When my wife packs a holiday suit case, there are the inevitable linen trousers, linen dresses, long line tunic tops to go over her ‘problem area’ – bottom to you and me There are never any good honest jeans. Denim is an absolute necessity in my life – not a gift. I cannot live without my denim jeans and the denim jacket of old is still put to service on those sun drenched but chillier evenings on the taverna terrace. When we go shopping to the huge new mall there are hundreds of denim stores, selling every shape and design of jeans known to mankind. We go there to seek out pretty gifts and homeware for our holiday home. Ther are also homeware versions of famous stores from dear old Blighty. Zara home and Next home being prime examples. Everything you could ever wish for in these two stores alone. without the rest of the bright shiny glass and chrome shopping mall.