Estelea's Blog

French proud Mum and wife, restless explorer and doer freshly landed in Hanoi. One Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “kids friendly” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

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Muted and Listening

“From June 2-7 I won’t be posting any of my usual content and will only be sharing from Black creators to amplify their voices. I commit to Listen. Learn. Change“. … Continue reading

June 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Slowly daring to travel again

May 25, 2020 · 4 Comments

Deconfined in Hanoi : back to school !

And finally the day came: for the first time of the year, the kids are finally waiting for the bus to take them to school! The bus monitor is wearing … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · 4 Comments

Deconfinement in Hanoi: the new normal

Little by little, Hanoi is waking up from his Covid lethargia. The town is still whispering and it feels very ackward to be walking out again. I can’t help but … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · 9 Comments

Discover prompts, Day 21: instrument

So I guess I am not the only one begging her kid to “listen to your teacher ! It’s work, not circus!” We are scoring a good 5 out of … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 8 Comments

Lockdown is over in Hanoi ! A note to my fellow Frenchies

  To celebrate our 11th week of e-learning, the Government announced that the lockdown was finally over in Hanoi. We are beyond thankful to the Government for his management of … Continue reading

April 23, 2020 · 9 Comments

To my kids’ teachers on this special day

Today was the most awaited ceremony of the year in my children school: the Principal Awards ceremony. This special event usually gathers hundreds of well dressed students, parents, teachers, grand … Continue reading

April 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Discover prompts, day 8: Curve

In those confinment days, we still have the luxury to order from our favorite Chocolatier in Vietnam, Maison Marou. The delivery came with a lovely note on a complimentary chocolate … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

Discover Prompt 7: Below

  Whenever I feel my word is upside down, I know I need to change perspective too ! It forces me to focus, to be totally in the here and … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

“It’s OK not to be OK”

“It’s okay not to be okay. We can take time to grieve what once was— the way you leisurely strolled to work in the morning, the coffee from the place … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · 7 Comments

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