Monday, 25 May 2009
It's only £37 per person for the cheapest option. And, as I'm doing the inviting, I'll also pay for the travel to and from London with an overnight stay for those who live too far away to do the trip in one day.
Can I trust you all to turn up in the required formal dress? To be on the safe side perhaps I should provide outfits as well.
OK - it's a date!
But until then, you'll have to make do with tea at my place.
The china doesn't match ...
... the cake is home-made
... but there's as much tea as you can drink!
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
I have to thank Mika of Photos Tricks for drawing my attention to this little gem.
A record price of 10.5 million Swiss francs (that’s US$9.5m or £6.2m) has been paid for a rare blue diamond at an auction in Geneva.
You can find out more about it here
It’s pretty and sparkly so perhaps I will put ‘blue diamond’ on my shopping list When I am Rich. Or a yellow one, or pink … Why not a whole rainbow of diamonds?
But what will I do with it? It’s not the kind of thing you can wear every day. Or leave lying around.
Along with the diamond I will have to
- buy a safe
- install a top-of-the-range burglar alarm
- hire a security guard to accompany me whenever I wear it
- pay a huge amount of money to insure it
- employ a therapist to help me deal with the stress of owning something so valuable
On second thoughts … it’s only a stone, and a very small stone at that.
And just think how many lives £6.2 million could transform.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
And then there's the rest of the world ... Where should I start? The Alps? The Andes?
Think I'm going to need some new walking boots, so I've put these Dalesway boots made by GreenVee on my Wants List. Strong, comfortable, traditional style but non-leather and made by a company that has adopted green ethical standards.
photo © GreenVee
I'll be able to stride out with a clear conscience!
The only drawback is the price (although I'm sure they're worth it). Never mind, while I'm saving up my pennies I think there's a good few miles left in these.
Can you recommend a favourite walk? I'll add it to my list.