Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Z" is for "zahvalna"


I'm stretching it again for a "Z" word, but in Serbian "zahvalna" means "thankful" and I am to my newly-met but known-in-cyberspace friend, Therese.

For several years now I've been commenting on Therese's blog, originally photos from Chandler, Arizona, but now she's moved back to France and is currently in Tournefeuille, a community near Toulouse. Check out her blog at Tournefeuille A to Z. Our 'something in common' was our love of photography, France, and a connection to Serbia, as her husband is from Belgrade.

Therese and her husband were so kind to welcome me (and how!) into their home during my trip. I was picked up at the station, taken back, fed a scrumptious cassoulet, preceded by an aperitif called pousse-rapiere, which is Armagnac mixed with champagne...  The next day, after croissants and pains au chocolat (called 'chocolatines' in Toulouse!), Therese took me on a walking tour/photo shoot of Toulouse, before taking me to the airport to Paris.

Therese and Dejan, merci infiniment de votre acceuil. I hope that you will both visit Belgrade sometime soon.

See other Zs on ABC WEDNESDAY.

14 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

She lives her life with ZEST, it appears!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

richies said...

Another amazing blogging friendship story. :)
An Arkies Musings

Leslie: said...

How wonderful...that looks like one ZenZational cassoulet!

Leslie
abcw team

Gaelyn said...

Zowie, what fun to meet a long time blogger friend. And bonus to such treats.

mrsnesbitt said...

We love France and often tour on our motorbike. Sadly no time this year but this brought memories flooding back.
Denise ABC Team

Daryl said...

that looks like a hearty stew

Miss_Yves said...

Un cassoulet très appétissant!

Alexa said...

My first thought before reading the post was that "zahvalna" must be Serbian for cassoulet. :~} It's always a treat to meet new friends, especially when they're old friends already! I'm off to check out Therese's blog --

Lily Hydrangea said...

Life can be very sweet eh? & I am so happy you have shared this inspiring story of friendship with us - you've made my day.

TheChieftess said...

I love how small the blogger world is!!! I loved meeting you when you were here in California...and look forward to meeting again...maybe in Serbia!!! I saw your high school friend at a function in Mammoth last weekend...she came over and said hello...I'm so glad she did!!!

Lowell said...

What a wonderful story about wonderful people. I'm going to remember this the next time I get down on this ol' world!

Juliette said...

I remember well drinking "pousse-rapieres." And enjoying cassoulet. Yum!!

Indrani said...

Wow! This is something new to me.
Mine is a zzz... shot.

Enitram said...

Yes the "pousse-rapière", it's gorgeous !!!