This afternoon.....

{photo taken by moi in Bordeaux last week}

.......we had afternoon tea with my French amie preferee alias the lovely and always thinking about others - Christine.

We ate lots of lovely chocolate gateau and macarons - my favourite flavour is caramel au beurre salé which Christine had bought especially for moi. I also received a beautiful gift, which I will tell you about once I have had time to photograph it.

I spent this morning making gingerbread cookies whilst listening to French Christmas carols and even managed to deliver a few gifts so all in all it was a productive day.

How did you spend your day? Dites-moi.....

Leeann x


  1. Bonjour Leeann, sounds like a perfect day! Today I'm looking forward to delivering things to homeless shelter, animal shelter, finishing wrapping, an overnight package sent, a little shopping and enjoying the preparations for our family festivities!

    Joyeaux Noel!


  2. Wow what a lovely delicious day. CArla

    What a lovely day and I am sure certainly well deserved. Our families of course, are so important to us and fill us up. But, our girlfriends, aren't we blessed to have them. I had a Christmas Tea this past Sunday and was able to share the J0Y of the season with them. (Gatsbys Gardens blogged the Christmas Tea in my home.) I hope you have many more of those wonderful "friend days" they are just the best. Love your site and I look forward to visiting you often in 2011.

    As for today and what I did.......I have been baking for 5 hours, wrapping gifts and now I am ready to do my deliveries of baked gifts for friends. Tonight....a cookie exchange. Do you do this in France? I have been to your wonderful part of the world about 5times and I couldn't love it more. I have never been there at Christmas time.

    Again Leeann, a very Merry Christmas to you, your family and friends wherever you may be.

  4. Dearest Leeann,

    Well, I'm about to bake my Amaretti hearts as little gifts for friends, together with home made bon-bons.

    Loved your macarons; they're my favorite cookie too.

    Enjoy this special time of the year and have a Merry Christmas!

    Mariette's Back to Basics

  5. Sounds like a fabulous day! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. thank you for your Christmas wishes dear Leeann, my very best wishes to you and your better half..may it be a blessed day and also wishing you a healthy and productive 2011..big hugs
    Colette ~Afrique du Sud

  7. gingerbread and carols . . . how lovely.

    Merry Christmas/


  8. Looks delicious! So enchanting. Happy Holidays!

  9. Oh if only my day were spent eating a macaron or two!
    Have a lovely lovely Christmas Leeann. I so enjoy following your blog and lovely market escapades, and look forward to catching up in the new year. Amanda xx


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