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Black friday shopping (sort of)


Yesterday afternoon I went to the city center to buy a couple of things... and then started noticing big sales signs and only then realized that black friday is now a thing also in brick-and-mortar Italy…

Anyway, I kept going towards the one remaining drogheria¹ in my town, met the new owner (YAY! it hasn't closed when the old ones retired) and bought a bit of spices, candied fruit and few grams gum arabic (YAY! I've found a place that sells it), so that I can continue my attempts at making my own dip pen ink.

And then I proceeded to ignore the big sales signs on my way back home :)

¹ that's a traditional shop that sells spices (droghe in slightely old-fashioned italian), preserved foods, household chemicals and… stuff.