Madame Pamplemousse books

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Madame Pamplemousse is a series of three lovely children books by the English author Rupert Kingfisher, although the action takes place in Paris.

This is a delightful find! A light, colourful and witty writing for a story full of mystery yet inventive and funny, just scary enough to set up the mystery. To be honest, It’s been a while since I haven’t found a children’s book such entertaining and endearing enough after the Harry Potter series.

Without comparing -no common measure, nor by the book size or the universe involved, yet on the literary map the three books of Rupert Kingfisher’s Madame Pamplemousse are worthy and deserve the interest of those who love this genre (children’s literature).

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Madame Pamplemousse est une série de trois petits livres super mignons pour enfants dont l’histoire se passe à Paris, pourtant d’un auteur anglais Rupert Kingfisher.

Très belle découverte, une écriture fluide, légère et colorée avec une histoire mystérieuse tout en étant drôle et inventive. Avec une petite touche un peu effrayante pour maintenir le mystère. Ça fait longtemps que je n’ai pas trouvé un livre pour enfant aussi distrayant et attachant après la série de Harry Potter.

Sans vouloir comparer -aucune commune mesure, ni de par la longueur du texte ni l’univers, mais sur le plan littéraire les trois livres de la série Madame Pamplemousse de Rupert Kingfisher est à la hauteur et méritent l’intérêt pour ceux qui aiment ce genre (littérature pour enfants).

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What I’m doing now

Inspired by Cait Flanders from Blonde on a budget, who herself got the idea from Derek Sivers, here is my now page. A mix of what I am actually doing and my New Year goals.

So as of January 21st, here are my goals for 2016 :

  • Maintaining a minimalist lifestyle
  • Meditate more, working more on my mindfulness
  • Declutter, empty the boxes, reorganize and clean the garage
  • Enrol for the Shopping Ban process, until March 31 (to start with, then see how far I can go)
  • Eat vegetarian the first week of each month, for the next 12 months (done for January 🙂
  • Use less convenient services, food
  • Read at least 40 books in 2016
  • Running at least 3 times a week
  • Going to my yoga session at least once a week
  • Get my orange belt for the martial art aikibudo I practice
  • Reach the 600 caches found mark on Geocaching
  • Doing the maintenance of my own hidden geocaches
  • Finish the several hobbies projects I’ve started so far : embroidery, cross stitch, quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting (focusing and trying to finish before starting any new ones)
  • Bill my customers monthly, no exception
  • Get my tax declaration done before the April deadline
  • Zero out my line of credit debt before year end

And some of my lifetime goals :

  • Make a quilt for each of my 3 children
  • Run a half-marathon before I turn 45 and a marathon by 50

Now I hope these are not merely part of the great myth of New Year’s resolutions! I’ll update and get posted for progress.