Category Archives: Brocante

Selling English Cakes at La Celle-Guenand, in Touraine du Sud


Last Sunday Sandra and I, along with our friends Colin Dyson & Julie Guy, sold many, many, many English-style cakes at the brocante at La Celle-Guenand. The whole day was such a success that we’re repeating the experience later this … Continue reading

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Tours Railway Station, three old images and a little on its history.


Here are images of postcards of the magnificent Central Station at Tours that I bought at a local brocante over the weekend. When the railways arrived in Tours in the mid-19th Century the city father’s were worried about the industrialisation … Continue reading

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Let them eat English cake ~ well in the Touraine at least


On May Day in Paulmy in the South Touraine this year Sandra and I (well, mainly Sandra) had a stall at the local Brocante. It was the first Brocante we had ever done and we wondered how home-made cakes being … Continue reading

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Paulmy Brocante tomorrow – May 1st


Paulmy Brocante tomorrow – May 1st. Free glass of wine if you visit Sandra and Jim’s cake stall and mention this blog!

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