Monday, 8 November 2010

Jenny's Birthday

It was Jenny's birthday last Wednesday, and she decided she wanted to go to the Red Cow at Chrishall for the weekly dining excursion.  Generally no-one has much of an opinion of where to go, so if anyone says "What about there?" that tends to be enough.  I was slightly apprehensive because I'd heard the pub had changed hands, and we didn't know if it was still as good as it had been, but I'm delighted to report that it is still excellent!

There were eight of us, which meant we tended to split into two groups of four, but that was fine and we all had a good time.

Wednesday was particularly successful for me, too, as I was finally (and only just in time!) inspired to make a piece of jewellery for Jenny.  I'd been casting around for something to make her for weeks, but nothing interesting occurred to me until Wednesday morning, when a design for a ring popped into my head.

 As you can see, it's pretty simple, so I was able to make it in the afternoon in time to hand it over that evening.  That's my hand in the photograph, not Jenny's, of course.

The stones are cubic zirconium, cut just like diamonds and in fact, indistinguishable from the real thing without specialist equipment. I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the result, and Jenny was, too.  In fact, the manager of the local branch of Cambridge Wine and a member of her staff both liked the ring enough to enquire about copies.  I might just do that, given the horribletude of the weather today!

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