Hello Dear Reader,
The sun has gone so we headed off to Morlaix to Emmaüs a big French charity that sells household items. I’ve hard about it, that it’s cheap and there’s something for everybody. It’s better than that, it’s amazing. I eyed up several pieces of furniture as I have three empty rooms to furnish for guests. You’re coming soon, right?
Today, I bought a magazine rack that’ll be a side table for the lounge, a little cupboard that’ll be a lamp stand in the lounge too. There’s also bedside table. Like my house in Cornwall, nothing will match and that doesn’t bother me a bit. The tables cost 10€ each or £8.50 in sterling.
We arrived first as we under estimated how long it would take to find it and get there. We shopped and had gone in twenty minutes by which time the place was rammed as they only open twice a week and for very short hours. You find something you like, find a member of staff, tell them you want to buy it and they give you a ticket saying what to pay and you find a little booth and pay a very grumpy man who didn’t want me to pay so early and didn’t like me not having the exact money. So, linger, buy slower and take plenty of coins.
I also splashed out 6€ for a poster in a frame for me, very unlike me to buy frippery but it is yellow and summery and my plain house needs some colour. I also bought a present for my parents that I can’t show here, as mum, I know you’re reading xxx
Here’s Emmaüs on the outskirts of Morlaix, open Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, closed two hours for lunch and then Saturday afternoon. It’s utterly brilliant for furniture, household linens, household items and anything for children. I shall go back for furniture on future trips and will arrive with a hire van and not leave until I’ve filled it.
Thanks to Jenny for telling me about the place, it’s amazing!
Love Froogs xxxx