Coronavirus times- Coming to Terms with the New-

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The beginning of my confinement was peaceful. I was already a bit isolated in my new hometown in France, as is a small, quiet place. The only change was that my kids school closed. Ok, I said to myself, this is a scary situation and the kids need to be here with hubby and I.

I am a big reader so whenever I have five minutes to read I take them and delight myself immersing into other people’s lives. It keeps me sane and I can stay at home reading books for quite a while, besides, reading has the advantage to take your fears  away while the book is open and you are enjoying your reading.

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Ethical Fashion

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It is really difficult to not having second thoughts about the world of fashion when I see how all of our consumption is affecting the environment and the poorest people on Earth. The Fashion Revolution Week and Earth Day on April 22, brought the perfect opportunity to ask myself who made the clothes that I am wearing, to think about how much did I pay for them and how long are they going to last in my closet, because, let’s face it, me, you and almost every one, play a big part in this ugly cycle of waisting and human exploitation.

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La Vie en Rose

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It has been 5 beautiful months with my baby girl. To tell you the truth, I had this feeling in my second pregnancy (as well as in the first one) that I was going to have a boy. You can always hear around that mum’s feelings are never wrong and that is why it was a real surprise when a baby girl was born.

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My Thoughts on Guadeloupe

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I usually tend to fall in love with every place I visit, but at the same time, I have a critic eye on everything I see and not very often I would like to live in the countries or cities I stop over. But this feeling has radically changed since I arrived in Guadeloupe. I just had to leave the airport to be awakened from my lethargic state of mind after a 7 hour trip from Colombia. I was not expecting to feel the kind of infatuation you feel only when you meet a soulmate and every day I spend here it grows more and more.

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Do You Take Care Of Your Friends?

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I feel nostalgic just to think about how many good friends have disappeared from my life. The circumstances in which we met have changed, I say to myself. But a bitter feeling comes to my heart while I realise that my excuse cannot justify the fact that I did nothing to stop our friendship from vanishing. I know I could have done more. I could have call, or visit, or write, but I didn’t. Life kept me busy and what is worse, life is still keeping me busy, or at least that is what I keep saying to my self.

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Babies After 35 Years Old

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‘If you are not pregnant before 35 you will be in trouble’ This was the typical conversation in my 30’s with friends and family. It scared the hell out of me as I did not feel ready for a baby, much less I knew somebody who could be my partner in this great adventure.

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A Contrasting World in New Caledonia

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My first thought when I was landing in Noumea was that I was a very lucky girl. Living in Australia has allowed me to go to places in the pacific that otherwise it would have been impossible for me to visit. First of all, because I would not know of its existence and second, it would be on the other side of the world, which would have make it unaffordable and a complete crazy adventure.

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My Beloved Bikini

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I was looking for special things in my closet to bring to Bali when I found this white bikini that I bought at Zara long time ago. As soon as I found it I felt the same electrifying vibrations I sensed when I saw it on the rack of the shop that rainy afternoon five years ago. Its simplicity perfectly aligned with my personality and style and when I saw it I knew it was already mine.

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In the Search of Balance (Part II)

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(Following the steps of Elizabeth Gilbert from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ in Bali)

We were lucky as we arrived early at the house of Ketut Lyer and were third in line. He takes all the time his ‘patients’ need and solves all the questions asked. The two girls before me asked him his age, questions and more questions about his age, in my opinion a waste of time as Elizabeth Gilbert couldn’t guess it either. Then, it was my turn.

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In the Search of Balance (Part I)

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(Following the steps of Elizabeth Gilbert from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ in Bali)

I truly love to start a new year. We make a stop from our busy lives to spend time with family, to get together with the people we love, to share food, drinks, and happiness. It is the moment to make promises, to us and to others. It is a precious time to commit with our projects and vision for the future. At this time of the year we make plans to make our dreams come true.

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