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Two Hills, Two Rivers

Two Hills, Two Rivers

Lyon has been my home for more than 14 years now. I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere and it’s truly the place I call home. I first visited the city about four years before I moved here in the early winter of 2002. Even then I adored the...
Simple Ratatouille

Simple Ratatouille

Not everything needs to be complicated (see my Cucumber and Avocado salad as proof of this!) and when it comes to my simple ratatouille, that’s certainly the case. This is something that I make in a batch on the weekend then let sit in the fridge to be doled out...
Friday Night Hike II

Friday Night Hike II

Legs still hurting this morning (a little DOMS, perhaps?) and even a little numb. That’s not super worrying but it is something to keep in mind in case it continues, right? I had a whole day of work ahead of me as well as some childcare duties to fulfill –...
Goosed

Goosed

After yesterday’s stair session and a short night of sleep (4 hours, not much more) I started the day fully intending to head out again in the evening. That was not to be. A stressful day of work, childcare, and dealing with ongoing French employment law and a...
Nicolas de Lange

Nicolas de Lange

So tonight was about fitness. The up and the down, the getting some elevation, and then stairs. Always the stairs. I’m still building up to running fitness and while my pace is improving, my VO2 Max is sitting around the average (47 or 48) instead of above 50...