I live in Paris, and one could think that such a big Metropole is only made up of lifeless buildings. But the many parks and squares in the city as well as greened balconies and windowsills, let a lot of wildlife develop itself peacefully.
The Scent of Roses When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black … Continue reading The Scent of Roses
The Bus Driver "Hello, I really like your glasses. They suit you well!" Were the words with which I was greeted upon entering the bus I took home on Tuesday. With them came a friendly smile and gleaming eyes of the not so young bus driver. "Thank you!" I replied with a smile and made … Continue reading The Bus Driver #WeeklySmile
Discovering a Drawing A few evenings ago I turned the page in my Moleskine and came across this little drawing: My Moleskin had been overtaken by my daughter. When she draws little circles they are either people or minions, probably a mixture of both. I am quite sure that her dad and I are both … Continue reading Discovering a Drawing #WeeklySmile
Once a year I have the pleasure of celebrating Easter, a holiday, which I greatly appreciate, and looking back have always appreciated a lot. I don't think that I ever did go to an Easter service, but I sure did learn about the religious significance of the holiday. I guess the pagan traditions are the ones … Continue reading Happy Easter!
On Sunday my daughter turned 2 years old! Even though it was her special day, it was also a very special day for us, her parents. Seen that she is still small, she did not really understand what it means "tomorrow is your birthday", but when on Sunday morning she found a trail of chocolates … Continue reading Two Years Of Being A Mom – #WeeklySmile
I have been a bit absent from blogging over the last few days. I was traveling over the weekend, this means that I will be doing some travel posts soon. Yesterday morning, I opened my letter box and found a marvellous surprise, a small parcel. Without opening it I already knew what was inside and … Continue reading A Book and An Angel – #weeklysmile
I have been smiling a lot this week, and that even though it has not always been easy to stay positive. As I have mentioned before, I smile a lot, I am almost constantly smiling. So I want to share a few moments that made me smile more. Just before midnight on Wednesday I published … Continue reading The Creation of Smiles #WeeklySmile
Did I not smile this week? Of course I have smiled, what are you thinking! I have smiled about many things. It is not easy to pinpoint the one special smile this week, but that might be because I am all the time. I have smiled about the drop in pollution. I have smiled about progress … Continue reading Constantly Smiling #WeeklySmile
I am a natural smiler. That means I smile all the time. When I was a teen living in the US, about to move to France, I was advised not to smile in public in Paris, that this would be dangerous for me. Well, it might be dangerous if you cast sexy smiles at strange men, but … Continue reading A List Of Smiles #WeeklySmile