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Bonne année 2011 à tous

{photo from here}

Wishing you all lots of love and happiness in 2011, hope that is a fabulous year for you all.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all your comments and support in 2010. This year has been an exciting and at the same time, a sad one for me as some of you may have guessed from my posts, Mr FF and I decided late in 2010 that it was better to separate and remain friends as we both wanted different things out of life.

For me 2011 represents a fresh chapter - a little like freshly washed and ironed antique sheets, I am looking forward to starting and am sure that it will be a fabulous one and no doubt very French.

I hope that all your dreams come true in 2011.....

Leeann x


  1. I am so sorry that the year has been a hard one for's always sad when partnerships break down and you lose your best friend.
    I wish you all the happiness there is in the coming year and lots of new beginnings. Enjoy, my friend xo J

  2. I am sorry that your year ended on a sad note but I do believe that for every sadness, for every loss, there is something wonderful and new waiting.
    Happy New Year, wishing you everything wonderful and new !

  3. Hello sweet lady.....wising you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with love and hope.



  4. Yay for new beginnings! You seem like a very talented and gifted person. The right person is out there who will appreciate you and will want the same things as you. Finding that perfect someone is always worth the wait. And once you find him, all of these sad days will feel so far away. Happy New Year and New Beginnings!

  5. I think you are brave to come the decision to part - very difficult.
    I am so happy however that you love your life here as it can be a comfort.
    I wish you happiness - there are many times when being on your own is better than being unhappy with the person you live with.

    Love to you.

  6. A happy new year to you too Leeann, may 2011 bring you new peace and joy.
    My French Country Home

  7. Dearest Leeann,

    No matter what happened to all of us in 2010, let's face the opportunity of a fresh new beginning in 2011. Wishing you lots of Happiness and good Health!

    With love,

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  8. Dear Leanne,
    Thank you for sharing your heart with us this year.
    Wishing you happiness and a year filled with realising your dreams.

  9. Lets look forward to the future and being thankful for each day...sending you hope, warmth and courage with a sprinkle of wishes your way! Xoxoxo

  10. one door closes,a new one to open!The same with the new year....I hope it will bring you all that you wish for,and that it wil bring us a lot more of your fabulously french blogposts to enjoy!!!!!!
    Happy New year and a hug from me:)))))

  11. Heya Kiwi Girl, thanks and ditto to you and yours! A new dawn has broken and this has to become one heck of a great year. All the troubles of 2010 can be left in the past and the excitement of 2011 can start afresh. Looking forward to meeting you in person this year. This is one of the new years resolutions that I have vowed to realize. A bientot!

  12. ★ Happy New Year ! ★
    May all your dreams come true

  13. Wishing you all the best this coming new year!;)Sorry about some life changes happening with you..but im sure you will end up much happier! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  14. I hope that things work out and that 2011 brings you the best and all that you wish for yourself. Remember, that as one door closes another or maybe more than one opens... May 2011 be good to you my first and very special follower. XX

  15. Oh Leeann, I'm just getting caught up reading back through your posts and so sorry to hear your sad news. I'm so happy to see you are having a fabulous time exploring new places and it seems like you really know how to appreciate the everyday luxuries of living in that fabulous part of the world. I wish you every happiness for this fresh new start in your life Leeann. xoxo ~Lili


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