Friday, 3 December 2010

nativity scenes

Here's something different today.  After all who wants to look at another 2 cm on a sock.

Not only did  I buy myself a nativity tableau the other week, but I've been searching for biscuit cutters which could be purchased in Australia to save exorbitant US postage and poor delivery times from them.

I found these at Koorong, after following quite a few results from a Google search.  Koorong has branches in many Australian cities which are listed in the sidebar of the page.  These are under GIFTS in catalogue.  I think the postage rate was quoted as $3 for Australia.

If you are interested, I would suggest placing a phone order.  Their ordering system is sort of OK but their registration etc is totally frustrating.  I actually have an account there which is used perhaps once annually.  I put in my email address to log in, but it wouldn't accept my password.  It suggested  going to a page to retrieve password which sent me back to the original page.  Round and round.  So I decided to create a new account with a different email address.  All it would say was that my mail address suggested I already had an account.  Did I want to retrieve password?  And the vicious circle started again.  I tried to change password but it told me nothing matched.  Aaargh!

I was describing the mess to DIL who offered to buy what I wanted as she was going that afternoon to Ikea which in Sydney is near the main branch of Koorong.  My problem was solved, but the system is poor.  I gave her the money and she bought it in person for me.

The detail on the cutters is not well defined, but I suppose it's hard to put too much fine detail on something used as a pattern for biscuit dough.  There are twelve shapes to chose from including the star and the heart.  There's also a biscuit recipe on the container but I think I'll use my own.  There are shapes for  an angel, manger, baby, donkey, camel, Mary, Joseph, shepherd, king, star, heart and lamb.

You can see it mentions a devotional booklet.  I wouldn't call it that at all, so if that bothers you, don't worry about it.  It's a small piece of folded paper listing the characters and animals and giving a Bible verse for each.  Nothing more really.


m1k1 said...

Isn't it convenient that the ?camel is sitting down, so you don't have to cut out its legs!

2paw said...

Yes, it's a monorail camel, obviously it escaped from Lolcamels!!
We have a shop in town and I am off straight away after I have walked The Labradors tomorrow to see if they have a set. Thank you!!!