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{fab french mannequin dressed for the occasion}


Wishing you all a tres bon week-end and a not too scary halloween!


Leeann x

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  1. Happy weekend Leeann.
    The honey lavender icecream sounds delicious and thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Also good luck with your new project redecorating the very old house, sounds like fun.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Hello Leeann

    Thank you for the good wish and wishing you many happy returns

    Helen xx

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  3. Happy Halloween to you too! We had our first taste of winter, here in Connecticut and i am desperately trying to save my trees whose limbs are cracking and collapsing under the snow. Off to Lot et Garonne on monday...hopefully as Air france once again decided to go on strike...that is France after all.

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  4. I love lavender - and one of our local restaurants serves a drink called the lavender sidecar - yum, yum!

    Happy Halloween, Katie from
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

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  5. Dear Leeann, thank you for stopping by, and taking the time to comment. I am enjoying your lovely blog also, and have been for some time. Happy haunting!

    N.xox

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{fabulous shop in St Emilion, photo taken by moi}
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