Posted by: estelledivorne | 11/10/2018

Chapter 50

Sunday 4th November 2018: Tibetan faces. Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

I am now staying in Charleroi, Belgium. With my Couchsurfing host Marc, we went to Namur and to Hergé Museum.

The cohabitation between Rúdúdú and the two big dogs of the house is not always easy, but we manage! I made these pyrographied portraits of Biscotte and Cajou. And I spend much time at home, preparing new items to sell soon on a Christmas market!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 11/10/2018

Chapter 49

Saturday 27th October 2018: closed.

Tournai, Belgium.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 10/30/2018

Chapter 48

Saturday 20th October 2018: peacock.

This week I enjoyed the last days of mild weather in Marlenheim, near Strasbourg. Then Luxembourg, and heading West to Cambrai region. Near the mining site of Arenberg, my cat met an elephant for the first time…

Posted by: estelledivorne | 10/29/2018

Chapter 47

Friday 19th October 2018: the Rhine.

After a few days resting near Morges, Rúdúdú and I are now slowly heading north. Lake Neuchâtel, Basel, then following the Rhine for a while on the French side. Day after day, my wild cat is perfecting his hunting techniques…

Posted by: estelledivorne | 10/28/2018

Chapter 46

Tuesday 9th October 2018: Furkapass.

From Livigno to Grisons, Swiss National Park, then back through Furkapass… I have the feeling that I’ve been driving two thirds of the big alpine mountain passes during this part of my trip, so I feel ready now for Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 10/17/2018

Chapter 45

Friday 5th October 2018: horses near Livigno, Italy.

After my stay near Varese, I went to Lake Como (for a swim and a wonderful day working on the beach!), then passed the border a few times between Italy and Switzerland. I realize that most of my photos of this week are lakes and skies…

Posted by: estelledivorne | 10/05/2018

Chapter 44

Monday 24th September 2018: San Bernardino.

This week I found interesting mushrooms in the forests of Grisons. When the weather got colder, I passed the San Bernardino and enjoyed a few sunny days in a house near Varese, Italy.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 09/29/2018

Chapter 43

Thursday 20th September 2018: peacefulness near Sennwald, Switzerland.

This week I left Central Switzerland to go to Lake Constance (Bodensee). The very first night that I spent in my new van was in Austria, near the Rhine delta. Rúdúdú loved to stay there and he played outside all evening! The next day we crossed Liechtenstein, before unexpectedly ending up in beautiful Tschiertschen, Grisons, where we stayed for a few days.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 09/21/2018

Chapter 42

Thursday 13th September 2018: colocynthis and pumpkins.

After one week of work on my van, the time to make minimal adjustements and to fit everything inside, Rúdúdú and I left Begnins. First stop: Kriens.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 09/11/2018

Chapter 41

Monday 3rd September 2018: vineyards under Begnins.

This week I finally bought my new van: a VW Caddy Maxi, to replace my old Renault Trafic. It’s smaller, so it will be challenging to fit all my stuff in it! It’s also much more comfortable to drive (automatic) and it’s supposed to use less fuel. We’ll see that in the next few weeks.

Rúdúdú is acclimating himself to the new vehicle, and he’s doing pretty good: it’s his territory now!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 09/04/2018

Chapter 40

Saturday 25th August 2018: Hôtel de l’Ecu Vaudois, Begnins.

And this week I went back to La Tine de Conflens after about seven years…


Posted by: estelledivorne | 08/30/2018

Chapter 39

Sunday 19th August 2018: dragonfly.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 08/27/2018

Chapter 38

Thursday 16th August 2018: Morges.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 08/17/2018

Chapter 37

Sunday 5th August 2018: sun and shadow in Bois de Chênes.

Bois de Chênes et Begnins.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 08/07/2018

Chapter 36

Tuesday 31st July 2018: dry stone wall on La Dôle.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 08/06/2018

Chapter 35

Friday 27th July 2018: lunar eclipse.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/28/2018

Chapter 34

Saturday 14th July 2018: stormy sky.

Let’s talk about the weather! This week, it seems that I have been especially inspired by the sky, the clouds, the sunset lights… The colors of the sky have been changing a lot above the Jura.

In between storms, I have been walking near La Givrine and Lac des Rousses.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/20/2018

Chapter 33

Thursday 12th July 2018: common buzzard.

Rúdudú and I go for our daily walk in the field in front of the house. The wind in the trees and the songs of the birds are the only sounds we can hear.

This week I went on a trip to Lausanne and the tower of Sauvabelin.

In the Jura, far from the light pollution around Lake Geneva, I enjoy every night a very dark sky filled with many visible stars.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/15/2018

Chapter 32

Thursday 5th July 2018: Rúdúdú in light and shadows.

This week I moved to the French Jura, near the border to Switzerland (après avoir habité Aarhus, j’habite maintenant aux Rousses). Rúdúdú and I went for a discovery walk in the surroundings to see La Dôle from the other side!


Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/05/2018

Chapter 31

Tuesday 26th June 2018: dry stone wall in Col du Marchairuz, Switzerland.

This week, Rúdúdú and I said goodbye to our friends, neighbours, home and terrace in Aarhus. After a long drive through Germany, we arrived to Switzerland through the Franches-Montagnes!

In our temporary home, Rúdúdú integrated immediately with the other cats (at least these silent ones).

Another road trip brought us to Vallorbe, Lac de Joux and Col du Marchairuz.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/03/2018

Chapter 30

Tuesday 19th June 2018: the transparent wings of Greta oto.

Visit of the botanical garden in Aarhus and its tropical greenhouses.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 07/03/2018

Chapter 29

Monday 11th June: upcycled cards for broddgöltur.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 06/11/2018

Chapter 28

Friday 8th June 2018: Nuphar lutea on Brabrand Sø.

This week has been hot, very hot!

And I’ve been busy paddling. Thanks to my landlords, I went kayaking three times, on the sea Kattegat, on the river Aarhus, and on Brabrand Lake.

I also paid a visit to the friendly goats at Sondrup Gårdmejeri, an organic farm producing goat cheese 40 km south of Aarhus.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 06/04/2018

Chapter 27

Wednesday 30th May 2018: I ♥ ØKO.

Here are my two amazing working places: the colorful market at Ingerslevs Boulevard, where I sell my handicraft broddgöltur, and the sunny terrace in front of my house, where I create my items!

Et pour donner suite au chapitre 26, voici les taillés aux grever!


Posted by: estelledivorne | 06/02/2018

Chapter 26

Thursday 24th May 2018: blackbird.

A tour in Godsbanen, an inspiring neighbourhood.

Et la surprise de la semaine, spéciale dédicace pour les Vaudois: en récoltant de la nourriture, j’ai trouvé des greubons! En danois, ils s’appellent grever. Grever/greubons, ça ne s’invente pas! Même dans le canton de Vaud, je ne saurais pas où trouver des greubons, et voilà que je tombe dessus dans une poubelle au Danemark…


Posted by: estelledivorne | 05/22/2018

Chapter 25

Sunday 13th May: upcycled terrace built from palettes.

And a bike tour on the seashore.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 05/20/2018

Chapter 24

Monday 7th May 2018: Aglais io / Peacock butterfly / Paon du jour.

Bicycle tour around Brabrand Sø.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 05/19/2018

Chapter 23

Thursday 3rd May 2018: entanglement.

Early summer in beautiful Aarhus! Rúdúdú and I go walk together everyday around the stadium nearby.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 05/06/2018

Chapter 22

Saturday 21st April 2018: old bicycle.

Bike tour on the island of Samsø on a beautiful sunny day!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 04/20/2018

Chapter 21

Thursday 19th April 2018: squirrel family.

Spring, sun, flowers and walks in the forest.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 04/15/2018

Chapter 20

Saturday 7th April 2018: Mount Møllehøj, the highest mountain of Denmark!

Sometimes people ask me why I stay in Denmark, what I like here. I think now I have an answer: even with my difficulties to walk, I can hike the three highest summits of the country in 30 minutes, including time for photos. It makes me feel powerful! 😉

Posted by: estelledivorne | 04/11/2018

Chapter 19

Sunday 1st April 2018: Gleaming Lights of the Souls, Yayoi Kusama, 2008.

On Sunday I visited Louisiana, the museum of modern art in Humlebæk. Monday was another very sunny day in Copenhagen! And Tuesday, oh Tuesday… Once again I woke up under the snow for a 350-km-drive in the fog!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 04/08/2018

Chapter 18

Saturday 24th March 2018: a typical Swedish landscape upside down in a drop.

While staying near Anneberg, Sweden, I went for walks in the snow with Rúdúdú. More snow on the day of my departure… Back to Denmark, I spent a sunny afternoon in Copenhagen!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 03/26/2018

Chapter 17

Friday 23rd March 2018: Vallgraven, Gothenburg, Sweden.

This week I met Anton the batdog. Then I moved from Denmark to Sweden. Rúdúdú stays the coolest cat when it comes to take a ferry! But in the forest around our Swedish cottage, I’m afraid he went hunting for the very first time 😕. In the surroundings: Älvsåker church and Gothenburg.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 03/20/2018

Chapter 16

Friday 16th March 2018: Grenen.

A walk to Grenen, the northernmost point of Denmark, where two seas meet. Sunny, windy, -3°C!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 03/15/2018

Chapter 15

Thursday 8th March 2018: The Phoenix is closer than it appears, Thilo Frank.

This week I visited Kunsten, the Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg. The sky is blue on the paintings and on my puzzle, but rather white in real life!

Posted by: estelledivorne | 03/05/2018

Chapter 14

Wednesday 28th February 2018: Hou harbour in the ice.

As everywhere in Europe, it has been very cold and windy in North Jutland. The shores, Kattegat and Limfjord, are frozen.

Posted by: estelledivorne | 03/01/2018

Chapter 13

Thursday 22nd February 2018: Hals harbour.

After one week in Aalborg, I moved to a new place in Hals. Winter is coming, and I went for short walks in the gray weather in the surroundings of my place and in Nørresundby.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 02/18/2018

Chapter 12

Wednesday 14th February 2018: frost and sun.

Rúdúdú is ready to move to Aalborg.


Posted by: estelledivorne | 02/14/2018

Chapter 11

Thursday 8th February 2018: shadow.

Captain Rúdúdú has sea legs.

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