My name is Barb, and I’m a wife, mother, and grandma. While I am not a new blogger (I started in 2007), this is a ‘newer’ blog for me. I created this blog initially to help me cope with the death of my youngest son. It helped me get out of my head, which I can tell you is a very good thing!
Grief is a complicated thing. There are different layers always waiting to reveal themselves. The good news is – ta-da, I know I have a Guardian Angel, and we will be reunited someday. He loved the old website/blog. I know he would approve of this, especially the name.
Years ago, I lived in Switzerland and the Netherlands. I have had a lifelong love affair with travel and have been fortunate through the years to travel professionally as an Education Manager for both Clinique and Prescriptives (decades), for my own business, as well as personally. My boys felt at home in Europe just as they did in the U.S. Amazing memories that I cherish.
In 2003, I married a wonderful man (my oldest son introduced us) who was born to travel. He would like nothing less than to experience other cultures and to play pack-mule (while carrying my “stuff”) when necessary. He enjoys being the photographer on occasion and takes some fab photos. Ray also contributes to the posts (I read them to him, and he gives a thumbs up or down). The down, I often ignore.
I always planned on moving back to Europe, either full or part-time. When Ray and I married, he bought into my plan (Yay, oh yay). But there are many other possibilities. Time will tell—chapter by chapter.
SPOILER ALERT: WE MOVED TO FRANCE…FULL-TIME…OVER THE MOON!