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A winter- and a spring-hike at Les Adrets

By  •  10 months ago

When we first arrived here in the French Alps, we often said to each other that we would never re-do one specific hike, because there was so much to do …
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Visiting Fort Saint-Eynard in the Chartreuse above Grenoble

By  •  1 year ago

It has been a while since I shared something that you can visit around here and we visit so many things, that I really have to post more! I guess …
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Foraging wild blueberries on Super Collet d’Allevard

By  •  1 year ago

Hello, I’m back! Back on the blog, back in the country. Back on the mountain. As we were away most of summer, we are now trying to catch up quickly …
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A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake

By  •  2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years ago

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

By  •  2 years ago

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

By  •  3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years ago

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

By  •  3 years ago

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

By  •  4 years ago

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

By  •  4 years ago

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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Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye

By  •  4 years ago

Eduard and I love discovering new villages around Grenoble during weekends. Two years ago we discovered Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye for the first time and it became one of our favourites in the …
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Les Forges et Moulins de Pinsot

By  •  4 years ago

We visited Les Forges et Moulins de Pinsot during European Museum Night. It was very much worth the drive up the mountain, and therefore I wanted to share it with …
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Buying compost in bulk around Grenoble

By  •  4 years ago

I’ve been cultivating our kitchen garden in France since 2013. This will be our third year. It will be the first year that it will be properly composted as I …
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Painting classes in Grenoble at L’atelier le Temps des Couleurs

By  •  4 years ago

Being an expat or a short-term migrant in a new country is not always easy. One of the things that I find very difficult to cope with, is not being …
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Le funiculaire de Saint Hilaire du Touvet

By  •  4 years ago

Last weekend was filled with a few of the last days this fall that felt like summer. With the thermometer showing 26 degrees in the morning and 23 …
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Robert Doisneau exhibition and postcards

By  •  4 years ago

Last year we visited a photo exhibition in Grenoble which was centred around photographer Robert Doisneau. He was a French photographer that was born at the beginning of the 20th …
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La Domaine de Vizille – Musée de la Révolution française

By  •  4 years ago

La Domaine de Vizille has been on our (or actually Eduards) to-go-to list for a very long time and a few weeks ago we decided to finally visit …
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