Monday, November 14, 2005

It's a Beautiful Day in Paris-dise

and Fred is on the Mend!

photograph picture of a getting-better-Fred in The Rive Gauche Garden Overwhelmed by all of your good wishes for a speedy recovery, Fred has gotten much, much better. We are really touched by all of the messages you left on Saturday's post, thank you all so much. Thanks also to our gracious host in Rive Gauche, just on the outskirts of Paris, who not only kindly let us stay a few extra days but arrived back from a weekend in Belgium bearing delicious, comforting waterzooi, red wine and French cheeses. As we hadn't eaten properly for two days her gracious return was more than appreciated, believe me.
Fred wanted to leave a few words of his own:

"I would like to thank you everybody for their kind, touching support and I am happy to say that I now feel really much better and happy to fly home tomorrow after a really nice trip across parts of Europe. Thank you very much everybody. Sincerely, Fred."
It's a Beautiful Day in Paris-dise

22 Comments:

  • At 14/11/05 05:13, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Oh, I'm so glad to hear that Fred is perking up and that you will be able to head home tomorrow. At least this happened at the end of your holiday rather than the start and hopefully hasn't marred your happy memories too much. Sam - make sure you take extra care of Fred now - extra lashings of chicken soup all round! (and do remember to eat that biltong before you get to the US customs... rumour has it that they aren't too keen on it ;-))

     
  • At 14/11/05 08:30, Anonymous Kate said…

    I'm so glad to hear that Fred is doing better. What a horrible thign to have ahppen away from home!

    Be well and glad that all is better!

     
  • At 14/11/05 08:46, Anonymous Catherine said…

    Just got back from the weekend to see this. My wishes for a speedy recovery no longer seem needed, thankfully, so I'll just say I'm so happy Fred is feeling better!

     
  • At 14/11/05 08:58, Blogger ilva said…

    Happy to hear Fred is better and ready to go back to your home! Tell him to take it easy though...

     
  • At 14/11/05 09:02, Anonymous Debra S. said…

    Great to hear Fred is better. Be careful with the waterzooi, that stuff sounds more charming than it is.

    Borscht is the answer to all physical ailments. I once saved someone's life by feeding them borscht made with a deer meat bouillion. My borshct was the last thing my Grams ate before she died... but I don't think it was the borscht that did her in, rather a serious case of old age.

     
  • At 14/11/05 09:09, Anonymous melissa said…

    Whew! I'm so glad to hear it! Thanks for the update, and I hope you have a smooth flight home.

     
  • At 14/11/05 09:45, Anonymous Melissa said…

    Glad to hear he's doing better. Have a safe and restful trip back! And hey, maybe if you tell your story to the person at checkin they'll bump you up to first class (for theraputic reasons, obviously!)...

     
  • At 14/11/05 09:48, Anonymous keiko said…

    I'm so happy to hear that Fred is feeling better - have a safe journey back to CA and don't work too hard!

     
  • At 14/11/05 10:11, Blogger drbiggles said…

    Eeek, I step away for a few days and look what happens!
    Glad to hear life is on the upswing. Make sure Fred has scotch handy, he really likes it. It'll make him smile. Say hi to him for me, bye!

    Biggles

     
  • At 14/11/05 10:14, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    FRED! glad to hear you are feeling better!!! Rest up! -Gibby

     
  • At 14/11/05 10:59, Blogger Lady Amalthea said…

    I'm glad to hear he's feeling better! Chicken soup cures all ills. And make sure he rests when he's home.

     
  • At 14/11/05 11:18, Blogger Lex Culinaria said…

    I'm glad to hear that Fred's feeling better! Being sick on holiday is even less fun than being sick at home. Kudos for you driving through Paris yourself. Those crazy Parisian intersections look frightening.

     
  • At 14/11/05 12:23, Anonymous sarah said…

    oh! that's wonderful news, sam!! so glad your fred is better! have a safe trip back to SF!

     
  • At 14/11/05 16:13, Blogger Monkey Gland said…

    Bloody Hell!! I look away for 2 minutes and look what happens! Fred mate, get better and be well. I would say eat lots of chicken soup but somehow these days it probably isn't very appropriate ;-)

     
  • At 14/11/05 18:19, Blogger Alicat said…

    Hurrah! Glad to see you back and well Fred! :)

     
  • At 14/11/05 19:44, Anonymous Chubby said…

    Yea! We're glad to hear that you are on the upswing and headed back to the comforts of home.

    The B.R.s

     
  • At 14/11/05 22:06, Blogger b'gina said…

    Mmmm. Waterzooi. That ought to make anyone feel better.

    Take care, both of you, and hurry back to SF.

     
  • At 15/11/05 11:38, Blogger Elise said…

    What a relief. Welcome home you two. So sorry that you had to go through all of that.

     
  • At 15/11/05 18:14, Blogger Shauna said…

    My goodness, I go to Los Angeles for a few days on a whirlwind surprise trip, and I miss all the horrible excitement. So glad to know that Fred is feeling better. And that you're on your way home. Home always helps.

    All my best to you both.

     
  • At 16/11/05 19:56, Blogger Charlotte said…

    I too was Away for a While ... I am glad to hear that Fred is better and hope by the time you see this that you will be home safe and sound.

     
  • At 17/11/05 10:16, Blogger celia kusinera said…

    Glad to hear Fred is doing well now. :) All the best !

     
  • At 20/11/05 11:23, Blogger Sam said…

    I caught fred reading through his comments again. He was really blown away by everbody's kindness.

     

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