There is a damson-laden tree in our lane which drops it’s wares into the road causing a sea of blue. Certainly this year as it’s been such a bumper year for plums and damsons. The little pot is from my favourite hotel, Le Royal Raffles Hotel in Phnom Penh where we stayed a few years ago. It is like stepping back into the colonial era and the Elephant Bar there is all about gin slings and tinklings on the ivories, where war correspondents gathered prior to the fall of the city.
The little jar was in our bathroom, holding cotton buds. I resisted the temptation to drop it into my bag as we were leaving and instead, bought one from reception!