Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Wot we bot..

On our way to the brocante at Nouzilly on Sunday we passed through the village of Cerelles who were having their brocante and decided to stop there on the way back. Glad we did as we found this large copper urn and were happy to pay the 15euros asked.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Sunday's brocante visit...

Yesterday we headed up north of Tours to Nouzilly to check out their brocante.I chose it as it had a good number of stall holders and was in a little pocket of Touraine we didn't know that well. I also decided that we should drive up around the west of the city off the main routes to again see a bit more of the area. 

When we first arrived we thought that we had made a mistake as there was not a stall to be seen in the small village but a friendly local pointed us in the direction of the nearby woods where the brocante was laid out.

It was a good setting with plenty of shade plus the usual 'restauration' tent where we had our Sunday lunch

There was the usual mix of items on offer...

Does anyone know what this section of tyre might be used for? 

There was a couple of tempting musical items but I resisted the temptation.

Did enquire as to the price of Serge but at 150 euros to rich for my blood.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Bonne soiree...

Glad to see a good turn out at the soiree at Chez Grand Ma's in Le Grand Pressigny last night. 'I Don't Know' provided the music and again were generous enough to allow me sing a few songs...good fun for me...hope it was for the audience.Dave (fiddle) and Bernard (clarinet) added to a good set.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Something for the weekend...

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 25th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

BOSSAY SUR CLAISE  Vide-greniers, Brocante **

Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 26th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

BOURNAN  Foire à la Farfouille **

CERELLES  Vide-greniers **

COURCAY  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

ESVRES  Vide-greniers ***

L'ILE BOUCHARD  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

LA CROIX EN TOURAINE  Vide-greniers **

LA ROUCHOUZE  Brocante ***

MONTLOUIS SUR LOIRE  Vide-greniers ***

NOUZILLY  Vide-greniers ****

SAINT BAULD  Vide-greniers **

SAINT BENOIT LA FORET  Vide-greniers **

SAINT GENOUPH  Foire aux Entrecôtes - Vide-greniers ***

SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS  Vide-greniers - Jardin Gambetta **

TOURS  Troc du Grand Marché - Vide Grenier Brocante ***

TOURS  Brocante Antiquités Bd Béranger ***

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

More Australians visiting the Loire Valley...

Said goodbye to our lovely Australian guests at 'La Belle Vue' yesterday. Needed a bit of 'hand-holding' during their visit but perhaps overstating our contribution to their holiday.
"Lovely six days in 'La Belle Vue' - so quaint and cosy. We have achieved what we came to do ,experience life in a little French village. Have loved the local characters, meeting other folk on holiday, the people have all been very helpful.
The most 'extraordinary plus' would have to be Pauline & Jim - their welcome, their daily care for us - amazing!
Everything about the little chalet was A1 - hot water, warm, cosy & delightful outlook - birds singing, La Creuse flowing -who could ask for more. 10/10 - great!"

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Bringing tourists to Touraine...

We like the fact that we do our little bit as far as bringing  tourists to Touraine...currently we are delighted to have, Australians in La Belle Vue

an American in the Old Walnut Mill,

a Swiss couple and an English friend in Les Balcons 

plus two English couples in Le Bourg