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A special blog for my art and garden-loving Sparkfriends

Friday, September 23, 2011      32 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! How has your week been? Mine had some ups and downs. So when I saw I could take the afternoon off today, I decided I wanted to visit a garden! Some of you mentioned how you liked impressionists, and I know som... Read more

Hiking around Villarceaux... rain or no rain? (video blog)

Saturday, September 17, 2011      21 comments

(A little 'hi' from the middle of the forest with a special thought for 1BEACHWALKER who has been encouraging me to try and make a video!) Hello again!!! I have been working hard this week, but still not enough: I should have been wor... Read more

A special weekend with my friends Sally and Steve from England!

Sunday, September 11, 2011      16 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I have just had a wonderful weekend with my friends from England, Sally and Steve: Yesterday we went sightseeing, shopping and walking... Read more

A lovely walk in Paris with JOL1KEY2BOL3

Friday, September 09, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Yesterday was a fun and busy day! I met Californian Sparkfriend JOL1KE2BOL3, who is currently in France. We spoke French all the time as Jolie's French is really good! Read more

A long walk in the park of one of my favorite castles

Saturday, September 03, 2011      24 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! I have to say mine is wonderful!!! This morning, I went for a hike in the forest. It was good because it felt a bit less hot in the shade of the trees! Read more

Hiking in Auvers-sur-Oise with STRIVER57 and LIZALOT

Saturday, August 27, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Today’s hike was very wet, but much fun, because I got to meet two other Sparkfriends who live in Paris (STRIVER57) and in the Northern Paris area like me (LIZALOT). Here is a photo of the three of us near the begin... Read more

My holiday in Switzerland - Part 2: a hike above Neuchâtel

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      19 comments

Thank you all for your encouragements on my blog yesterday! As promised, here is the 2nd part of my holiday in Switzerland: on Sunday, we went for a hike in the mountains above Neuchâtel. We left Neuchâtel late morning and took a cable ca... Read more

My short holiday in Switzerland - Part 1

Monday, August 22, 2011      20 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! It is great to be back on SP after this short holiday in Switzerland! Yet I must say I had a fantastic time! The weather was gorgeous - really sunny and very hot, almost too hot for the day of my friends' wedding in... Read more

So excited by today's hike in the countryside!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011      16 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Today was a day off in France. And the sun was shining! So I bet you already know what I did... Of course, I went hiking! I went back to the Vexin area (North-West of Paris), which is so convenient for me as it is o... Read more

Sunday's Nature poetry

Sunday, August 14, 2011      13 comments

I had to finish a piece of work today but, late afternoon, I went for a short walk in the forest... Just to bring a bit of poetry to a Sunday evening... I should have... Read more

Saturday walk in Paris above the trees! (lots of pictures!)

Saturday, August 13, 2011      15 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! WARNING: LOTS of pictures... sorry, I got a bit carried away!!! Another Saturday walk! In Paris again, as it rained most of the day. Only a few weeks ago, not only I wouldn't have gone for a 2 hours-walk alone,... Read more

Have you ever been to a 'pick your own' farm?

Sunday, August 07, 2011      18 comments

There are two 'pick your own' farms about 15 minutes away from where I live. For a while, I have been thinking "I should go one day"... without ever doing it! As Sparkpeople is so great at encouraging me to live my life fully and try new things,... Read more

My Saturday hike around one of Paris ‘villages’ (lots of pictures!)

Saturday, August 06, 2011      13 comments

Dear Sparkfriends, Let’s be honest, it didn’t start too well. I opened my shutters this morning and the sky was so grey! Grey with big dark clouds. Hum. No weather for a hike in the countryside! So I took my umbrella and decided to go ... Read more

My Saturday hike in the French countryside (with lots of pictures!)

Saturday, July 30, 2011      16 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I really haven't been walking much since I started gaining a lot of weight. A few months ago, my doctor said not only running but also walking was bad for my sciatica problems, so that was it, I hardly walked at all... Read more

6 months Sparkversary... Should I give up?

Saturday, July 23, 2011      17 comments

I cannot believe it is my 6 months Sparkversary today! You might look at my weight tracker and wonder: “6 months on Sparkpeople... and only 2 kilos lost?” I know! I have actually gained 5 kilos and lost 2 of those during the last week... It mean... Read more

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