Picnic Ceramics is Coming SOON

Again it has been a while since I was here, and probably should give a point form catch up like I did in my last post - 3 months ago! Eek

But I'm not going to do that… instead I am going to tell you to get excited - as excited as I am (although that might not be possible) for the launch of Picnic Ceramics!

Some of you may remember this page and may have seen or even own a piece of jewelry which you probably picked out from a pile of pieces lying between my engineering books and some other weird and wonderful project I had going on…

Well Picnic Ceramics has been rebranded and I am over the moon to be making it an 'official' reality in the form of an online shop that will be launching soon!

And you can also look forward to updates and more from me on this little blog -  for real this time - I promise!


Hello again

Wow - it has officially been 6 months and 14 days since I last said anything here… and man oh man has a lot happenend!

The gist of it is I want to start writing here again because its fun and the whole point was to keep a record of some parts of my life (sorry future kids looking back here about the gap!)…

So to summarise the last little while:
(more or less in order and with bullet points because why not)

  • Curtis and I got engaged! Which should mean we are into the full swing of wedding planning… but we're not :)
  • My best friend came home from studying in Oxford and we went on fantastic trip to the Kruger which I have not spent nearly enough time in!
  • I graduated and am now qualified to be a civil engineer (which I am not currently pursuing).
  • We went on a fantastic holiday over Christmas in the form of a road trip style coastal adventure staying with friends and family along the way. 
  • Curtis and I finally live in the same city again (although it feels like the first time because he moved to Pretoria just a couple of weeks after we started dating, so that doesn't count)
  • AND we are under the same roof which has been the best thing ever  - it feels like christmas everyday coming home to such a wonderful face and not having to wait until the weekend! We moved into a wonderful little house in a place called Cosmo City which is a bit more West then either of us are used to but we are certainly enjoying discovering the gems of this side of Joburg!
  • Ummm I guess thats all the big big news - but in other, smaller news we have got totally into the world of preserving and home-making essentials (ok maybe essentials is a stretch but we are definitely enjoying the wonders of home making); so far the list includes peach chutney, vanilla extract, coconut butter, tomato chutney, pomegranate syrup, bread, pickled aubergines and grape & nectarine butter (currently simmering away on the stove as I type)…

I am sure many pictures of the above events will sneak in here at some point but for now this picture will have to suffice - taken after a wonderful family engagement celebration!