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Soaked but happy - All Saints day hike in the rain!
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      19 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Today is a Bank Holiday in France, so of course, I decided to go hiking nearby, starting from a village called Champagne-sur-Oise... When I left home, the sun was shining brightly. And as I look through the window n... Read more
Getting lost in gorgeous Fall colors -- hiking in Vallée-de-Chevreuse
Sunday, October 30, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends ! I got lost during my hike in Vallée de Chevreuse (South-West of Paris) today! Once? Twice? Nope! Three times!!! I must say it was so gorgeous I didn't mind. Also, part of the hike followed a path on which French wr... Read more
4 Parisian Sparkfriends meet for a lovely walk around 'Medieval Paris'
Saturday, October 29, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This afternoon (from left to right) Lizalot, myself, Striver57 and Minium met for a long walk around Medieval Paris. Do you notice the mini Statue of Liberty in the background? :) ... Read more
The kindest thing someone said to me...
Thursday, October 27, 2011      18 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I thought I needed to share this with you, because I owe this to so many of you... My friend Liz told me today: "You know Claire I was just thinking the other day that in some ways you are like a different ... Read more
Hike with me in the park of Versailles' castle! (video blog)
Sunday, October 23, 2011      24 comments

I apologize for the poor quality of the video... But it gives you an idea of what I saw today! As you could see, it was rather crowded there... I just took a few photos, the video, and went away to the calmer part of the park! From the star... Read more
Hiking in the Carnelle forest by the Blue Lake... which is actually green!
Saturday, October 22, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I just had a nice bath (something very rare for me, I prefer showers!) to try and help my sore feet recover for tomorrow’s hike... But today’s hike, in its simplicity, was really worth sore feet... Nothing muc... Read more
Too beautiful not to be outside!... hiking on a Friday afternoon
Friday, October 21, 2011      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I know it's Friday and I should have been at work today, but at lunch time I decided I had had enough, the weather was gorgeous, and I wanted to go outside and enjoy a hike! My boss confirmed I could take the aftern... Read more
Hiking by the river on a lazy Sunday afternoon
Sunday, October 16, 2011      15 comments

My feet were still aching from yesterday's hike, but I knew they were OK enough for a short, lazy one-hour-and-a-half hike today by the river. And the weather was so gorgeous again I couldn't resist... But I'll let the pictures speak by the... Read more
Hiking through the fields by a gorgeous fall day - or how not to be confused with a hare!
Saturday, October 15, 2011      14 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Let’s be honest: I was a bit bored at some point during today’s hike. I had decided to do a hike where I would be crossing many fields, because I thought it was a better idea to do it by a gorgeous, warm day like to... Read more
5 things I love about my body
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      20 comments

A few days ago, MINIUM wrote a lovely blog about 5 things she loved about her body and encouraged us to do the same:
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Hiking around Jambville on pretty and challenging paths... and no rain! (video blog)
Saturday, October 08, 2011      17 comments

Hello again dear Sparkfriends! Before I forget, let me start with good news... If you are looking for a birthday gift for me (29th November, hehe, thank you STRIVER57 for asking!), I have found it for you... ;-) ... Read more
Hiking on steep paths in La Roche Guyon - a view well worth the effort! (video blog)
Sunday, October 02, 2011      9 comments

Hello again dear Sparkfriends! The video showed you the highlight of today's hike: the view from the top of the white chalk cliffs on the river Seine and the village of La Roche Guyon. To get there, I had passed by the castle of La Ro... Read more
Meeting AYABA18 in Paris Rive Gauche!
Saturday, October 01, 2011      18 comments

WARNING: LOTS of pictures!!! Hello dear Sparkfriends! This morning, I met AYABA18, who is currently in Paris, and we had a fantastic time, talking about all kinds of things (including zumba... and, ok, food too!) and laughing a lot! ... Read more
Hiking in the Fall sun around Nesles-la-Vallée (video blog)
Saturday, September 24, 2011      15 comments

(I apologize, I am trying to learn how to make videos, but I still have a lot to learn!!! Lesson #1: Check you aren't out of breath before you start a video. Hum!) Hello again! Today my hike started in Nesles-la-Vallée, a village w... Read more
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

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