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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A beautiful day for a hike in the Vexin

Sunday, January 18, 2015      201 comments

I couldn’t have hoped for a more beautiful day for my hike in the Vexin area yesterday! It started in Magny-en-Vexin, a little town I love, but I parked outside the t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts First hike of 2015!

Sunday, January 04, 2015      169 comments

I enjoyed my walk in Saint-Leu-L’esserent so much, last week, that I decided to go back and do a different walk this time. Actually this time it was more like a hike, 3 hours, very muddy and steep at some point. I am so glad I am back hiking! ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One month post-op’s walk!

Friday, December 26, 2014      113 comments

One month ago today, I was just waking up after surgery and not feeling at my best. :) I cannot believe how well I have recovered and how much energy I have now! I am still getting tired quickly, but today I went on a 2-hour walk and really enjo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back on my feet and walking around Chantilly

Sunday, December 21, 2014      149 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      189 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      131 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      112 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      159 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      189 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      160 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      130 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


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