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As regular visitors will know, I always
encourage visitor participation without which this site would be a much
Whether it be additions for the
Collective Nouns (fictitious or otherwise),
Place Name Pronunciations
Page 1 and
Page 2, beauty tips,
cleaning hints or just personal
experiences, I appreciate the input and, as long as considered
interesting and suitable for family viewing, will find somewhere to
Having said that, there are the odd
occasions when I find it difficult to decide on the best place to put a
given contribution. You've guessed it - hence this new page!
Some months ago, Viccy
Hall contacted me with the following story -
"I thought you might be
interested to hear of something that happened to me last Sunday
afternoon. Cleaning a cup board out, I noticed my 40 year old
gold wedding ring had turned a very shiny silver colour !
I took it off [with a struggled - my
fingers are not as slim as they were !! The same goes for the
rest of me !!] It was an even silver colour, inside and out.
It was quite attractive but it did not look like my wedding ring.
My family recommended I take it
to a jewellers to see what they could do/suggest.
||Monday morning saw
me at the local jewellers. The first gentleman I spoke
to was thoroughly puzzled - I'm not sure he believed me until
he looked at the hallmark [22 carat gold].
Fortunately a lady came back
from her break and recognised the 'problem'. I had broken a
thermometer and the mercury had 'bonded' with the gold of my ring.
[This proves that it is actually a gold ring !!!] I had seen
nothing come out of the thermometer.
Anyway, 2 days and £10 later I have
a beautiful, shiny, new looking, gold wedding ring.
Incidentally, mercury can cause
permanent damage to a gold item if left in contact for too long AND it can cause mercury poisoning."
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