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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking back in time
Saturday, October 11, 2014     

I had wanted to do this hike a few weeks ago already, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the terrible Ourcq Battle that took place in these fields and on these paths 6-9 September 1914. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike at last!
Sunday, October 05, 2014     

It feels like ages since I last went on a hike, although it is only a little more than a month. So much has happened since then! September was mad, with 3 weeks away from home in total. But back to today's hike! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome - Part 3
Saturday, September 13, 2014     

I am really glad so many of you have been enjoying my blogs about Rome! I am now back in Paris but still remembering with delight the few hours I had to walk around the Eternal City. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome - Part 2
Sunday, September 07, 2014     

In my previous blog about Rome, I mentioned the little street where I stayed (I am still in Italy but now outside Rome attending meetings): via dei Chiavari. The picture below is of a little square right next to it, called 'Largo dei Librari'. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Rome - Part 1
Wednesday, September 03, 2014     

I arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon. I left my luggage at the hotel and headed straight to the Trastevere, South West of Rome, across the river Tiber. It is one of the most well known and loved areas of Rome nowadays, but it was hardly ever vi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Around my favourite village
Saturday, August 30, 2014     

Gerberoy is on the list of France's Most Beautiful Villages. And rightly so in my opinion! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A morning hike on my doorstep
Friday, August 22, 2014     

For most of my hikes, I drive about one hour away, and it really feels like I am on a mini-vacation. Well, not this morning, I only drove about 10 minutes to reach my starting point... I very much hiked on my doorstep! Or I should say on my moth... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A hike in the Brie area East of Paris
Tuesday, August 19, 2014     

Jouy-sur-Morin, where I was yesterday, is a 1.5 hour drive from my home North of Paris. A bit too far away for a 3-hour hike! But today I had to go to that village to collect something I had found on ‘Le Bon Coin’ (the French equivalent to Craig... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking under a threatening sky
Sunday, August 17, 2014     

Look at the sky that welcomed me as I reached Bréançon, in the Vexin area, this afternoon… Yet, the weather forecast was for a nice afternoon with no rain, so I deci... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My after-work hike
Wednesday, August 06, 2014     

I had taken the afternoon off yesterday to go on a hike, but by the time I managed to leave the office, it was 2.30pm already. Too late to drive for an hour to reach the beginning of my hike! So, I decided to do a hike I had always left ‘for lat... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lovely day hiking in Normandy
Wednesday, July 30, 2014     

I love Normandy. The part of Normandy I go to most often, the ‘Vexin normand’, feels almost like home as I have done so many hikes and visits there. If you are after green and picturesque (which I am most of the time!), it is wonderful. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Yesterday's hike - a stupid thing to do
Saturday, July 19, 2014     

My excuse is that I hadn't been on a hike for about 6 weeks! When I saw the weather forecast for the weekend (rain again, and thunderstorms), I decided to take Friday afternoon off and head to the Beauvais area (North of Paris), despite the very... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting to know your Spark Neighbour
Thursday, July 03, 2014     

It's time for another get to know your Spark friends… borrowed from _BABE_!!! (I had to add some pictures to make it more fun... some are mine, some I found on the Internet.) ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A couple of nice walks - and some news
Monday, June 30, 2014     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, I am finally home! I always love that moment. These last 11 days in the Netherlands have been busy to say the least and it really is good to be home! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Sunday in the Netherlands
Monday, June 23, 2014     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, I don’t know about you, but I had a wonderful Sunday! I am in the Netherlands for countless meetings (or so it feels… I am not a ‘meeting’ kind of person!) for over 10 days. Yesterday was my one day off, and my Dutc... Read more

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