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my kitchen window! Wow it was barely 9am in the morning and when I looked out of my kitchen window I saw this fabulous hot air balloon or Montgolfière as it is called in French.

Fabulous, it makes me want to take a ride. Maybe next week........


Leeann x

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  1. Do it Leeann, it's the BEST fun!

    Thank you for teaching the name of these beauties in French.

    xx Felicity

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  2. Our balloon is sitting in the port of Marsaille. We are awaiting for its arrival here. Look up and watch for us.

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  3. I love hot air balloons but sadly have never taken a ride! I hope you get to next week!

    Jenna

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  4. The French translation sounds so much better doesn't it:-))

    I took my OH on a balloon trip for a special birthday treat a few years back. Just over the Suffolk countryside which was really lovely, but I always think of that scene in Out of Africa .... oh well!

    Jeanne

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  5. I have wanted to go for a hot air balloon for years.
    I think I will take the plunge and try it.
    Gorgeous image, Leanne.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  6. Very nice website - good inspiration for mine

    http://visitbeautifulfrance.blogspot.com/

    keep up the great writing !!

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