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Saturday walk in Paris above the trees! (lots of pictures!)
Saturday, August 13, 2011     

Hello dear Sparkfriends! WARNING: LOTS of pictures... sorry, I got a bit carried away!!! Another Saturday walk! In Paris again, as it rained most of the day. Only a few weeks ago, not only I wouldn't have gone for a 2 hours-walk alone,... Read more
Have you ever been to a 'pick your own' farm?
Sunday, August 07, 2011     

There are two 'pick your own' farms about 15 minutes away from where I live. For a while, I have been thinking "I should go one day"... without ever doing it! As Sparkpeople is so great at encouraging me to live my life fully and try new things,... Read more
My Saturday hike around one of Paris ‘villages’ (lots of pictures!)
Saturday, August 06, 2011     

Dear Sparkfriends, Let’s be honest, it didn’t start too well. I opened my shutters this morning and the sky was so grey! Grey with big dark clouds. Hum. No weather for a hike in the countryside! So I took my umbrella and decided to go ... Read more
My Saturday hike in the French countryside (with lots of pictures!)
Saturday, July 30, 2011     

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I really haven't been walking much since I started gaining a lot of weight. A few months ago, my doctor said not only running but also walking was bad for my sciatica problems, so that was it, I hardly walked at all... Read more
6 months Sparkversary... Should I give up?
Saturday, July 23, 2011     

I cannot believe it is my 6 months Sparkversary today! You might look at my weight tracker and wonder: “6 months on Sparkpeople... and only 2 kilos lost?” I know! I have actually gained 5 kilos and lost 2 of those during the last week... It mean... Read more
Come to Burundi with me (LOTS of pictures!)...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011     

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am just back in Paris after a long journey and a sleepless night on the plane. A bit tired but everything went well and it is good to be home. Several of you mentioned you would like to see some photos of my ... Read more
My unpleasant experience at the police station
Sunday, June 19, 2011     

Hello dear Sparkfriends! emoticon I had an unpleasant experience this morning, and I thought I needed some 'blo... Read more
Flying to Burundi tomorrow
Saturday, June 11, 2011     

Hello dear Sparkfriends! I am leaving early tomorrow morning for Burundi, where I'll stay for 10 days. I'll visit our projects there, literacy among others (literacy is always one of my favorites!). I'll travel with Joaquim, the fantastic p... Read more
Yesterday I woke up...
Saturday, April 23, 2011     

... and I had this incredible pain in my calves. It felt like I couldn’t walk, the pain was excruciating. I thought: “Ok, I didn’t run a marathon, what is happening?” I knew what was happening: it was all in my head. I had a tough day ahead with... Read more
Heavy heart... but I am not giving up!
Monday, April 11, 2011     

My heart is heavy. I finally went to see my doctor about this sciatica which has kept coming back for the last 18 months or so – and frightened me so much during my recent trip to England. I had been postponing going to see my doctor about it be... Read more
My visual motivator!
Saturday, April 09, 2011     

A few days ago, my Sparkfriend Nan (MINIUM) posted a great blog where she shared about her desire to make a visual motivator:
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Running among flowers... Spring is here!!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011     

I had a great jog this afternoon... I cannot honestly say ‘run’, I am too heavy to run at the moment, but, yes, I jog -- jog can be quite slow, right? :-))) Anyway, I had taken the afternoon off and around 4.30pm, I put my running shoes on ... Read more
A 'thank you' note!
Saturday, March 19, 2011     

I joined Sparkpeople almost 2 months ago, and it is such a fantastic experience!!! I am feeling very grateful and so I thought I would write a little 'thank you' note... ... Read more

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