Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Beginning of winter in Chamonix

The snow finally started to fall on Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc valley. Since about two weeks we are surrounded by white. The ski resorts around opened a few days ago and tourists carrying ski/snowboard gear are more and more present in the streets of the village.

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Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

A slightly gray November

I’ve been a bit quiet this month of November, first of all because I’m re-doing my website with an all new beautiful design but also because despite all my efforts, I’m still feeling a bit down, sad and depressed.

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Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

First setback in Chamonix

Gonna be honest, this end of October and beginning of November months, were not the best. Big hours, lots of disappointments at work, stupid troubles with staff people, 10 days straight of bad weather… and as usual a feeling of depression, failure and losing myself.

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Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Autumn colors

This week was busy with a huge groupe of about 300 pax coming for 5 days in the hotel. A big group called ICAR : International Commission for Alpine Rescue. A lot of people specialized in mountain rescue. Tall, muscular and big eaters.

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Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

Second week in Chamonix

I got my first 2 days-off. So I went for an overnight hike on one of the most popular hike around the Mont-Blanc : The Lac Blanc. But I made my own one day and a half trail and I decided to camp next to the lake. And it was absolutely stunning!

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Chamonix - France - © Claire Blumenfeld

First week in Chamonix

After 15 months in Australia, I decided to come back to Europe. I was getting tired and angry and lots of things happened in the past 2 months. So I decided to come back to Europe for a few months. I found a job in Chamonix, right in front of the Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe!

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Hobart Bay from Mt Wellington - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Exploring Tasmania

Four months in Tasmania. For discover one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Well, in reality with the work (supervisor at Costa Tasmania during the raspberry season then vegetable picker at Premium Fresh), I only had about a month. But is was a beautiful month.

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Carrot paddock - Forth - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Carrots contact

From late April to late June I worked at Premium Fresh. A vegetable farm ten minutes from Devonport. Three teams of about ten people take care of hand picking the different vegetables that the farm produces. The team where I was is picking mostly carrots, rhubarb and silverbeet.

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Narawntapu National Park - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld -

Deep into my mind

These past days, my head is boiling. Since a few months, I have the impression of overdosing. It’s too much. Too many ideas, too many expectations, too many worries, too many changes that I want to accomplish. I’m a little exhausted.

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Sunset - Devonport - Tasmania - © Claire Blumenfeld

Wanderings in Tasmanian Fields

Two months and a half in Tasmania and I feel like I missed a lots of opportunities. I had a strange work experience in Costa Tasmania and no time to go explore this beautiful country.

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Tiandi Wildlife sanctuary - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary

Life flows quietly at Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary. This little corner of paradise, an hour of Canberra offered me during the month of February a beautiful living space and a very rewarding work.

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Melody - Tiandi Wildlife sanctuary - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

An altruistic love

In a small corner of paradise, Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary, Julia takes care of kangaroos and possums, orphans or survivors of road accidents. I had the chance to work there for a month and it was an amazing opportunity.

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