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A walk around Ecouen, my local castle

Sunday, January 08, 2012      30 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Impossible to go on a hike today: my sprained ankle isn’t cooperating. I really hope it will heal before I fly to NYC on Friday, and then Haiti on Saturday. So, I decided to be sensible and go on a short walk i... Read more

A great start to 2012!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      32 comments

I hope as I write this that you all had a lovely New Year’s Eve and started 2012 in a positive state of mind. I surely did! Nan (Sparkfriend MINIUM) had invited me to share their family dinner for New Year’s Eve, and it was both delicious, fun a... Read more

The last hike of the year!

Friday, December 30, 2011      23 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I was so happy this morning to see the sun shining! Quick, quick, I got ready and off I drove to Hédouville, a charming little village North of Paris, in the Eastern Vexin area. When I got there, the sun had disappe... Read more

A walk in Paris by a sunny afternoon

Monday, December 26, 2011      19 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I hadn’t planned to do a blog about my walk today, but as I came back tonight, I thought you might enjoy looking at a few photos from Paris. :) Read more

Holly, ivy, berries… my lovely Christmas hike!

Saturday, December 24, 2011      19 comments

Joyeux Noël dear Sparkfriends! For my hike today through the woods… … the meadows… ... Read more

My Sunday walk around Christmassy Paris

Monday, December 19, 2011      42 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! My walk around Christmassy Paris yesterday started with a church called Saint-Joseph l’Artisan, not far away from the ‘Gare du Nord’ station where my train arrives from the suburb. Read more

A perfect day for hiking... so happy to be back in the countryside!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011      25 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Walks are lovely. Discovering a big or small city is really nice. But, honestly, friends, NOTHING can beat a hike. I have missed my hikes!!! (The last time I could have gone on a hike, the weather was so dreadful I ... Read more

My Christmas in London

Monday, December 12, 2011      25 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I hope you love Christmas decorations, because this blog will be full of them! (You can also see other ones in my last two blogs about my visit to London...) Christmas in London for me is stylish and tasteful,... Read more

Three London markets not to be missed!

Sunday, December 11, 2011      26 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! As promised in my Little Venice blog yesterday, here is a blog about markets in London! I had been to two of the three in this blog already, and I can say I LOVE them and the beautiful products they sell... BOR... Read more

Discovering Little Venice in London

Saturday, December 10, 2011      27 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Today was a gorgeous day in London (yes, I could be renamed ‘ClaireinLondon’ this week!), and my friend Liz, who lives in London, had prepared an exciting walk for us… Read more

Excited! (But it might surprise you...)

Monday, December 05, 2011      37 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! A few weeks ago, I told you in my status that I had been invited to go back to a place in the world that I love. In a little more than one month’s time... I’ll be on my way. I’ll be going back to Haiti. I am no... Read more

Walking in the rain around Montmartre

Saturday, December 03, 2011      26 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! It was raining in Paris today, and it felt cold. So I decided to go for a walk in the city rather than a hike in the countryside. I had been to Montmartre lately and thought I should go back to blog about it... so i... Read more

French dinner, scented roses, a transformation and a jazz concert... my beautiful birthday!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      29 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! As you know, I have taken a whole week off to celebrate my birthday!!! It isn’t even a ‘big’ birthday... :) but it is always nice to have special times, isn’t it? So, apart from all the wonderful walks and tim... Read more

My birthday walk in the Marais quarter

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      17 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Yesterday, my friend Liz and I went to Paris for a walk around the Marais quarter. It started outside the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall)... .... Read more

Discovering the urban nature walking by the river Seine

Saturday, November 26, 2011      22 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! As some of you may have noticed on my status, my friend Liz from England is visiting me for a few days, so things are a bit different this weekend... only a bit! Because today, the sun was shining and, of course, we... Read more


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