At my impromptu booksigning in Sydney at the beginning of the year, the lovely Stef from newspaper taxi brought me a sweet little parcel. One sniff and I knew it was delicious soap so I kept it wrapped up, brought it in my suitcase and have not opened it until this morning. Why, you might ask? Because I like to savour things. I've been like this since I was a little girl - while friends and family around me wondered in june how it was possible I still had christmas candy to devour, or hadn't yet spent my pocket money, or why I hadn't already tossed away an old, tattered dress, the answer was always the same - I like everything to last as long as possible.
And even more so when I am faraway. Here in my little boat I have a collection of treats that I brought with me from Australia that are yet to be opened - Stef's soap being one of them. This morning, we were out of soap and so it became the perfect time to open this special parcel. While I watched the swans clean themselves in the canal outside my window, I unwrapped the package and was delighted when I saw that the soap was handmade & handcut... it is the colour of the sea and in the shape of a beautiful rolling ocean wave, about to break onto shore - it was a little piece of sydney. Thank you Stef! I will enjoy it immensely and think about the beautiful sydney seaside each time it lathers up.