Family haven: escaping Hanoi pollution in Ninh Binh

I woke up with a very heavy headache. When I opened the windows, the sky was dirty white, and I couldn’t even fanthom further than a few hundreds meters away. The Air Quality Index said “very unhealthy” a health alert signifying that everyone may experience serious health effects. My 7 years old was feeling deezy and nauseous and my 5 years old son was caughing … Continue reading Family haven: escaping Hanoi pollution in Ninh Binh

Mundane Monday: The only way is up

I was wondering if my projects were on the right path when my eyes met this special ladder. As I leaned closer, I could hear it whispering  ” keep on working with intention and attention. the only way is up“. In response to Mundane Monday Challenge, a very inspiring way to start the week by exercising our eyes to become more mindful. Wishing you all … Continue reading Mundane Monday: The only way is up

Creating a happy corner !

Over the last decade, we have been living in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and now in Vietnam. Most of cities we lived in where so much more polluted, noisier, hotter than our home in Europe. There were times it took lots of energy to adapt to new environments. We always have choice: either we keep on complaining and end up depressing. Or wecreate … Continue reading Creating a happy corner !

“Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

Are you one of those wet blanket who can’t appreciate a nice piece of jewelry without wondering “who made it and under which conditions?”  Especially when the beautiful bracelet has traveled all the way from a developing country? I am!I can’t help it. My obsession with responsible business has worsened since I became a Mum. From food to clothes, even earrings, I need to know how it … Continue reading “Cebu” like Santo Niño, dried mangoes and .. French jewelry!

Have yourself a Merry Greedy Xmas! (4 ways to celebrate with less money but more ❤️)

1 week to go! before you drain all your energy and your money in the yearly shopping craziness, pause for a second .. Do we really need more material stuff to make us happy? Can we do something a bit different this year, that would not only please us but also the planet? Here are 4 ideas ..Not only to do good, but to also feel good … Continue reading Have yourself a Merry Greedy Xmas! (4 ways to celebrate with less money but more ❤️)

Mundane Monday : (most original!) Flower pots

“Can’t plant now, I need to buy pots” is not a valid excuse anymore! Take a walk on Bantayan Island … Or look up in Paris 😉 In response to Mundane Monday Photo Challenge hosted by the great Jithin, created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs 🙂 Happy Week … Continue reading Mundane Monday : (most original!) Flower pots