The reason I'm telling you about Blond, is that on Friday I went to a leaving dinner for a friend of mine that will be moving with her family to Norway in a couple of weeks (we shall all miss you G). As a leaving gift from a group of her friends, we all contributed to getting a personalised Blond Amsterdam teapot for her. The teapot was handpainted and depicted G herself on one side and a family portrait with her husband and two lovely girls on the other (all copied from original photographs provided to Blond). There are also lots of cakes and cupcakes (G is a fabulous cake maker and I shall miss her wonderful carrot cake for sure), and a stroopwafel (typical of NL). A message was handed painted on the underneath. It was a fabulous surprise for G and something she will treasure for always. Every cup of tea will hold great memories for her.
I'm now waiting for family or friends to have a big birthday or other celebration so that I can order one of these wonderfully colourful and unique pieces.
Bon voyage G. Wishing you wondeful adventures in Norway.