… and in the shops you can see amazing bright coloured cardboard cones everywhere.
These are essential accessories for every child starting school for the first time. Their parents fill the cone with sweets and little gifts (often school related, like pencils and crayons) and the child takes it to school on the first day. At the end of the first school day, they are allowed to open it and have all the contents. Of course school-life goes downhill rapidly from this glorious start!
Of course the end of August is the right time for these cones to be in the shops.
I was rather less enthusiastic to find the first flush of Christmas Lebkuchen clogging the aisles though.
I know the weather’s been chilly… but surely nobody thinks it’s Christmas yet?