One of the many things we enjoy about life in France is going to the brocantes or vide greniers and we've really missed that during the pandemic. I'm not sure what the precise difference is but "vide grenier" means empty the attic and "brocante" would be what we call in the UK bric-a-brac. There is the equivalent event in the UK in the form of the car boot sale or antique fair but for some reason we rarely go to those.
I read recently that another unexpected non-bonus of Brexit is the effect on the UK's antique fairs. It seems that because of the considerable red tape involved in bringing goods across from France it's now much more difficult for brocanters - the people who travel to France to forage for old French stuff to sell at UK flea markets - to fill their stalls and they are having a very hard time of it. French brocante is going to be in short supply. I would imagine that UK fans of old French antiques will find them harder to find and more expensive as a result.
However, the one thing we do have aplenty in the UK and not in France is charity shops. Just like last year, a lot of people have spent the lockdown having a good clear out but the difference this time is that our local charity shops had obviously sifted out the rubbish and there was some really nice stuff for sale. Apart from the two books in my previous post these are some of the things I bought.