July 6, 2008

The Morning After...

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..

8 comments:

Justin said...

well it has been said that the sun shines everwhere I go ;-) Although it looks like I kicked it all down this way because the sky is pretty gray.

Lehners in France said...

Leesa, I'm glad you had a great day. I was thinking of you all when I was stood for four hours in the rain with the farrier, and then in the afternoon when I picked Bob up from the airport. Bonne Dimanche. Debs x

Le Tigre in France said...

hey leesa, just want to echo sam's thankyou for all the effort you put into the day, it was so great to meet you! Getting together at the end of summer sounds great, count me in. I need to come and see hte rest of the parc!

Jennie said...

I wish I could have been there. Paris is just a bit too far away (and a bit too expensive for me). Plus David & I are down in Provence this weekend anyway! Maybe later though... :)

Leesa said...

Justin-- You have a sunny personality, that's why the sun follows you around everything!

Debs-- We had a great time, thanks for thinking of us.. I bet you're glad Bob is home!! Enjoy your weekend.

Le Tigre -- Thanks so much for coming and being part of the festivities.. it was great meeting you!

Jennie -- Hope you guys can make it next time.

barbara said...

Thanks for the plug Leesa :)

I think that you & Alex are going to put Sceaux on the map again !
We will keep in mind that you will be doing your Saturday get togethers at the kiosque.

Keep in touch xo

Leesa said...

Merci Barbara....

I was just happy that we all had such a nice time and that we showed up in spite of the yuckky weather.... I will keep you posted for the Saturdays in the Parc...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow what a super day your had!!! the photos are Fab,Ok it wasn;t sunny as you wanted it, but at least the rain stayed away..It travelled to us!!!

On sunday I was at the British Grand Prix and it absolutely poured down, it was horrendous..
I will have to pop over to Barbara's blog to have a look.