It's been a beautiful autumn with warm, sunny weather. People are on the beach, you can eat outdoors and I've been wearing cute little tops, girly shorts and summer shoes. It's bliss.
Now, this isn't good from the point of view of climate change as it should be cooler, and the drought has doubled the price of things like rice. However, it means we don't have to use so much pricey gas and electricity right now, and summer weather keeps Covid at bay. So I'm enjoying the moment, especially as it's a long public holiday weekend.
Last year I went to Ventimiglia and enjoyed seeing the old medieval city on its hill. This year I went there again to see the Roman remains (Albintimilium, as it was called), including an open-air theatre that's still in use for shows and concerts.
Those Romans, what have they ever done for us, eh?
The archaeological museum in an old fort has stunning views up and down the coast.
This is looking towards France in the background. The frontier is behind the first headland and that pale blob on the second headland is Monaco.
The best thing in the museum was Roman glassware, including some very pretty scent bottles, all hand-blown in shades of blue.
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Pretty perfume bottles get me every time! They're so delicate, too. I can just see a beautiful Roman lady sitting at her dressing table, her maid doing her hair as she dabs on some delicious sweet-smelling perfume from her dainty bottle.
(I borrowed this photo, which doesn't do them proper justice, but my photos were worse.)
PS Slave wanted. Must be able to do hair and makeup. Apply below.
I've enjoyed plenty of time out in the sun at home and elsewhere. This palm-lined promenade is my favourite place these days. (The fact that there happens to be a restaurant just here that won a place among the 50 Top Pizza Restaurants in Italy has nothing to do with it!)
There have been quite a lot of events this week, including a music festival, fireworks over the sea and a sailing regatta that floated past home.
Despite everything going on in the world, fine warm weather always cheers me up. It's one reason why I moved to the Mediterranean.
A dip in the archives
I'll end this month with a look back at my blog's most popular post, all about the TGirl Bar in October 2013. Of course it's a popular post: who can resist all those gorgeous trans barmaids and burlesque dancers?