October 19, 2016: Monday Motivation

Hello, October,

how do I face challenges and stay on top of things? Looking and feeling relaxed, good-humoured and smiling? Do you have any tips?

What if someone is into my face, for example, criticising my work? Or someone else is judging my lifestyle as not being enough of something or too much of something else?

Do I know what the … am I doing? I always doubt a little bit. Is this good enough?

Actually, sometimes it can get better.

But this is not a reason for not loving what there is. Right here, right now.

And having some doubts is also willing to grow.

But I know I am a Champion. And it is by accepting small imbalances that we keep up going…



October 11, 2016: “We are the Champions”, day

Hello October,

yesterday I felt kind of inadequate on a task I needed to accomplish, so today I want to boost my self-esteem with a “We are the Champions” day!

What does that mean?

I will remember cases where I did it, and celebrate my accomplishments.

It could be tying my shoes, when I was five year’s old, writing my first poem, baking the first cake…

I am what I am and I know what I know.

People are happy to have me around, and I am lucky to be surrounded by encouraging, loving, interesting people…

Even that person who got on my nerves could trigger something interesting.

The idea is to interpret criticism, not as a disapproval of us and our actions.

But to think, I am a great Champion of life, and may be this element will make me better.

Or, I will communicate better and let them know why what I have to offer is valuable, and adapt it to the demand I have.

In any case, We are the Champions!

And we Can Make It!

October 8, 2016: Goals and fun time

Hello October,

you have arrived and I didn’t even have time for a warm welcome; juggling between things to do and getting my self esteem on shape in order to be up to the challenges I face.

So how do I keep calm and relaxed in the middle of the upheaval?

How do I stay focused and at the same time find a new pair of shoes and a vernis à ongles?

How do I know when I am available?

Should I date the person who waited on me at the coffee shop and show me working on my book?

All these questions and more to come in this busy month!

Make Time for Fun to be more Creative and Productive

September 30, 2016: From Paris to London

Here I am September,

in London again, having tea, whereas there are still issues pending in Paris with my flat and the potential tenant …

It was great being in Paris, going out with my friends, running from one birthday to another…

Although I have almost a year in London, my social life is a bit pale, compared to the wonderful opportunities in the art world…

It is almost Friday night, the pubs are full and I haven’t even thought of contacting anyone I know, I am still writing on my computer, is this serious or what?

How about those madly in love with me, why haven’t they manifested themselves already?

To be honest, I might have some prospects, but I didn’t feel very enthusiastic. I gave a somewhat indifferent answer to a poor guy who was inviting me out, and I have been systematically late in my meetings with another one until he got angry. No, I wasn’t passionate about them. Although apparently, indifference is an important ingredient for a successful relationship, not passion.

I gave a somewhat indifferent answer to a poor guy who was inviting me out, and I have been systematically late in my meetings with another one until he got angry. No, I wasn’t passionate about them.

Although apparently, indifference is an important ingredient for a successful relationship, not passion. If you are kind of indifferent and cool, your brain functions more than your instincts. You give people a chance, and it is difficult to get angry at them.

I might exaggerate a bit, but it is the question of choosing with your brain or with your heart.

Probably both are important, what would you suggest?




September 28, 2016: Interviewing future tenants in Paris

Hey, September

have you any idea how interesting it is to interview future home-sitters in Paris? There is a couch in my flat and I even felt as an analyst. Different people sat there and told me about their needs, love-life, reasons to separate or not from their former partner.

What they wanted, or not in a flat.

It is fascinating because there are still some personal objects in my flat: a book, a detail forgotten here and there. Someone told me he wouldn’t have people see his bedroom. Or he didn’t like the disposition of the kitchen. Or he wanted to cook and the oven is not big enough. They tried to picture themselves in a space that is new to them.

Some of them are confused about what they are looking for. Big flat in a remote area or small and central? Big family kitchen or small and close to action?

But in any case, it was so great to listen to life stories, aspirations, … well have I concluded?

Almost, but not quiet.

And it is time to get back to London. I will need your help on this one.

Résultats de recherche d'images pour « Paris home sitter »



September 27, 2016: A Paris, … again!

Hello September,

or should I say , hello Paris! Here I am again, and it is a sunny beautiful day that I found myself in the Eurostar, taking me to the Gare du Nord. Because I need to find a nice person to sublet my cute place in Paris.

Yes, I still want to keep it. It has been one of the reasons I was resisting the idea of change: where do you find these cafés, Italian traiteurs, wonderful neighbours and fresh vegetables?





September 21rst, 2016: Subleting a cute appartment in the heart of Paris

Hello September

since I decided to stay in London for another year I am looking for someone to sublet my cute, full furnished Paris flat, just a short walk from Saint-Germain. In the heart of Paris but still quiet and in a really friendly neighbourhood.

Why am I doing this? Because change is good. And London seems to be the place for another year!

Put in touch anyone who might be interested, for more details!


September 20, 2016- My blog: Whence and Whither?

Hello September,

I will reblog a few blog-milestones to see where I started from -about two years ago- and where I am heading!

My “ABOUT” page, the first step!

“After having been insulted by a wannabe boss, I decided to change myself in order to get a real job and true love.

April to June.

In PARIS where I actually live the last years

P.S. I am a 40-year-old woman, organising artistic events as a free-lance, and also love writing

P.S. 2 Since I got laid off and floated at the rooftops of Paris, I get a fresh now start in LONDON for a year, starting October 2015🙂 I will let you know how it goes.

P.S.3 My first novel has been launched in the South of France end of March 2016. A big step forward, and a dream that comes true!


September 19, 2016: finding a new flatmate and how to be LUCKY

Hello, September

on the 9th I started writing that I look for a new flatmate. Today I finish my text and a new flatmate has already appeared! I am so grateful!

In fact, things are moving in my life with accelerated rhythms, compared  with what happened to me only two years ago.

Things that used to take time happen much faster. But I also need to decide if I seriously start a new book and the effect this could have on my blog. Can I keep up the rhythm with everything?

Well, I have come to love the blog and my blog friends: the solution is, possibly, to write short texts.

And to become extra LUCKY.

I will dedicate the next posts to this EXTRA MAGIC LUCK and how to get more of it.

Please feel free if you have any ideas or recipes to share😉







September 6, 2016: Back to School and back to London!

Hello there September

I just got back to London with a flue after a month and a half absence in the South of France. Actually, that is where I come from. It has been working for an art exhibition, family, book presentations. And some real holidays.

And now where to April? To London for another year!

With desires, fears and wishes on the bags, I brought with me.

An update of my last adventures? It might help me to set new goals for the ” rentrée”, or getting back to school.

The first year in London worked quite well, and I got to publish my first book, in France in the meanwhile.

I am up to for another year in London, should I look for a regular job or finish my last book or both?

In the meanwhile, I am going for some chocolate to get inspiration!