@monicamcl Delighted that you like! Cheers!
Always fascinating information, besides the shiny pretty things! The Cromwell burial plaque reminded me, just the other day I happened to see pictures of a mourning ring for Charles I, that reminded me of this series: http://www.laurapreshong.com/blog/100-favorite-rings-in-100-days-2.html
--and lo! Today, a new installment! Signs and portents, I declare.
I especially loved the beetle brooch--and your speculation about a beetle duel--and the Lion in Winter ring!
Ah, so lovely! (Lilies of the valley are one of my very favorite flowers, but I can just hear my boyfriend's laughter at the price estimates if I show him that lovely necklace and make pointed reference to my birthday.)
On "What is the probability, given that Ross painted a happy tree, that he then painted a friend for that tree?" (93%)
How delightful that someone did this!
Really lovely perspectives. Thank you for writing this.
So many gems! A Queer Chick, I do love your column.
@Killerpants and null: Yep, me too, very often.
I adored this story from the opening lines!
(PS: 'Oo's a pretty girl? Yes she is! Yes she is!)