Wednesday, 29 March 2006
Yahoo to you !
You may be wondering why all those ghastly "Join Yahoo Groups" boxes are there in my Links section. I'm moderator of a large group of over 300 people called Dreaming of SW France. This was one of the first Expat Listserve groups for those people (comme moi) who love France. It was set up by the lovely Jules Thomas and her brother Pete. Sadly neither of them are with us any more so I took over and run it with the help of my mate Allison and, from time to time, Jules's husband, Gordon. There was a split off some time ago by a certain whiskered gentleman (?) called Ian who lives in the Lot et Garonne with his wife, the lovely Christine. La Vie en France was created in 2003 and Ian, being the kind person that he is, asked Allison and I this year if we would join his moderating team of himself, Megs and Mike. The two groups now run happily together, although La Vie en France gets more traffic, so to speak. Expat Crafters - this is my baby! Megs and I got fed up with being "shouted at" by the men on La Vie en France when we wanted to discuss my quilts, her knitting fetish, her wool fetish and other craft related stuff. So we decided to create Expat Crafters for expatriate's the world over who love crafts of all sorts. The group was started in January and we now have a membership of 25 (ish). The first 10 or so members are Dreamers/LVeF members and it does sound a bit cliquey at times as we have known each other for a long time. There you have it - the story of the Yahoo Groups boxes! Ankle is getting better, the quilt is coming along nicely, although I'm going to have to make another trip to the fabric warehouse at Javerlhac as I have run out of pale blue material (what a shame :) ) and the weather is very conducive to quilting - its been raining solidly for 2 days. Oh and I received a mail this morning from Serena Smith asking if she could link to my Blog. That's nice. Look to the right and you will see the link to her blog. TTFN