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Back on my feet and walking around Chantilly

Sunday, December 21, 2014      46 comments

I have missed my hikes during these last 3 weeks and a half! My hikes and people, if I am honest… 3 weeks at home after the hospital, I am more than ready to see my colleagues in the office tomorrow! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weight loss surgery - one week post-op

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      175 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends, La vie est belle! Life is beautiful! If you have been following my hikes and travels for a while, you know I am convinced of it. Yet, l... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lovely time in Athens with NUOVAELLE and BLOOMINGLENA

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      130 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Greetings from Athens, Greece! That was the view that greeted me when I reached the hotel on Saturday evening… Striking no? For me howe... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Vétheuil

Sunday, November 02, 2014      166 comments

Do you know Vétheuil? If you are a Claude Monet fan, you actually know Vétheuil! The painter lived in the village between 1878 and 1881 and made over 100 paintings of... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lost but not shot!

Saturday, October 18, 2014      111 comments

I am sorry for the dramatic title, but today was an eventful hike indeed! I don't think I like those, I'd rather have one of my usual hikes, where the worst that can happen is to get a bit lost... And speaking of getting lost (to start with the ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking back in time

Saturday, October 11, 2014      102 comments

I had wanted to do this hike a few weeks ago already, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the terrible Ourcq Battle that took place in these fields and on these paths 6-9 September 1914. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike at last!

Sunday, October 05, 2014      170 comments

It feels like ages since I last went on a hike, although it is only a little more than a month. So much has happened since then! September was mad, with 3 weeks away from home in total. But back to today’s hike! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome - Part 3

Saturday, September 13, 2014      93 comments

I am really glad so many of you have been enjoying my blogs about Rome! I am now back in Paris but still remembering with delight the few hours I had to walk around the Eternal City. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome – Part 2

Sunday, September 07, 2014      158 comments

In my previous blog about Rome, I mentioned the little street where I stayed (I am still in Italy but now outside Rome attending meetings): via dei Chiavari. The picture below is of a little square right next to it, called ‘Largo dei Librari’. ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome – Part 1

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      188 comments

I arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon. I left my luggage at the hotel and headed straight to the Trastevere, South West of Rome, across the river Tiber. It is one of the most well known and loved areas of Rome nowadays, but it was hardly ever vi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Around my favourite village

Saturday, August 30, 2014      159 comments

Gerberoy is on the list of France’s Most Beautiful Villages. And rightly so in my opinion… Ev... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A morning hike on my doorstep

Friday, August 22, 2014      129 comments

For most of my hikes, I drive about one hour away, and it really feels like I am on a mini-vacation. Well, not this morning, I only drove about 10 minutes to reach my starting point... I very much hiked on my doorstep! Or I should say on my moth... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike in the Brie area East of Paris

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      164 comments

Jouy-sur-Morin, where I was yesterday, is a 1.5 hour drive from my home North of Paris. A bit too far away for a 3-hour hike! But today I had to go to that village to collect something I had found on ‘Le Bon Coin’ (the French equivalent to Craig... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking under a threatening sky

Sunday, August 17, 2014      152 comments

Look at the sky that welcomed me as I reached Bréançon, in the Vexin area, this afternoon… Yet, the weather forecast was for a nice afternoon with no rain, so I decid... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My after-work hike

Wednesday, August 06, 2014      180 comments

I had taken the afternoon off yesterday to go on a hike, but by the time I managed to leave the office, it was 2.30pm already. Too late to drive for an hour to reach the beginning of my hike! So, I decided to do a hike I had always left ‘for lat... Read more


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