There is so much to say about his 15 days spent aboard Beegoody with Isabelle and Ulyss. As part of this wonderful project "Joy for the planet" offering to live and share the joy and solidarity around the world, we traveled kilometers every day to meet the lights, inspiring and happy people, share moments of emotion and fraternity with each of our meetings, offer solar lights, make workshops on the road, give lectures, thumbs to those we meet, both financial to support projects, a listening and an optimistic and benevolent look. What was extraordinary was being able to witness the way so all the people with whom we shared a time, were affected. The quality and the depth of the exchanges that allow this project, so sincere and close to the human, allows to open instantly spaces of metamorphosis and often behind the scenes of the camera. There is no need to "do", but "to be" simply and humbly carrying this contagious enthusiasm. It is in this, that it lives the adventure of "Joy", alongside Isabelle. Emissary of reliance by the joy she radiates, she carries an unconditional love and an optimistic vision on the world, a discernment enlightening the resources of each one, a force of freedom and "everything is possible", an ubiquitous humor, a car stunning derision. It is in these precious qualities, that emanates through this project, that I was able to feed myself to open more and more to the celebration of the joy to the quotient. Not to mention the extraordinary meetings that were a great source of inspiration allowing the emergence of common creativity and projects. From this experience, was born in me a new paradigm giving me the impulse to dare to open my wings and extend my arms even more to embrace the world and share what I am. There is no time to lose but everything to love! Thanks to Joy for the Planet to exist and thank you for all these priceless treasures that ensues!
At the beginning of June, after many reflections, sleepless nights and anxieties, I made the decision to leave the project that I had co-built in recent months, the dream having become a burden of which I do not supported more weight. I had to, once the painful decision was made, absolutely recharge my batteries, change my air and regain some sweetness. I contacted my friend Isabelle the same day to find out if I could join her a week aboard Begoodee. In her immense generosity, she answered me positively right away. So I embarked for Oslo, starting with two days of solitary ballads, where I put my eyes on the streets and museums. These first two days were very soothing, after difficult weeks. On Monday 25 June I found Isabelle for our 8 days drive to Stockholm. I knew that by joining Isabelle and Begoodee I would find serenity and joy. And I was not disappointed. Isabelle picked me up from a parking lot at the last metro station. I saw Begoodee arrive and as my smile widened already. She sounded her magic horn, on the air of "la cucaracha". The tears came up, I was more than moved kissing him, I knew that I had made the right decision by embarking for this road trip with Joy for the Planet, a project that I support from the beginning. Without a predetermined route, without a geographical goal other than to reach Stockholm in a week, we took the road. And this road is beautiful. Beautiful by its Scandinavian landscapes, and especially beautiful by the sweetness of life aboard Begoodee. Isabelle amazes me at all times. Through her enthusiasm, her vision of events, her approach to everything she sees and feels. I learn positivity. I learn calmness, acceptance, letting go. I learn that anything is possible if you put your heart and kindness into it. Together with Isabelle is her GPS, we have day by day chosen our routes, our stages, our Scandinavian summer nights, privileging small country roads and nature. After a first stop at Droback, a small Norwegian port, we continued to Fjallbacka in Sweden, a small village on the west coast, where Ingrid Bergman took up residence, and known fans of Camilla Lackberg's crime novels. In a small marina a few miles from Fjallbacka, we posed Begoodee for the "night" and I marveled at a long and bright sunset in the Scandinavian summer. What light, what colors! And every night the pleasure of watching a sunset that is not followed by night amazed me. Before resuming our road trip the next day, while Isabelle was working on her newsletter for Joy for the Planet, I found a small restaurant, attached to the village fish shop, where we ate the BEST Fish & Chips of our life. A fresh cod from fresh, white from white, barely cooked in an airy paste, scented with tarragon. A slaughter for our taste buds. Not to mention the soup of fish, bought to take away, that we "slurped" the next day aboard Begoodee. And so the journey continues. We cross magnificent countryside, wheat fields that look like a blonde, wind-blown sea, with blinding green and blond reflections. Houses and farms here and there, all in wood, most of them deep red. Majestic wind turbines whose blades break the air nonchalantly. Modern mills for a Don Quixote of the 21st century. And never a village to speak of. Never living soul working in the fields. Just houses far apart from each other. Where are the Swedes? How do they socialize? Where is the village square, his coffee with his aperitif? Obviously we must get rid of the social patterns we know more in southern Europe. Everything looks perfect, everything is tidy, clean, tidy. To believe in Peter Weir's Truman Show. Have we gone through another dimension? Are we the observed passengers of a big reality show that the inhabitants look from their little red houses, wedged in chairs lined with white lace doilies? Who knows ? With years of IKEA purchases, I thought I knew the basics of Swedish. It is clear that no, of course. But I finally understood why the blue giant starts all his ads with a "HEJ! "thundering. Here no one addresses a formal hello, everyone says "Hej! Which corresponds to Hello, hello ... And I get done very quickly. Hi ! at the checkout, Hej! to the camping neighbor, Hej! Cross people on the way to the lake ... HEJ! While boarding with Joy for the Planet, I also hoped to contribute to the project by bringing some of my own FoodbyFlore project. But it is clear that in the regions crossed we have not found opportunities. On the other hand my pleasure of cooking is always there, well intact, and it is for Isabelle and me that I cook in the kitchenette of Begoodee. "Joy for us" will tell us! I find the pleasure of tastes, flavors. I eat again with pleasure and greed. With gluttony also I started painting, or rather coloring, helping Isabelle on his new drawing, called "eLOVution". A funny drawing, colorful and full of meaning, starting from the idea that kindness brings kindness but especially that love makes grow, frees us and redistributes. Isabelle and I were separated, with a happy heart but also a bit big, two days ago in Stockholm. Isabelle has sounded her magic horn ... the loop of this escapade is complete. Isabelle and Begoodee continue to Finland, I go home to mine who have been so supportive in recent months. I come back refreshed and curious about more road trips in the future, to take life with gentleness, elegance and kindness. From Oslo to Stockholm, I got better. With the advice of Isabelle I found some softness and a lot of positivity. Thank you Isabelle for this stay out of time and diagrams, thank you for the laughs, thank you for your kindness. Good luck to you and Begoodee. I'm waiting for you in Sarajevo. FloreSourianteandappeased IN ENGLISH At the beginning of June, after much thinking, sleepless nights and anxieties, I took the decision to leave the project that I had co-built in recent months. . I had to make the decision, to refill my batteries, change air and regain some softness. I contacted my friend Isabelle the same day to find out if I could join her a week aboard Begoodee. In her immense generosity, she answered me positively right away. So I'm embarking for Oslo, starting with two days of solitary strolls, where I'm on my way to the streets and museums. After difficult weeks, these first days are very soothing. On Monday 25th I put up with Isabelle for our 8 days drive to Stockholm. I knew that by joining Isabelle and Begoodee I would find serenity and joy. And I was not disappointed. Isabelle picked me up at parking lot at the last metro station outside of Oslo. I saw Begoodee arrive and have my smile broadened, she played her magic horn, on the air of "the cucaracha". Tears came to my eyes, I was so moved and hugging and I knew that I had made the right decision on embarking for this road trip with Joy for the Planet, a project that I support from the beginning. Stockholm in a week, we hit the road. And this road is beautiful. Beautiful because of its Scandinavian landscapes, and especially beautiful is the life on board of Begoodee. Isabelle amazes me. Through her enthusiasm, her vision of events, her approach to everything she sees and feels. I learn positivity, I learn calmness, acceptance, letting go, I learn that anything is possible if you put your heart and kindness into it. Together with Isabelle and her GPS, we chose our stops, our Scandinavian summer nights, privileging small country roads and nature. After a first stop at Droback, a small Norwegian port, we continued to Fjallbacka in Sweden, a small village on the west coast, where Ingrid Bergman took up residence, and known to Camilla Lackberg's crime novels. In a small marina a few miles from Fjallbacka, we stop for a long and bright night at Scandinavian summer sunset. What lights, what colors! And every night the pleasure of watching you are amazed me. Before continuing our journey to the next day, while Isabelle was working on her newsletter for Joy for the Planet, I found a small restaurant, adjacent to the village fishery, where we have the BEST Fish & Chips of our life. An extra fresh cod, extra white, barely cooked, fried in an airy batter, scented with tarragon. An explosion for our taste buds. Not to mention the take away fish we weed and we "slurped" the next day aboard Begoodee. And so the journey continues. We drive through beautiful countryside, wheat fields that look like a blonde, wind-blown sea, with blinding green and blonde reflections. Houses and farms here and there, all in wood Majestic wind turbines whose blades break the air nonchalantly. Modern mills for a Quixote of the 21st century. And never a village to speak of. Never have a living soul working in the fields. Just houses far apart from each other. Where are the Swedes? How do they socialize? Where is the village's square and its coffee bar for an aperitif? Obviously we must get rid of the social patterns we know in southern Europe. Everything looks perfect, everything is tidy and clean. It feels like being in Peter Weir's Truman Show. Have we crossed into another dimension? Are we observers of a big reality show that the inhabitants look at the inside of their little houses, do you like it? Who knows? With years of IKEA purchases, I thought I knew the basics of Swedish. It is clear that I do not of course. But I understand why the blue giant starts with its a thundering "HEJ! ". Here no one addresses formal hello, everyone says "Hej! Which corresponds to Hello, hello ... And I get used to it very quickly. Hello! at the checkout, Hej! to the camping neighbor, Hej! To people crossed on the path to the lake ... HEJ! While boarding with Joy for the Planet, I also wanted to contribute to the project by bringing some of my own FoodbyFlore project. But it is clear that in the regions traveled with opportunities. It is for Isabelle and I that I cook in the kitchenette of Begoodee. "Joy for us" we tell ourselves! I regain the pleasure of tastes, flavors. I eat again with pleasure and "greediness". With "pleasure" also I started painting, or rather coloring, helping Isabelle on her new drawing, called "eLOVution". A fun drawing, colorful and full of meaning, starting from the idea that kindness is more important, and is to be redistributed. Isabelle and I parted, with a happy heart but also a bit sad, two days ago in Stockholm. Isabelle played her magic horn ... the loop of this road trip is complete. Isabelle and Begoodee continue to Finland, I go home to my loved ones who have been so supportive in recent months. I come back refreshed and curious about more road trips in the future, to take life with gentleness, elegance and kindness. From Oslo to Stockholm, I got better. With the advice of Isabelle I found some softness and a lot of positivity. Thank you Isabelle for this "time out of time", thank you for the laughs, thank you for your kindness. Good luck to you and Begoodee. I'm waiting for you in Sarajevo. FloreSourianteetapaisée
Begoodee, my trailer-seraglio! Chance wanted me to be in Switzerland at the same time as Begoodee ... which I called "caravane-serail"! Yes, I could not decline an invitation generously offered since Isabelle started her human and humanitarian adventure aboard her caravan, her kingdom, her seraglio! Just surround yourself with few objects to have comfort! On the other hand it takes a lot of courage, compassion and love to offer a warm welcome and a good quality of listening in order to comfort tormented souls crossed in its path! With Edouard, a friend of Isabelle, we took the road to Aubonne under the sign of good humor! It is in this city that a cultural center hosts artists' studios. And it is under this roof that my adventure began ... exceptional encounters with exceptional people who have come to encourage and support this approach of joy! An auction of works of art offered by some artists in a gesture of solidarity and in all belief in this courageous and unique action. Purpose: to finance a tour of Europe to sow seeds of joy and hope in hearts damaged by life's trials or who have a unique trajectory to whom a solar lamp is offered. Taken in this wave of emotions, here I am in the race to end up putting the big package and win the jackpot, a beautifully drawn solar lamp, telling the adventure of the caravan of joy! She was also one of my dreams .. offering a moment of escape under the stars. Will I have the courage to embark on the adventure aboard or would I opt for a return with Edith quiet and cushy to find my big bed cozy 5 hectares? A fateful question that filled my city brains during these few hours! The time of the visit of the center, the rich and moving conference of Isabelle and the auction. I finally give in to find myself in the caravan-serif where each centimeter is studied, and every drop of water is calculated. We drove for miles and miles to stop in a mythical place in Berolle at the foot of the Jura! Far from everything, lost in nature. We followed the caravan of an adventurous couple who ran this center with a head well placed on the shoulders and wings well glued to the feet! The caravan is their mobile home and every night they pass it under a new corner of the sky! What does the roof matter if you have your heart in joy! After sharing a piece of friendship at home on board, it's the return to three in our caravane-serif that gives us a very cold welcome! ! No heating and it was freezing! The Oriental that I am already shivering on hearing this news, but I quickly found smothered by heat under a multitude of blankets, a large blanket in pure wool of the Swiss army with a large white cross, a quilt filled with feathers of geese from Lake Geneva and a halal slaughtered sheep skin !!! All to calm my anxieties to finish cold. Under the mischievous gaze of Isabelle and her laughter, I quickly swallowed a handful of vitamin C and homeopathy pills as a precaution. I do not have the luxury of catching cold with my minister's diary including training and conference at the UN! But what to do with Odysseus, the dog of Isabelle, his faithful friend, his companion to whom I stole the pious? And yes, this sofa that I used to bed was his! Sentenced to bed on the floor, he was far from happy. I spent my night under a pyramid of blankets, gnawed by the remorse of making this poor soul suffer and in the fear that Ulysses jumps on me claiming his rights !!! The images of the 1er episode of "Ulysses and Cleopatra" parade to my eyes. But in the caravan of generosity and kindness, Ulysses played the game and stayed at my feet to reassure me and warm up. Despite my emotions, the sandman did not abandon me! After a short night, I wake up with Isabelle a few inches, murmuring in Arabic, a verse from the Koran that the majority of the Muslims of the earth recite before starting an action "In the name of God the Clement and the Merciful", trying to fix the heating! And she succeeded as a seasoned technical chef! "But be careful, you have to lower it because it's not good for Ulysses' heart," said Isabelle concerned about the health of her faithful friend whom she filled with kisses and cuddles. Lying in my bed, I looked at the virgin nature and the ceiling between open drafts of fresh air that shook my head and my nostrils. I put on my clothes over my pajamas and whatever the artichoke look at this pathetic moment of my existence! Baladi bread, Egyptian cheese accompanied by honey and Swiss butter were the appointment for a dj out of norms with this brave couple aboard our caravan-serif! As for Ulysses, his loving mistress has given him ham! After, we take another stretch of the road in search of a beautiful place for a photo scene orchestrated voluntarily by photographer Vincent Hofer for a well-deserved pub, placing Ulysses in the heart of the "planet of joy" in shape of bubble. Then, a good coffee at a childhood friend's house, a lunch on board near the lake, delicious Filipino noodles prepared by Morada, and a reunion with Julia the sister of Isou who looks forward to the arrival of his little prince who she's been fighting her heart for over eight months! Warm exchanges as in the old days. A jump refueling for the rest of the adventure at the super market on the road to the station direction Geneva with my lamp Aladin in arms and a lot of joy in the head as the heart. Thank you my great adventurer, thank you my friend, pschitt of happiness and joy!
Hello Dear Nicci, I am a teacher and listening to the show at the boarding I heard you. I showed your film to the young people who are in my class and some decided to write to you ... Hello dear Nicci, We have just seen your video which I found super touching, you made me realize that it was necessary to empty this trash can filled with worries and that it was necessary to take full advantage of the life not to take the head for futilities. Julie Cuendet Hello Dear Nicci, We have just watched your video and I wish you to enjoy thoroughly in what you do to keep your way of being ..., Good luck and good luck Samuel Schneiter Hello Dear Nicci, We come from watch your video we come from Switzerland and your video has touched us Michele Di Nuzzo I wish you a lot of courage and you can recover, good luck to you Jarod Rüfenacht Hello dear Nicci, We have just watched your video and I wish you good luck ... Alyssa Pitton I wish you all the courage of the world ... I send you as much love as possible! Thank you for your testimony, Steeve.
Hello Isabelle, I had the joy of filming the clip of Marie and Koum dedicated to your beautiful project and thus bring my tiny seed of joy ???? I am contacting you today because I met this week in Switzerland a person who transmits all his passion and his joy through small dishes that he cooks, based on a healthy diet, raw and alive. He is a real ambassador of joy. This is Benjamin Ries, if you come back to Switzerland and want to meet him, he deserves the detour ???? Any beautiful journey to you and full of beautiful meet and thank you for this beautiful project, it's a joy to follow you ❤️
Hello, I discovered your career and your project on the radio and I am very appreciative and touched by what you do. I am a teacher in a specialized school for children in school suffering. If you're looking for classes to make new solar lights, I'm up and some of my colleagues will definitely follow me. See you soon. Nathalie Rojal
What a pleasure Isabelle, this surprised surprise at Gradignan, with Begodee and Ulysses always faithful. I love your generous "madness" of LIFE. Thank you for rekindling joy in the hearts of men and for connecting men and women of good will who are working for life. Thank you Kisses and a thousand gratitude for your stop. Continue this beautiful path illuminated by a thousand lamps. Kisses
It seems to me that you are in Bordeaux. I am a member of the 3Farm Glutamine located 15 km from Bordeaux in the town of Tresses. If you are available to discover this beautiful Perma- Culture project, I propose to be your guide. Nicole Legroux 06 07 48 93 40 Very good day under the sky Aquitain
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Hello Isabelle, I was very lucky to hear the show on radio Suisse Romande yesterday in the early afternoon and I find what you do admirable and absolutely amazING! It's a great idea and to pursue your dream too .. will definitely follow you on FB! I love the idea of your lamps to share the happiness and the glow .. I wanted to offer you, if you ever needed someone to help you with the English language (for example to translate your blog etc.) I will be ready to do it. Sowing joy is also my motto in my language classes and in everything I do. BTW I am a volunteer in a library around Strasbourg. Would you come to tell us about your project and do a workshop with our children before your world tour? All in all, from me. See you soon on FB
Hello, following our meeting today, here are my details, in any case I wish you a wonderful trip by camper, enjoy it well, it may be a wonderful experience, I wish you a great year 2018. Greetings.
I had the great chance to spend two days and one night in Isabelle's Begoodee camping car. It made me discover wonderful places in the Lucerne region, including the small valley where lived Nicolas de Flue, the patron saint of Switzerland, 1467 until his death in 1487 (period during which he ate nothing and do not aim anything!). The place is energetically very powerful and nature is beautiful. Isabelle was the perfect hostess! She drove with caution and she cooked me delicious little dishes. In addition, I slept very well in the bed above the driver and passenger seats. It was truly an unforgettable weekend! I warmly advise all those who like to discover new places to make a trip with Isabelle in her Begoodee campsite! Yours truly, Matej
Enter Begoodee! What really happens when you get on a bus as it is? As far as I am concerned, I always observe with meticulousness all those strangers who often resemble me; who do not know me or who look at me, before quickly turning their eyes away? It's because the hectic life of their tactile screens does not wait for her! Fortunately, a "classic" bus ride is not imagined to last! Except ... except, except! Except Adorable, Charming, Hospitable, Delicious: the Begoodee bus! A fairy has bent over her cradle and is in the very image of her fairy-owner: adorable, charming, hospitable, and delicious ... This fairy is Isabelle, I'm lucky to be the cousin! In short, last weekend, the adventure began! I was one of the first guests aboard Begoodee. (And let me certify it's something else than taking the bus.) By the way, Begoodee is not a bus (And that would make him a cowardly offense!) Begoodee (Isabelle's begoodee, Ulysses, all his girlfriends ...) is a bright space. An area of peace, warmth, sweetness ... Begoodee is the little refuge that accepts to take us on a journey through the radiant autumn landscape, rainy, sometimes, and which - above all - strongly invites us to another Journey ... Interior, this time. My cousin, her Begoodee and Odysseus (because how to omit the faithful companion of Isabelle!) Have a common ambition - and not least! : bring joy, the time that will last their journey! Bring joy? It is to listen to individuals encountered during a cross road; it is to bring small (or great) services to suffering souls; it's taking the time of the Meeting (not the superficial, no!, not that one, the Real), the exchange, the laughter (and blunder: with Isabelle: it will be more about laughter) very "very, VERY loud", only a slight, discreet throaty laugh, barely audible!). Bringing joy is opening up to the difference! What we humans have in common! It's preparing a hot meal, grabbing a trembling hand, looking at the other gently and really looking at it. Bringing joy: it's moving your mobile phone further; abandon tweets, selfies, likes ... It is to listen - and imperceptibly - to disassemble that Life: it is also beauty. And it's also that: Joy! Whatever the circumstances. Long live Isabelle, Ulysses and of course ... A Begoodee! Long live Isabelle, Ulysses and of course ... A Bigoudi! The 21 October 2017 Elodie Perrelet
Congratulations Isabelle for this great initiative, look forward to traveling with you on the roads of Europe and the world, and discovering the smiles and joy that animate all cultures with Beegoodee