Neddy’s naming day…


Well given that we’ve had no control over the peculiar weather, neither have we sought to seriously formalise the progressive milestones of the workshop set-up…until now.  Today was the most important day ever for Prisoners of the Crown (Megsie-centric at least), because today we christened our most adored and favourite son, Ned.

[Okay, okay, aka Megsie’s Big Box, for all you silly buggers who happen to be so inclined. n(Ed))

Today we luncheoned – 5 peeps and six dogs, all of whom are card-carrying adore-eez of Ned Kelly (and if they’re not they’re hardly likely to fess up to Megsie about that, are they?)

Sammy Jo and Iain had left a bottle of our fave bubbles to wet the kiln’s head when it finally arrived. And so we did, with Rogero, Kez and 3 of their cute doggies…


And frankly, if you don’t have the Poo and Taittinger in the mix it really doesn’t cut it, does it darlings…


Happy happy joy joy.


This was a truly seminal moment for partners-in-crime, Ginger and Megsie…


…if only because Megsie can now get excited about her own workshop and leave Ginger entirely to her own devices…(ha!)

You know, we’ve come to all sorts of conclusions in our old age, darlings – but the most significantly enduring is that circumstances are best served when one is sensible enough to avoid the crowd scenario. Yep, hard to imagine (we know!) but these days we really do like it small and close and sincere.

So for all of you out there who would have liked to have attended Ned’s christening…we genuinely thank you and apologise most sincerely.

But hey, it’s ultimately all about mise en place (so, you’re ready when you’re ready.)

Definitely not personal, we promise.

10 thoughts on “Neddy’s naming day…

  1. Congratulations lovie…all in good time. Ned’s a beauty and can’t wait to see his and your joint creations. Also, so enjoying the flashes of the pearly whites in pure, contented bliss ; )…love to you e la famiglia e menagerie and see ewes soon! J xx


    • Hey Jacq – what a funny bugger you are – but yes, serious bliss in this camp. We’re hoping you’ll do your annual swing-by, post your Melb Xmas…please don’t disappoint….I’ll let you check out my box, promise. 🙂


  2. Fantastic !!…….Glad Iain and Sammy Jo. managed some time with you ( although the weather seems to have been appalling !! )……….Off to spend Christmas with our 3yr. old grand -daughter, so excited as Santa will be paying us a visit ….Take Care , Happy Christmas to you All ! XxXx


    • Hey Franck! Hope you and Morelle have a safe and lovely Christmas too – and thanks for the card, too cute!
      Yeah, weather was less than ideal while the Muzzbotts were here, and of course it turned straight back into drop-dead glorious as soon as they flew out – typical. And now the dastardly rain has returned for Xmas. Not that it really matters here at the Hideout – we’ll be out mortaring and painting in the workshop…
      Lots of love to all over there, from all over here. xxxx


    • Heather!!! Where’s ya bin? How’s the build going? So many questions…

      Meanwhile, yes the workshop set-up is bubbling along nicely, although the cold-shop is on a bit of a go-slow for the time being. Which of course is no real drama, cos as you know I’ve been EXTREMELY patient for 10 years already…and can hold on for a little while yet!! Ginger, meanwhile, is currently kicking all the goals for the team. Gotta love that.

      Contentment is our middle name in this corner of the Valley. I’ll let you know when we’re properly finished and ready to have a show-and bubbly-splash (invitation only, darling, naturally.)

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