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.

Mundane Monday : (most original!) Flower pots

Can’t plant now, I need to buy pots” is not a valid excuse anymore!


Now I ll feel far less guilty next time I buy shoes .. Yes, at some stage I ll recycle them too 😉

Take a walk on Bantayan Island …

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Or look up in Paris 😉


In response to Mundane Monday Photo Challenge hosted by the great Jithin, created to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs 🙂

Happy Week to you all !


22 comments on “Mundane Monday : (most original!) Flower pots

  1. rosemawrites
    May 24, 2016

    oh wooooow! indeed resourcefulness at it’s best! 😀 😀 😀
    Have a great week, Estelea!

    • estelea
      May 24, 2016

      Wandering in your country is such a source of inspiration! Especially in Bantayan, where the kids can see in every tiny street that money doesn’t buy creativity and fun 🙂 Have a great one!

      • rosemawrites
        May 24, 2016

        awww. such words we Filipinos always treasure. We may not be one of the richest countries but we are surely not short on resourcefulness and smiles. I appreciate your words so much, Estelea. ❤

      • estelea
        May 26, 2016

        You re most welcome 😉

  2. Debbie H
    May 24, 2016

    Fantastic shots!

    • estelea
      May 26, 2016

      Thanks Debbie ! This Filipino island is pretty poor, and has been devastated by typhoon Haiyan years ago, but it offers free courses on creativity and DYI every where you look 🙂

  3. trablogger
    May 29, 2016

    haha.. a valid excuse to buy more shoes :p I’m quite intrigued by the Paris version. How did they do it?

    • estelea
      May 30, 2016

      Well, we Parisian are gifted, you know. We look at a wall and just say “now make it green”, et voila! 😉
      A more efficient way would be to read this article I actually wanted to give it a try, I saw quite lots of them in France and even in Thailand, and I find them beautiful (they also reduce noise and are pretty good for the environment) but I guess they would not last long in the Filipino heat. But wouldn’t it look awesome inside a house, made of delicious cooking herbs or even flowers?

      • trablogger
        June 4, 2016

        This is quite fascinating. I got hooked! I read and saw quite a few videos. It would be cool to try out. You’ll have to customize it for the Filipino weather condition, use the local plants probably. But definitely worth a try.

      • estelea
        June 6, 2016

        Oh totally worth a try! I have been reading and watching quite a lots about those walls and came to the conclusion that I need to lobby the schools here to make this happen:
        There is NO recycling whatsoever here, plastic and glass are everywhere. How great would it be to make something beautiful and educational out of it?..

      • trablogger
        June 12, 2016

        That is so true. Maybe you should try recycling those waste to make this happen!

      • estelea
        June 15, 2016

        I’d love to! I even read about a Bangladeshi who initiated a system of “aircon” with plastic bottles in the slums. How great is that? Next time we are in Bantayan I ll try to meet up with some local NGOs to see how some of this great stuff could be implemented. Imagine if we have schools on board, what a great learning for the kids!

      • trablogger
        June 18, 2016

        Indeed, It will be great and probably life changing for many people.

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  5. K.L. Allendoerfer
    May 30, 2016

    For some reason, I only see the flower pots in the thumbnail on the front page. But it looks cool!

    • estelea
      May 31, 2016

      Thanks so much for letting me know, no idea how it did happen but the Dream team of WordPress just fixed it 🙂 Enjoy!

      • K.L. Allendoerfer
        May 31, 2016

        Yep, looks good now. Thanks!

      • estelea
        May 31, 2016

        Thanks to you! HAve a lovely day (well, it is 9 AM in our corner of the world)

      • K.L. Allendoerfer
        May 31, 2016

        And the sun is going down soon over here (Pacific Daylight Time). So cool to see these pictures from the other side of the planet!

      • estelea
        May 31, 2016

        Internet and the 21rst century communication will never cease to amaze me. I know I am talking like a 90 yo but I really mean it!! Good night 🙂

      • K.L. Allendoerfer
        May 31, 2016


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