Friday, August 29, 2008

Camel Beauty Pageant

ABU DHABI - More than 10,000 camels from across the Gulf will be competing for millions of dollars in prize money at a beauty pageant for the “ship of the desert” in Abu Dhabi next week.

The contest is part of a camel festival being staged from Wednesday in the capital of the United Arab Emirates which aims to celebrate and preserve the region’s cultural heritage.

Camels from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia will strut their stuff before a panel of expert judges who will decide which owners should be awarded prize money totalling around 9.5 million dollars. One hundred cars are also up for grabs.

“Preserving the rich heritage of the UAE and passing it on to future generations constitutes one of the most important missions which people of the UAE wish to undertake, by connecting our culturally rich past with our aspired bright and prosperous future,” the official WAM news agency quoted festival organiser Mohammed al-Mazrouei as saying earlier this week.

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi, one of seven emirates that makes up the UAE federation, produced the world’s first test-tube purebred camel and has begun using remote-controlled robot riders in its camel races.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Le Jardin du Paris

Inspired by the beautiful gardens in Paris,
I've named this bracelet
'Le Jardin du Paris'.
The components are
Lucite Flowers
Swarovski Pearls
Swarovski Crystals
Gold Seed Beads
Gold Plated Beads
Mother of Pearl Flower Closure

What a joy to make!
What fun dreaming of a return trip to Paris!

A Wise Man

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

World's Longest Yard Sale

The World's Longest Yard Sale

now in it's 21st year, begins at the Ohio/Michigan border
and ends in Gadsden, Alabama, spanning 654 miles.

The sale, set for August 7th through the 10th this year,
officially begins the day after tomorrow,
but vendors in the Dunlap/Pikeville area began setting
up a month ago to get prime locations.

The rules of the show state that there can be no
used clothing or commercial vendors,
but there will be both - with all things in between.
Last year, we found a dried rat for sale.
That's pushing it a bit, in my opinion!

Our house is located directly on Highway 127.
We will not be selling, but will be out shopping.

See you on the road!