Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pretty ceramics and a slug-free world

This is the design that I'm getting on a jug for my parents. I realise that this is a plate, but just imagine it round a jug. My mum really likes pink, so it's going to have a pink middle, and their names and "Diamond Wedding" and the date on the side, and all our initials on the bottom.

The potter phoned me up and we arranged it all. If you'd like to look at her website, it's at (This isn't an advert; I know nothing about her and just found her on Google.)

Zara and Wifemomchocoholic both commented on my previous blog AND THEIR GARDENS DON'T HAVE SLUGS. I thought slugs were a universal curse, brought on probably by Adam and Eve and that fruit problem. Actually snails are a worse trial, but slugs are bad too. But Wmc's deer sound even more dreadful. Ah, the heartaches and joys of gardening.

And the pain of trying to become less fat. I'm not getting any thinner. Or, I'm getting slightly thinner and then slightly fatter again. Why? I just can't quite get myself properly motivated. Oh, what a dolt. Tomorrow I will start again. I hope.


  1. Oooh Isabelle, that will be a beautiful jug! I love auriculas. They never fail to appear stylish. Gosh, I've laughed reading through your blog again! Especially about the ways to fail an exam. I have two teenagers and they are both such English/Grammar/Spelling snobs. They will love this list.
    Oh, and I'm with you on the skinnier/fatter thing. It seems destined to be my lifetime struggle.

  2. Forgot to add, that we do not have a slug or snail problem. I haven't seen one of either since we moved here 18 months ago. There, move to the desert and you, too, can be rid of them!

  3. I think there are a few of us going through the skinnier/fatter mode. It doesn't get any easier and good luck on your attempt.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog - and yes those grandchildren are so enjoyable - I'm sure you'll get your turn:)

  4. Well, I didn't say I'd NEVER had slugs, though it's true we don't have them so far in this house. We do, however, have deer. They find hosta quite delicious to munch on (as well as many other things -- except weeds apparently)