Christmas in Languedoc! We were going to spend a quiet day at home recovering from our trip but our friend, Sue, asked if we’d like to join a group of English speakers for lunch at a local restaurant.
We jumped at the chance….so Sue sent an email to the group’s organizers letting them know of our desire to join the party and advising them that, although we’re American, we speak reasonable English. Perhaps we should have been offended…. but we thought it was hilarious….and, needless to say, we were quite proud that our English met their standards.
We needn’t have worried….conversation was easy with the eleven Anglo’s comprising this group and laughter was hearty and frequent. I wish we would have remembered to take the camera…..I’d love to show you a picture of everyone wearing their paper “Christmas Cracker” crowns!
Back at the cottage, snowflakes were falling when we returned. Sadly, the ground was too warm, so their stay was brief.
Thanks to the amazing technology in this world we live in, we were able to chat via Skype with our son and daughter-in-law and to see our precious grandson on his first Christmas. This amazing call was followed by lovely chats with dear friends vacationing in Santa Barbara, then with our daughter in Houston and finally with Craig’s family in Sacramento.
Basking in the warm glow of conviviality, we opened gifts that had surprisingly found their way to us from Hawaii and California. Life doesn’t get much better than this.
Joyeux Noël chers amis and la famille