Up early to pick Paul up from the airport. Then straight back to the outskirts of Bergerac to GiFi to purchase a conteneur pour le jardin.
I had seen this planter the previous day and it appeared to be half price. €22 down to €11.
Quelle bon marche je pensais! But when I checked the price with l’employé de magasin you had to have a GiFi carte VIP in order to take advantage of the discount. I was told that this could be obtained online, so once back at the house I logged in and got ma carte VIP and took a photo on my phone of the relevant numéro de carte and hey presto, got the planter for €11.
Packed car boot with planter and Bella the dog. Headed off to Monflanquin where there was a foire de printemps vide grenier. Monflanquin which is in department 47, Lot et Garonne, (part of the Aquitaine region of France) is a typical french bastide town and said to be one of the best preserved in France. It was founded by the French in the 13th century at a time when the English ruled this part of France. The central square in Monflanquin, the Place des Arcades, was where all the action was. Vintage cars lined the narrow streets, wine, nut & prune tasting, vide grenier stalls, plants and traditional baskets was some of the fare on offer. The photos that follow are courtesy of grandma, who takes her iPad everywhere with her. (Some are of old photos of the town that where in shop windows)