The hand is mine, but the hand-making is Ben's!He makes all the jam in our house, although Son 1 enjoys getting in on the act when he can (usually Ben makes jam at night - strange...)Last summer Ben noticed that his Le Parfait jars were getting chipped - daily opening and closing isn't what they're designed for, and shortens their life. He asked me if I could find him any serving pots for jam. Just the kind of thing we used to laugh at when his mum used them - and finally we see the point! Don't you love the little Canadian maple leaf pot I found in an Edinburgh charity shop?The second two pots were Christmas presents from my dad. He and I found them on my mum's shelves, and he certainly won't use them, so they made a really wonderful gift for the Son in Law Who Has Everything. This one above, in Bloomsbury style, must have really pleased my mum when she found it. I think it's possible she actually bought it NEW! Rare event...The appropriately Scottish one is actually from Brixton Pottery.Together they make a cheery sight on our breakfast tray, and they are certainly prolonging the lives of our Le Parfait jars. As you can see, we could do with one more - what a nice challenge for a future charity shopping trip!
Happy Birthday Steph!
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