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We have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.

We love our little garden,
And tend it with such care,
You will not find a faced leaf
Or blighted blossom there.

by Beatrix Potter

I’m not sure about the last two lines but I do try my best!!!

One thing is for sure I do love my garden and especially at this time of year when there is something new to be found every day.

So today I’m sharing my June garden….June loves the garden and the garden loves June!!!

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Thank you so much for visiting today, wishing you all a wonderful July! :)

Sherbet Collage

Just popping by with a final round up of the June Girls who have all been inspired by my French holiday!

As I explained all about the first six of them in my last two posts (here and here) I’ll not go into any details about them today.

So first up is Sherbet!

Caron Collage

Caron

Azur Collage

Azur

Jasmine Collage

Jasmine

Rosemary Collage

Rosemary

Lavande Collage

Lavande

Jaune Collage

And finally this is Jaune, who you haven’t met before!

Cycling is very popular in France and in a couple of weeks the most famous cycle race of all, Le Tour de France will begin. On holiday there were many cyclists training along the shores of the Mediteranean perhaps getting ready for ‘Le Tour’.

The cyclists will all want to be in the ‘maillot jaune’, the yellow jersey which is worn by leader of the race. Well this little bunny is already in her ‘maillot jaune’ although I’m not sure she would win any races on the bike pictured on her dress!!

I’ve given her the name Jaune which means yellow.

All seven June Girls will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening, Wed 24th June at 10pm (BST).

More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week! :)

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Hi everyone, today I’m continuing on with my French inspired ‘June Girls’, so let me introduce the next three bunnies!

The photo above is of beautiful jasmine, this was growing over someone’s garden wall in France and I only wish I could share the scent with you, it was a-maz-ing!

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When we visited Grasse on our trip we found out that this year they were celebrating jasmine, a flower that is widely used in the making of perfume.

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I decided the French bunnies had to include a perfume girl and of course her name had to be Jasmine!

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It really is a shame that I can’t share the smells in this post because this rosemary smelt wonderful too.

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The French love their herbs and the markets are full of both fresh and dried herbs of every kind.

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This little girl is of course called Rosemary, she even has her name on her dress!

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I told you this was a highly scented post……..lavender, nothing says Provence like lavender!

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The Marche de Fleurs in Nice is full of the scent of lavender.

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This is Lavande, the French word for lavender!

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So here they are altogether, the fragrant French girls.

I have one more bunny to add to the June Girls before they appear in my shop, I’ll introduce you to her next week.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, so glad you liked the last three girls .

Wishing you all a happy weekend! :)

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As I mentioned in my previous post my bunnies for June are all inspired by my recent holiday in the south of France.

The flower above is lemon blossom and very pretty it is too.

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I always think its wonderful that so many people have lemon trees growing in their gardens in France, imagine going out into your back garden to pick a lemon when baking a lemon drizzle cake or if you needed a slice of lemon for a cold drink, all you had to do was nip outside to fetch one.

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So my first June bunny has been inspired by lemons and her name is Sherbet.

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I have to confess to loving the French patisseries, a little too much perhaps!!!

Millefeuille, tarte au citron, macarons…..oh my the French do it so well!

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I did sample the ‘Ryan Gosling’ in the above photo and it was as you might expect wonderful.

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June bunny number two, Caron, has as you have probably already guessed been inspired by these amazing little treats, they may only be two bites but they are packed with flavour!

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Just look as the colours in the above photo, the Côte d’Azur…….the blue coast, so well named!

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The colours of the sea and sky are stunning and it’s no surprise that countless artists over the years including Picasso, Renoir and Matisse moved to this area to paint in the beautiful clear light.

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Azur with her many shade of blue and her little palm tree has been named after the Côte d’Azur.

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So that’s the June girls so far, there are more to come though!

Thanks as always for dropping by and thanks also to all you lovely people who took the time to comment on my last post.

Have a lovely week. :)

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As promised in my last post I’m here to share some photos of my wonderful French holiday, be warned though there are quite a few, you maybe need to fetch yourself a cup of tea!! Apologies too, to those of you who follow me on Instagram, as you may have seen some of these before!

So let’s start off with the beautiful Antibes marina!

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I think this is my favourite of all my holiday photos, I love the evening sunshine through the poppies. It was taken on the Place de Gaulle, Antibes.

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No trip to the south of France would be complete without a visit to Cannes especially when the film festival is on! I actually managed to put my foot on the bottom of the red carpet as I passed by, nice to be able to say I was on the red carpet at Cannes, even though it was with Crocs on and not Jimmy Choo’s!! ;)

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The Place de Massena, Nice, busy with pedestrians, cyclists and where you have to watch out for trams!!

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Early evening sunshine over the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, a view I could never tire of!!!

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Grasse, the home of the perfume industry, pretty provencal flower gardens and where there is a constant scent of perfume in the air!

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Juan les Pins is a very busy place on a Sunday afternoon and it’s not the smell of perfume here but the strong scent of sun tan lotion!!

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This is the breathtaking coastal walk at Cap D’ail, full of stunning views…..

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…..amazing houses

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…..beautiful beaches

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….. and pretty flora

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…..and where we walked

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…..and walked

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…..until we reached here, the border between France and Monaco!

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We walked around another corner to arrive at Monaco’s Heliport…..

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…..where the rich and famous were arriving by helicopter from Nice airport, most likely for the Grand Prix!

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The walk back again in the late afternoon sunshine was pretty amazing too!

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It was market day when we visited the pretty little village of Biot!

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This pretty little walled hilltop village is St Paul de Vence, one of my favourite places on the Côte d’Azur.

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It’s quaint narrow streets are full of pretty little shops and art galleries.

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And with this view from St Paul de Vence towards the Mediterranean Sea I’ll bring my wonderful holiday on the Côte d’Azur to a close!

If you managed to get this far with me well done, there were a lot of photos!!

It’s not the end of them either (sorry), during June my bunnies are going to be south of France inspired, so there will be a few more images along the way.

Although my June Girls won’t necessarily look French they will have been inspired by the sights, scents and tastes of the Riviera.

And speaking of June, have a lovely one, with fingers crossed for a lot more sunshine and heat!! :)

Honesty Collage

Hello everyone, lovely to back with you all again after my little jaunt to France although I am missing the beautiful Côte d’Azur sunshine!

I will share some of my holiday with you soon but I thought I had better drop by today with my May Girls who are going to be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow night.

I have shared little Honesty with you before in a previous post, my first lop bunny was named after the beautiful honesty which is still blooming in my garden.

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With the countryside and gardens everywhere springing into life this little floral girl has been named Bloom!

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After the lovely response to my first little Dutch bunny, I’ve made another one, this is Maia, to the Romans, Maia was the goddess of spring, after whom they named the month of May.

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This little one is Mary as in…Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow! This gardening girl has little watering cans, spades and rakes all over her dress and lots of flowers everywhere including a row of beaded flowers all around her cardie.

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The final May Girl is Leigh whose name means ‘meadow’. Leigh has a wildflower meadow all over her dress and her cardie is fastened by a beautiful yellow poppy.

So that’s all the bunnies for another month, they will all be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow, Wednesday 27th May at 10pm (BST). More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I will be back soon with some photos of France! :)

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It’s bluebell time again and ‘my park’ is blue with them…..so, so beautiful!!!

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The wild garlic is in bloom too…..

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…..as are the lovely marsh marigolds.

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The bluebells are out in my garden too, not native ones but lovely all the same.

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I have strawberries-in-the-making.

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And lots of other pretties too!

I’m so glad I got to see the bluebells in bloom before I go off on my holidays tomorrow, I know that by the time I get back they will all be over for another year…so pretty but so brief.

Something else that has been growing over the past couple of weeks……

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…..the May Girls!

So my friends I will ‘see’ you all soon, take care, I’ll still be on Instagram if you wish to keep up with me!

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à bientôt :)

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