travel

portrait in paris

Convinced I didn't deserve center stage, Carla Coulson you helped me change all that. Not only did I find my inner sexy, adventurous, spirited, passionate sense of self again. I also gave the gift of myself back to my daughter. A Mum who wears red lipstick, high heels and knows how to navigate the Metro. […] Read More

liguria

We set off for Liguria with high hopes, expecting beautiful weather, gelato, family time, some much needed rest and relaxation. Each of these arrived in different ways, at unexpected moments, our maiden voyage in the camper van was an education for all of us. We managed to survive without computers, no internet, no online games […] Read More

time to shine

Time to Shine with Carla Coulson 'Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye' H. Jackson Brown Jr I turn 50 this year in June, and I will be celebrating in Paris. and the beauty of this is that she will show me what everyone else has always known ......that I am beautiful […] Read More

italy door shit

'She knocked and waited... because when the door was opened from within, it had the potential to lead someplace quite different' ~ Laini Taylor Rounding the corner a perfect photo, as if the Italian gods were smiling on us. Italian doors, each element aligned perfectly to capture that quintessential dream of Italy. Yet my eye […] Read More

carla coulson

Carla Coulson - Get Published Workshop Some years ago I took an online journalism course. I completed the first two assignments and that was it. The rest of the notes are actually sitting beside my bed in the hope that I will find time to read them. Many of us start something only to have […] Read More

venice-1

Some twenty five years ago I stood at St. Mark’s Square, in Venice at the Traghetto Molo and took a photo of the gondoliers. They were seated together chatting and I felt very brave walking up to take a photo of them all. It would be just one of the millions of photos taken in […] Read More

vatican-stained-glass-madonna

Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Nineteen :  Spirit We missed the tour, can you believe it after waiting so long in line we missed it by minutes. Standing looking lost, […] Read More

lucca-moped

Italian Passion Do I live with passion, are you kidding? My passion is travel, ever since I was a kid I wanted to get out and see the world. I blame it all on my love of reading and my families artistic bent that had me longing for a chance to view the greats first […] Read More

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Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Twelve :  Meaningful Connections Young free and in love with life. Florence in your 20's is a magical time. A time when the rhythm and […] Read More

One Perfect Day in Assisi

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Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Nine :  One Perfect Day in Assisi There's not much I need to have a perfect day. I don't need an exotic location or even […] Read More