Thursday, 9 August 2007

HS:MS - Earring

A little something to adorn the ear.

These are undoubtedly the most beautiful earrings in the whole world - well they are to me anyway! These earrings were lovingly handmade by my eldest son and presented to me in a beautiful box last Christmas.
On the car front I found out yesterday that it is getting fixed and I should be getting it back at the end of next week - Yay we say! Had a phone call from the hire car place this morning to say they will be picking up my hire car today to replace it with a brand new car as the one I have is being decommissioned because it is old and passed it's best. It's only a '56 and has less than 10,000 miles on the clock and we did 2,000 of them. Good help me as I have been around a lot longer than a year and am definitely more worn than the car is!
Pete came home early from work yesterday so that we could all toddle off to Cheshire Oaks to take advantage of Orange Wednesday. After we got the tickets from the assistant who moaned about it being Orange Wednesday under her breath the whole time we were there we shot off to the toy shop where I started my Christmas shopping. Believe me the offers were too good to ignore and with 2 nephews, 1 niece and 1 great nephew all under 5 and then your own kids on top of that you have to get the bargains while you can !!
Chiquita's was our restaurant of choice where we sat in the window and ate far too much without a second thought and boy did it taste good.
Mr Harry Potter then called us so we dutifully filed into the cinema found our seats and settled down for over 2 hours of great entertainment.
To top off a great night when we got home at 11.30 ish we went and sat in the garden to do some star gazing and saw the milky way (faintly), a couple of satellites whizzing by and the most fantastic shooting stars.
It is the time of year to see the Perseid meteors so there are more shooting stars than usual in the sky at the moment. The best time to see them is between 2 a.m. and dawn (UK time) on Monday August 13, if you get away from city lights, you could see hundreds of meteors.
If it's clear on Sunday or Monday night it's worth a look at any time as the lack of a moon will make the shooting stars much easier to see but you are bound to see at least one on any night this week. We saw about 8 in a 15 minute time slot last night, 2 of them were huge.



Eleanor said...

I can see that they would be very special, these gifts are the best.

Olivia said...

I think the earrings your son made are lovely too!
I can't wait to see if I can see any meteors. I don't know if I can stay awake that long though!

SuzyB said...

Aw handmade with love gifts are more valuable than anything you can ever be bought x

MaaikeV said...

lovely earrings!!

Terrie said...

beautiful shot. X

Diana said...

These are so lovely and must be real precious to you. I really like the shot!

Sue Nicholson said...

What a lovely gift. How surprised you must have been when you opened the wrapping :)

Went over to Cheshire Oaks two weeks ago, ate at Pizza Express but never thought about catching a movie too. Great idea :)

Looby said...

this is such a great picture - and lovely earrings too!

mum on the run said...

The earrings are lovely!!

Sounds like you had a fab night :)

pokettiger said...

How sweet of your son to make you earrings! Yes, indeed this would make them the most beautiful pair ever.

Louise said...

These are just the type of earings I would love if I could wear them:)

Elena said...

they are really nice and thank you ffor the comment

Vanda said...

What gorgeous earrings, your son is very tallented, must take after his mum ;O)

Debbie Nicholas said...

beautiful earrings - your son is really talented!

Anna said...

What a talented son you have. Good news about your car.

Anonymous said...

Lovely earings ... and how cute is your son making them for you :)