July 23, 2007

Meeting with other bloggers

hpy” took a nice initiative and suggested that we should try to meet between bloggers. So last Saturday “hpy” (Hélène), “cergie” (Lucie), “l6” (Lyliane) and “PHO” (Peter) met, together with the less active bloggers André, Patrick and Michel. Here you can see, from left to right, Lyliane, Lucie and Hélène.

We met at a place on the Seine river between Rouen and Le Havre, called Caudebec (name of Viking origin; in Swedish Kallebäck = cold stream). We started with a very nice lunch also enjoying a view on the Seine. You can imagine what the major conversation subject was. Many blogger names were quoted.





Caudebec-en-Caux is a beautiful place and we of course had to do some sightseeing. The church in gothic style is wonderful (“The most beautiful chapel in my kingdom” said King Henry IV) and the organ and stained glass windows are there from the very beginning = 15th / 16th century. We felt happy to be together and Hélène and André kindly invited us to their home in Fécamp, some 45 km or 30 miles away, on the coast. After visiting their home and garden (of course photographing the flowers), we went for a tour of Fécamp, including the port and the surrounding cliffs. Fécamp is also the home of the Benedictine liquor and the building you can see is the “Benedictine Palace”. We still wished to prolong and it all ended up with oysters, shrimp, fish… at Héléne’s and André’s home until late in the night.

I was invited to stay overnight and on Sunday morning we made a tour of the beautiful Normandy surroundings including the famous cliffs and the natural arch at Etretat.We all wished to meet again and if possible also with other bloggers. Great thanks again to Hélène for the good initiative!!

(The photos where I appear were taken by Lucie’s husband Patrick.)





Some originals of the above photos can be found on mu other blot "Peter - photos".

29 comments:

isabella said...

Are there any unphotogenic places in France? ;-)
I wish I could have participated in your bloggers meet - the food, the views, the company - all look superb!

Shionge said...

This is absolutely wonderful and what great fun Peter :D Blogging is certainly powerful tools to embrace new friendship :)

Nice day, nice food & nice company ~ WOW!

Ex-Shammickite said...

How splendid, please, will you invite me next time???
I spent some time at Fecamp when I was a teenager (a very long time ago) when I was on French language school student exchange. Beautiful area!
About Volvos... my first Volvo was bought in 1980 and lasted 21 years, he was red, and his name was Erik the Red Volvo, and he was definitely part of the family. My son loves Volvos, this is his second.

black feline said...

it's just so superb...i can feel the excitement in the air...hope to be on your list the next time around...lol

Kate said...

You have managed to delight us with your photos and stories of your delightful get-together as well as make us envious (at least I am just a bit jealous!!) I will have to start looking at the blogs of all the participants, too. Thanks for this wonderful introduction to bloggers with whom I am not familiar!

lyliane said...

C'était une journée magnifique remplie de soleil et d'amitié. J'encourage tous les bloggeurs qui passent par Paris ou les environs, à venir se joindre à nous pour une prochaine fois. Mille merci à HYP et DD. A bientôt.

hpy said...

vu! (beautiful pictures!)

Olivier said...

je regrette de n'avoir pas pu venir, prevenu un peu trop tard, et j'avais deja pris un rendez vous. A la prochaine fois j'espere, car c'est une tres bonne idée. je vois que vous avez passe une bonne journée.

Peter said...

About joining: There was no limitative list, just a general invitation on hpy's blog. For the future: I hope there will be more opportunities and my general message to all Paris visitors is always that if you feel like it, I would very much appreciate to meet you... and I have always a bottle of champagne ready in my fridge!

SusuPetal said...

The sun can be seen in Fecamp (at last, should I say:))

You must have had a wonderful time! I do envy you! Lots of good food, plenty of talking, good wine, I presume, and beautiful views to look at.

Nice reading about it all and the pictures spice up the words tastefully!

Drama Div@ said...

Thank you for all these great pictures especially the last two pictures of Normandy.. Truly amazing and lively pictures!

Hogrelius said...

Grandiosa pics! Im love pics like that!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That was some meeting you all had and a special time in your lives as well.

Your story associated with the pictures was very interesting to me and your vacation among friendly faces must have been like an elixir in your lives. Good for you all.

alice said...

Ah ah8 C'est ici qu'il faut venir pour avoir quelques détails! Ne manque que le menu du déjeuner...Bonne semaine, Peter.

April said...

Oh, that looks like a very happy meeting. Nice to see you all because I know some of you by blogs.

Annie said...

Hi Peter,

I too have had the pleasure of meeting other bloggers, though not in groups like you did. This seems like a party, a reunion, a celebration of blogging, what with meals and group photo shoots and walks too. What a lovely post about a lovely day.

delphinium said...

coucou tout le monde. Et bien, vous êtes les stars de ce lundi. Et toutes les photos transpirent de bonheur et d'amitié. Sympa!

Neva said...

If(ok --when!!) I make it back to Paris, I will definitely be enjoying some "blogging" champagne! Very nice post...as I keep saying...an inspiration to us all...what a lovely day to have had and in such a beautiful spot.I so enjoy meeting friends and this seems like it was awfully nice. I am sure many of us will try to do the same....thanks for the funny comments, BTW.

Nathalie said...

Fabuleux ! C'était plus qu'un déjeuner de bloggeurs, c'était un vrai week-end ! Je vois avec plaisir que le soleil était de la partie, il faut croire que c'était une bonne idée d'aller le chercher à Arles et de le ramener avec toi !

Ash said...

Wow - that sure must have been a great time!!! Wonderful pics!

Sonia said...

Hi Peter, would be great if I could have participated in that nice and enjoyable meeting! Looks that you all had a great time! Wonderful photos as always!

krystyna said...

OMG! What a meeting! This post is perfect for WUB.
Greetings to All!

Emily Lin said...

Nice outing you had with other bloggers. WOw.. I should do that too. :p And love the pics especially the cliff. Beautiful view.

Cergie said...

C'était de merveilleux moments !
Et on peut dire que tu as TOUT dit ! Tu as fait envie à tout le monde apparemement
Tu as aussi TOUT montré. Même Mr Cergie !
Moi qui ai pris soin de mettre nos visages à contrejour sur cergipontin!!!
Allez je ne t'en veux pas. Comment pourrais je ?

En tout cas, il a fait super beau le lendemain... Il avait démonté la mer ? Elle n'avait pas la même couleur...

Peter said...

Cergie:
Oui, j'avais peur de ta réaction (très peur!!); je deviné ton désir de discretion, mais tu figures bien aussi sur les autres blogues... et je trouvais injuste de ne pas retrouver Patrick sur une seule de mes photos.

Peter said...

Cergie:
C'était marré basse et les couleurs étaient magnifiques!

Cuckoo said...

Wow !! So, now you all met. And many thanks for introducing the other bloggers to us as well.

I wish I was there. :)

GMG said...

I'm a little late commenting, but that was definitely a great idea, and also an interesting source for some beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

well.. it's like I thought!