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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spring hike with Cora
Sunday, March 22, 2015     

I am having a great weekend with my Dutch friend Cora, who got here a couple of hours after I flew back from Morocco on Thursday night (blog about that trip coming later this week!). ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A spoilt hiker
Sunday, March 08, 2015     

You know what? I think I am spoilt! Tonight as I was driving back from my hike (30 minutes away from home), it struck me: many people would be delighted by what I saw today! So why am I a bit uncertain about it? There was beautiful weather... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Snowdrops!
Sunday, March 01, 2015     

Early signs of spring... How I love these! When I see snowdrops I know we are getting there and soon I'll be hiking with sunshine warming my face, birds singing and ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Royaumont's Abbey
Sunday, February 22, 2015     

I have been to Royaumont's Abbey (built 1228-1235) a few times, but I always get a shock when I get there... it is so beautiful it takes your breath away! When I rea... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme - Day 3
Sunday, February 08, 2015     

I am back home! And you know, I am already dreaming of going away again, possibly to the same area (almost)! More on that later... Thank you all for your kind encour... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme - Day 2
Saturday, February 07, 2015     

I started the day with a 3-hour hike in Le Hourdel. It was a gorgeous morning! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bay of Somme - Day 1
Friday, February 06, 2015     

One of my main New Year Resolutions was to go away regularly for the weekend, for hikes, rest and sightseeing. I had been dreaming to go to the Bay of Somme (about 2 hours North-West of Paris) for ages, so the destination of this first weekend a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Parisian walk
Sunday, February 01, 2015     

I hadn't been for a walk around Paris for a long time! Fittingly, it started here, at the feet of the Eiffel Tower... As you can see, it was rather cloudy! It wasn't... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A beautiful day for a hike in the Vexin
Sunday, January 18, 2015     

I couldn't have hoped for a more beautiful day for my hike in the Vexin area yesterday! It started in Magny-en-Vexin, a little town I love, but I parked outside the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts First hike of 2015!
Sunday, January 04, 2015     

I enjoyed my walk in Saint-Leu-Lésserent so much, last week, that I decided to go back and do a different walk this time. Actually this time it was more like a hike, 3 hours, very muddy and steep at some point. I am so glad I am back hiking! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts One month post-op's walk!
Friday, December 26, 2014     

One month ago today, I was just waking up after surgery and not feeling at my best. :) I cannot believe how well I have recovered and how much energy I have now! I am still getting tired quickly, but today I went on a 2-hour walk and really enjo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Back on my feet and walking around Chantilly
Sunday, December 21, 2014     

I have missed my hikes during these last 3 weeks and a half! My hikes and people, if I am honest! 3 weeks at home after the hospital, I am more than ready to see my colleagues in the office tomorrow! ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A lovely time in Athens with NUOVAELLE and BLOOMINGLENA
Tuesday, November 11, 2014     

Hello dear Sparkfriends, Greetings from Athens, Greece! That was the view that greeted me when I reached the hotel on Saturday evening... Striking no? For me ho... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hiking around Vétheuil
Sunday, November 02, 2014     

Do you know Vétheuil? If you are a Claude Monet fan, you actually know Vétheuil! The painter lived in the village between 1878 and 1881 and made over 100 paintings o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lost but not shot!
Saturday, October 18, 2014     

I am sorry for the dramatic title, but today was an eventful hike indeed! I don't think I like those, I'd rather have one of my usual hikes, where the worst that can happen is to get a bit lost... And speaking of getting lost (to start with the ... Read more

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