Carolynn is on a journey, a road to discovery, wonder, and eventual fulfilment of a dream. Her blog A Glowing Ember, is filled with posts that unfold like a new leaf, illuminating, encouraging, and inspiring readers. Gifted writer that she is, her writing flows, descriptive, and evocative. She loves words, cultivates and nurtures them. Growing them like sunflowers in a field, only picking the most descriptive and beautiful to adorn her blog. Carolynn has a life long big "D" dream, and she is committed to pursuing, and achieving it. Declaring her dream was the first step, and setting a date to achieve this dream, was another. This is a determined woman who will succeed. A avid animal lover, photographer, and gardener, she lives with the lifelong burning desire to move to the south of France, where she wishes to own a country cottage complete with a few animals, and her own personal wake up call each morning from a rooster. She describes it as the pursuit of peace. "France" she says "strikes her as having a slower pace, where moments are savoured sitting in a curbside cafe, or meandering along sleepy back roads lined with lavender fields." She also remarks that it doesn't hurt that they have excellent wine, as well. She shares her home with Bear, her beautiful ball of Zen like fluff a former rescue cat now recovered after once being hit by a car. Bunny, [ also known as Sarge ], the dwarf foster rabbit, who has been adopted by both her and Bear, and some fish. She has big plans for her current "small space" a balcony garden. And this is why garden centres love people like her. "Actually, what I do generally is drive up to a garden store, [she has been to the one that I work at, and she really likes it.] and walk in clutching my credit card. I wander up and down the aisles with the intention of just getting a few key pieces to brighten up my little balcony, and create a outdoor oasis for me and my furry critters to enjoy........I usually walk out with a cart full of bedding plants all cheerfully waving their pretty little petal faces in the breeze and my credit card smoking in my wallet." Oh we love people like her! Drop by on Carolynn's blog, tell her that I sent you, read about her part time work in the stable with horses, her love of photography, her adventure in the making. She is a interesting, outgoing, and altogether amazing talented woman. Carolynn, sometime after you get settled in that country cottage in France, there might be a knock at the door. It could be one of us, stopping by to say hello, how are you doing. With a simple housewarming gift of artisan bread, and a special bottle of French wine that we picked up at the local Cafe, on the way to your house. We are so dreaming of sitting at your little outdoor table, giggling at the antics of the rooster as he struts through his harem of hens. Enjoying the sunshine as it sparkles through the leaves of the olive tree branches above us. Dreams do come true!