Caterina is the owner of Quinta del Pacheca in Portugal’s Douro Valley. I went there back in September and fell in love with the region’s port. Caterina was one of the inspirations for my piece on why stories taste better. Between chatting about port and exploring her gorgeous vineyard and hotel, I found a moment to interview her for Superpower.
Continuing with our guest post series, here is one of my favourite bloggers, Kim Dinan of So Many Places, and her take on the words ‘Life the life you want to, not the one you think you should.
When I was younger my mom drilled me with a single lesson: by the time I reached the age of 30 I should have a good career and all that came with it (money, house- you know the trappings). By that ancient age (30 definitely felt ancient to a 16-year-old kid), my mom assured me, it was crucial that my life was assembled in such a way that I could easily shoot through my working life and position myself comfortably for retirement.
Security, she insisted, should be valued above all else.
Outside of Bridges and Balloons, I also freelance as a writer and editor. This is an interview I had published in Oh Comely magazine with one of my heros, Lydia Cacho, a leading investigative journalist and women’s rights campaigner in Mexico. “I’ve escaped mafias and now it’s a monkey that finally got me.” With a … Read more
Outside of this blog, I also freelance as a writer and editor. One of my favourite things is interviewing people and Lionel Shriver has been a highlight. This is a piece I wrote that was published in Oh Comely magazine. “I’m willful and regimented and I don’t quite trust myself so I have rules that … Read more