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Joyeux Halloween...

{fabulous image from here}

We have already had some wee visitors this evening albeit a day early and we are hoping that our supply of bon bons and gateaux hold out.

Wishing you all a "Joyeux Halloween",

Leeann x


  1. Happy Halloween to you and yours too!

  2. I wasn't aware the children did "trick or treat" in France!

    It's still not a biggie in NZ but I do have some treats on hand in case the little people come knocking on our door!!

    Joyeux Halloween to you leeann.
    Take care
    Shane x
    PS I lOved your Provence series of posts!

  3. Joyeux Hallows Eve to you too.

  4. Wonderful photo and un joyeux Halloween pour vous!

  5. Oh my! Bonbons and gateaux? I'd love to be a child in your neighborhood! Joyeux Halloween to you!

  6. Oh do come and link your Halloween wishes to my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. You are very organised. I wonder if they will come knocking in Florence :)

  8. Leeann, Happy Halloween to you, too! (Gosh I miss a REAL American Halloween. It's gotten big here in Germany over the years, but just the parties on the 31st. No atmosphere with jack-o'-lanterns on porches, etc.)
    Hope you're having a nice weekend,

  9. Happy Halloween to you too! Precious image.

  10. Joyeux Halloween !
    Amitiés de Fine.

  11. fun fun fun image.

    happy halloween

  12. Happy Halloween LeeAnn
    We don't really celebrate it here.. although it is getting bigger each year... but like Michael said.. no real decorating going on..

    Have a good one.. ciao xxx Julie


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