Week 35 – I bought a Red Wheeled bicycle

I had thought about buying a bike to cycle around Paris for a while (since early Summer) and had even borrowed my mother’s old bike to fix it and see if I would like using it. However, the bike is old and heavy and even though in the process of fixing it I proudly learned how to change the inner tube of a wheel (it took me 2 hours), I later realized that there would still be too much work to be done on it so I’d rather just buy a new one that I would actually like. Continue reading “Week 35 – I bought a Red Wheeled bicycle”

Week 31 – What would you do if you knew you would not fail? A question from Chris Guillebeau

I feel that most of the 30-Something are looking for a sense in their lives. As if people do not want to just pass by and earning enough money to pursue their hobbies, living in a nice place , going regularly on holidays and having a family was not enough anymore.  Continue reading “Week 31 – What would you do if you knew you would not fail? A question from Chris Guillebeau”

Week 29 – “La Sagra della Fojata”, my village festival in Umbria, Italy

One of the smallest villages in Italy is the place I call home. I have moved around a lot and this village, where my father’s brother and sisters have lived all their life is the only constant place I have known all my life. Since I left Italy 17 years ago it has become more than ever the place that connects me to my childhood. Continue reading “Week 29 – “La Sagra della Fojata”, my village festival in Umbria, Italy”

Week 27 – Readings of the month (on Life, Love, Apocalypse and creating a low budget Startup)

My S.O. having left me for a humanitarian trip of 3 weeks to the other side of the world (more to come later) and my holidays not being planned for another week, I had to remember how to be alone for 10 days. Lonely however I certainly did not feel, in fact the amount of things I was able to slip in just a few days made me think that I should probably make more time just for myself on a regular base. Continue reading “Week 27 – Readings of the month (on Life, Love, Apocalypse and creating a low budget Startup)”

Week 24 – Organizing an Ancient Rome themed barbecue week-end

To celebrate the surprisingly persistent hot weather that has invaded Paris this Summer (in the sense that in July & August the weather is generally changing and can become unexpectedly rainy and cold at any moment), I decided to throw a big “Ancient Rome” themed party in my grandmother’s old country house. Continue reading “Week 24 – Organizing an Ancient Rome themed barbecue week-end”

Week 23 – Celebrating the 14th of July in Normandy and overcoming shyness

July has been an intense month between barbecue week-ends and getaways to the sea-side, so it has overall seemed pretty much like a period of vacation while still having to go to work every week day. Continue reading “Week 23 – Celebrating the 14th of July in Normandy and overcoming shyness”

Week 17 – You are a BadAss

This week I finished reading You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, which is only one of the many books I received from Amazon during these last months and which I presented in the Week 6 – Readings of the Week, from how to be a Badass to Discovering Hygge post. Continue reading “Week 17 – You are a BadAss”