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The (radical) 3 ingredient diet we all need those days!

How are you feeling those days? Do you have the freedom to wander in town in eat in restaurants or not just yet? Are you in a homeschooling mode, with no idea of what next month will look like? How are you coping with the current situation? In those times of uncertainty, I have realised that I need discipline and routine to make me feel … Continue reading The (radical) 3 ingredient diet we all need those days!

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

Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

It’s already been a year since our little family of 4 has settled in Hanoi. Yes, we are totally melting in summer, freezing in winter and we do wear the  usual anti pollution masks far too often. But we played it like Vietnamese scooter drivers. We connected to the energy of the vibrant city and kept on moving. There is so much to explore here, … Continue reading Our first year in Hanoi: 3 tips for new expat families

4 tips to guarantee a great wedding

“A wedding ring is the smallest handcuff ever made. Choose your prison mate wisely”. Assuming you got this one right, you need a bit more to plan a great wedding: How about the bridesmaids? The venue? The master of ceremony? The guests? Qualities of the bridesmaids: inspired, passionate, motivated, grateful and open minded Whoever said planning your wedding is the best time in your life … Continue reading 4 tips to guarantee a great wedding

From SAHM to CEO: How I filled the 3-year gap in my resume (without any alternative fact)!

Now that I am diving into the job search again, I need an answer to THE question every recruiter will ask me: What about the last 3 years in the Philippines? How will I ever impress a potential hiring manager? I need to come up with Something! “Something” with numbers. “Something” with action verbs and a track record of successes. “Something” measurable and highly tangible. … Continue reading From SAHM to CEO: How I filled the 3-year gap in my resume (without any alternative fact)!

Best and cheapest way to digest the French elections: Try Hot Yoga

  After the results of the last French elections, I decided to change my diet: I’ll always keep the espresso, but I am going newsfree and I am enrolling in a new yoga class. When you can not change the situation, at least you can try to change the effects it has on you. I wanted to try something totally new, so I signed for Hot … Continue reading Best and cheapest way to digest the French elections: Try Hot Yoga

3 best ways to wear your silver lines

My little girl was snickering at my head, and finally announced “Mum, you got floss in your hair. Let me get them for you”. Before I could say anything, she pulled out her treasure : 2 WHITE HAIRS! “Mum, they really look like hairs .. – Not at all Sweetie, they are strands of glitter !” She liked the answer. I did not. I had to come up with … Continue reading 3 best ways to wear your silver lines

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4 Priceless benefits of being a Minimalist Family

We are the cliché of the Expat Family. Moving to a new country every other year, packing and unpacking pro, able to tell the weight of a suitcase just by glancing at it. I live in the city with the kids and my husband works on another island. When we travel to visit him, I am the only one carrying the bags. Hence my motto … Continue reading 4 Priceless benefits of being a Minimalist Family

Awesome photographers, I need You to help me choose my new camera!

I put the blame totally (but not exclusively) on Lucile and her hyper talented friends from The Rehab Clinic, on Jithin, Amy, Cee, Jeremy, Fabio, Emma, Sylvain and all the awesome photographers of the blogosphere ! It’s all because of you! It’s your fault if I became so obsessed with learning more about photography, and if I am so impatient in finally getting a real camera. I love … Continue reading Awesome photographers, I need You to help me choose my new camera!