I've just completed the "Post-apocalyptic Cocktail Ring III":
This gave me a headache whilst setting all the stones, largely because of the problems of setting the main stone directly into the steel.
This is going to be photographed professionally for submission to a book.
I'm delighted to hear that America made the right decision and voted for Barack Obama. There is no further comment needed on that. What does deserve comment is the humble, intelligent, gracious speech given by the defeated John McCain. It is worth looking up and reading or hearing. How brilliant it would be if all our polticians - whichever country, whatever party - could be this diplomatic.
With any luck, we will never see that harpy, Palin, ever again! (I'm not so gracious...)
Alas, Yma Sumac is with us no more. She died yesterday, age 86. I never had the chance to hear her live - her tour of Europe in the late eighties or early nineties was cancelled due to the collapse of the pound and after that she became reclusive and ill.