Gift idea for a French family

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  1. Brady

    Brady Well-Known Member

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    Agreed a winery owner would expect to an interest in wine,
    I reckon a good quality Australian wine that they can share with some others in the industry over there.
    Pending how much you're looking to spend and can get access to, something along the lines of...
    - Wendouree Shiraz
    - Rockfords Basket Press Shiraz
    - Noon Reserve Shiraz
    can all be <$100
     
  2. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll rethink the wine and run it past the daughter - not the labels, but the idea.
     
  3. Scott No Mates

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    She might be stopped at customs if she's not 18 years
     
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  4. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like we'll be sending:
    1. Australian landscape calendar.
    2. Macadamia nuts - chocolate coated and done other ways.
    3. Ceramic cheese platter and bowl (for the nuts) made in the studio at home.
     
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  5. Dan Donoghue

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    Well it is winter in France, why not send a couple of pair of uggs?
     
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  6. Depreciator

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    Too bulky.
    I'm also not sure the French would wear uggs - they're too fashionable.
     
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    Great choices
     
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    Le Trakkiê Daqs et les Flannó?
     
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    Pretty unlikely, if it's France!
     
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    What about croc leather? I know someone who gave a crocodile leather belt and purse to an American couple. They loved it.
     
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    Kangaroo leather as well (unless they are trendy vegetarians)
     
  12. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm wary of giving anything fashion related to French people.

    The cheese platter is taking shape.
    No prizes for guess what that shape is. Needs to dry, then get fired, then get glazed, and then get fired again.
    The little bowl in the shape of Tassie is for olives, perhaps. It's not to scale, of course. If it was, there would be room for just one lonely olive.
     

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  13. Brady

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    I thought it was the right size ;) (for olives), maybe add a jar of EV Olives from Milawa for good measure. I feel a cheese and olive road trip coming on.......
     
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    Good choice
     
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    We have regular corporate visitors from Germany - R M Williams every time.
     
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  18. Depreciator

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    Australia came out of the kiln on Saturday. Sort of appropriate that it spent a few days baking in a kiln given the drought. Below is the kiln load on the studio table.
    Now, don't tell anyone, but Lisa forgot to put Tasmania in the kiln. Poor Tasmania is always getting forgotten. It's in the kiln now.
    (Also below, for those interested, is a ceramic totem based on a Margaret Preston painting. I really like that piece.)
     

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  19. Depreciator

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    The Australia cheese platter and very out of scale Tassie bowl are on their way to Montpellier with the 17 year old. Right up until yesterday she thought it was such a lame idea - she kept looking at it and then me and raising an eyebrow. Then she showed her French teacher a photo and she said it was fantastic. Dad was right again.
    (Of course, I concede that the packet of kangaroo jerky I bought that appears to not have made the plane could have been lame.)
     

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