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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
A lovely time in Athens with NUOVAELLE and BLOOMINGLENA
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
Hiking around Vétheuil
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
Lost but not shot!
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
Hiking back in time
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.
A hike at last!
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!
Rome - Part 3
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.
Rome – Part 2
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’.
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Rome – Part 1
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
Around my favourite village
Gerberoy is on the list of France’s Most Beautiful Villages. And rightly so in my opinion…
Ev... Read more
A morning hike on my doorstep
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
A hike in the Brie area East of Paris
Jouy-sur-Morin, where I was yesterday, is a 1.5 hour drive from my home North of Paris. A bit too far away for a 3-hour hike! But today I had to go to that village to collect something I had found on ‘Le Bon Coin’ (the French equivalent to Craig... Read more
Hiking under a threatening sky
Look at the sky that welcomed me as I reached Bréançon, in the Vexin area, this afternoon…
Yet, the weather forecast was for a nice afternoon with no rain, so I decid... Read more
My after-work hike
I had taken the afternoon off yesterday to go on a hike, but by the time I managed to leave the office, it was 2.30pm already. Too late to drive for an hour to reach the beginning of my hike! So, I decided to do a hike I had always left ‘for lat... Read more
A lovely day hiking in Normandy
I love Normandy. The part of Normandy I go to most often, the ‘Vexin normand’, feels almost like home as I have done so many hikes and visits there. If you are after green and picturesque (which I am most of the time!), it is wonderful.
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