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Back from Congo - Part 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      59 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends, I have missed you this last week while I travelled through Congo! But as I expected, after we left the capital city (Brazzaville), there was no Internet connection at all, sometimes no electricity, and half of the t... Read more
A beautiful and sunny hike... but a bit noisy!
Sunday, October 07, 2012      66 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Last week, my hike ended by the river Marne... Today, it started by the river Epte, in Fourges, Normandy (North West of Paris). Fourges'... Read more
Autumn crocuses in the meadows...
Monday, October 01, 2012      59 comments

It took me a while to get ready for my hike yesterday... I had been feeling very much 'under the weather' on Saturday, probably made it worse by receiving a letter that upset me too. I hate how my emotions can ruin my day sometimes! So I wa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An English sculpture garden
Sunday, September 23, 2012      116 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Some of you already know that I go to England several times a year for work, as the organization I work for is based in England. In the last few months, I showed you London markets and London decorated for Christmas... Read more
A castle, a medieval Queen's path, and a beautiful roe deer... a perfect Sunday hike!
Monday, September 17, 2012      66 comments

If you ever went to Corbeil-Cerf, a village of 322 inhabitants between Paris and Beauvais (North), and slowed down as you entered the village, passing by the castle's gates, you would see this... ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Discovering a beautiful village during my hike today!
Saturday, September 15, 2012      172 comments

'Tillard' doesn't sound too good in French. Not very elegant at all, quite harsh. Luckily, the village which is called Tillard (in the Oise area North of Paris) is much more beautiful than its name... See what you think... ... Read more
I did it!!! I did a 5-hour hike today!
Sunday, September 09, 2012      59 comments

OK, I'll say it... I am PROUD. Today, although I am still many kilos above the obesity level, I walked for 5 hours (roughly 20K/12 miles) on a sometimes very steep path. And it was hot too! (31C/88F). But nothing was going to stop me! It had bee... Read more
Hiking in a purple paradise
Saturday, September 08, 2012      48 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends, It was busy at work this week, with some very long days -- I am sorry if you are waiting for an answer to a mail or goodie, I'll try and come back to you this weekend! :) So I was very glad when I saw it was possibl... Read more
A surprise encounter during my hike today!
Sunday, September 02, 2012      48 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I loved the name of the village where my hike started today... Lalandelle... It made me think of 'lullaby'... I thought it was gentle and I hoped the hike would be a bit like that too. I wasn't disappointed, it was ... Read more
For me, the best reward ever isn't weight loss
Saturday, September 01, 2012      52 comments

I hopped on the scale this morning and there it was... finally... a 1.5Kg/3.3lbs loss since 1st August (on top of the 3Kg/6.6lbs lost at the end of July)! It might seem like nothing, but I have waited for this for many years – 6 weeks of weight ... Read more
A day at the seaside, hiking and sightseeing
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      47 comments

Warning: If you don't live by the seaside, this blog will make you jealous! emoticon I needed some fresh air ... Read more
A laughable hike... but lovely still!
Sunday, August 26, 2012      36 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! As I start writing about my hike today, I must say I am laughing out loud! emoticon ... Read more
Hiking in the vineyards and sleeping in a castle... my mini-vacation!
Thursday, August 23, 2012      44 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am back from my mini-vacation in the Champagne vineyards and I had a lovely time! I went South of Château-Thierry, which is roughly one hour drive East of Paris and is the beginning of the Champagne area, which co... Read more
Hiking in the cool morning breeze near Mount Cesar
Saturday, August 18, 2012      39 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This morning, as I was getting ready for my hike, I heard in the news that it was important not only to try and stay in the shade today (38C/100F), but also to avoid any activity requiring a lot of effort. Ahhh I ha... Read more
No sign of rain for my hike around Douy-la-Ramée!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      31 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! The weather forecast for today was rain in the morning and thunderstorm in the afternoon... The problem is what we mean by 'afternoon' - early afternoon? late afternoon? I thought I wouldn't take any risk: I decided... Read more

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