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bon week-end a tous

{our neighbours beautiful flowering baskets}
It is Friday, and I am looking forward to the weekend. I have a facial booked for the afternoon which will provide a chilled out start to the weekend.
We may even manage to get some shopping in on Saturday and a vide grenier on Sunday.
Sunday we have the oyster and white wine festival taking place on the village square, so fingers crossed that the fine weather continues.
What are you doing this weekend?/Que faites-vous ce week-end?
L x
p.s. The petit coterie order arrived yesterday and 1/2 of the order has already disappeared at lightening speed!


  1. Bon weekend...ce weekend je vais a la plage....

  2. I will be making les macarons and sipping cool white burgundy on the veranda to escape the heat -- Bon weekend, L!

  3. Sounds like the perfect weekend - enjoy! Leigh

  4. And a Feliz Fin de Semana to you too :)

  5. Enjoy your week-end....hope the weather will be good for the oyster and white wine festival!

  6. That sounds like a lovely weekend. Can't believe it's already here. Where does the time go?

  7. Hi Leeann,

    Have a beautiful weekend ~ love the pretty petunias. Enjoy the oyster and wine festival.
    I went for a facial this morning.

    Happy weekend

  8. Oooh Leeann

    Yes - I could definitely do with a facial too!

    Oh those French oysters - wonderful.

    Enjoy your weekend too!

  9. your weekend sounds beautiful, just like those gorgeous flowers. happy friday! xo

  10. The flowers looks so beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Hugs, Yvonne

  11. An oyster and white wine festival, in the South of France. Now how divine is that?
    Have a lovely weekend!

  12. The flowers are so pretty! And can you stop making me jealous with you're amazing weekend plans?! :)

  13. MOTH's just walked in the door with a couple of dozen oysters for Saturday night scoffing too Leeann! Great minds & appetites think alike.
    Millie ^_^

  14. Sounds perfect to me Leeann...a facial , the French markets, sunshine... and I imagine much more:)

    Jeanne xx

  15. Your weekend sounds wonderful. I hope it is very relaxing and beautiful.

  16. Lovely to visit. Sounds like a divine day. Best to you ~


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