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

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 !

The Food Rescue Patrol needs YOU to save the world!

A new category of Superheroes has landed! They call themselves #Food rescuers or #Food Justice Activists and they are here to save the Earth. Take it literally. Did you know that 1/3 of all food ends up in the trash every year? Imagine going out of the grocery store with 3 full bags, dropping one and simply not bothering to pick it up! Everyday in … Continue reading The Food Rescue Patrol needs YOU to save the world!

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

Family trip to Bohol: 3 ways to experience Paradise

It had been too long since the family last escaped from the Cebuano rains and deafening karaoké. My French temper had taken the best of me, I was all grumpiness and complaining again. Even my espresso had lost its awakening power. I know those symptoms too well and only one remedy can cure them: breathing the air of a new place! Bohol is actually very … Continue reading Family trip to Bohol: 3 ways to experience Paradise

Daily prompt: Shaken and stirred

… But chances are I ended up at Fujinoya. I love a good meal; so I don’t cook. Voilà. I meant to write a long and cheerful post about the Grand Opening of Fujinoya, my favorite Japanese fusion restaurant/café and patisserie in Cebu. I wanted to tell you all about the passion of its team, its totally organic products, leave you all open-mouthed in admiration … Continue reading Daily prompt: Shaken and stirred

Healthy, tasty and Lechonfree: welcome to Juicyfied, tested and approved by Ms Attila

In the midst of all the super sweet and carbs loaded Korean cafés blooming in Cebu, I found a pure gem! A real, unique, special one! I dreamt it, Pauline did it: an organic little restaurant, with real fruit juices, and delectable low calorie meals! Wait wait wait, I can see your eyebrow raising, but organic does not have to be boring nor come with … Continue reading Healthy, tasty and Lechonfree: welcome to Juicyfied, tested and approved by Ms Attila