28 July 2006
Show and Tell: sugar bowl
This week's Show and Tell is via Elizabeth.
Our sugar bowl was a gift from my dear friend T. We met at work about thirteen years ago and became firm friends, as did our husbands, happily. The four of us socialised often and I commented on her pretty sugar bowl o n ce or twice. Six weeks after I had Son #1, T and her delightful French husband moved back to Perth from whence they had come. Their last stop before the big three day trip across the desert was our flat, where apparently [I have very little recollecti on of this] I presented them with a goodie box of food for the journey including little snacks and curried egg sandwiches (French husband's favourite) and T gave me her little sugar bowl that I had so admired.
T got a job at a university home in Perth th at entailed a bit of travel and over the years she had a few trips back to Melbourne to visit her old sugar bowl. And us. Then, a month ago she and her five year old son came for an overnight visit, whereupon her wee son trod dog pooh and mud into the ho us e, and vomited all over the bathroom floor. It was, uh, a memorable visit. T and I talked about mud wrestling, Where the Wild Things Are which is being filmed near here and talked late into the night as we used to thirteen years ago. T brough t m e quince jam and a new foodie magazine from WA called Spice. Hmmm, I thought. I wonder if it's related to the spice blog, which is run by friends of Craftapalooza who's also from Perth. I checked and sure enough it was. Small world. T is a writer and had been asked to write for Spice, but for reasons which I forget, declined.
By spooky coincidence, as I was typing this post, the postman brought me a parc el f rom T, full of photos of her stay here and lots of nougat. Here I sit, chewing West Australian nougat from T as I write about her and photograph her old sugar bowl.
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