Weekend family fun

September 1st, back to school… back to routine. School in France starts tomorrow but I took advantage of the summer up until the very.last.minute. Even as I am writing this post, I am sitting on my balcony, enjoying the last ‘vacation’ evening.


This past weekend was a crazy one, so I have divided it into two posts : one with family and activities, the other with food & fitness.


My mom !

My mother came to France for 2,5 weeks to spend time with us and the girls before they went back to school. The first weekend she was here we went to the countryside for a few days and did house projects. The second weekend we stayed in Paris and did over my bedroom. Yes, my mother and I are alike, we can not sit still for 5 minutes and need to be doing something around the house.

For the third weekend, she was leaving on Sunday, but we still got in a visit to the new Vincennes Zoo. This is actually the Paris zoo, and has been closed for renovation for many years. It is 5 minutes from where I live and every time my mother came we would walk past it. It opened a couple months ago so we just HAD to go….


My mom, myself and my two girls…


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The zoo has these amazing vultures. Many different sorts, and here you can see the wing span :

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And they are also known for their giraffes. They have to keep the males separate most of the time because the females are in heat every two weeks !

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My sister in law and my nieces !

I have mentioned that my brother in law and his family are moving to Africa for three years with his job. He left mid July and my sister in law and her kids flew out this past weekend. They came to Paris for three days before flying out so we got to spend some time together.

We are silly and we love to do selfies.

Our last meal together with REAL cheese, REAL French wine, REAL French bread :

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Our last visit (to the zoo) together.

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… and they are off.  What a great experience to go live in a foreign country for three years.

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So happy there is Skype, Facebook, Viber, WhatsApp, email, instagram, Messenger….


It was such a great weekend and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family.


Do you like taking silly selfies ? Do you like zoos ? Would you go live in Africa for three years ?

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