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03 March 2016 @ 10:04 pm
Three things...  
When my mum passed away my sister and I inherited a suitcase chock full of jewellery. Most of it was costume jewellery, by itself nearly enough to fill the case, and between us we picked out the pieces we'd like to keep. The rest has been stored downstairs at my house for the last ten years. Every so often I drag it out again, meaning to get rid of it all, but instead find myself going through it again and the funny thing is, every time I do this I find something I'd previously overlooked. Tonight I was hunting through it once again and found some silver bird earrings and an engraved silver bangle that I hadn't noticed before. Strange, because mum loved gold and pearls, and wasn't so fond of silver. The bangle was quite tarnished but it cleaned up beautifully, I'm quite impressed.

I read tonight that Craig Lowndes is to be honoured at the Clipsal 500 this weekend for having the most ever starts in V8 Supercars. He's 42 now - how did that happen? Well obviously I know how it happened but goodness where did the time go? It doesn't seem that long ago that he was the new kid on the block. Thinking back over his career, he's only had one really serious accident, in 1999, but was only sidelined for one round as a result and still went on to win the championship. Not bad, hey.

Finally I stumbled upon this essay by Sharon Wheeler, about The Larton Chronicles - nothing really new, but nice to see it getting some meta. Probably by now everyone else has seen it - I think the code under the title means it was posted in 2012 - but it was new to me.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on March 3rd, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
I think when you see stuff en masse like that it's often easy to get a bit "snow blind."

Enjoy your new finds. :D
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on March 6th, 2016 11:19 am (UTC)
I think it could also be a case of changing tastes, too.Ten years ago I wouldn't have looked twice at marcasite jewellery, or pearls, but now I'm a bit partial to both. But yes, the sheer volume of stuff makes it easy to overlook things.
Trepkos: Arthur and Kai smiletrepkos on March 4th, 2016 08:15 am (UTC)
I love costume jewellery! I got a few lovely things that were my great aunts'.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on March 6th, 2016 11:21 am (UTC)
Some of the old stuff is really cool now, but I don't think there'll ever be a place for plastic beads :-)

Trepkos: Arthur and Kai smiletrepkos on March 7th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)