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25/08/2013 at 14:50

Sounds pretty much like the average British car boot sale.

Probably more dogs over here tho.

25/08/2013 at 16:09

Not in rural Norfolk 

25/08/2013 at 17:04

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.

 

26/08/2013 at 08:14

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

26/08/2013 at 21:52

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.

27/08/2013 at 08:53

Men are more clever, stronger, and "nearer to heaven".......hee hee hee....but women, even with underarm hair, have the beauty!   

Here "car boot markets" are everywhere.  Places to go to chat, haggle, eat n drink and get the bargain or the pig in a poke.

27/08/2013 at 09:58

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

27/08/2013 at 10:57

tee hee hee hee...snigger, snigger snigger

27/08/2013 at 20:01

 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27/08/2013 at 20:21

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

27/08/2013 at 21:36

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

Does that make me an oldie??

27/08/2013 at 22:03

OOOOOPS   !b    SORRY  OF COURSE NOT .  WHILST WASHING ME POTS I RE_THOUGHT WHAT I HAD SUBMITTED .  I REALISED I MIGHT HAVE OFFENDED .  RUSHED  TO GET BACK ON HERE TO APOLOGISE. 

SORRY .

and Dovefromabove she DID make the HEADLINES   -   back then it was on TV maybe  HEADLINES is the wrong word to use  , but I am an oldie afterall !

27/08/2013 at 22:06

Also I would like to add as  SMOKIN DONKEY  says   :  it was not meant to be disrespectful . Just adding to SMOKIN DONKEY'S  tab .

27/08/2013 at 22:12

No probs lucky3 - I remember songs much earlier back than that.  Its when I start singing Nancy Sinatra ditties that I really give the game away

28/08/2013 at 06:29

Lucky  She may have made headlines - how sad is that - to consider whether a woman epilates or not to be newsworthy??????????????   How far have we come .... 

28/08/2013 at 09:39

Epilates? Is that a posh word for "nicks hubby's razor while his back's turned then swears blind she doesn't know how it wore out after only three days what a lot of rubbish they sell these days I'd send it back and complain"?

28/08/2013 at 14:17

Hi Dovefromabove  I do agree with you , That is the point isnt it ? what the papers got away with then and now ? 

I dont recall those days anyone suing for what was written  about them .  It is a good thing we have moved on .

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