DP Photo Challenge: repurpose

Ceramic honey jar from Corsica used as office pen holder. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Reminder of a long-ago holiday in Corsica. Honey pot repurposed. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

In 1997 the Big T and I went to Corsica; our last holiday before the boy-child came along. In the town of Patrimonio, we bought local honey in a ceramic jar. It was delicious; dark and strong and positively singing with wild herb flavours.

At some point since then, the jar found a second life as a pencil holder, sitting on my desk as a daily reminder of a week in paradise so long ago.

Daily Post Photo Challenge | repurpose

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27 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: repurpose

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      • mmm – I have a small container of manuka honey that I have waiting to try…
        have you had that kind?
        it always amazes me how honey can be so healing.
        and the ceramic container is so much nicer than a plastic bear bottle some honey containers are…

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      • Manuka honey is wonderful; very dark and rich. I didn’t like it much when I was little, but it’s grown on me. Manuka is a NZ native, and the plant has medicinal properties which I think are transferred into the honey. It’s great for sore throats, etc.

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      • ahhhhh – NZ? does not surprise me. and I keep hearing about the healing properties – I will let you know when i get to try it.
        and side story – a while ago I had some virus that went around – everyone here did – but I could not keep anything down – not even soup. It was a quick illness – only lasted a day – but that single day was rough. well honey and lemon in tea rescued me… and a little swedish bitters under the tongue.
        honey is so awesome

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    • It took me years of looking at it every day to really appreciate how beautiful the actual pot is! The glaze is very like a range of ceramics that were widely available in NZ when I was a kid, so maybe there is a comfort factor too.

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      • Wow! And Eco-house! Are you going to build it yourself with the Big T or is it already in place? I once saw a documentary about one situated in Australia and was deeply impressed. The guy who build it also was an artist and his home seemed more like a unique an wonderful living museum than just a house. Ah, and bee hives!! I just loved the intricate organization of them. And if course, the lovely honey πŸ˜‰ Yep, I think I really need to see all this for myself someday! πŸ˜€ xxxxxxx

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      • We want to build, or at least do some of the work and be part of the design process. Everything we do has a long gestation period, so you’ll have plenty of time to save for the trip. πŸ™‚ xxxx

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      • Hahaha! πŸ˜€ I just love the “sound of distant, hysterical laughter!! πŸ™‚ The only thing missing is the cat sitting in your lap and your little finger at the side of your mouth πŸ˜‰ (Austin Powers). πŸ™‚
        But actually I would like such a tv series very much! And maybe doing a whole new blog on it might actually lead you there… Never stop dreaming! xxxxx

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    • Isn’t it. Latin origin and the root word for mellifluous — which is one of my favourite words and one I sprinkled liberally through my conversations for years without making the connection to honey.

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