It's My Darling's Birthday - Carla Coulson
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It’s My Darling’s Birthday



 Francesco Copyright Carla Coulson

It’s my darlings birthday today so we are dancing with joy in Paris.

Most photographers have a gorgeous gal as their muse but I have the fortune to have a gorgeous guy as mine.  No matter where we go I am always snapping him!

I met Francesco almost 10 years ago now and I love him for all these reasons:

1. He has never changed from the day I met him.

2. He is kind to me, my friends, strangers, children and animals.

3. He is the sweetest man I have ever met and affectionate to boot.

4. When he speaks english I could tape it and sell it, it sounds so adorable.

5. He is gorgeous!!

6. He is intelligent and has a thirst for learning.

7. He loves Mediterranean culture with a passion and lives and breathes history.

8. He is patient and rarely loses his temper.

9. Sometimes when we are home alone, he takes me in his  arms and we waltz in our crazy apartment.

10. My chemicals like his chemicals!

Tanti Auguri amore mio, TI AMO

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  • sweet-issimo !
    auguri a his gorgeousness

    June 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  • What a beautiful post Carla. I don’t mean to sound pathetic but he’s so gorgeous. I’d love to photograph him too. I hope you two are enjoying a special night. It’s the shortest day here in Sydney so we’re now working towards more light! Bring it on. Prux

    June 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  • P.S. I particularly love photo # 3

    June 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  • garishma

    Love the last point. 😉

    June 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm
  • You’re one very lucky lady Carla. My darling and I are still searching for each other. They’re beautiful photos and that’s certainly an impressive list. x

    June 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm
  • Absolutely precious! Enjoy a wonderful celebration together!!! xo

    June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  • Such a sweet post this is..x

    June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  • Oh wow, how lovely, Carla! Thanks for sharing part of your life with us. I hope you have had a wonderful time celebrating your darling’s birthday 🙂

    June 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • Lisa

    You both have such kind eyes; his reflect in your photos. And, that, is a beautiful thing. Sweet post. Enjoy your world ~

    June 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm
  • Super lovely post, Carla!
    And Tanti Auguri to your gorgeous and adorable husband!!!!!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  • Happy, happy birthday to your gorgeous Francesco! Love your list of why you love him, love #9 in particular – so very sweet and romantic.

    June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm
  • With all due respect Carla–he really, really is gorgeous! 😉

    And what a lovely post through and through–so happy that you two found each other. Those are some mighty fine reasons you listed.

    Hope you are dancing in the streets today to celebrate!!!

    Joyeux Anniversaire Francesco!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm
  • Gorgeous! Your relationship, him, you…congrats to you both!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm
  • anne carol

    ooooohhh, c’est très Beau,

    very nice of you to share, Carla!
    I hope you both have a wonderful day,
    and Cheers to Francesco!

    joyeux anniversaire!
    anne carol

    June 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  • Oh happy birthday dear Carla…wow, what a guy!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  • ps I mean happy birthday to Francesco 🙂

    June 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  • Carla,
    What a wonderful tribute to your guy!! Beautiful pictures and a very good looking Francesco!!
    Happy Birthday wishes to Francesco!!

    June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm
  • He even looks good in a skirt! Gotta love a guy who can do that. Happy Birthday Francesco! Have the most wonderful celebration. Much love XOXO
    Gorgeous photos Carla.

    June 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • Go ahead, make my day!!! Hubba hubba is all I can say. I’ll be saving this post !

    June 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm
  • 5. He is gorgeous!!


    2.He is kind to me, my friends, strangers, children and animals.

    Tanti Aguri Francesco!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  • Happy Birthday to your beautiful Francesco, Carla! That’s some list… mix all those attributes together with yours and no wonder your chemicals are rather fond of each other. 😉 {I wonder if it’s like the chicken and the egg thing…} Makes my heart glad.

    June 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  • You are a lucky woman Carla,I too have a darling like this and would not change him for the many women can say that these days.i hope your darling has a wonderful birthday,and many many more.

    June 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  • Robyn Favelle

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous man, gorgeous words…..thanks for sharing Carla…my husband sounds a lot like your man….sweet as and so much fun….we are very lucky women!!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  • Happy birthday to gorgeous Francesco! + adore that list.

    June 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  • Happy Birthday to a handsome and generous muse Francesco! Love the #2 image with a sun sparkle.

    June 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm
  • Carla…gorgeous post..and I can see why he’s a keeper….DIVINE!!

    June 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  • Buon compleanno Francesco e 100 di questi giorni! Rosanna

    June 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm
  • Carla,
    What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the man you love!What a stunning couple the two of you make…I hope you dance through the streets in celebration today, Happy Birthday!
    He’s a gemini? My husband is one too, never a dull moment!

    June 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm
  • Yes, completely gorgeous, even in a skirt! So glad you found each other – how romantic and inspiring! Happy Dancing and Birthday, Francesco!

    June 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm
  • Lovely …. Lovely…Lovely…,May this happy day day rain flowers…

    June 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm
  • Vicki moore

    Hi Carla,

    And imagine if you’d never left Australia! It was true fate that you both met. The photo of Francisco sitting at the Greek church….they don’t get any better than that! It’s timeless. And of all those qualities it’s his kindness that stands him out. Happiness to you both for the rest of your lives dear Carla.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm
  • Uta

    Happy Birthday, Francesco. Carla – I love your list and wish that there were many more darlings just like him! I wish you a love-filled life always!

    June 22, 2012 at 1:13 am
  • jeanette

    Happy birthday Francesco, Hec, myself and Carla’s family love you too. You made her “come alive” Many years ahead of happiness to you both . I was lucky enough 52 years ago to marry my dream and I would not swap Hec for anyone he is my best friend,lover and soul mate Jeanette

    June 22, 2012 at 2:23 am
  • Such a sweet post!
    Just wanted to say I loved Italian Joy I wrote a post on my blog the other day!

    June 22, 2012 at 2:52 am
  • Happy Birthday to the sweet man who makes you so happy – for this transcends into your magical work. Happy days together and may you always find time to waltz through life. A gorgeous blog. F x

    June 22, 2012 at 3:34 am
  • Denise

    I loved your Italian Joy book and then when the Paris book came out, I first thought that you and Francesco had parted. How relieved I was when I found out you had moved to Paris together. Phew! I have watched with interest your relationship blossoming. Oh and by the way, buon compleanno Francesco(albeit a little belated). Denise

    June 22, 2012 at 3:57 am
  • This is so lovely. He is a lucky man. I hope he had a wonderful day.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:30 am
  • Happy celebration to both of you! I love a good love story 🙂

    June 22, 2012 at 5:56 am
  • Good people come together – so wonderful to be with someone that make you feel like this. Happy birthday to your lovely man.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:07 am
  • These are beautiful images Carla! Just beautiful. They really capture the grace, wit, humour, love and joy of this lovely man.
    The last one – of the dancing – made me smile.
    It’s funny – we’re always trying to take perfect photos of our friends and family, when the impromptu ones are just as wonderful!
    Janelle McCulloch

    June 22, 2012 at 8:20 am
  • Happy Birthday to the boy! He is just gorgeous and you can see what a lovely man he is through your photos. Gotta love a man who can make you laugh! That second last photo is just amazing.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm
  • such a cute and heart-touching post!
    greetings from germany, geisslein

    June 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  • Sabrina

    I just bought ‘Italian Joy’ and what a beautiful book full of life, love and colour. You are an inspiration to me Carla to live life with an open heart. Happy Birthday to your husband and many more. You both deserve one another. Life is grand…thankyou.

    June 25, 2012 at 5:06 am
  • Oh, happy (extremely belated) birthday to your darling!! What a wonderful muse he makes! Your story together is oh so romantic.

    ~ Clare x

    July 14, 2012 at 3:29 am