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lundi 6 mars 2017

Footloose and fancy free...........



We arrived at the brocante yesterday at 6am in lashing rain and a gale. Whilst waiting for the gates to open we hoped it would stop even just for an hour.

But no, it continued and as the gates opened we donned our waterproofs and joined the crowd. Within 10 minutes we were soaked to the skin. It was the kind of rain that runs off your waterproofs down your trouser legs and into your boots. To make it worse it was sooooo cold and when you get to that state there is no point stopping as you simply cannot get any wetter!!

Some brave brocanteurs unpacked and we bought some treasures despite the storm.

We found a very sweet armoire shaped trinket box and packed it in our bag.

Last night as we unpacked the days truffle haul we realised that the little armoire (which should have 3 legs on each side)  had a leg missing on the right hand side but still stood firmly. We decided that we would remove the matching leg on the left hand side and list it as a dolls house confection rather than a boudoir box.

This morning on the way to La Poste Mark made a confession.

He had been up earlier than me and had decided to remove the extra leg. As soon as he had sawed it off he realised.......

HE HAD CHOPPED OFF THE WRONG ONE!!!



But, not only did he not stop at that point, he continued to chop off the leg we had already agreed to cut off , so, now it has two legs on the right and just one on the left!!!

I laughed so much I could hardly catch my breath! He tried to fight his corner by saying he had saved the leg he had cut off in error so he could glue it back on.

He is not going to live this down and I am not sure if it is ever going to be destined for my Etsy shop as a timeworn armoire for a " Maison de poupee". I think it may have to appear at the odd dinner party at the appropriate moment.

All I can say is thank heavens Mark isn`t a surgeon..........

A la prochaine.....


5 commentaires:

  1. We got that storm at the auto jumble but that cannot stop the need to rummage glad you had success xxxxx

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  2. We got that storm at the auto jumble but that cannot stop the need to rummage glad you had success xxxxx

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  3. Ha ha ha, I would have not been a happy bunny,

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  4. The storm--she is named Zeus?--has reached the south. We tried to go to some vide-greniers yesterday, but the rain canceled some and really thinned out the others.

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    1. I think it has finally gone we have woken up to a beautiful red dawn....hope the sun follows it today xx

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