todays giveaway is a spot in my Mini Mojo "Animalitos" class!
Good luck everyone!!
All of the winners will be drawn on Jan 11th. Make sure you leave a comment on Days one through five as well as today and I'd love it if you shared on FB,Instagram and Twitter as well!