The teargas had us coughing and crying. Our path was sprinkled with protesters about to engage in a streetfight. When we finally put some distance between us and the angry mob, the fresh air of the empty park was a very good reason to smile. Still, we did not linger, we wanted to feel the city's pavement and cobblestones beneath our feet. This weekend my family and quite a few friends of my family joined us for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. There was everything: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and so on.
Last Saturday, I took my kids to a nearby playground so that they could make the most of the summer in October (the trees still haven't changed colour, except those that turned grey in July). My daughter quickly joined other kids playing in the evening sun rays. Suddenly, a girl, aged about four or five … Continue reading Are we going the same way as the fairy?
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
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