Well, well... It's almost 10 am and I'm a little groggy from yesterday's wonderful picnic... in spite of some REALLY rainy weather in the morning and early afternoon.... I am really happy that we didn't have to cancel it- after a month of planning and preparation! Thanks so much to all of you who weathered the weather.. hehehe... We had a really wonderful time and it was really nice to meet you after knowing you in Blogland for awhile now!! Nice to put some faces to the blogs... Justin and Rochelle were are most far-traveled guests- from Bourgogne and Metz -- Thanks so much for coming, it was really a pleasure to meet you both!! And I hope to see you both again soon!! To new faces-- Opal, Leandro, Jose and Judith from Mexico City (living in Antony for quite some years now... And to familiar faces-- Barbara and Didier, Patricia, Anais, Sam, Amy, Isabelle, Murielle, Herve', Floriane, Sophie, and Clara (My student and her family), Nadia, Elias and family... and of course, my wonderful STAR husband Alex... who helped me shop and prepare everything for the picnic and who lugged it all from the car to the grass ... Thanks to friends who helped lug it all back to the car at the end of the picnic.. it was much easier with all of your help!!
To all of you who called to check in and also to let me know you couldn't make it.. A big thank you to you all and we are sorry that you couldn't make it... you were all missed.. but I TOTALLY understand because the weather wasn't really behaving nicely and it was hard to tell weather the rain would return.. No fun having a picnic under the rain!!!
Surprising... when Justin called to let me know he arrived at the gare... he must have brought some really good energy with him because when he arrived the rain stopped and didn't come back again at all the entire day.. Soooo, thanks Justin..
The weather was warm... though gray... with small clearings from time to time, do not bad at all...
We had a nice walk around the park in the afternoon... We finished up around 6 ish.. So, in all, it was a really great day...
Thanks again to all ... it was really a nice way to celebrate- Canada Day, 4th of July and 14 juillet together..
I am definitely going to plan for another picnic at the end of the summer... But what I would like to do is to organize some get togethers in the park... Not a picnic.. but just a get together.. to sit in the park.. there is a nice coffee stand... that sells sandwiches, crepes, pastries, icies... and other stuff.. but moreover, just to give people the chance to get out of Paris and visit the banlieu.. the wonderful Parc de Sceaux.. and meet up with others for a good time - a social gathering and a walk in the gorgeous Parc while the weather is nice... I would like to organize one for next weekend... and maybe the weekend after..
Let me know if you are interested... Take care, Leesa
P.S. Pictures to follow sometime today...
Barbara from Home in France has already posted some nice pics on her blog and talked about the picnic... Can't wait to see everyone's pictures..