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Today I wish.....

....that Mr FF & I were here staying at the very Le Couvent hotel which is about a 4 hour drive from where we live so is perfect for a short getaway.

It is cold and wet here today which is most unusual for this time of the year but the forecast is for warmer temperatures tomorrow.

We spent a few days staying at Le Couvent late year and we loved it as all the rooms have kitchens and they have a spa and fabulous lounge with lots of gorgeous books - a lot of which are interior design or travel focused.

I love the colours that they have used as the suit the style of the building and also the area in which the old building - an old convent, is situated.

Some of the bigger suites come complete with fabulous and oh so comfy lounge area, perfect for cosying up whilst the rain is beating down outside.

Back to reality, I have to go and tidy up the shop, iron some more antique table cloths and start cleaning my typewriter which is still sitting on my desk and will make the wrapping of my cutomers purchases difficult tomorrow as we are open every Thursday morning.

I have not seen the plasterers yet but am hoping that they will return soon to complete the plastering of the kitchen.

I wish you a fabulous day and hope that it is warm and sunny where you are....

Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse journée, j'espère qu'il est chaud et ensoleillé où vous êtes..

L x


  1. I wish you a warm sunny day filled with much love...what ever you may do this day...

  2. What a lovely hotel! (It's horrible weather where I am, too.)

  3. Chère Leeann, in Italy we are into 15 days of rain already forecasted....I saw the video of 6 mt waves in Nice and was shocked!!! That hotel makes me wish some hot days in a beautiful french beach!!! Bonne journée xx

  4. such a lovely place! Me too, pease.I want to be in this special room...

  5. such a lovely place, wish we could stay there sometime! I do love your blog very much too! well done

  6. Sounds perfect indeed. How nice that they have such lovely books to lose oneself in.

  7. What a wonderful place to get away to! I don't think I would ever want to leave!

  8. ... your wish is my wish ...

  9. my favorite part of this post - the little french lesson at the end! merci mon amie!
    bises xx

  10. Oh it looks so beautiful-just my kind of space.You talk of ironing your antique tablecloths-do you sell many?I am collecting antique linens ,cloths and old textiles to sell one day-just can not get enough of them really passionate about this!!

  11. That looks lovely! I want to go to sleep!!
    Cute bloggg, I need to spend more time on it!

  12. Leeann - If Mr FF can't make it because he is too busy fixing your typewriter and building the kitchen, I would love to accompany you to Le Couvent in his place!

    Talk about being back to real life!!! C'est le déluge. I keep waiting for Noah's ark to float by!!

  13. Le Couvent is 10 minutes up the road from me! If it's any consolation, it's freezing and miserable here too.....


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