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only 7 more sleeps ....

............and we will be in Provence, can't wait.

One week of sleeping in and doing a little or as much as we please.

Bon dimanche a tous,

L x


  1. Fields of lavender.....that to me is pure bliss.

    Enjoy your time xo

  2. Ah, but no lavender remains, however, the grape vines are marvelous shades of reds, oranges, and golds.

  3. Oh. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see tons of photos from you holiday.

    Julie xx

  4. Beautiful lavender - love the colour and smell. Can't wait to see the phots from your trip.

  5. you are very lucky I must say. I have a dream about visiting Provence one day too - and I hope it can be soon!! Have a lovely Sunday:)

  6. oh enjoy, sounds heavenly. A-M xx

  7. My dreams are made of such things Leeann:) Enjoy ~ Tina xx

  8. what a lovely time you will have - we are hoping to venture that way a little later in Oct. lovely - enjoy

  9. my grandkids count "in sleeps" have fun in 7 sleeps and counting!

  10. Have a fab time Leeann....I hope we put on the best weather ever for you....xv

  11. Lucky you Leeann.It's, I'm sure a great time autumn in Provence,

  12. Lucky you! Stay safe while you are there and have a great trip.

  13. 6 now and 3 for me ---weeeee!

  14. If I should be so fortunate, I don't think I could sleep in at all! I've be running through those fields of lavender!!

    I'll be back to read of your adventure!

    Deborah in NC

  15. Such a lovely photo of the lavender fields... enjoy your trip!

  16. What a gorgeous photo! Thank you and have a wonderful trip! I want to give you special thank you for all your wonderful inspiration that you bring. I learn so much from you!

  17. It sounds and looks heavenly!

  18. This is gorgeous! How exciting for you; have a wonderful time! Jennifer:)

  19. That sounds so dreamy to spend time in Provence. Enjoy your stay my friend. ~Lili


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