Last night was the 3rd meetup of the Married to a Frog meetup group. For those who live in Paris or Ile de France, or who are visiting Paris and want to meet some other people in a similar situation, this group is great. It's for foreigners who are married to Frenchies (or who are dating or engaged to Frenchies) and who want to meet and talk to others with similar experiences. The people are a lot of fun. Every time I go I find myself meeting new people who are fun to talk to and who understand my situation and are in a similar one themselves. New people come every time, but also a lot of the same people come back for each meetup. It's a great way to meet new English speakers in France, and ones who are here permanently, or at least who are going to be here for a number of years. As an expat I so often meet people who are in Paris for only one year and then they are gone, and it is very difficult to create real, lasting friendships. But with this group, the people are going to be here and it's nice to know there is finally a way to meet someone who is here to stay!
So far the group has met at three different bars either on Thursday or Friday evenings. Last night we met at a bar in the Marais and had some drinks while chatting about life in France, among other things. There were about 25 people there from all over the world. It was a nice way to spend a Friday evening and I'm looking forward to the next meetup!