Sunday, October 12, 2008

Special gifts

Hubby got two very special gifts from his parents for his birthday:

Several wooden hot plate stands which consist of the 5 regions in the west of France. His father crafted these himself and make them a puzzle.

These hot plate stands even have a home. When they are not being used, they could be arranged on this wooden rack.

His father also made him a Japanese zen garden.

I was very touched when I saw these gifts. I found them very special and well thought. These things took time to make. In today's world, people just buy gift, I have never thought that once can actually make something like this.

To thank them, I prepared some satay. Sad to say that the result was not as good as expected. I think satay has to be baked over bbq instead of oven.


  1. The gifts that your FIL made for his son are very lovely. And his personal art and effort are both very touching.

    Your satay looks delicious! I bet your in-laws were delighted to share in it with you!

    Congratulations on your new job and your new friends.

  2. Your FIL is very thoughtful and very crafty! Those are very nice gifts :)

    Congratulations on your new job too!