THIS IS 40 - xanthe berkeley
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This is 40. I’m here. As Cosmo said, “It’s not any different to yesterday really”. But I think that maybe it will be.

My 39 list needs auditing, to see what needs carrying forward and what’s been ticked off. Plus, a new list is forming. I’ll be back with those.

I’m ready for 40. Bring it!

Let’s give a few presents away in celebration…

* A copy of the 365 Grateful book – this project changed my life and I’m very honoured to have some photos in Hailey’s book.

* A place on my TANGIBLE Time Capsule course.

* Any print of a photo by me from the color // colour lovers project.

Just leave a comment saying which gift you would like and I’ll choose some lovely people at random on Tuesday 1st April.

P.s Karen is hosting a giveaway on her blog today too…

Thanks SO much for passing by here, I hope it brings some colour and smiles to your life. Time to get back to the birthday fun and another ride on this! xxx

Photos by the lovely Kirstin  on our epic day on Camber beach.


  • Christina
    Posted at 15:08h, 09 April Reply

    Hey, Happy Birthday! You’re makin’ 40 look fabulous… I look forward to your new list. You’ve inspired me to create my own =o) If I could be so lucky, I would LOVE to have my own copy of that beautiful book

  • andreacj
    Posted at 17:46h, 04 April Reply

    I know I’ve already wished you a happy birthday but I can’t help but say it again! HAPPY 40TH! (and welcome to club, lady! 40 looks good on you) 🙂

  • SaveEveryStep
    Posted at 12:39h, 31 March Reply

    Hey, 40 is great! You look fabulous. it’s only a short hop to the next one, so enjoy the view from the right side! Your prints are epic, so if I’m lucky enough, I’d love one of those.

  • Samantha
    Posted at 05:16h, 31 March Reply

    Happy birthday!! Would so much love to win a space in your Tangible Time Capsule course!! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

  • Erin van der Veen
    Posted at 05:12h, 31 March Reply

    I’m feeling a kindred spirit vibe as I just turned 40 too! Happy Birthday:) I’d love a spot in your course!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 16:44h, 29 March Reply

    Happy birthday! I would love to win a spot in yourTangible Time Capsule course – looks SO awesome!

  • robynlaforest
    Posted at 13:16h, 29 March Reply

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I would love a spot in your Tangible Time Capsule course!

  • Lindsay Crandall
    Posted at 12:05h, 29 March Reply

    I’d love a spot in your course! That would be fun. 🙂

  • mudpieKT
    Posted at 02:00h, 29 March Reply

    Happy Birthday! Yeah! Wishing you deep and lasting JOY all through your blessed forties! I would be more than honored to have a chance for receiving the 365 Gratitude book. Thanks!

  • LeAnn
    Posted at 00:53h, 29 March Reply

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy XaNtHe! So nice of you to share your birthday with us. I would LOVE a spot in your tangible time capsule course.

  • Jeri_Taira
    Posted at 23:19h, 28 March Reply

    Just like you to give gifts on your birthday. <3 40 will be amazing Xanthe. This being my last year in my 40's I'd like to try for Tangible Time Capsules. Yay!

  • My Two Mums
    Posted at 23:02h, 28 March Reply

    Happy Birthday :). I’d love a place on your course, so much!!

  • Tahnee
    Posted at 21:50h, 28 March Reply

    Happy birthday Xanthe! Yes, absolutely, every time I stop by you bring more colour and smiles into my life. I would definitely love a print of yours from the colour/colour lovers project. Enjoy that beautiful yellow birthday bike! x

  • Sara Rozic
    Posted at 20:31h, 28 March Reply

    Hello Xanthe and happy birthday! I am a student from Slovenia who acidentally stumbled upon one of your videos on vimeo a year or so ago. and then I was hooked. I absolutely love the idea of capturing every day life so that we have a memory of it forever, since life changes so fast we don’t even see it. I am also attempting to film a second of every day for a month ( I was inspired by your many shot-a-photo-per-day posts on this blog). Thank you for putting up such great content, both in photos and videos. And if you chose me, I would love to receive the 365 Grateful book,as it would be a beautiful reminder of being grateful for little things every day. Have a great birthday.

  • Lou / Mummy Karma
    Posted at 16:58h, 28 March Reply

    ooooh, it’s your birthday but you’re the one handing out gifts! I’d love to win a place on the creating time capsules course (which finishes the day after MY 40th!). I’m looking forward to your 40 list 🙂

  • Jo Hilton
    Posted at 16:53h, 28 March Reply

    I would love EITHER one… but if I have to pick… I love the idea of the 365 Grateful book (because I am trying to be… every single day!) Thank you, Xanthe… and happy birthday!

  • Laura Bastien
    Posted at 16:50h, 28 March Reply

    Happy birthday! It’s too hard to pick just one, but I know I must…So I’ll pick your time capsule class as I am in desperate need of creative motivation and inspiration…it’s been far too long since Oasis!

  • Nancy Moon
    Posted at 16:47h, 28 March Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Xanthe! What I find so awesome about you (besides your talent and classes and photography and video work) is your generosity, that on your birthday you are giving a gift away. That is so lovely! I was participating in color/colour and would like to throw my name in the hat….I particularly love the orange window sill with “polpo” on the window, because of the class I now like ORANGE. Also the green balloons. Can’t wait for the summer prompts too. Thank you.

  • katerha
    Posted at 14:37h, 28 March Reply

    Happy birthday Xanthe! I couldn’t think of anything sweeter than one of your prints. Cherished it would be!

  • Brooke Nussbaum
    Posted at 14:25h, 28 March Reply

    Happy 40th. You have to be the coolest person I “know” / internet stalk. Love all your posts, lists, classes and photos. I would love to win any of these things. I have been eyeballing that 365 Grateful book and have just been saving up for the tangible time capsule course. So really any will do. I hope you had an amazingly blessed birthday. Cheers!

  • polly
    Posted at 13:52h, 28 March Reply

    xanthe – happy 40th! i’d love a place on your tangible time capsule course. i’ve been hovering over the “book now” button for a few days, so winning a place would give me the kick up the arse that i need! x

  • kendralaflin
    Posted at 13:51h, 28 March Reply

    Oh big happy birthday, Xanthe! I look forward to your 40 list! I was inspired by your 39 list so I started making my own at my last birthday and it’s been awesome ticking things off! As for the giveaway, I would so love one of your fabulous prints to hang in my house. Your colour project always brightens my day! Miss you and hope we can see each other again soon!

  • Tehmina Jalil
    Posted at 13:47h, 28 March Reply

    Happy Birthday Xanthe! Didn’t know 40 looked that cool ;). Would love to get a place in your Tangible Time Capsule course. Have a fabulous day, stay awesome and keep inspiring! 🙂

  • Lou | Littlegreenshed
    Posted at 13:29h, 28 March Reply

    Happy Birthday lovely friend!!! 40 is not so bad… just a number right?! I’d love to win a print by you please and thank you! Enjoy the rest of your birthday weekend.. bike riding!! 🙂

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