We arrived home nearly three weeks ago, tired but very happy with our stay in Provence. This is my first opportunity to sit at my computer so you are the first with whom I am e-mailing. Thank you very much for all your assistance, to me and to our children. Everything went off beautifully and our stay was fabulous. The children planned their Father’s Day Celebration with Chef Ronald for the first Sunday night which went off beautifully. My husband was suitably impressed. Then, Chef Gerald came in on June 20 and presented a fantastic birthday dinner complete with cake and ninety candles, lighted and burning. All of us enjoyed a great time.
We thoroughly loved Provence, its scenery, the small villages, the people, and the food. We found people of Provence, unlike Parisians, to be very kind, thoughtful and helpful. There were fourteen family members and all returned home with fond memories of joyous times. Le Mas de Gancel was beyond expectations. It was a lovely and spacious home and remarkably well equipped as well as the lovely patio, pool, and vineyard. The four grandsons had a ball!
For your information, I did have Monsieur Edouard Perrot, the photographer, spend about seven hours with us and taking family pictures. He has done a highly professional and creative job. If you have clients needing a photographer, I recommend him highly.
Last but certainly not least was Christine. She was simply unbelievable. I needed a butcher, she found him in Lambesc. One member found herself in need of a dentist, Christine found him. She was absolutely terrific and I shall never forget her many kindnesses.
We shall never forget our two weeks in Provence. My husband wanted it to be a momentous occasion, and indeed it was. My thanks and gratitude to you and all others who made it happen.