100 days

Last nights of Paris

Early 2011, when we just met, my partner gave me the book ‘Laatste nachten van Parijs’ by Philippe Soupault. Back then, I was going to Paris with my (about to break up with) boyfriend. Those were confusing times.

I’m a great lover of surrealism, and I loved this book to pieces. It’s beautifully translated into Dutch and totally catches the vibes of Paris in the early 20th century.

If you don’t read Dutch, obviously, the book is available in French, but also in English (a translation by William Carlos Williams!). A highly recommended read if you’re into Paris and Surrealism.

Autumn in Paris

The perks of speaking at a conference are that you get to see nice cities like Paris. I have no obligations for the next two days, so it will be nice to wonder around the city, without a purpose. Soaking up the atmosphere and just watch people. 

The weather is going to be nice for October and I brought my camera too. Being here by myself gives me the opportunity to take the time to take some pictures.

Or I might take a book and go read in Parc de Luxembourg, enjoying a glass of white wine.

Life is good.

100 words in a 100 days

Yesterday, I was inspired by Jeremy Keith to start a new challenge. After giving my talk on 100 Days Of Code at ParisWeb, he told me he’d done a 100 days challenge too: writing 100 words a day for a 100 days.

No cheating by typing 99 or 101 words.

As I’m really struggling finding time to write more, this seemed like a good starting point.

Am I allowed to skip weekends? Yes, since I’m the lady boss. So I’ll just write. About what? Can’t tell you yet. Be surprised.

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