As I walked through the market the air was hot and heavy. It was smaller than usual despite being the height of tourist season. This visit was bitter-sweet. It should have been the visit where I began to buy things for my new home, but it is what it is and so I looked for you all and for me. Spending an hour alone, just me and my thoughts, wandering without care to the little ones who are usually orbiting my legs.
I ended up buying a few linen dish towels, you know the white ones with red lines? I’ll show you when I get back to the states, I’ve already boxed them up ready to be shipped back home. And I bought a few more handkerchiefs. One can never have too many of those.
I think the black Wedgwood bowl was one of the coolest things I have seen there yet. It was 200 euros. I think it would look just lovely with some strawberry grapes and bananas in it!
How is your August going? I am packing for what seems like the 100th time this year. It’s part of the routine now. I even got rid of two trash bags and a box worth of stuff just to have less things to move home. I am dreading the trip to the post office. If only it were an Italian post office, then I could read the customs forms and write out a detailed list of everything in the boxes contents without having to use a dictionary.
On a sidenote: for those of you who participated in the Summer Postcard Exchange postcards are beginning to arrive in mailboxes! You can see them at the Olive and Owl Flickr page. Don’t forget to submit yours if you received it.