The Lille braderie: one beautiful city, two million people, several tonnes of stuff and nine very over-excited women.
The happy marriage of a car boot sale, a flea market, and a vintage fair, all on the scale of Glastonbury.
It was hard to remain calm. So we didn't.
And bought lots of penguins instead.
My pupils dilated, my suitcase filled and my bank account emptied. What a weekend.