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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Morienval Rose garden and Saint-Jean-aux-Bois
Thursday, September 07, 2017      138 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      196 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      101 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      110 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      153 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      250 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      96 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      187 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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 40 things about me!
Friday, May 26, 2017      78 comments

Borrowed from POLSKARENIA (hers is here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6339257 ) I thought it would make a perfect Friday night blog. :) 1. Do you like blue cheese? Oh yes, I ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Iguaçu Falls - Brazil and Argentina
Saturday, May 20, 2017      93 comments

I am in Brazil! It is my first time in South America, so it is quite exciting for me. I arrived almost one week ago now for a series of meetings which will take until Tuesday (getting home on Thursday)... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back from Kiev!
Saturday, April 22, 2017      87 comments

I came back from Kiev, Ukraine, last night. I had last been 20 years ago, and remembered a city with gorgeous churches. I wasn’t disappointed, they are still just as gorgeous, with their golden roofs shining in the sunshine... or, like here, as ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Monet’s garden in Giverny
Sunday, April 16, 2017      87 comments

As promised, here is a special blog with the pictures of my visit to Giverny last Tuesday with HOLLYM48. Monet designed and painted his famous garden in this little village of Normandy where he lived between 1883 and 1926 with his family. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The light at the end of the tunnel... Sparkfriend Holly’s visit to France!!!
Friday, April 14, 2017      113 comments

Yesterday morning, I took Holly (HOLLYM48) back to the Charles de Gaulle airport after her wonderful one-week visit. And my heart is full of gratitude to Sparkpeople that enabled me to have such a fantastic friend, the best friend I could ask fo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 'What a gift that smile was'
Sunday, March 05, 2017      183 comments

Dear Sparkfriends, I know several of you have loved ones struggling with Alzheimer’s. You kindly mention it sometimes when I speak about my mother here. And I know some of you are also having a very hard time seeing your precious parent or ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A peaceful afternoon hike in Boran-sur-Oise
Sunday, February 26, 2017      82 comments

The weather forecast was strange for today, but I decided I needed a hike and was ready to brave the rain if needed! I went to Boran-sur-Oise, ... Read more

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