While I remember, we suggested Daphne might enjoy reading Jasper Fforde. Start with The Eyre Affair.
Also, Elizabeth Peters, specifically the series about Amelia Peabody Emerson. Start with The Crocodile On The Sandbank.
Visiting the Williamsons in Farndon. Just had a really good lunch at The White Horse in Churton.
Hello Graham and Daphne,
Just a quick note for you to find, and to say how much
I enjoyed meeting you for lunch on Friday.
I hope you find this web page useful - if there's
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longer of use. Shorter pages tend to be better.
There may be a few formatting hints that you'll find
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Colin (& Rachel)
So OK, we are editing the site now...
So, here we are. Rachel will show you how to edit this page.
I'm looking up about diamonds (almost) as I type ...
OK, from this web page: https://www.amberdesire.com/blog/2008/07/default.aspx
A Swiss company ,, Algordanza, offers quite unique service:
transformation of the ashes of your loved ones into quality
high-grade certified diamonds. Believe it or not, but the
company has many clients and many people choose this form of
"funeral". The company was founded in 2004 and today has
branches in 21 countries.
The whole process takes up to 8 weeks and costs up to 10600
Euros. The price depends on the number of carats. The first
step of the whole process is the physical-chemical analysis
of the ashes in laboratory. In this way a kind of "chemical
finger print" is prepared. This analysis is necessary to be
able to steer the subsequent physical and chemical processes,
and to document the source of the memorial diamond from the
original ashes. As basic material for the actual synthesis
for one or more diamonds a quantity of 500g ashes is needed.
If requested all ashes can be used for the synthesis. They
remain in the process until they are completely exhausted.
The transformation of the ashes is carried out with utmost
care and reverence. Every production step is accurately
documented. The actual transformation process, the conversion
of graphite into a memorial diamond is carried out under
enormously high pressure and high temperature and requires
a couple of weeks, depending on the size (weight) of the stone.
The memorial diamond shines white to bluish color. As different
human beings are, as distinct are the tints of the diamonds.
The bluish tint is depending on the individual quantity of
the element Boron in the carbon. Boron is therefore an evidence
for the organic source of the carbon. After the synthesis the
rough diamond is cut and polished according to the client's
request. Furthermore, the diamond can be engraved in micro
scripture by means of laser inscription. The inscription is
only readable with a magnifying glass.
So there you are ...
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