What a week end! It was so intense that I could write for hours about it. There was the meeting on Saturday with Vero, my dear perfumery friend. We came accross quite a few interesting points when looking at some scents, including the lavender thing of mine. I will write about one of these issues, which is kind of a paradox, tomorrow. Then I was heavily engaged in threatening my neighbour’s cholesterol level by preparing my potatoe salad, like I do it every year once for our summer party. It is really heavy stuff, which might be one reason why I like it so much, based on a recipe I got from mom, with tons of mayonnaise and bakon.
It turned out that this year, we all could handle some calories more at our summer party, where we invite all neighbours living around us…. as soon as the fire was ready, after a delicious apero, sponsored by a new neighbour, it started to rain like hell. It was fun for the first minute. You had people singing for 30 seconds “I am dancing in the rain” but when our guests got really wet, it got kind of silent again. And I seriously worried about my salad, being diluted to something healthy and we moved everything to the restaurant nearby (the ” Alte Trotte”, regular readers of this blog know this place) where we were allowed to continue our party… Thus a line of 20 people grabed the salads, bread, meat, the gleaming grill, the wine and after half an hour we were ready again.
Sunday saw me cleaning up the soaking wet mess, and some jogging in the rain to get a clear head for my L’air du désert endeavour. The rest of the day was more or less devoted to hand pour L’air du désert bottles, and more bottles, and even more bottles. Pascal had a really great L’air du désert week and sold the stuff like warm bread. He is happy and so am I. I can’t wait for this year’s x-mas season. Thus, while pouring and enjoying the waves of desert air surrounding me, I was thinking seriously about the packaging concept for the L’air and . More about this issue, which is important for me and which I discussed for hours now with Pascal will follow later…….and finally, after falling in some sort of desert air delirium, I figured out the menu for tonight: A dear friend from the Lonestar State is visiting us and I am curious to see her reaction on the Lonestar memories of mine.
Besides all this looking back: I will be absent Wednesday until Friday for business reasons. Let’s see whether I find the time to blog. And: Please make sure to visit Columbina’s blog tomorrow. She will discuss the Orris scent, I have no clue what her critic is going to be like and I am really curious on her thoughts…..