Woo hoo, C’est l’été and it’s vide time again

 

So there was another storm the night before last!

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Then yesterday morning it was not as hot as it had been but we have our friends, Karen and Keith staying and there are vide greniers to go to and a possible wine tasting at St Émilion so it was up early and out for the morning croissants and then into the car, leaving my teenage son in bed.

First stop was Saint Avit Saint Nazaire and just as Karen said “I wonder if we’ll see any demijohns”, we did, and it was only 3€.  What a bargain.  I’ve never seen any that cheap before.  No way she’ll get it back on the plane so it will have to stay in France until we can get it back in the car.  Karen has a spot in her Gloucester cottage for this one.  Looking forward to seeing it in situ.

Then it was onto Pujols.  A gorgeous little French town, that is not far from us, although we’ve never been before.

 

I found all this lovely Bakelite.

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We’ll definitely go back to Pujols, it was a lovely French town.  Had a quick rendezvous with Barbara, a friend of ours and then it was on to St Emilion to have lunch and check out the wine tasting venues.

And finally this evening there was just time for a game of Pétanque.  The guests won.

 

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7 thoughts on “Woo hoo, C’est l’été and it’s vide time again

  1. Some great treasures, I just love Brocante season, but this summer we seem to have been so busy I haven’t been to nearly as many as I would like. Hope you got a little rain with your storms, here in the Charente Maritime on the coast it has been so dry, no rain for weeks and weeks. But secretly I am not complaining at all, the well is just about coping with the watering and I am loving the great weather!

    • Oooh I love vides. Last year when we were here it rained every time I was about to head out to one. I don’t think that’s going to happen this year. Very little rain with the storms. All the plants I put in at Easter have died😩

  2. Vide grenier are fabulous for finding treasure, i saw your blog on frugal queen, as we live in france it is always good to see others, and we are from Gloucestershire

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