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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):
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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

A philosopher’s walk

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      28 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Some great thinkers used to walk! One of them was Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), one of the most well-known French philosophers. And Mr Rousseau spent six years of his life in Montmorency, a few minutes away fro... Read more

Visiting the Princes’ Vegetable Garden!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      24 comments

Ahhh it has been too long since I went to a garden or a castle. You cannot keep me away from any of those for too long, I get all weak! ;-) So, after my walk in the forest with my friend Sabrina this morning, I went to the Princes’ Vegetabl... Read more

Walking around Enghien-les-bains' lake... beautiful!

Monday, July 16, 2012      31 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! Today, I looked for a different kind of walk – it is good for me to do something different, and also I don’t want you to get bored walking with me around home!!! So I drove for 10 minutes to reach Enghien-les-... Read more

Sunday morning walk around Montmorency

Sunday, July 15, 2012      31 comments

Two blogs in two days? What is happening to me? :) Well, I am on vacation!!! I’ll try and blog regularly, maybe every day, about my walks during the next 2 weeks. It will help keep me accountable. :) Read more

Walking... ‘at home’ on Bastille Day!

Saturday, July 14, 2012      32 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am now on vacation for two weeks... but as some of you have seen on my feed, I am not feeling very well. Mostly very weak, easily shaky, with heart palpitations and sweat going down my spine at times. I think it l... Read more

A lovely walk around Auvers-sur-Oise with my friend Ishbel

Sunday, July 01, 2012      38 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am sorry I haven’t been sparking much these last few days... I have had two visitors in 3 days! :) It was great. Today, I spent the day with my friend Ishbel, who was visiting from Scotland. We had a wonderful tim... Read more

Gerberoy... one of my favorite French villages, full of roses!

Sunday, June 17, 2012      51 comments

Hello dear Sparkfriends! This is probably going to be one my longest blogs ever... mostly pictures though!!! I really struggled to choose which photos to share with you today, as I went to one of my favorite places in the world: the village... Read more

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