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, April 9, 2011

Unbelievably Grateful For...

It has be a while since I have linked into the lovely Maxabella's 'Saturday Grateful', but that doesn't mean that I absolutely always am... grateful that is.

So, this week I am grateful for...

Freshly Baked Bread - there is a gorgeous little bakery at the bottom of the hill. It opens at sunrise and there is a cow-bell that hangs outside for when you need to be served. It is nothing more that a hatch in a wall cover in bouganvilla but the beautiful Antiguan woman with perfect skin sells the most delicious baguettes, chocolate croissants and loaves that are so fresh they are still warm. Yummy!

A Resounding Dawn Chorus - I am sure that the dawn chorus is equally as wonderful everywhere in the world, you just don't often tend to hear it. Here, however, we do and it is extraordinarily beautiful. We have no air conditioning in our little house, so the windows are always open and even over the low hum of the ceiling fan, it feels like you are sleeping outside. So as soon as the sun comes up, and the birds are awake, we are able to share with them their joy at the dawning of a new day.

Sunset Swims - It isn't all about the morning. I am just as grateful for the evenings and they are equally as precious and beautiful. It is pretty special to be able to share a family swim together at the end of each day. Ah, big sigh, extremely grateful xx


  1. They all sound like pretty good reasons to be grateful to me Louisa!! May I say that I am 'grateful'to you for sharing them!!!! Fab...xxxx

  2. this sounds fabulous, actually I wish I could be there too.
    good to hear you have a great time!

  3. Hi Louisa..I suppose 'dawn choruses' are different all over the world..here we get the kookaburras first and then the magpies..then others join in. I wonder what you hear first.

  4. Oooh, Louisa, I am envious of that swimming. Beautiful light and so peaceful.

    Our dawn chorus is about 50 kookaburras going off followed by a few hundred packs of screeching cockatoos. Not a 'chorus' by any means. More like a heavy metal band!! x

  5. perfect list! i just found your blog and am a new follower, please stop by mine!

  6. Sounds so beautiful. Love the pic.