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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

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A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake
7 months ago

A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake

By  •  travel, grenoble, live

As I was preparing the pictures for this post yesterday, I wasn’t sure whether to make a simple post with pretty pictures to show the beautiful valley we live in. …
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Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction
9 months ago

Mushroom picking in autumnal Savoy – a quick introduction

We returned this week from a long car tour around Europe. It was really enjoyable. We saw a lot of things and experienced some new things. I hope I will …
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An evening walk during cat hour
11 months ago

An evening walk during cat hour

We walk in our village in the evenings so that I have my hands free. And it works – unless you make pictures along the way (which isn’t a problem) and have …
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Rendez-vous aux jardins: Tineke Bot
1 year ago

Rendez-vous aux jardins: Tineke Bot

I have gardening on my mind today. Most probably because I can’t go out to the garden due to the amount of rain that has fallen yesterday and today. And …
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Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition
1 year ago

Fort Barraux and a local art exhibition

A while ago I found out that next to the place where I’m having my – much talked about – sewing classes, there was a pottery studio. As I always …
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Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries
1 year ago

Open farm weekend in France – visit plant-nurseries

By  •  travel, garden, grenoble

When we first arrived in France I had big troubles finding plant nurseries or garden centres around Grenoble or in the Isere region. I have told you this before. I …
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A walk around the village lake
1 year ago

A walk around the village lake

By  •  french alps

We are nicely settling in, a month after our move. Living here, feels very natural. So natural that I haven’t showed you much of our new village, assuming I have …
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St Hugues de Chartreuse & musée d’art sacré contemporain
2 years ago

St Hugues de Chartreuse & musée d’art sacré contemporain

By  •  french alps

Months ago Eduard and I set ourselves the goal to go out for walks or hikes as often as we could, and at least once every weekend. Although it’s definitely no …
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Workshop: foraging wild edible plants at la ferme Lespinasse
2 years ago

Workshop: foraging wild edible plants at la ferme Lespinasse

You might have guessed, based on my dandelion recipes (syrup and capers), lilacs jelly, and our participation in a wild edible plants workshop in the Netherlands, that I’m quite interested …
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La tourbière du Peuil
2 years ago

La tourbière du Peuil

By  •  travel, travel france

Another weekend, another hike. In this case, not even a hike, more like a good walk. A beautiful walk though. Perfect also for the type of weather we had. It …
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