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Look what we got for Noel....

{photo taken by me @ Chateau de Monbazillac, late this afternoon}

....lot of magical snow. Spent today walking in lots of crunchy snow just like a "petit enfant".

Hope that you all are having a fabulous Christmas.

Bisous Leeann


  1. Ohhh so beautiful!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. What a beautiful way to spend the Holiday!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas and how beautiful!

  4. That is gorgeous! Yay for snow too. xo ~Lili

  5. Dearest Leeann,

    Such a crisp walk with snow I can remember from my younger years when I still lived in the South of Les Pays Bas... It is so healthy! To come back into the home and have a hot chocolate or coffee/tea is so rewarding. Enjoy these special days while they last!

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  6. A fairytale scene,so peaceful, thanks for sharing

  7. ~~*~~*BEAUTIFUL*~~*~~ Hugs,Rachel

  8. Wishing you & your family all the best, Happy Holidays! x

  9. Perfect! The snow looks absolutely magical, enjoy!

  10. What a perfect "present" for x-mas Leeann...the snow is magic....and that castle is just so wonderful and I am simply so jealous of you being there in person!!!
    At least we get to see the pictures :))))
    I am so glad you found the petit enfant within, and enjoy the rest of the x-mas holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A bientot:))

  11. Heee heee when I first saw the photo I thought you had got a chateau for Christmas.. Snow is just as beautiful though.. happiest of times to

  12. so beautiful....happy christmas

  13. 29 Rue du Loup
    24500 Eymet
    This is the address of my friends Mary Ann and Gerry Boudreau
    Happy New Year Linda x
    Blog is gorgeous

  14. buone feste!
    everything so beautiful and inspiring as always!

  15. So lucky to have snow for your Noel! We didn't get a single flake where I am in Canada!
    Bonne Annee!

  16. What a wonderful chateau.
    We still have some snow but thankfully it is warmer today.
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  17. Amazing! Yay for the chateau. Happy New Year!

  18. Wow, what a chateau and what a photo! Joyeux fetes!

  19. Can I live here? So pretty! :D Love the pic.

  20. bonjour je suis kate ,je viens de decouvrir voytre blog ,que j'aime bien .j'habiy=te libourne à coté de st emilion ,je connais bien les photos puisque c'est ma region .je vous invite a venir visiter mon blog tres vite ...bonne année cordialement ,kate

  21. Hello! Just found your blog and adore it! Oh to have a taste of france!
    Thanks for all of the gorgeous photos!
    Jamie Herzlinger
    Happy New Year!


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