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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Slovenia Part 1 - Ljubljana
Sunday, March 25, 2018      97 comments

I came back home yesterday to a beautiful sunny day in Paris. But I am missing my very warm and fun colleagues and all the beauty of Slovenia. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A walk by the river
Saturday, March 17, 2018      92 comments

It looks like winter is back in Paris this weekend. So I decided to share with you my walk last Sunday by the river in Auvers-sur-Oise, about 15 minutes away from where I live. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The gorgeous Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival in London
Monday, March 05, 2018      118 comments

I was in England a few days ago for meetings and stayed in London for the weekend afterwards at my friend Liz’s. As always it was a weekend full of beauty, discoveries, fun discussions and good food and wine!!! On the Saturday, we went to the Ke... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 18 Things to do in 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018      121 comments

Happy New Year! (I know, it is a bit late, but in France we send our New Year cards until 15 January or even until the end of January sometimes!!!). I hope 2018 started beautifully for you. Please let me know how you are doing, I would love to h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Visit to Belgium – Part 2, Beervelde
Saturday, October 14, 2017      85 comments

In my previous blog I shared about Ghent, Belgium, where my Dutch friend Cora and I had a lovely time last Saturday. The day before though, we had already had a great time at the Beervelde Flower Show (‘Journées des Plantes’ in French), which ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Visit to Belgium – Part 1, Ghent
Sunday, October 08, 2017      80 comments

Do you know Ghent, in Belgium? I suspect that if you have been to Europe you haven’t been to Ghent! Yet it is a beautiful city. I love Belgium, so close from Paris, yet so different! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike + a museum + a garden!
Monday, September 25, 2017      122 comments

What do you do when you are hesitating between going on a hike, visiting a museum, and touring a garden? You don’t choose, you do all 3 of course! ;) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Morienval Rose garden and Saint-Jean-aux-Bois
Thursday, September 07, 2017      142 comments

In my previous blog I shared about Pierrefonds’ castle and my hike in the woods around it... An enchanting afternoon! Earlier on Sunday, I went to nearby Morienval, where a rose garden opened a couple of years ago (and which also has a beautiful... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pierrefonds - a fairy tale castle and forest!
Monday, September 04, 2017      199 comments

My smile says it all... I had such a beautiful Sunday!!! I will have to make 2 blogs to share it all with you I think! But let’s start with my ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking in the Vexin... again!
Sunday, August 27, 2017      102 comments

I know, I know, the Vexin area, again! But I love it there. Old orchards, corn fields, winding paths, makeshift wooden fences, little hills, a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A day of friendship and beauty in Chartres
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      112 comments

Last Friday I drove to Chartres (about 80K/50 mi South West of Paris) to meet with my English friend Carol and her family, who were on holiday in the area. Carol is a special friend I don’t see very often so I knew it was going to be a wonderful... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Labbeville, Ménouville, Frouville – hiking in the Vexin
Sunday, August 20, 2017      155 comments

Oh how I love these late summer hikes... or is it mid-summer? It feels like late summer, with the smell of the oregano crushed under my feet..... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My mother’s violin
Friday, August 11, 2017      256 comments

I would like to share something with you that is a bit different from my usual hikes. But those of you who have read my blogs for a while know that from time to time, I share something a bit more personal... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Up the hill!
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      97 comments

Rain was in the forecast for the rest of the week so yesterday, which was the first day of my holiday, I decided to go for a walk. I just put my shoes on and walked up the hill from my house... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am back!
Monday, July 17, 2017      190 comments

I am hiking again! And back on Sparkpeople! Forgive me for being MIA for so long... A mixture of having a lot to do with decorating my little house and trying to do something with my garden... whilst still struggling with grief at times and miss... Read more

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