Friday, November 27, 2009

Ramassage des encombrants

I missed a bit of quarterly excitement this week, due to general illness. The Ramassage des Encombrants means 'Collection of Bulky Stuff', and it's when people put out their big junk to be collected for the tip. Always worth a look, but perhaps these sneak previews show I didn't miss much this time...
In the past I found my lovely garden shelf, now blue, in the week leading up to the ramassage.
I've also found a basket chair near to bins in a nearby town. But this was as interesting as it got this time:
I'm happy to say that the boys got back to school today, to find almost everyone else still off! Quite an epidemic amongst teachers and pupils... It hopefully means that there will be very little catching up to do. I made it to work too, but will have a VERY quiet weekend, whilst enjoying the beginning of Advent on Sunday. Hope to see you there!

11 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

Must be exciting though, wondering what you may find each time you look! Lovely weekend to you and your family Floss! suzie. xxx

Serenata said...

Hi Floss, glad the boys are better and that you are on the mend.

Congratulations, you are the winner of name the bear competition - I got my husband to pick out of the list and he picked Arthur, which I think suits Bear grandly!

Michela said...

"Ramassage des encombrants" sounds lovely! I love the French pronunciation, even if we're talking about rubbish!
Glad you're all on the mend, I'm feeling a bit under the weather this evening, but I've plenty of time to write my Advent post.
Happy weekend!

bad penny said...

they did this when we lived in Spain ... and we furnished our house from it !!!

They would also burn furnature at house clearances where someone had died & whitewash the house.. so we got things then too ... we weren't proud - or supersticious !!!


Still have some of our lovliest things here since we moved back fifteen years ago !

Have a lovely weekend Floss & hope you are all well soon xx

jeannette stgermain said...

Can you bring over that shelf thing (last pic) to me...I need one...that's great even better than a garage sale -it's gratis, right?

TheMadHouse said...

I love hearing about all the ways of other counry's. It makes us us Brits look terribly un green.

Glad to see that you are all on the mend. I am looking forward to advent imeasurably

Wendy said...

Dear Floss
I love reading about your life in France.
I am honoured you are thinking of Shabby Blogs to share with your family!
Hope you are having the lovliest of weekends.
Wx

Wendy said...

Oh forgot to mention - Well Done for starting up your little shop - it's lovely, as are all your sweet little buttons, etc.
Good luek with it.
Wx

jus said...

We're just sitting down to the French - NZ rugby game...are you? Come on the AB's!!!
Other peoples unwanted treasure...is there anything nicer?!? x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

This is such a great idea, I wish we had someting similar. Happy Advent to you all,

Sarah x

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad to hear your sons are doing so much better. Lots of the "crud" going on around here also. I live in a very large metro area, and if we had a day of putting bulk items out on the curb here, the dealers would grab everything of any value before anyone else had a chance.
Hope you are having a great weekend.