The Last of My Treasures from Pau

These are little treasures as opposed to the wonderful wooden artifacts and furniture I was gifted, they are personal gifts to me from Mr P’s mother that she squirreled away for me as a thank you for my help.

She knows of my love of glass, especially as she heard all about our adventures in Murano several times over!  In light of this, and Mr P’s love of wine, we were gifted a beautiful set of cut crystal wine glasses that have been in the family for many years.

They have followed her on her travels from France to Morocco to Portugal and then back to France again.  I am so glad that after all that traveling I managed to get them back to Portugal all in one piece. They are quite exquisite and have a gorgeous feel to them and an incredible tone when “pinged”

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The Goodness of Changeable Prescription Glasses

My absolute favorite episode of The Twilight Zone is one in which a book loving nebuch finds that he may be the sole survivor of a powerful bombing and that he has all the time to read that he wants — but loses it all when his prescription glasses are shattered in an accident. I wondered how it was possible that he couldn’t find a suitable replacement but I imagine it might be difficult to find anything if your glasses are broken. An English company may have solved this issue with their innovative glasses which are adjustable by the wearer such that the prescription of the glasses match his or her eyes.

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You Look Smart: Bending Compliments for Political Gain

There are those alive in the world that seek to find personal insult in any utterance and a deep wounding in every gesture or glance.  Those brittle people only feel better in playing the system to punish those that they believe have punctured them.

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