jewels, towers, and beefeaters... oh my?


Speaking of beefeaters, does anyone know why they're called beefeaters?

See you probably thought I was going to tell you a really interesting story about where the name came from, but the truth is that I don't know.  Rather, I still don't know, even after going on the Tower of London tour led by, you guessed it, a beefeater.  And even he didn't know where the name came from. SO...
One of life's great mysteries I suppose.

That third picture there is my pretty new ring from the Jewel Shop at the Tower of London.  Quite sparkly and pretty.  Which is obviously why I chose it.

Sparkle.
Duh.

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