Friday, September 16, 2011

All the Way from Istanbul - to a Blogger Meeting in Provence

Blogger Meeting in Provence: Claudia and myself

I have been following Claudia's fabulous, informative and delicious blog "A Seasonal Cook in Turkey" almost from the beginning and, knowing she had relatives in the South of France had always hoped that she would find her way to Provence some day so we could meet. Well, that day was today!
It is funny that by following a blog and commenting back and forth you somehow feel you know the person who writes it. But as soon as Claudia and her wonderful husband TT came through our door Robert and I really felt as if we had known them for a long time. A little while and a glas of Rosé later we were chatting away like old friends. I admired photos and the most wonderful video of beautiful little Eva, Claudia and TT's first grandchild, we were talking cooking and garden, Istanbul and Provence and time just flew by. But we promised each other that this would not be a "goodbye", just an "à bientôt". Isn't blogging wonderful?

12 comments:

  1. I am glad you had a chance to meet up, sounds like great fun. I really like Claudia's blog too, maybe timing will work out one day so I can meet her too.

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  2. Hi Michel, we were talking about you and Shirley and your blog and your beautiful house, too

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  3. How fun! Yes, after a while following each other's blog, we get to feel quite comfortable around each other. I've yet to meet any of my blog mates, but I'm looking forward to such an occasion.

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  4. I envy yopu girls.I would love to meet you both:))

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  5. I'm so glad you two got to finally meet in person. Two gorgeous smiles for a reunion that really makes blogging worthwhile. The people who say it's all virtual miss the point entirely. There are real people behind blogs and yes, you get to know quite a lot about them after a while.

    I'm off to see Claudia's blog now :-)

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  6. I just fainted like the Imman reading a wonderful recipe for stuffed aubergines - that's my kind of dish !

    PS - You and I should also meet one day. We have no excuse, we're not that far :-)

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  7. (not Imman, Immam - sorry for the typo)

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  8. Nathalie I'd love to meet you! I will just have to find out how to get in touch.

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  9. So lovely to see you and Claudia together!!:) It must have been so nice to chat face to face and enjoy food - so wished to be there with you both, I hope one day!
    with love,
    Ozlem

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  10. What a lovely day we had, Barbara! And you were so quick to post about it! We got home from our fabulous trip in the south of France last night so I am only now putting photos in order etc. But check tomorrow! It was great meeting you and your lovely husband and we look forward to next time!
    Claudia

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  11. It is great meeting bloggers. Each one I have met so far I have felt like I have known them for years. I never knew when I started blogging what it would do for me. Diane

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