You can find the write up from our very first gathering here, and our second (redux) here.
What a fantastic bunch of people to meet!
Lovely Aidan organised the shebang and folks came from as far away as Paris, Bordeaux and Monaco to attend.
We met for lunch at Chez Boris:
Where the walls (and ceilings) are chalkboards:
And the menu is heavy on the meat:
Karen, Abby and Colleen checking out the gorgeous cushion Nicola made for Aidan. Logan (Abby's husband) in the background explaining what size steak he'd like.
When you put a bunch of repressed English speakers together in a foreign country you get a lot of fast talking. And when you get a lot of talking at once it gets really LOUD!
Lovely Aidan with her cushion (and a French lady laughing at us all in the background)
Nicola, the seamstress extraordinaire
We didn't care, we just kept on yapping.
Even when the food came out.
I don't think Logan got the steak he wanted.
Although it did get a little quieter when they served dessert. The lemon meringue was scrummy.
Aidan and Jennifer's girls kept each other company and even left a little reminder of their stay (encouraged by the staff).
Aidan - Conjugating Irregular Verbs
Jennifer - American Mom in Bordeaux
Nicola - Growing Berries
Karen - Little Sweet Spots
Julie - The Provence Post
Sarah - St Bloggie de Riviere
Heather - Lost in Arles
Jennifer - Gustia
Abby - J'adore Ma Vie
Meredith - Talking Story in Provence
Colleen - Life 2.1
A great list for those who love expat blogs!