We decided to try out the new Bio place (organic) for coffee. We sat outside for a while but I was too chilly, so we moved inside. Nice place.
The food looks good. I bought a bit of simply cooked greens to take out.
From there we went to the butcher on Strada Nuova and got some sausage for dinner. Our apartment didn’t have a serving spoon, so I went into a small housewares shop and bought one for €5. Then over to the knife store to pick up my knife which they sharpened beautifully for €4. And to the bakery and to the Formaggio place and the fruit a vegetable stand. A full morning of errands and shopping. I’m perfectly content with it!
We had some lunch in the apartment and did laundry. I started reading a Donna Leon book, “The Waters of Eternal Youth.” Even though the consensus is that they’re not as good anymore, I so enjoy reading one while I am here, in Venice.
In the evening, I wanted to see if there was anything happening for Halloween. I really miss the preschool with its fabulous parade and party for the kids. Out on Strada Nuova were a few bunches of little kids in costumes. They go around to the shops, not to homes, to trick or treat. When we went into the Coop for a few things, the woman behind me in line had her witches hat on and I told her “Happy Halloween”–it turned out she was a shop owner buying last minute candy for the children.
We passed by this place several times before–it has a Biennale show but I hadn’t seen the red boxes lit up in the dark. Pretty impressive. Inside each box is a screen of video.
We came back and I cooked the sausage with peppers and onions and they were so good! Best meal I’ve cooked on the trip so far.
So a low key day. No regrets.