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In Tallinn, Estonia, June 2016
Hiking in Normandy, June 2016
A big smile! Sept 2016
LOVED my first day in Armenia (can you tell?!)! Can't wait to go to the mountain villages tomorrow!
is actually paid to do this job!!! ;-) (But it WAS an exhausting day with 8 hours on fairly bad and mountainous roads...)
visited people at the border in a war zone, with their house walls full of bullets... As I was leaving, the owner, an old man, went to his garden to pick up roses for me... Unforgettable times...
had a wonderful hike yesterday for the 1st Nov holiday! I hope you'll enjoy reading my blog about it! :)
bought myself some flowers this weekend, just because... And I should do that more often! Have a beautiful Monday dear Sparkfriends!
accepted an offer on my apartment this morning! Now I really need to find a nice place to move to!!! Goodbye little appartment, I am glad I have a couple of months to say goodbye properly!
is 48 today and got the best birthday gift: my offer on the little house of my dreams (still in the same area 15 minutes away from Paris) was accepted and it looks like everything is OK now! Woohoo!
A perfect winter hike!
is having a lovely time in Christmassy London. I LOVE the decorations this year!
had such a great time at Sparkfriend LIZALOT's concert tonight... I can't wait for the next one in April! Thank you LIZALOT!!! And bravo again!!!
is cccccold in Paris today! But still went for my 1-hour walk at lunch time... Beautiful in the sun but awfully cold in the shade! Brrrr!
was grateful my back pain improved enough for me to be able to meet a friend for dinner... It was freezing in Paris but so beautiful! (Sorry, only had my phone with me for the picture!)
came back all refreshed and happy after my hike today! Blog coming soon! :)
is very sad. My mother died this morning.
I am slowly starting to feel more at home (moved last Thursday)!
Normandy with HOLLYM48!!! Some sightseeing and a very demanding hike (up and down the cliffs)!!!...
is hoping you'll enjoy my blog about Sparkfriend Holly's visit!!!
Moved into my new home! (Love the lilac from the garden!)
visited an ancient monastery at the end of a busy day of meetings tonight in Kiev, Ukraine. And yes, the scarf was compulsory! :)
had a lovely time with Sparkfriend NUOVAELLE in Athens last night! So precious to have Sparkfriends all over the world!
had a busy weekend! I found a car (yay! after 8 months without one!) and kept organising my new little house... What do you think of the entry? This is how it looks like tonight! :)
loves my little car! I so look forward to going on hikes again after the trips of the next few weeks (Brazil + Egypt)... I hope you are all well! Happy Tuesday!
made the most of a couple of hours that were unexpectedly free this morning by going to Iguaçu Falls with a colleague, just 20 miutes away from our hotel... Can you tell I had a fantastic time?
is hoping you will enjoy my blog about the amazing Iguaçu Falls (Brazil + Argentina)!
was delighted by my encounter with these smiling little girls in an old church in Cairo last night! Bright smiles to brighten my day! :)
enjoyed seeing the Pyramids again this morning with colleagues and friends before visiting some of our projects in Cairo.
is home but missing the warm smiles of Egypt like these 2 wonderful little boys at one of our children events!
could feel my heart melt as I looked at this picture from Egypt a colleague just sent me! Awwwww!
had a big surprise as I removed the wallpaper from a piece of furniture I bought for €60 in a thrift store... yes, it is an oil painting... Amazing!
is still here, although crazy busy with work + gardening!!! Look how my garden has improved already... :) I'll post a blog soon though, promise! Miss you all!!!
went on a really good long walk up the hill this morning! Will post a blog later! :)
loved all the beauty I saw at the garden centre today! So many gorgeous flowers! Hoping to go on a hike tomorrow... Have a great weekend dear Sparkfriends!
had a great Sunday and a perfect hike, can you tell? :) Will post a blog about it tomorrow! I hope you are all well!
had a lovely time in Belgium... I hope you will enjoy my 1st blog about it!
is hoping you will like my 2nd blog about my visit to Belgium! :)
is in Armenia this week and just met with Mariam, the young lady who is now playing my mother's violin... So special to hear her play and to meet her! Doesn't she look lovely too?
took only the big roads to go home last night... snow snow snow... on 30th November? Never heard of that in Paris before!
bought my little Christmas tree (it smells so beautifully!) and decorated it this morning, and also made my wreath... feeling all Christmassy now! :)
is listening to some beautiful choir music tonight and writing Christmas cards... I hope you are all having a beautiful Advent Season...
is back from a very short visit to Morocco (24 hours) where I worked worked worked... but the meeting took place on that boat! I think I have the best job in the world. :) How are you doing friends?
is back from the Netherlands and grateful for a lovely time with friends (and great walks, including by the sea!)... Happy New Year to you all dear Sparkfriends!
loves my winter flowers (outside my kitchen window this morning)... They are even more precious than summer ones, aren't they? Happy Sunday dear friends!
Estonia, June 2016
doesn't have any work trip for the summer! So I bought myself my summer basil pot, like I do each year! Do you also have some little traditions like that? :)
Wonderful memories of Landscape Arboretum (MN) and Sparkfriends, even though I love life in Paris!
We had such a beautiful picnic in the vineyard... missing HOLLYM48 and WILDASTER! (MN, May 2016)
Gala evening at the Museum of Art of Philadelphia!
Hiking by the Ocean in Brittany (Feb 2016)!
Before/After! Feeling sooo encouraged!
is looking at these lovely flowers on my desk this morning and loving working from home (who would have thought?!)
was grateful for a lovely time over dinner with my mother last night... these moments when she seems content are precious...
29 November 2015
A sad story with a happy ending! Me in 2007 looking like my old self, and the following years...
So special to meet HOLLYM48 at last and to go on a hike together (07/31/15)
View from my hotel's roof in Rome tonight... So happy to visit these gorgeous places for work!
A beautiful roadside shrine I discovered in Picardie at Easter... so appropriate!
Bluebells and wild anemones in the woods on top of Mont Sainte-HÃ©lÃ¨ne, near Beauvais...
Wild asparagus and wild garlic found during my walk in the woods tonight... wonderful for my salad!
I love lilacs!!! (London, Spring 2013)
Visiting a literacy class in Cairo, Egypt, last April... Did I say lately how much I love my job? :)
Crossing a river in Congo, while Pierrette is patiently waiting for us. (Copyright: Richard Hanson)
Children running towards me in Mouyondzi, Bouenza, Congo - Oct 2012
At a friend's wedding in Switzerland (August 2011)
A roe deer I met during a hike... She was so close!
Wild clematises are everywhere in the countryside around Paris... Gorgeous in winter!
Leaves on water in the forest of CompiÃ¨gne.
A butterfly in a painter's garden in St-Paul, near Beauvais (North of Paris).
Love love love hiking on these paths!
At my local market... even eggs look good, don't they? :)
June 2007, 80 kg (I am 6ft)... this is the weight I want to be back to.
28th July 2011
My visual motivator: Towards a lighter life (body + mind)
A close-up of my visual motivator... making it reality!
I love my job! - LÃ©ogane, Haiti, 2010.
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