petite anglaise

June 10, 2007

compte rendu

Filed under: good time girl — petiteanglaiseparis @ 2:26 pm

The pic-nique was soooo much fun. My favourite moment being when Hugo unpacked his rucksack to reveal Pimms, apple, lemon, mint, strawberries, cucumber and a knife and chopping board. There was I, with my enormous cooler, champagne on ice, more modest Pimms effort (cucumber, mint, orange), thinking I could never be upstaged…

Reports say that up to sixty people showed up – whoever had the guestbook thing, please confirm, I’d love to know – and a good time was had by all.

We’ll definitely be doing this again, so if you couldn’t make it, get your act together next time. That’s an order.

update: video footage here. Parental advisory – includes scenes of ear nibbling (ahem) and other debauchery.

update#2: Financial Times (?!) write up here. Curiouser and curiouser.


  1. Woulld love to have attended, Petite!

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — June 10, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

  2. yes that was great, thanks again for organizing it. I put some pictures on my site too ( ) and will be sending you a mail rapidly as agreed.. have fun !

    Comment by King negrito — June 10, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

  3. I would love to attend next time. A picnic in Paris sounds divine.

    Comment by Kaycie — June 10, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  4. Yes ma’am. I hope we get a bit more notice next time. It does look like you had a wonderful time, thanks for getting the photos up so fast! So many pretty boys, you can’t find one in all of that?

    Comment by Jules — June 10, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  5. Hi Catherine,

    the picnic was excellent fun – so much fun, that I am hoping to do a piece on it for a newspaper (broadsheet, highly respected!) that I write for. Would love to have quick chat so that I can include some quotes from you (if that’s ok) and wondered if you had phone number/email that I can contact you on? Perhaps you could email me at the email address attached to this comment.

    mille merci,

    mimi pompom

    Comment by mimi pompom — June 10, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  6. I have a photostream? Who knew.

    Thanks Petite, for the Pimms, for the good day out, and for the sunshine. Hoppy Birthday to tadders.

    Comment by kermit — June 10, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

  7. Amazing teeth! Not a single cavity all the way back!

    Comment by Woody — June 10, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

  8. Petite said, “We’ll definitely be doing this again, so if you couldn’t make it, get your act together next time. That’s an order.”

    Be there or be an uninspiring equilateral-sided cuboid, eh?

    I for one will have to remain regularly-shaped and equal-angled. Gay Paris is a few-thousand miles too far me to travel for a picnic.

    Would it perhaps be acceptable for me to down a fermented apple juice or two in salute, instead? :)

    Comment by bonkers — June 10, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

  9. seems you had a great time.Where is this nice park?

    Comment by Stavroulix — June 10, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

  10. If I win the lottery I SOOOOOOOOO there :-) BTW you look so lovely and Le Meg–scrumptious :-)

    Cheers from Seattle
    Le Beau

    Comment by Beau — June 10, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

  11. Waouuw it’s looked énoooooorrrrme.
    I discovered your blog few days ago, and je ne passe maintenant plus un jour sans y allez jeter unc oup d’oeil…..even if eveythings it’s wrote in english (wich i don’t understand very well).
    Anyways, devant le succés grandissant de ton blog, je crois que au prochain picque -nique il faudrat louer tout le parc en entier afin de pouvoir faire rentrer tout tes fans :).

    Comment by superbouffy — June 10, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

  12. I really enjoyed the afternoon and thanks to you and the rest of the Blognic team for putting this together. We definitely need to do it again!

    Comment by The Bold Soul — June 10, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

  13. I am sssssssssssssssso pissed I had to be in Luxembourg pfff, really wish I were there!

    Comment by Emmanuel Vivier / — June 10, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  14. Thanks Petite…

    Great picniqe… I just did a post but not so sure of this “link” thing yet…
    Here is the actual post URL.. I don’t know how to link you to my page but will try now…


    Comment by Leesa G — June 10, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  15. Thanks Petite…

    Great picniqe… I just did a post but not so sure of this “link” thing yet…
    Here is the actual post URL.. I don’t know how to link you to my page but will try now…


    Comment by Leesa G — June 10, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  16. Looks like a festive blast! :) If only I wasn’t separated by the Atlantic Ocean, possibly customs …

    Comment by Sapphire — June 10, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

  17. Pimm’s – nothing better outdoors on hot summer days. Love the way you’re so organised with the garnish! Very civilised.


    Comment by Brennig — June 10, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

  18. more girls than boys :-))

    Comment by Eric — June 11, 2007 @ 1:52 am

  19. Oh, it looks like it was a wonderful gathering! I’m not a blogger, but I find that whole community of thoughtful, poetic, creative people such a romantic idea; thank you very much for sharing the pictures. One question: was Andre (abeautifulrevoluiton) there? I didn’t recognize him in any of the photos…

    Comment by eric — June 11, 2007 @ 7:32 am

  20. Oh my god, I’ve spied a veritable God in those photos….

    Look like fun!

    Comment by Badger — June 11, 2007 @ 9:28 am

  21. Looks…

    Comment by Badger — June 11, 2007 @ 9:29 am

  22. My Pimms was my own downfall. In conjunction with Rhino’s chocolate tart, I was out of action for several hours afterwards.

    Comment by Hugo Carr — June 11, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  23. Was in Paris with my daughter but a little too far to attend ,(
    Would be nice for the 2 littles blondie-terrors to finaly meet hehe

    Glad it went well anyway and wihout rain.

    Comment by Thierry_J — June 11, 2007 @ 11:45 am

  24. Ooo, you look so pretty!

    Comment by Milk & 2 Sugars — June 11, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

  25. So it was a resounding success by all accounts. Will try to make it to the next one. My trip to Paris (Sunday) was good but I bet the picnic was much more fun. But am I too old for ear nibbling etc I wonder. . .?

    Comment by sablonneuse — June 11, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

  26. Ha!! It must have been the Pimms – my chocolate tart is famed throughout the Western World for its medicinal properties. It’s the St. John’s Wort of pâtisserie. It was a great afternoon and so nice to meet so many cool people.

    Comment by rhino75 — June 11, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

  27. Oooh your picnic looked fun!
    and who was the hot Romain Duris lookalike? ; )

    Comment by Julie — June 11, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

  28. hm, not sure which one you mean, but one of my or Meg’s toy boys, no doubt…

    Comment by petite — June 11, 2007 @ 5:36 pm

  29. Wow, there were lots of hot young men at that picnic!

    The photos are beautiful. Balmy summer days…

    I love your coral pink dress/top Petite.

    Comment by Helen — June 11, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

  30. Oooh it was a wonderful time, petite, and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon :) Thanks for organising it! I do hope there’ll be another one soon!

    Comment by Katia — June 11, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

  31. I’m kicking myself that I missed it, particularly when I see what a laugh you had. Instead I was trawling through clothes shops with not much of a result apart from a couple of measly t-shirts. You look like fun people. (which I’m sure you are ; ) )

    Comment by Donta — June 11, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

  32. hi catherine
    do you know this very popular french blog “Incredible and insignificant life of Brad-Pitt Deuchfalh” ?
    Now this french blog is in english too.

    Comment by fab — June 11, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

  33. I have “toy boys?” Why didn’t anyone tell me?

    Comment by Le Meg — June 12, 2007 @ 12:30 am

  34. Although I’m married to a gorgeous Frog myself, the photo of the dark-haired man looking off into the distance is divine…

    Comment by olivia — June 12, 2007 @ 1:56 am

  35. I wanted to take a moment to thank Petite, Le Meg, FWAB and Rhino as well for organizing the pique-nique. Had a great time, although I ended up having to leave a bit earlier than planned… And I didn’t even get to meet everyone! I feel like I didn’t mingle as much as I should have, but it was good fun nevertheless. Petite is as lovely in person as on-line (bien sûr!), Meg is adorably hilarious, FWAB is fabulously adorable (obvs) — and Rhino, how in the world did I not meet you?! I don’t know what happened… I do apologize for the oversight. I didn’t even make it over for the Pimm’s, and I’m still not sure why that may be. I managed to down enough red wine to make me tipsy, though — pompette is my middle name! (but hopefully not embarrassingly so)

    Merci once more! If I’m not too lazy this week, I will do my best to blog about it as well.

    Comment by Alice — June 12, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

  36. Looks fun. Wish I’d been in France!

    Comment by Sally Lomax — June 12, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  37. The ‘Romain Duris lookalike’ I mentioned is on the far left on your flickr thingy on your blog page. I think Olivia is talking about the same guy…

    Comment by Julie — June 12, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

  38. Ahh I see now that that flickr thing changes all the time. What Olivia said.

    Comment by Julie — June 12, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

  39. Aaaaaaah I want to be there next time!!!!

    Comment by Vonric — June 15, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  40. I see you even made it to the FT!

    Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    six figure book deal wow!

    Comment by grayarea — June 24, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

  41. I see that? Was there any picture in the paper version?

    Dearie me, can’t even pop out for a litre of milk these days without getting papped…

    Comment by petite — June 24, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

  42. A really creative film – thanks for posting about it and bringing it to my attention.

    Comment by Emma — June 24, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

  43. interesting

    Comment by Costa — August 19, 2007 @ 2:34 am

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