Author Archives: Diane

Who Says Garnets have to be Red – January Birthstone

When you think of Garnet if you are like me you will always think red! But Garnet comes in some many different colours which include shades of purple, red, reddish-brown, green, yellow-orange, pink, orange and even black! Let’s take Pyrope … Continue reading

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New Life and the UK

Well this weekend I am off to the UK for probably 2-3 weeks, its really hard to tell exactly how long but I am thinking probably 3 weeks.  Its the longest time I have been away from my husband in … Continue reading

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Small Businesses and SEO Companies

I am writing this blog because I am confused!  Nearly every day I get emails from companies telling me and I quote “That would I like to know that I am number 90000000000000000 in the Google rankings, that my company … Continue reading

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Natural Stones make Beautiful and Unique Jewellery

I have in the past not used what I would call “Natural Stones” or what I would think were called “Semi Precious Stones” mainly because I was only interested in gemstones that glisten and sparkle!  However, of late I have … Continue reading

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Doublets, Doublets and More Doublets

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I have recently gone a little crazy over this new trend on doublet gemstones! The most usual stones to be used as doublets are Opals! Ok I hear you say what is a doublet?  Usually a layer of Opal on … Continue reading

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Its been so long since my last post

It has been so long since my last post and such a lot has happened since then. We finally finished the house in the UK and that was back in August of 2012! As you know we had decided to … Continue reading

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RIP My Beautiful Rolo

Hello, I know its been a very long time since I last blogged but I have been really busy with the house restoration and then we went down to Portugal for 3 weeks. Once we got back my beloved dog … Continue reading

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Who Knew Formula 1 H20 Portugal 2011 Was 300ft From Our Apartment

Who knew that they hold Formula 1 H20 Powerboat racing on the Arade River in Portimao Portugal…we didn’t! This event is about 300 feet from our apartment, so off we trotted down to the river to the Rivoli ship restaurant … Continue reading

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Long Time No Speak

Its been so long since my last blog I bet all my readers think I died and gone to heaven.  We have been busy with the house, the kitchen is now finished, although I am still waiting to get my … Continue reading

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A New Range – Sweet Petite’s and Other things

Well firstly I should say Happy New Year to everyone, I have been sick since the New Year with a really bad case of flu! I haven’t had flu for 20 years and so it hit me really hard. I … Continue reading

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