Back to Positano where it seems like summer again. The day after I flew in from London there were people stretched out on the beach in bikinis, children swimming and splashing in the sea and a general 'last chance for summer' attitude in the air. Carlo and Skye had been struck down by the flu while I was away and had moved up Nonnas' house to be taken care of properly. I called, concerned when I received a message saying Skye had a temperature of 40 C, but was reassured that they could handle it and it was best for me to stay away so I didn't get ill too.
Alas, two days later when Skye was completely recovered, Carlo fell ill and called me, begging me to come home. So I'm back...
I've been busy packaging and wrapping soaps and making various lotions and potions. Over the summer I redesigned all my labels and am much happier with them now. Already I have nearly sold all the soaps I have (which also means I was not organised enough to make more while I was still working!) I've also prepared some fig&vanilla silky body oil, which is wonderful as a light moisturiser on legs, arms, and also fantastic as a hair oil. I took some down to the pier this summer and it saved many a person from the after-sea-frizzies.
I also have, amongs the other goodies, some small pots of orange&vanilla whipped shea and cocoa butters, an all natural intensive moisturiser, a little goes a long way!