Thursday, 22 November 2007

POLISHed Pieces

A big Hola to Miss Ola Voyna!

My favourite Polish designer who I raved about in September is on her winning streak again. After her successful furniture collection (featuring my to-die-for oyster bed), she is now launching her fabulous jewelry collection.

Her designs are subtle and elegant.The necklaces are made of Striped Flint, a stone which can be found only in Vistula Basin, a small region of Eastern Poland, which makes it probably one of the rarest known stones in the world.

As I am clueless what a striped flint (Flint+stone+Poland= The Flintstones are from Poland? Hmmm) is, I did some Google research, and what I found was breathtaking.

  • Striped flint (also known as banded flint) are rare than diamonds---it can only be found in one place on earth, in Poland, on the Vistula River, near the town of Sandomierz.
  • It has been named the "stone of optimism", since wearing flint jewelry increases one's positive energies. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Robbie Williams and Boy George have been seen wearing a flint jewellery and it's becoming more and more popular not only in Europe but around the world.
  • The stone is characterized by three most significant properties of a jewellery---hardness, uniqueness and ornamental properties.
  • Each lump of striped flint has an individual arrangement of bands, making them unique pieces of jewellery as their form is being dictated by the stone itself.
  • Because of its rarity, it is oftentimes called "the Polish diamond".
  • In the Neolithic Period, our ancestors used them for lighting fire and as ornaments (hmm..didn't know that the cavemen were fashionable too!).
Striped flints come in different colours but honestly, I like the lighter shade that Ola used for this collection. To learn more and to order, please visit Ola Voyna's website:
and yes, she delivers, even if you are in Timbuktu.

Now Miss Ola, I'll be waiting for my striped flint ring on the post together with the fit, blond, blue-eyed Polish hunk that comes with it. :)


I Need Judge Judy!

For people who have been wondering why it takes me days before I update my blog, It's because I am running around like a headless chicken these days due to my residence issues. You see, I am not from any Euro Country originally so the process of legalizing my stay here is a nightmare! The Spanish system is wayyyyyy so slow and it took me almost 3 years before I finally went to court, Tuesday, to sort out everything. It is quite a hassle I tell you and It cost me not only too much expenses but also, emotional and physical stress. However, everything is sorted out now and it would take another two to three weeks before we know the final judgement, whether i get my residence or not. Please wish me luck.

Yes, two to three weeks again for the court's decision. Spain is different. I was waiting for the judge to just hammer his gavel once and for all and give out his sentence but it was all anti-climactic. In this country, the decisions are sent to your lawyers office in letter and obviously, you will hear from your lawyer the verdict. I wish it was judge Judy who presided in my case. It would have been fast, no-frill judgement day, isn't it?

I love Judge Judy. I think she is the best thing that happened in court case tv in the past ten years. I am not sure though if it still on as we are getting reruns of the show on ITV2 ( I think). I watched an interview of her in 60 seconds in Youtube and yes, she was right---The youth of today does not have role models anymore. Models, yes, we have lots of those but not someone we could look up to in a more positive way. I mean, I loved Britney,I mean the pre-babies, pre -loca Britney. And even if Judge Judy is a hundred years old now, she still kicks ass and man, does she kick so well! Here's a preview. Enjoy!



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