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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snowdrops!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      103 comments

Early signs of spring… How I love these! When I see snowdrops I know we are getting there and soon I’ll be hiking with sunshine warming my face, birds singing and the... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Royaumont’s Abbey

Sunday, February 22, 2015      173 comments

I have been to Royaumont’s Abbey (built 1228-1235) a few times, but I always get a shock when I get there… it is so beautiful it takes your breath away… When I reache... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme – Day 3

Sunday, February 08, 2015      80 comments

I am back home! And you know, I am already dreaming of going away again, possibly to the same area (almost)! More on that later… Thank you all for your kind encourage... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme – Day 2

Saturday, February 07, 2015      138 comments

I started the day with a 3-hour hike in Le Hourdel. It was a gorgeous morning! Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme – Day 1

Friday, February 06, 2015      119 comments

One of my main New Year Resolutions was to go away regularly for the weekend, for hikes, rest and sightseeing. I had been dreaming to go to the Bay of Somme (about 2 hours North-West of Paris) for ages, so the destination of this first weekend a... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Parisian walk

Sunday, February 01, 2015      94 comments

I hadn’t been for a walk around Paris for a long time! Fittingly, it started here, at the feet of the Eiffel Tower… As you can see, it was rather cloudy! It wasn’t w... Read more

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

Sunday, January 18, 2015      207 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      151 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      190 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      113 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


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