A stop on Upper Street yesterday to see if I could sweep up any summer sales bargains for my trip revealed that the shops are full of the new season's clothes. I tried not to look too closely. I can't mentally prepare for autumn until I'm back from my jollies!
I did get a couple of bargains though. Noa Noa has 70% off, so some silk camisoles the colour of sugared almonds, and a long black dress from Oliver Bonas – who are also having a clearance sale – to see if I can pull off this long dress thing, being a midget and all.
Anyway, when I'm not climbing volcanoes and drinking icy almond drinks I'm going to be emptying out Sicily's apothecaries. And then when I get home we can get on with the business of enjoying the autumn. Can't wait!