Thursday, 8 September 2011

How many pieces can a crystal jug break into?

The answer is lots..... and lots.... and lots......

In this image you can not see the hundreds of miniscule fragments which had worked their way through the entire carton and embedded themselves into my arms and hands whilst unwrapping all of the other objects in there.  Aaaargh! 

So far only four items broken out of the hundred or so boxes I have unpacked.  A good result, even if two of those four items happen to be very special pieces and irreplaceable.

Yes, I have spent many hours on the internet trying to find a replacement for this jug for insurance purposes.  It literally is irreplaceable.  The modern version is ugly and does not resemble the original in any way shape or form.

Oh well, c'est la vie as they say.  One of the pitfalls of shipping stuff halfway around the world.

Let's hope the bar-be-que made it through ok.  Now that really would be a catastrophe!!