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Spring has arrived...

{Fabuleux Printemps - Dordogne, SW France}

Spring has finally arrived and today the sun is out, and there is not a cloud to be seen.

But there is a big black cloud over Maison No. 20 as the fabulous vintage basins that I bought for our new bathroom have perished washers which means that Mr FF is far from happy at present as everytime that he turns the water on, water appears from the most unexpected places.

I am supposed to be painting the new bathroom but have to wait until he has completed work on the plumbing. So what is a girl supposed to do in the interim, but have a wee look at the internet and wait.......

What are you doing today?

L x


  1. I love your photograph. I can't wait to see your bathroom when it is completed. Sorry to hear about the plumbing issues.
    I am getting ready for bed, but couldn't help but make one more blog stop, when I saw you had posted. I love wisteria. Have a great day!
    Take Care,

  2. Oh poor you, hate when thise sort of things happen...

    Je t'invite a mon premier giveaway....
    Bonne journée cherie.


  3. sono impaziente di vedere il bagno...anche io oggi mi dedicherò alla casa! Buona giornata!

  4. that's definitetly a good excuse to sit on the internet :)

    hope you have a fabulous spring

  5. What a gorgeous image. I'm trying to wean myself off chocolate eggs at the moment, in fact I think I've finally made myself sick! Hope the plumbing is resolved soon..Rachaelxx

  6. I love your photo with the wisteria! And that's too bad about the problem with the plumbing, I hope he's able to fix it soon! I'll be getting ready for a bridal shower I'm hosting this weekend, and using that as a good excuse to do a little shopping!

    Kat :)

  7. Why do things like that always happen when redoing a room? Sorry about the plumbing issues. I sure hope they are fixed soon. Can't wait to see your finished bathroom and I love the pic of the Wisteria!

  8. What a beautiful image! Good luck with the basin situation, remodeling can sometimes be a bit of a pain.
    Just love your blog, have left a little something for you over at my blog, take a peek whenever you have a chance!
    Have a great week!

  9. Looove this image! It is so beautiful! Right now I'm enjoying spring so much...Good luck with the plumbing!!

  10. What a bummer about your washer issues but hopefully it gets sorted out so you can paint! I'm enjoying rain and clouds today, it's so rare here so we have to appreciate it when we get it:)

  11. You always have beautiful photos! I love your short stories,too! Have a great spring! Mine is just perfect, big sunshine and nice temperature.

  12. Wonderful things come to those who wait.
    Love the Wisteria...

  13. Packing my friend, packing...
    love that your wisteria is out~

  14. I am checking out what you're doing! Much more interesting than hanging out the washing in this beautiful sunshine. Have a wonderful springy sunshiney day Budgie and big kisses to Mr FF who is up to his chin in leaky wash basins ;-)

  15. it is a good day to step out and enjoy the sun, im sure it is a minor repair (don't know about plumbing?)but know it will all turn out great. can't wait to see your new creation! maryann

  16. Mr. FF needs some cookies for all his troubles with the basin, don't you think? And just in time, here's the link to that recipe for the pecan linzer cookies you asked about:

    Love the wisteria image, I can imagine how heavenly they smell! Happy Spring Leeann! ~Lili

  17. Bonjour Leeann,

    Glad spring has arrived there for you and I love the wisteria.
    Good luck with getting the plumbing fixed and completing the painting of the bathroom.

    Happy week

  18. I hope you are sitting outside under the wisteria 'working' on the computer!!!

  19. Autumn has finally arrived here - it's raining and cool here in the Highlands. I didn't think summer was going to end this year! I hope you have a wonderful spring and summer after the long cold winter you've had - enjoy! Leigh

  20. Blog surfing is a lovely way to pass the time!


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