Like most people (I suspect), I buy things, put them away, and forget about them.
I've just rediscovered this small oval plate (above left), covered in dust, at the back of a cupboard. I imagine I'd bought it at some local boot sale many years ago.
It pleases me on two counts; it's oval (I particularly like oval plates), and it sports that decorative edging style known as 'Moustiers'; as indeed does the soup bowl.
We've now returned to our autumn/winter lunches of soup, but with just a hint of salad to accompany. The mid-day weather is still warm, and we are still swimming daily, but signs of approaching autumn are everywhere. We've had our annual delivery of Oak logs, and Lady M has already booked her pre-Christmas (sorry about that) shopping trip to London.
Brexit may be getting on everyone's nerves, but I found some respite in rediscovering the little oval plate; even Lady M remarked about how nice it is.
Just perfect for a small egg and tomato salad.
p.s. As you might imagine; very little happens here.