I now have an awful lot of wee bowls, so I decided to try my hand at something else. We always have eggs, so I made an egg tray thingie.
It holds 24 eggs and I measured the window sill in the kitchen and made it to fit there. I'm really happy with it, the glaze came out exactly as I wanted it!
The other thing I did was to make 2 wee owls for the christmas tree. I saw these on Pintrest and thought they would be something quick and easy to make. They were.
So, that's the pottery. ( I have actually made loads more but I'm sure it's very boring to see loads of pots that look almost the same!)
We had Christmas here this year and our lovely friends came to share it with us. As is the tradition in NZ everyone brought something, so a few emails had flown around with a menu plan.
Danny and Paula supplied the crayfish and a banoffee pie ( Danny makes the best ones in the world!) and other bits and bobs.
Simon and Alison came laden with prawn kebabs, home made pate, some amazing potatoes and other delicious treats.
Kate and Richard were armed with a roast chicken, ham, chips and dips and more scrummy morsels!!
Lloyd and I did the eye fillet , smoked kingfish pate and some salads oh and the christmas cake!
There was (as always!) far too much food!
But we sure had fun!
The Christmases we've hosted that our friends have come to have been my favourites! Everyone stays the night, so we stay up late, whisky is drunk, the fire pit is lit and we lie around on the bean bags watching shooting stars and satellites pass over head while we talk rubbish.
I love it.
I've said this before, but I'll say it again! We are so incredibly lucky to have made such truly amazing friends here. Especially at this time of year. I'm not home sick often, because I am lucky enough to see my parents, family and friends fairly regularly. But this time of year is difficult for me. I miss mum and dad and my brother and the cold! But having such lovely friends ( and lloyd, of course) helps more than they probably know!
This year ( as usual!) we made our christmas presents. There was a food theme this time. The hamper had lemon curd, home made chili sauce, pickled eggs, iced Christmas cookies and florentines. Even the tags were home made. My favourite was the florentines - I had to test these a lot!!!