It's threatening to rain, but on the radar, it's very light at the moment, hopefully getting heavier later as the met. office has promised. Fingers crossed.
I thought I'd show you what I got Nick and Mayo yesterday, bearing in mind that whatever I bought would have to withstand the vagaries of various parcel handlers before it arrived in Holland
It's a really cute honey pot with a dipper. After looking in my favourite gift shops and discarding thoughts of photograph frames, photo boxes, sets of glasses (not a good idea) and other dead end ideas, I came across this in a last ditch effort to find something before I went home.
It's a household gift store called, appropriately enough, "House" and has lovely home wares with a difference. Handpainted spiced vinegar bottles, crafted wooden table runners and...this lovely honeypot. There were only two of them but they caught my eye and that was the decision made.
It is packed in polystyrene inside its box, but I will put it in another box with polystyrene beads to really protect it, plus "fragile" and "handle with care" stickers.
There is a lovely recipe for Spiced Honey Butter on the outside of the box so here it is:
Spiced Honey Butter
1 cup margarine or butter (whichever you prefer), softened
1/2 cup of honey
2 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix well. Makes 1 1/2 cups of spiced honey butter. This recipe is excellent on your favourite muffins or toast.
Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
Here are the photos I took of this lovely little honeypot.
The pretty gingham box with the Spiced Honey Butter recipe
I love the little bee on the handle of the dipper
Such a lovely bee-friendly honeypot!
Isn't it cute?