Wow – they are very original, very striking. Good you can transform them to clip-ons. I don’t have pierced ears and have to ask someone to adapt them for me.
Fag break. Rain stopped. Play. No music in a Wetherspoons. Just serious drinking. To forget. Forget what?
In school here we got ancient history then for the more “modern” bits mainly French history – starting with Louis XIV, the effect of his government on business, the wars – many wars – and a lot about Colbert. In parallel French lit. classes would be Racine, Corneille and Molière.
I was left with a great love of these playwrights.
Yesterday watched a two-hour (the French don’t do anything by halves) French documentary on the rise and spectacular fall of the Templar Knights.
Saw some spectacular scenery and ancient castles/forts.
Bru, because Pa de Young used to be a radio officer and then a Marconi technician in his younger days, we have some very fine pointed pliers. Because I’ve never had my ears pierced, I’ve become a dab hand at using pliers, other pairs of earrings and superglue to convert them. I used the post-wires on the back of the wiggly scrolls of these earrings to make a ‘loop’ to hook into a ring on a pair of clip earrings, making them into longer drops. After bending the wire over, I then add a little glue.
Yeah, Bru. Poor old Templars… I recommend Helen Nicholson, Malcolm Barber and Peter Partner on the subject… There is a lot of pseudo-mystical, pseudo-historical guff out there on the subject, though, so you have to be careful in bookshops.
Bottoms up, xen 😉
Nuther fag break.
My bottom’s never been upper, Fings… x
The programme mentioned the famous curse Jacques De Molay – when at the stake – is supposed to have placed on Philippe le Bel, the Pope and de Nogaret. There is strong evidence that the speech was uttered and not merely a legend.
It also provided France with one of its finest historical drama series I have ever seen: Les Rois Maudits. Sensational acting from the entire cast.
Your bottom’s never been up a what, Xen? (Sorry!) 😉
Congratulations on your good news Bru.Can’t remember whether you now have dual nationality or not.
Bru, worth reading Peter Partner’s The Knights Templar and their Myth.
51, uppa…erm…can’t quite remember now. That might be the beer talking… x
Just had a cold milk, smokey bacon crisps & a Cadbury’s Caramel. Does it get any better? I hope not. I might burst with pleasure.
Have this as a goodnight gift, ‘cos I might not have expressed my feelings correctly enuff earlier… 🙂
Ooh, Xen, weirdly I now want a smoky bacon crisps sandwich. On soapy white bread, obvs, which I have banned myself from buying. I also don’t buy crisps. Bum. x
I’m totally cream crackered.
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