We are a small, happy family of four. My husband, a baby, a dog and me. My husband works on a yacht. A large, luxury megayacht which tends to be based in some fairly fabulous places. The thing is, where the boat goes, we go! When she was was just eight weeks old our daughter, Coco, boarded her first trans-Atlantic flight and since then we haven't stopped. This is a blog of our rather unusual yet adventurous life. No two days are the same.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time to reflect...

and think again about what it is I am grateful for this week.

This is a really good exercise for me this Saturday as it has been a frantic week. I will explain in more detail at a later date but in short, Coco has been under the weather, we are in the process of trying to buy a house but it all depends on a mortgage and we have been waiting to hear for what seems like FOREVER! So, coughing child and high anxiety levels leads to the inevitable sleepless nights which then leads to... disorganisation, irritability, out-of-control eating (my achilles heal) - the list goes on!

So first of all I must be grateful for:

A patient family - just for putting up with me (especially Angus), supporting me, accepting the fact that contacting those of you in the UK has been low on my list of priorities this week... thank you all, I really am grateful xx

Running - it is such a great stress-buster, even in the Florida heat! I feel so much better and healthier after a good run, it helps me put everything into perspective and also makes me stop for a second and be thankful for the fact that I am so lucky to have a healthy body.

Genius Playlists - Why did I not know about this before? A friend recently told me about this little gem that itunes has to offer and it has completely changed my musical appreciation! I love it and am discovering and rediscovering music I didn't even know I had.

Old school friends - We are so lucky to have wonderful friends from our school days, I told you about some of them a while back here, but another lives in the US and this weekend his work brings him to Homestead, Florida so we are all getting together this afternoon. I am so excited, it is lovely seeing friends from home when we are away from family and friends so much of the time.

I'll leave you with a couple of photos of some old school friends and do pop over to Maxabella and see what everyone else is grateful for this week.


  1. Here's to a weekend with more sunshine, snappy tunes and lots of happy moments!

    I too love Genius and have enjoyed utilising it when at the itunes store to discover new talent that fits with my eclectic musical taste.

    Big hug,

    Felicity x

  2. Tell me more about genius playlists because I haven't been able to figure it out!!!

    Happy Saturday, my dear. I hope you feel a little more top of things next week. Some weeks are just... weeks. x

  3. Hmm, maybe I will try the Genius play list...I didn't try it because I didn't want to reveal too much about my music collection to the Apple empire!

  4. I hadn't even thought of the disclosing my music to apple thing - oh well, too late now. It is worth it though, Genius playlist is officially brilliant!

    So this is what you do Maxabella:
    go to your music library and play a song you love, then click on the daisy like Genius icon in the bottom right corner of your itunes screen (it's tiny, right at the bottom). You then get a playlist of 25 songs which is automatically generated. You can do this every time from scratch or if there is a particular list that you like you get the option to save it.

    It think that if you don't have genius downloaded you are prompted to do this at some stage, not sure though - try it.

    Enjoy xx

  5. Lovely post. It's amazing what a bit of positive bloggery can bring to a situation. And in a week or so when all the bleugh has gone, you'll have a splendid happy post to remember things by.