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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Morocco - Rabat mostly!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      115 comments

I have been back from Morocco for almost two weeks now, it is about time I write a blog about it! (photo taken in the old Kasbah in Rabat) As the title of this blog ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spring hike with Cora

Sunday, March 22, 2015      157 comments

I am having a great weekend with my Dutch friend Cora, who got here a couple of hours after I flew back from Morocco on Thursday night (blog about that trip coming later this week!). Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spoilt hiker

Sunday, March 08, 2015      113 comments

You know what? I think I am spoilt! Tonight as I was driving back from my hike (30 minutes away from home), it struck me: many people would be delighted by what I saw today! So why am I a bit uncertain about it? There was beautiful weather... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snowdrops!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      143 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      177 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 reac... Read more

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

Sunday, February 08, 2015      81 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      139 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      120 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      95 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      210 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      170 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      132 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


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