One of the world’s most famous and recognisable costume jewellers, Monet has stood the test of time since 1929.
Category Archives: 1980’s
On this day, 5 years ago, the QE2 set off for her final voyage.
She now lies in dry dock in Dubai awaiting her fate. It’s not a happy ending.
Don’t tell teddy. He’ll only worry. He loved that ship.
The QE2’s total power output was enough to light a city the size of Southampton.
The QE2 could sail backwards (at a full speed of 19 knots) faster than most cruise ships could sail forwards.
Cunard’s first ship, the Britannia, would have squeezed into QE2’s Grand Lounge.
The amount of fruit juice used annually on board the QE2 would fill the ship’s swimming pools nearly eight times over.
Beatrice Muller, from New Jersey, used the QE2 as a retirement home for 14 years, having paid around £3,500 a month for the privilege.
Charming Sunday Artisan Market at the old Market Place in Altrincham, Cheshire.
Smell: Cloves in cider and Farmer’s Wife sausages.
See: Leather suitcases and miles of bunting.
Touch: Hyacinth bulbs and ancient marbles.
Taste: Hot cheddar cheese and Rhubarb Flapjacks.
Hear: Vintage jazz and Pedro woofing.
The Scottish company who makes this kilt pin was founded by the late Scottish industrialist, Hamish Dawson-Bowman, for the express purpose of introducing a new sense of purpose and pride of achievement into the lives of disabled ex-servicemen, by reviving the ancient art of the Scottish silversmith which had so long remained dormant. Quality, dependability and customer care have long been hallmarks of this company and are just a few of the traditional values which the third generation of the family is committed to upholding.
Butler and Wilson Bling!
This breathtaking chap is 11″ long, and in the flesh (!) is dazzling! What a conversation piece, and when you want to rest him from his day job of making you look fabulous he will look stunning at home lounging on a cushion. He is a signed book piece and here is a photo of him in the B&W Rough Diamonds book: