Description:The journalling reads:
"R and L are in the congregation at Holy Trinity in East Victoria Park, Perth. In their garden is an enormous olive tree. In June 2011 They told Rev. B that if the congregation would help them pick the olives, they would get them pressed and the oil could be sold for the church. We put out notices in the weekly newsletter, known as the pew sheet, but on the appointed Saturday only C and I showed up to help R. We put on C's old work overalls and wore gardening gloves. We spread sheets under the tree to catch the fallen olives, but most of them had to be stripped by hand from the laden branches cut from the tree, which doubled as its annual pruning.
We only stopped after it got too dark to see. 9 hours of hard work yielded over 90 kilos (or over 14 stone or 200 lbs) of beautiful purple olives, which R drove straight up-country to be pressed. The oil had to be left to settle for 3 weeks in a cool, dry place before decanting into bottles for use in salads or as a dip rather than cooking. It had a very strong smell. We got a bottle and it was delicious. We still had much of it left when we moved back to the UK in March 2012. We were not supposed to bring it back with us, but there was no way we were leaving it behind after all that hard work, so we smuggled it back in the shipment with the wine! We still have a little left now, in January 2013."
I didn't have any bottle embellishments, so I copied this one onto white card and coloured it in using Copic markers and Smooch Ink.