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vendredi fleurs..

{lovely windowsill, St Emilion, France - photo taken by me}

It is chilly here and our guests from New Zealand are certainly feeling the cold. My French teacher asked why New Zealanders are referred to as kiwis as she thought that we named after kiwi fruit, but I have not put her right about the lovely bird that does not fly and only comes out at night. It is called a kiwi and we are named after it!

Wishing you all a week-end fabuleux....

Leeann x


  1. Oh my! love the pic.. but love the container even more!

  2. Beautiful photo~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  3. Love the container and the flowers... have a great weekend..x

  4. Love your pic today -- from one fellow kiwi to another x

  5. Beautiful photo and I love the wood container! judy

  6. Your new b/w wallpaper is a lovely addition to your blog. Beautiful flowers. Can't get enough of your photos and items on France. After 5+ weeks of travel mostly in France, I returned to the U.S. mid-December kicking and screaming.

  7. your blog always makes me so happy... i love these lovely hyacinths... i have them in my store and home... they are so charming... wishing you a wonderful weekend ... xx pam

  8. Lovely picture, and the container is gorgeous, thank you for posting.

  9. Thank you for explaining that about kiwis. My daughter is in New Zealand right now. She loves it.

    Have a great weekend too,

  10. Sending you some Sunshine from So. California --
    Have a super blessed weekend with you New Zealand friends!


  11. I did not know about the Kiwi's..
    thank you!

    Flora Doora

  12. Perfect photo to start off the weekend longing for Spring. I did not know that about the Kiwi name, so glad to know. Wishing you all a warm and lovely long weekend! x deb

  13. beautiful photo and I am sure your Kiwi friends are having a great time in spite of the weather!!


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{fabulous shop in St Emilion, photo taken by moi}
Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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