I met up with my Belgian friends, Guy & his sons at "Kiss That Frog", with more enthusiasm over their French soaps - such as Savon De Marseille. I chose a smaller, more user-friendly bar, as well as one in the shape of a Cicada. I also found some liquid soaps to add to what I have already introduced here in our shop. I included a "roll" of soap that the soap-makers skim off the top of a large block - so beautiful, so real, so good! This exquisite, gentle soap is hand-made using native olive oils and alkaline ash from marine plants of the Mediterranean - since the 1600's! To this day, it is made according to a centuries-old tradition, which takes two weeks from start to finish.
I was also able to acquire the rest of the "Opinel" garden knives with colored handles that are so handy to own. Its light weight makes this knife a favorite among our local gardeners. This will be the last of them, so if you don't have one for yourself, be sure and stop in to purchase one or two before they're gone!