Sister, Bone Doctor and Little Jo have been in China for a week or so. Little Jo went to school in China. They are now in Hong Kong, which, much to the chagrin of Hong Kongese, is now also China. They arrive home on Thursday and told Mother they will call in on her on Sunday on their way home from a scout camp at Garfield. Good god. They never spend any time at home. We have made our home nice and to suit us to spend time in. We like our home and enjoy being in it. Seems like Sister and Bone Doctor don't like their home so much. They are never there.
China was also the theme of gifts for R's recent birthday.
Brighton Antique Dealer gave R an old china rose vase, complete with what I judge to be a non original arranging wire frame. I remember the frames had weight to them. This one does not and does not really fit properly.
Our Friend in Japan sent a lovely gift of sauce cups. While we don't entertain nowadays, they will get used for various purposes and they are a pretty good talking point. I always thought Heinz 57 was Australian, but via blogmates, I learnt that the world knows about Heinz 57.
Surely that is enough china for one post, but no, there is more.
The immaculately coiffed red haired one, Jah Teh, sent some china too. I kind of recall that it is also our 2016/17 Christmas gift. While I have heard she is cheap, her gifts are not. We immediately turned them over to see their provenance and the marks pleased us. Each mug has a matching coaster, and let me just tell you, should you ever have the privilege of supping on tea or coffee at The Highrise, you will place your cup on the matching coaster, or else!!!