Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Paris bound

On our way to France and a bit later to Switzerland !

It’s been a year since I last hugged and laughed to the stupid jokes of my bunch of crazy brothers. 367 days exactly since I’ve shared an everlasting chatty tea (with macarons) with my precious sister!

So thrilled to finally have dîner with my parents tonight ! I love our life in the Philippines, but man, it is so far from (my!) home…

For a whole month, I’ll speak only French, eat French and dress French! Cocorico !

As we were wandering in Inchon airport  – our connecting flight for Paris  leaving in another 6 hours! we played it like the typical cliché of expats and hit Starbucks.

Even totally wrapped in my pashminas, I was freezing, dramatically resenting the deprivation of 20 degrees. Didn’t take long before the genuine Parisian grumpiness took a toll on me.. That’s when I looked up to this panel.

A gentle reminder that your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.  Choose your perspective : either blaming the cold; Or welcoming Spring. 

Cheers to La Vie en Rose!


28 comments on “Paris bound

  1. authorsbmazing
    March 2, 2015

    Cheers to that 🙂 Enjoy Paris…

  2. LifestyleswithLia
    March 2, 2015

    Indeed welcome Spring!!! Have an amazing trip!!! Please post pics when you can!!:)
    Bon voyage ma amie:)

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      Merci merci! we are finally there, already loaded with pains au chocolats and cheeses… Ahhh.. vive la France! will post pict very soon..X!

      • LifestyleswithLia
        March 5, 2015

        I’m glad to hear that you are in lovely France! Enjoy and I look forward to seeing the yummy photos!

  3. brittabottle
    March 2, 2015

    I’m with Lia–so looking forward to hearing more about your trip, ESPECIALLY the pictures! Have a lovely time!

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      THanks dear.I am slowly recovering from the jetlag, picts are on their way.. x

  4. wendybarronwrites
    March 2, 2015

    Bon voyage! Faites beaucoup photos!

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      Merci ! Je me remets doucement du decalage horaire… Pictures will follow (of Paris, not of me, no worries 😉

  5. ady
    March 2, 2015

    Have lots of fun 😀 Homecoming is indeed is exciting 😀

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      Oh yeah! My daughter’s first words after our first hot chocolate in town “Mum, did you notice that so many people speak French too here?”… Still need to fine tune a little bit 😉 Have a lovely day!

  6. lexklein
    March 2, 2015

    Amuse-toi bien!

  7. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    March 2, 2015

    Have a superb, wonderful trip! xxx.

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      And we did, first time in years I was even able to watch 2 movies in a row! Intellectual ones, where you have to focus a little bit, not talking cartoons with the kids here! XXX

  8. luciledegodoy
    March 2, 2015

    Bienvenue à Europe et à Paris!
    Bisous bisous.

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      Merci ! We are still in my hometown, FOntainebleau, so happy to wander in the forest again and show the Attilas around. Oddly enough, I don’t mind the jetlag that allows me to be totally up and running at 4, have a decent yoga sessions and enjoy a run among the most beautiful trees. So quiet, no car, just fresh air and nature all around.. Have a lovely day my dear, plein de bises!

  9. Amy
    March 2, 2015

    Bon voyage! 🙂

  10. Fabio
    March 5, 2015

    Have a wonderful stay with your family in France, Estelea! Take care, my friend, and enjoy everything! 🙂

    • estelea
      March 5, 2015

      Thanks dear 🙂 Just received the little book you recommended! So you’ll be somehow with us in Europe too!

      • Fabio
        March 5, 2015

        Thanks so much, Estelea! I will take the little book with me too as we are leaving tomorrow for Santiago, Mendoza, and Sao Paulo. Coming back on the 17th. And you will be in my thoughts. The best to you and your beautiful family! Big smiles!!! 🙂

      • estelea
        March 5, 2015

        Safe journeys 🙂 Please take pictures! All the best to you all too ❤

      • Fabio
        March 5, 2015

        I am so glad that you are back to France, your family, and friends! You and the children have a blast! Take care, my wonderful friend! On these two next Fridays I will say to you from afar: ‘Shabbat Shalom!’

  11. trablogger
    March 22, 2015

    The excitement is all over 😉
    Btw is it Incheon , S.Korea?

    • estelea
      March 22, 2015

      Yes it is 😀

      • trablogger
        March 23, 2015

        Oh I forgot that you went to S.Korea. I thought there was a similar place in Phil too

      • estelea
        March 24, 2015

        Nope nope.

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