Well dang and blast, lol, I really thought one of you would know what that second lot of weird white bits could be. I was banking on it, lol. The first photos are fairly easy. When you think of France, you have to think of food, the French LOVE their food. Typical French food - snails! Very often after a good long rain, you will see the farmers out and about along the lanes or the fields with big buckets, collecting the snails. Hmm. They can keep them, lol. Anyhoo, these little white pots are for cooking snails in the oven, as shown in this photo, which I found on Google images -
BUT...... I have no idea what the other white thingies are. Still, I don't mind, I love their shape, they are tactile and they look great displayed.
Now on to the prayer flag. A little while ago, I saw a post on Jan's blog Jan's Arty Junk about prayer flags. You can see the post and the lovely prayer flags she created here. She asked whether anybody else was interested in a prayer flag swap and I had to say me me me of course. Errrmm, what exactly are prayer flags? I jumped in there without knowing anything about them, but Jan pointed me in the right direction and a one on one swap was agreed. We both thought a surprise one would be nice, no theme. Now, living (part time) in this beautiful area of France, I had to chose Nature. And as preserving nature for future generations is so important, the key word for me had to be PRESERVE -
It is on the way to Jan now, shouldn't be long before it gets there. Can't wait to see the prayer flag she is making for me.