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Only too more sleeps and we are going to be in the place where all this lovely lavender comes from, needless to say, I plan to bring lots back with me.


I cannot wait......


L x

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  1. I'm so Jealous!! Have a great trip!
    Teresa

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  2. so jealous! have a lovely time! :)

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  3. How gorgeous. I can understand your excitement ! I can almost smell that beautiful lavender from here.

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  4. Enjoy your well deserved holiday LeeAnn.
    Mimi

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  5. I love lavender! Have a great time! Jennifer:)

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  6. Oh, lucky, lucky you! We're all very jealous. Look forward to lots of pictures...

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  7. Have a wonderful holiday in the south LeeAnn and the weather will be perfect. We were there this time last year....
    I've just watched a wonderful doco on the travel channel about Canal du Midi and thought of you! It will be a great one to do.
    See you when you get back
    take care
    hugs & aroha from NZ
    Shane

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  8. What a divine photo, Leeann - enjoy! Oh, and my delightful brocante tote bag arrived today - thanks for the sweet necklace as well! I've mentioned you today at http://lifeonplanetbaby.blogspot.com J x

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  9. such anticipation!! love your photo!!

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  10. Have a wonderful time, that is so exciting! ~Lili

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  11. To be surrounded by lavender..
    how wonderfully enchanting...
    les meilleurs souhaits à vous!
    lancerika*

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