Tuesday 29 June 2010: Sparkles
A few bits and pieces that mean a lot to me.
Top left: My watch. Ok so the battery's gone and the clasp often breaks but it sits in my drawer and reminds me of my grandpa Crunch who bought it for me one Christmas many years ago. I miss him
Top centre: The gorgeous necklace my husband bought me for Christmas in 2008. After the engagement and wedding rings he told me that was it, that was all the jewellery I was getting from him. Fine by me, I rarely wear jewellery and I don't need diamonds to know how much he loves me. I cried when I opened the box and have only taken it off once since I was given it - to have Claudia (they made me take my jewellery off going into surgery).
Top right: A necklace that my Dad had made from a ring my darling Granny left me. The ring was a very similar style to this one (although obviously not rub. We think blue topaz or possibly aquamarine but they are real diamonds) and was far too big for my 17 year old self. I wish I'd had it made into a different design as it doesn't really suit the stone and I have therefore worn it once. When I make my millions I will have it re-set as it reminds me of her - all the little flaws show it was worn often and much loved.
Bottom: "The only jewellery I will ever give you". Or so I thought. My beautiful engagement ring which I have worn since 14th September 2004 when a bloodied and battered mister got down on one (rather crusty) knee to ask me to be his wife. I still have never seen a nicer one (not that I've been looking!). Two years later, 9th September 2006, we said "I do" and tied the knot in the by far best day of my life, and we have never looked back. A lot of people we knew early on thought it was 'just a phase' (in both our cases I think) and expected us to go our separate ways, somehow getting married seemed to finally cement in their minds that we love each other, we are great together and this is it, we are spending our lives together, like it or not.
I had to take these rings off for the last couple of months of my pregnancy thanks to the giant pregnant hippo-fingers but they were on a chain around my neck 24/7 and the only time they have left me was, again, for the birth of our beautiful daughter.
Soppy, sentimental blip today but I'm feeling nostalgic and there's nothing like a bit of diamond sparkle to brighten your day!