I was invited by my colleague Anne to eat chez elle for Sunday lunch, and I had a wonderful time!
Anne’s family and I had a lovely meal of ratatouille avec sa croûte, Japanese cheese made with wasabi (surprisingly delicious), and tarte aux framboises in the sunshine on their patio, and spent the afternoon chatting and playing music. Yep, amazingly enough, they even have a violin they let me borrow while we jammed to Irish reels and Joan Baez tunes. Who would’ve thought I’d ever hear Cripple Creek and Swallowtail Jig played on the accordion by a Frenchman?
We took a lovely walk by the neighborhood chateau (man, I love France) and rounded out the afternoon playing card games with the children. The only problem of the day? I forgot my camera. It would have been great to record the beautiful countryside and the smiles on the kids’ faces.
I’d love to smack some sense into the person who came up with the horrible rumor that French people are unfriendly.