Radio France FIP – adore the diversity

In the beginning just another tool in my ‘learn French’ kit, FIP became the everyday accessory for instant inspiration

The moment I decided to tackle (re)learning French, I knew that listening to radio was going to be one of the best and most effective ways of making progress. Secret weapon #1 has been my Kindle, and that needed a sidekick. Something I could use at work without being invasive. Now, one year and a half into this project, I’m not sure what were my first options in terms of radio stations. But I know where I stopped searching.

France Info is verbose. France Musique is often times pretentious. FIP is rebellious. Against time, lyrics, genre and roots. Continue reading

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Preparing for the Brussels 20k race

Approximately six weeks ago I started running – as in it was the first time ever I had a long distance run training. The first time I surprised myself running 5k and it was motivating enough to go for more.

I also killed a personal myth: running alone is boring. Most of my runs are alone and it’s actully really comfortable. I always seem to find a jazz rhythm that would suit the rhythm of breething. Continue reading