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Sounds pretty much like the average British car boot sale.

Probably more dogs over here tho.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 74,820

    Not in rural Norfolk image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,941

    I love these brocante markets - also called vide greniers or attic emptying which is nearer to the car boot ethic and doesn't include professionals - and have had some real bargains from bits of oak furniture to clean and oil and make smart again to kitchen items, jugs and old galvanised laundry buckets I've painted and use for planters.

    The trick is to see past the grime and imagine it cleaned up.  A friend spotted a filthy lantern in one in Brussels and it now has pride of place as her central light fixture in the living room.  Once cleaned, it proved to have art deco metal lines and small coloured glass panes which were a perfect fit for her home.

     

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  • Underarm hair looking like a couple of dead cats?!! What a totally disrespectful and unpleasant way to describe a woman. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,474

    I live in France (Dordogne) and I know exactly what he means! But most of the women in Dordogne are more sophisticated than that, I think. The Creuse (county that Gueret is the capital of) is a real country area and sparsley populated. Like living in the past.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,474

    Now that is a provocative remark, naughty Verdun. Since when were men cleverer than women?

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,915

     ANY OLDIES OUT THERE  WHO CAN REMEMBER  .........WAS'NT THERE A SONG IN THE CHARTS AT ONE BIT IN THE 70s 

    something something red ballons  ?  

    I recall that the artist made the headlines because she too did not shave under her arms !

    Maybe the singer  and the frying pan seller was one and the same ?

    WHO KNOWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 74,820

    1983 - a band called Nena.  No one would make the headlines for that reason in the papers I read image

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 9,972

    And there were 99 of them (balloons that is).

    Does that make me an oldie??

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