After an early 5.30am rise we headed to one of my favourite trade events, a frenzied antique fair which has a large proportion of French and European traders. I initially raced into the grandstand area and picked up a few nice bits of kitchen treen. But the real fun is too be had outside where you can find anything from French hand-thrown terracotta pots (76 to be exact, thank goodness for the granny trolley!) to a Chinese rosewood settee with a lovely vibrant embroidered silk cushion. I also secured a roll of Belgium linen, perfect for a French walnut arm chair that I bought yesterday. I think buying a set of 8 Jacques bowling balls in their original pine box was when I was really starting to push my luck with all I had to carry, but they are well worth it.