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on entretient une nette tendance a l’accumulation. Merci Penelope

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For those here who dare not to be fluent in French: I am here gently introducing people to the Joys of Living In a Dry Cabin


Little things that make me happy:

– napping in the sun

– riding my bike without the hands/downhill, superfast, without the breaks

– hanging out in my favorite coffee shop

– twelve once latte

– hiking, once I get my second wind

– being sucked into a work project that I love

– downhill skiing of course!

– races in bunny boots

– making a fire when it is the only source of heat

– walking in glacier fed rivers

– the feeling after a hard work out

– having the tan mark of sun glasses

– talking to strangers

– speaking English with my killer accent

– reading blogs (Penelope Bagieu, Margaux Motin, My funny Eye..)

– taking pictures

– Drawing

– finding out new great songs (That’s all by Clare and The Reasons)

– Walking out of my comfort zone (running a 10k, going to a bluegrass festival…)

– Hard core cold (-30F please), when your breath freezes

– Herding sheep! My favorite thing in the world

– The Alps, Annecy, La Clusaz. le Mercantour, Girdwood, Turnagain Arm

– sledding, walking in one meter deep snow

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C’est beau, hein ?


You know how cheesy-phony declarations sound empty most of the time? Like « you’ll learn from your mistakes » or « Leave your dreams! ». Right, you hear that from your enthusiast friends but maybe it doesn’t ring a bell. You know it in your head but not in your guts. And then, you come to a point in your life where your own private cheesy convictions (I’ll never get sucked in the system – type) are challenged. Life IS about compromises, like it or not.  It is all a matter of finding out which one you want to make. (THIS sounds phony too, right? But it is the center of my sweat and tears these days).

I guess my point is, it is no fun being the type who really sucks at taking decisions because of chronic over-analyzing tendencies.  No fun being almost 25, and not knowing what you really want to do. But who knows it at that age anyway? I you asked me, I’ll say I want to be a shepherd in summer, ski-bum in winter, and researcher in fall and spring! Right on, that helps.  Do you have Everyday Philosophy Guidelines that you stick to? Are you faithful to your convictions? How do you take huge decisions like choosing a job?

…I like food!! Here are three of my favorite food blogs. Enjoy! I’m off for a coffee break


Tribecca Yummy Mummy


Simply Breakfast


Everybody likes sandwiches

of summer parties, cocktails, time off, night sounds, ocean, summer clothes, …

Let’s make it happen!!

my fave roof party

Spotted on You are my fave


YeEEaaAAAhhHHH! I’ve been interviewed by Leah Fielding, Associate Editor of the absolutely awesome website SheJumps. It’s here!