Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bonjour tout le monde, ça va? by Maggie Bryant.

Hi, Maggie the “blogmistress” here.

I mostly stay in the background creating the slide shows, bookshelf, blog page backgrounds & blogger profiles but as August is the month when many people are away on vacation and therefore a quiet month, I decided to step out front and blog a little..
Not being an expert on Quimper faience, my blogging is somewhat different to others that have gone before. It’s more along the lines of a chatty email to a friend who is maybe a member of the QCI, or a lover of faience, or a bit of a Francophile, just like me. Those of you who follow my own personal blog will already know my style.
During this month I shall be writing a little about what I collect and our life here in France. As this year is the 10th Anniversary year for the Quimper Club I thought we could take a look back over the years at past meetings and take a peek into back issues of the Journal (a.k.a.the Newsletter and Le Petit Paysan) and see how things have moved on since 1999. I’ll also be taking a walk around the QCI website and describing some of the features that you may have overlooked or that have been added/changed since the last time you logged on.

I was recently asked by a member if it was o.k. for her to be leaving comments on the blog posts even though she was not a blogger herself. The answer was a resounding “Yes, please!” We love to receive comments on our blog. All that you need to leave a comment is a gmail account. If you do not have a gmail account, or have one but would prefer not to use it for commenting, we have created a gmail identity for you to use. Check out the QCI Web site “Members Only” section to learn how to access this information and read the brief & easy to follow tutorial.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.


  1. Love the new look !

    Interesting to see 'American Wife' on your bookshelf :-)

  2. Hi Maggie,

    Love this, you are a master at blogging and I know we are in for a real treat. Will love seeing more of your collection. I know much has passed through your hands.

    Happy August to all!


  3. Maggie, I'm looking forward to reading your posts during August. I'd love to see lots of photos of your collection and life in the countryside. You do a fantastic job with the blog. Thank you!

  4. Maggie: I know that I am posting backwards..but have just read all and love them. I think that it iw about time I make a leap into the 21st century.
    Not sure that I have that much to say, but love reading what you have to