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A laughable hike... but lovely still!

Sunday, August 26, 2012      35 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      43 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      38 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 (38°C/100°F), but also to avoid any activity requiring a lot of effort. Ahhh I ... Read more

No sign of rain for my hike around Douy-la-Ramée!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      30 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

Hiking around Ronquerolles – and feeling grateful for great men and women

Saturday, August 11, 2012      31 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! [Note: This is a llllong blog, sorry! Please feel free to scroll down if you aren’t too interested in History!] Today it was my 3rd hike this week! I am so glad my feet are ok again! 4 hours and it was a fabulo... Read more

A great visit, three little chicks and a beautiful hike

Sunday, August 05, 2012      32 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! It has been a busy last few days! This week, we had the pleasure to meet Californian Sparkfriend Cellista1 for the first time. On Wednesday evening, Striver57 invited Cellista1, Minium and I for dinner. It was a ver... Read more

Planning August – what has changed lately and what can I do next?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      38 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I was back at work yesterday and it felt strange after my 2-week vacation! I missed not going on a walk or hike in a beautiful place. So I have decided that today I am definitely going on a walk (probably my ‘Routin... Read more

1st anniversary of my 1st hike... Celebrating with a hike of course!

Sunday, July 29, 2012      26 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am very happy tonight, and even a bit proud too! Exactly one year ago, encouraged by 1BEACHWALKER, I decided to go on my 1st hike. It was a 2-hour experience that I almost ended on my hands as my legs and feet wer... Read more

Dear hiking paths, I am baaaaaack!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012      31 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! To say that I am happy would be well below reality! I am HAPPY!!!!! Today I was back hiking for 3 hours, which hadn’t happened since I sprained my ankle at the end of December. Wow, I am SO HAPPY!!! It was a be... Read more

Back in Gerberoy... how I love that place!

Thursday, July 26, 2012      25 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Some of you may remember Gerberoy... In June, I wrote a blog about that little village (100 inhabitants!) in the countryside in Picardie (North of Paris): www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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A refreshing walk in L’Isle Adam

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      25 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! It is getting hot in Paris this week – well, by Parisian standards! The weather is usually quite mild here, it is never very cold nor very hot. At the moment, it is roughly 30°C (86°F) in the afternoon, which I find... Read more

Walking in the hills above Montmorency (all pics blog)

Monday, July 23, 2012      24 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This morning, I went on a simple walk in the hills a few minutes from where I live... It was tough, very steep, but fun! Here is an all-pics blog for you to enjoy! Read more

Mixed feelings in Soissons - yet a beautiful walk!

Saturday, July 21, 2012      27 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Tonight I am writing my blog much later than usual because I took the little roads to come back from today’s walk! It was so lovely – sunny and cool at the same time. A perfect summer day in my opinion! So, for... Read more

Discovering wild flowers in La Rue Saint Pierre

Friday, July 20, 2012      21 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This week, I have been testing my foot to see how much it could cope with! I went from one hour walk to one hour and a half, so today I decided to try for 2 hours. It wasn’t perfect, but it went mostly well. I am no... Read more

My routine walk by Ecouen’s castle

Thursday, July 19, 2012      27 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This morning I met my friend Sabrina for a walk in our beloved forest, in Ecouen. I have already mentioned this forest a few times in the past, as Sabrina lives 5 minutes away from it, I live roughly 10 minutes away... Read more


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