If you are new to my Best Week Ever
series this is my way of looking back on each week positively. Every week should be our best week
and even when times are tough find something that makes life beautiful to be living. This week I have to say I am happy for the warm weather. It is the first real summer that I have experienced in England. Last year we got two weeks of great weather right at the time Ryan and I were on vacation in Italy. It has been really lovely to see the beautiful blue skies and spend so much time outdoors with my family. This past weekend we went to a local fete and spent time walking along the canal and the parks in Bath, England. Anytime we can be outside as a family is a great day for us. This week has gone by so fast and I am glad to welcome this weekend and all it has to offer.
1. Summer Fete.
I learned that it is pronounced like ‘fate’ in American and not pronounced like it rhymes with ‘set’. Have been to three now saying it the wrong way. Luckily I have an awesome friend who is also an American expat that was able correct this blunder this week.
2. Wedding dvds.
I have a really good friend named Sally. She was my husband’s neighbour growing up back in Illinois. She has always been really nice since I met her and probably one of my biggest supports. I am almost always getting online to find a sweet comment that Sally left for me on one of my photographs. She sent us a care package this week with a wedding dvd her husband made at our wedding in 2003 and a dvd of her daughter singing at her wedding this summer. It was so thoughtful and I just wish Sally and Arlie could be here this summer for our vow renewal
The portrait for this self portrait saturday
was focused on one of the scars on my neck. It is a memento from after I was born with being a premie and surgeries for a disease. Read more about it on Self Portrait Saturday
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Therese were a few of my favourite Instagram photos from the weekend. We walked into town on Sunday along the canal, which is one of my favouite ways to get there. We also got to enjoy the view from the Pulteney Bridge
where we stopped for ice cream. This bridge is like the one in Florence where it has shops all the way across it. The weather is really
hot out here and there has been lots more drinking of Pims. You can follow me on Instagram here.
Weekly Wishes: I discussed my weekly wish, my plan to get rid of my wardrobe and the reasons behind it.
Travel Tuesday: A new link up with my cohost Belinda. This week I take you to the Darker Side of Pompeii.
Life in England: A Sports Day recap with a special VLOG on Third Culture Kids by my son, a TCK.
Photography: This week’s photography post was an instruction on how to take your family portraits.
This has been my first week using the Disqus app for my comments. You might remember I had tried using it before for a day but went back to the blogger comment format since I like being able to email back and forth with my readers. I will say having not been able to respond with everyone do to the ‘no reply blogger’ issue I finally decided to give Disqus another try. Right now I really love it. I am still able to have a continual conversation with you as we get email notifications to reply back to each other and I have found more people are leaving comments now than with the old system.
So I wanted to ask how do you like it?
WHAT I HAVE BEEN
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Q: How has this been your Best Week Ever?
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