Corona Virus in Vietnam: keep your sanity with 2 wolves and a few cartoons

We have entered our third month of homeschooling and I don’t expect the schools to open anytime soon anymore. We are practicing non attachement to whatever our normal routine used to be. Kids will remain at home for a while, and we won’t move out of Hanoi, even for a few days. The tension is palpable. Fear and mistrust weight very heavy those days. I … Continue reading Corona Virus in Vietnam: keep your sanity with 2 wolves and a few cartoons

Corona Virus: my current life in pictures

There’s not much left of Hanoi anymore. The usually busy streets are worringly quiet. People are all wearing masks and the cafes are desert. If you want to make money, sell hand sanitizers. They became the most sought item and all the pharmacies are “out of stock”. For the last 2 weeks, all planes from China are banned to enter the country. We are living … Continue reading Corona Virus: my current life in pictures

Happiest New Year ! Vision Board Time !

“The most reliable way to create the future is to write it“ This is my New Year exciting ritual. I collect my favorite pictures, stickers and quotes. A rainbow of crayons are laying in front of me, with scissors, glue and pinches of glitters. Orange essential oils are slowly burning in the background and depending on the mood, I’d listen to classical music or something … Continue reading Happiest New Year ! Vision Board Time !

Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do (2/2)

Not all classrooms have 4 walls and your teachers can wear many different kind of uniforms…   Chiang Mai this week was the best place to learn philosophy, music, science and sport. Learning philosophy with Buddhist monks This was probably the highlight of our stay in Chiang Mai. The chance to exchange with monks and learn about their culture and their way of life. At … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do (2/2)

Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)

Travel is the only thing that you buy that makes you richer Chiang Mai is a 90 mn fly away from Hanoi. In less than 2 hours, you land in another galaxy : Forget about the pollution and the hustle and bustle of the Vietnamese capital and immerse yourself in blue skies, green mountains, golden temples, and feel how your lungs and heart feel happy … Continue reading Family escape in Chiang Mai: 6 must do! (1/2)

The Yoga theme of the week

This week is all about lenghtening and opening. Lenghtening our back, the muscles around the hips, so we can open our shoulders and our heart! I love to teach and practice those classes because they are the opposite of what we see on Instagram. We don’t look for perfection in the pose, we aim at feeling freedom. We don’t want to go into the most … Continue reading The Yoga theme of the week

My Delicious new prop for the Kids Yoga

Try to read this without mouth watering: “Cédric Grolet is known for his striking trompe l’oeil creations. What looks like a fig or lemon is actually an impossibly thin shell of lacquered white chocolate, which cracks open to reveal layers of fluffy ganache and spiced fruit”. This is how it all started. I had never paid much attention to the pastries we are very occasionally … Continue reading My Delicious new prop for the Kids Yoga

Grannies do it better, especially au pair !

When I first met Steffy, I had to ask her twice about her job. Although her English is perfect, I thought she couldn’t pronounce “nanny” correctly as she kept on saying “No, it is GRAN-NY. I am a granny au pair”. To my knowledge, au pair were only young students, sometimes hardly older than the kids they were supposed to look after. Seems that I … Continue reading Grannies do it better, especially au pair !