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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back from Lisbon

Saturday, January 16, 2016      183 comments

I am home! I flew back from Lisbon late last night, having made sure our conference's participants were all on their way home. Phew, what a week. It was wonderful to see all my colleagues but I am pretty tired! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Thoughts on working from home and a few other things!

Friday, January 08, 2016      215 comments

I started working from home a few days ago. I really didn't want to! Actually it puzzled me (hence this blog!) when in my latest blog I mentioned that I would be working from home permanently that so many of you seemed really happy for me. I soo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A warm and sunny Christmas hike!

Sunday, December 27, 2015      209 comments

We are having an incredible Christmas season in Paris, warm and sunny... It feels like Easter more than Christmas! To me it was perfect weather... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My weekend in Laon

Monday, December 07, 2015      98 comments

Laon isn't a touristy city. But it should be in my view! It is beautiful. I went to Laon last weekend with A, a Parisian friend I met during on... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A walk around Christmassy London

Saturday, November 28, 2015      143 comments

I was in England for meetings this week and stayed a little longer to visit my friend Liz in London (I am writing this on the Eurostar train heading... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A strange Sunday

Sunday, November 15, 2015      131 comments

It should have been a happy Sunday and a beautiful hike. Nothing went as planned. And I think it was fitting. Nothing is going right in Paris at the moment, so why should it have been a normal Sunday? Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike near Versailles

Monday, November 09, 2015      205 comments

I went to Jouy-en-Josas, near Versailles (South West of Paris) for my hike yesterday. It is normally a bit too far away from my home in the No... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back in Ronquerolles

Sunday, October 25, 2015      183 comments

We moved the clocks this morning in France. Of course the night falls earlier now, so I had to be careful not to leave too late for my hike today! ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Coulombs-en-Valois

Monday, October 19, 2015      173 comments

Yesterday I went to Coulombs-en-Valois, North-East of Paris. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A gorgeous autumn day for a hike

Sunday, October 11, 2015      179 comments

It felt like ages since I last went for a hike, after being away for 3 weeks! I went on lots of urban walks during that time, but it really wasn't the same. I missed my hikes, and I missed the fresh air. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A beautiful stay

Saturday, September 26, 2015      114 comments

When I arrived in Algiers (capital city of Algeria, North Africa), a little over 2 weeks ago, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this stay, and was dreading being away from home for 3 weeks. You know how I love travelling, and I travel a lo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Get to know you...

Friday, September 04, 2015      107 comments

These questionnaires are often fun! Would you like to answer this one too? I have ‘stolen’ it from my dear Sparkfriend WILDASTER (have a look at hers here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Sunday hike in the woods

Sunday, August 30, 2015      110 comments

It was a hot summer day in the Paris area today, so I decided it was the best day for a hike I had kept on the side: a 17K (11 miles) hike entirely in the Carnelle woods (Forêt de Carnelle), about 20 minutes away from home. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Saint-Just- en-Chaussee, finally!

Thursday, August 27, 2015      186 comments

After a gorgeous summer, the weather has been very wet and much cooler these last few days in Paris (and it is again today). So yesterday I was deligthed to see it was a warm, sunny day! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sweet encounter in Bouafle

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      140 comments

A hike, finally! I have been on vacation for a few days now and was longing for a hike! Yesterday I went to the Yvelines area West of Paris, no... Read more


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