Not being — unfortunately — of an age where I’m actively involved in sending a child back-to-school, I would have missed these divine essentials if my friend Ann hadn’t told me to rush over to the boutique in the small town where she lives and we do our shopping.
In France, each year children get new pencil cases. (I have one in my purse for all of my pens and pencils.) Then they fill them with the essentials on the list of items they are required to have for the new school year.
The difference between what they will be carrying in their backpacks and the ones I’ve photographed here is that everything from the pencil case to the fat pencil and the cellophane bag with pens, a ruler and an eraser is that they are all in chocolate(!)
They come from the extraordinarily creative Le Show Colha boutique. The making of the bonbons is a family affair.
Aren’t their creations sweet?
Ed. Note: My in bed reading tonight will be the manual that came with my camera, you can see by the unfocused pictures that I’ve touched a button that was not meant to be touched.
As My-Reason-For-Living-In-France often points out, it would probably be a good idea to read how things work before turning them on and assuming that everything will function the way I want them to. I’m a simple person: Please, just give me “off” and “on” and let me move on with my life. Is that a lot to ask?