I was up at the crack of dawn on Sunday (in fact, hours before the crack of dawn) to go to a huge flea market on the outskirts of Lyon. It’s called “Les Puces du Canal” and takes place every Sunday. My brother-in-law is a regular visitor, and my husband had already been with him a few times. Yesterday I decided to tag along to see what I was missing.
There was a bit of everything including lots of second hand, good quality furniture. Didn’t look too closely, as we have to wait until the end of the year and our next move before we start buying furniture. BUT it gave us lots of ideas. We’ll probably go back and look for some bargains in the new year.
What I did find yesterday though
some English paperbacks on a secondhand book stall. 1€ per book, so I picked up a nice selection for some bedtime reading.
After the flea market, we then headed out into the countryside, to a village carboot sale. My husband, who has a thing for porcelaine/china/ceramics . . . found this
35cm in diameter, in the most gorgeous vibrant colours.
And I bought something totally silly.
These little figurines are called Funkeys. It’s a PC game. The bigger one is a “hub” and you’re supposed to plug him into the computer, then place the little figures in the hub and they allow you to visit different parts of the game. A sort of Pokemon environment, I imagine. I have the CDRom too, but unfortunately my computer doesn’t have the right configuration to allow me to actually play. I’m not really bothered though – I just thought they were cute ^^ and have them all standing on top of my computer desk.
Oh, and before I forget . . . since we know we won’t be moving again until the end of November, I took a very brave step, and have begun letting the cats outside! They’ve been cooped up for 2 months, and it wasn’t being fair on them to continue keeping them indoors because they are used to a certain amount of freedom. So, although I hate to see them wander off, I have started letting them out.
Here’s the proof ^^ Le Bleu enjoying some fresh air, and Gandalf, on the window ledge. Merlin was already on walkabout by the time I thought to take any photos.
They spent their first couple of outings staying very close to home, but are already getting more adventurous and going farther afield. It “scares” me in a way, but then again I know they are all used to traffic, people, dogs, etc . . . they’re cats, so they have an inbuilt survival instinct, and I have to trust them to stay away from danger and not wander too far.
Only 48 hours to go before the final signing and sale of our house. There have been a few minor hitches along the way, so fingers crossed that nothing else crops up.