It appears my brocantitis is as bad as ever. I was diagnosed some times ago by Professor Collins of Vindefontaine.....
This can only be cured with another truffling trip so the map is out and we are planning our trip for next week.
Here is my diagnosis!!
It is not madness or indeed old age, it is in fact Brocantitis. A little known disease discovered by Dr.Herbert dim. With very little warning it hits antique dealers after around 30 years of trading, and is particularly virulent after several years of selling on Ebay. Dr.Dims paper published by the G.M.C in 1971, symptomizes the truffling in old dowry chests filled with vintage French fabrics, delving into boxes of ormolu bronze fittings and grabbing Gustavian grey pediments often distressed with the passing of time. He goes on to warn of the dire consequences of haberdashering, the collecting of passementerie, buttons, trims and lace. Dim claims this all confuses the brain and eventually forces a shutdown, unless, while there is still a glimmer of hope, a period of abstinence from buying is enforced and a holiday taken for at least two weeks.If it is in fact too late for help a serious brocanting trips is all that will ease the symptoms.
A la prochaine mes belles