16 September 2023



There have been rich pickings recently at brocantes, vide greniers and vide maisons.

These items were for a fancy dress evening that we went to a few days ago.

This coffee table was actually free, left at the déchetterie in the "servez vous" area.
It needs a bit of TLC but is solid wood and will be very handy.

You can never have too many Tupperware boxes, found at a vide maison.

A vide maison is a house or yard sale.

This planter was a vide maison purchase a few weeks ago.

It now houses my spider plant which was a vide grenier purchase last year.

I couldn't resist this pretty little trinket box for 1€.

Two jigsaw puzzles to help pass the time on long winter evenings.

They look rather challenging.  2€ each and hopefully no pieces missing.

Two nice mugs, a cake stand, a small weck jar and a small Tupperware jug.

All from recent brocantes.

As set of 12 wine glasses, useful for parties, for 2€

A ceiling lamp 3€.

We're undecided whether to put it outdoors in the picnic shelter or on the landing.

A lovely set of cake forks and a server, 3€.

An actual pick, 2€.

Very handy for breaking up the unsightly concrete spillage on our drive following the recent building work.

The weather has been through several changes.
The heat wave gave way to a few days of "mists and mellow fruitfulness".
Then summer returned in a warm, pleasant fashion, more typical of September.

Our log delivery arrived, 8 stères.
A stère is a cubic metre.  That's a lot of wood!
The wood shed is full and Nick stacked the rest in the well house.

Last but not least, Daisy is still with us.

The corneal ulcer eventually healed and she no longer needs the pain killers.  There is some scarring which is no doubt affecting her eyesight in that eye but it doesn't seem to bother her.  We just administer lubricating eye drops twice a day - more often if we can catch her!

The tumour is growing steadily but she is still eating well and doing "cat stuff".  Three nights ago she presented us with a bat in the bedroom at 4.00am.  I grabbed her as she dropped it and it flew up into the beams.  The only solution was to open all the windows and decamp to the spare bedroom.  Come morning, Elvis had left the building!

1 comment:

  1. You have done well at the Brocantes. I love walking around them but we never go as now Nigel just cannot walk very far, his feet are getting much worse. It certainly limits our outings if walking is necessary.
    Daisy is doing well if she managed to catch a bat but there is little you can do about the tumour.
    Take care, Diane