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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Walking by the Water of Leith - Edinburgh Part 3
Thursday, June 20, 2013     

For those of you who are thinking of visiting Edinburgh, I thought I would share a lovely walk we did along the Water of Leith. You can walk along it for 12 miles between ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts New Town - Edinburgh Part 2
Wednesday, June 19, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Woohoo, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my 1st blog about Edinburgh yesterday. I was so excited to read all your kind words as I opened my laptop this morning! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Old Town - Edinburgh Part 1
Tuesday, June 18, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, I came back from Edinburgh this afternoon and thought I would share with you today about Edinburgh's Old Town, as it is the most touristy and most well-known part of the city. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From garden to garden around Pontoise
Saturday, June 01, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, This weekend is one of my favorite events in France: ‘Rendez-vous aux jardins’, which could be translated: ‘Let’s meet at the gardens’. It is a kind of National Gardens Day. Many gardens open to the public that day,... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A sunny Saturday in Greenwich
Tuesday, May 28, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, On Sunday evening I came back from my 4 days' visit to England. 2 rainy days of meetings, 2 days of a lovely and sunny weekend at my friend Liz’s, life is good! :) Liz always has great ideas of things to do when... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tipaza - Algeria Part 3
Saturday, May 25, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends ! I am in London this weekend after two days of meetings in England. Before I leave to visit Greenwhich with my friend Liz, I thought I would take the opportunity to post my last blog about Algeria! Today, I am takin... Read more
Kabylie - Algeria Part 2
Monday, May 20, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, "I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills..." Each time I hear the first sentence of 'Out of Africa', already I am close to tears... My grandmother had a little farm in the mountains in Algeria, I bel... Read more
Algiers - Algeria Part 1
Sunday, May 19, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, This trip was about 'going back' to a country that is very much part of me but where I had never been... I always knew I would go to Algeria one day. It took me 44 years! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Looking for wild orchids above Giverny
Thursday, May 09, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, I had thought I could do several things today, which was a Bank Holiday in France, but I was too optimistic! When I reached Monet's house in Giverny, I was told there was roughly a two hours' wait before I could get... Read more
A yellow and purple hike
Sunday, May 05, 2013     

Today's hike was so wonderful! I wish you could all have been with me, looking at the bright fields of flowers and listening to the birds singing. Immediately after... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Pyramids! - Cairo Part 5
Tuesday, April 30, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Unlike my other blogs about Cairo, this is going to be a completely touristy blog, I am not ashamed to say! ... Read more
Garbage Village - Cairo Part 4
Saturday, April 27, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Ever since I heard about Garbage Village in Cairo, I wanted to go there. I had heard some very encouraging things were happening in this extremely poor neighborhood of the Egyptian capital also known as Mokattam. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cairo visit - Part 3
Saturday, April 20, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, This blog covers Wednesday, with the visit in the afternoon of some amazing old Muslim and Christian (Coptic) buildings in Cairo. When I arrived at our office on the morning, there was a special gift waiting for ... Read more
Visiting a literacy class for children (Cairo Part 2)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Yesterday was one of those times I cherish and often think about when I am back home... With two of my Egyptian colleagues, we went to visit several of our literacy classes in a Coptic Church compound in a very poor... Read more
Cairo visit - Part 1
Monday, April 15, 2013     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, My Sunday in Cairo started with a gift. As my colleague Mumtaz and I arrived at an Orthodox Coptic church in a very poor neighborhood of Cairo, this lady gestured for me to approach and gave me some 'holy bread'. ... Read more

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