I posted a couple of weeks ago about meeting Mme. T., who lives nearby here. You can read that post here.
In late September, I also received an email from Kristi (above left). She lives about 60 kms. from here. We had tried to meet once but missed connections. This time she came to my house bringing with her a lovely lady, Rosie (center), who also lives near Kristi. Mme. T. is above on the right.
Rosie has been in France since 1981, giving her the doyenne status. Kristi and I arrived at about the same time, her in 1988 and me in 1989. Mme. T. is the new kid having arrived just 2 years ago.
It was so much fun to talk and talk and talk all afternoon long. The minute I opened the front door, we started jabbering non-stop until the time everyone had to go. I haven't talked that much English in years!!!!
Me (making a face), Rosie and Mme. T.
Lunch was nice if I do say so myself. I made a nice verrine, a pork roast, a sweet potato casserole and cheese. Mme. T bought a deliciously obscene chocolate cake that the pâtissière called a "brownie".
What I found most interesting was the resemblance of our stories and about how we wound up in France and especially, why we decided to make France our homes. It was also nice to hear that I wasn't alone with many of my perceptions about French life.
Both Kristi and Rosie own and run Chambres d'Hôtes or bed and breakfast inns. Kristi's can be seen here. Rosie's can be visited here.