This amazing thing called blogging has introduced me to a world of kindness from strangers, friendships worldwide, matchmaking, job opportunities, travel adventures and more. It is unbelievably wonderful how generous you have been to me.
Because of this generosity I have experienced time and time again, and because of the many gifts of friendship I have received (Bluffton, Ireland, L.A., Hong Kong, Marburger, Mexico to name a few...) I offered several readers of Tongue in Cheek room and board in our home for one week.
Last Tuesday French Husband went to the airport to pick up the first winner of our giveaway: David and Teresa from Oklahoma.
We haven't stopped since they touched ground.
Today we went to visit some friends of ours (that we also met years ago through blogging), Vlad and Denise from Canada, who have a lovely home in Cotignac.
Denise made lunch for Yann and I, Thierry, and our new friends.
Denise's brocante Provencal table.
Teresa and Dave have never been to Europe. I am so happy to give them a taste of Provence: Rosemary, thyme, lavender, olives, pastis...
They will stay with us for a week, and then they are off to Paris for a few days.
The brocante is tomorrow and Teresa is salivating, a shared passion this brocante thing.
Teresa and her husband love art, music, laughter... they brought Yann a handmade wooden flute that Dave made!
I want to meet everyone who reads my blog.
Today was lovely, watching new and old friends connecting and sharing the day with interest and caring for one another. Heaven is certainly like this.
A true paradise of happiness.
It was wonderful, more than I can say, to see Thierry, one of our dearest and oldest friend in France, share the day with us.
Thierry sang. Denise sang and sang. Dave sang.
Yann played the flute.
Teresa, Vlad and I we clapped.
Happy playing a hand made wooden flute:
Friendship is a gift.