A dear friend came back last week from a quick trip to Sicily and being both generous and well brought up had gifts for us all. Mine was a heavenly lemon-scented bar of soap which joined the stash in my underwear drawer but not before I noticed the warning on the back of its pretty label
"Prodotto Cosmetico Tenere lontano della portata dei bambini. "
Yes, that's right . Keep out of the reach of children. In case they melt? Anyway no worries, my stash of gorgeous soap is only for me and children just get scrubbed with the ordinary stuff
Autumn seems to be beginning,
There are hardly any big boats going past any more
The municipal flower beds are getting a bit scruffy
and it rains every day.
But there's an upside : stalls full of corn cobs and pumpkins at the Friday market, curly kale's back in the shops and lots of apples and pears. The house smells of cinnamon again… It's time to fatten myself up for Christmas...