Now that it is post-Christmas, I can finally shout about the gift I gave my parents and sister.
As a family, we love food and travel (as evidenced by both my sister and I currently living in London, and the way I can no longer fit into my jeans). So I decided to combine these two passions and make a recipe book full of photos from our travels and recipes that we all adore (plus a couple that might just make it onto our regular repertoire).
I used Blurb to print them, and I think the final result was fantastic. With Blurb you download their software before starting, which allows you to create your own layouts.
If you want to make one yourself, I would HIGHLY recommend planning it before you start. I was so excited to begin that I just kind of threw the photos in and started adding recipes. This meant that I got about a quarter of the way through before realising that it had no flow and was a bit rubbish. Therefore it took much much longer than it should have.
The most entertaining thing was that I didn’t actually have any photos that I could use – they were all in New Zealand on a hard drive. So in the most unsubtle way possible, I had to ask the whanau for all the images. I think they guessed something was up, but they still loved the final product!