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A few weeks ago I had to go to the hospital for well let's say, some regular women's business. I can only go to the Women's hospital clinic as they have a hoist and can pop me on the bed and in the right position for the tests. It's most important to still look after all the "normal" things in life when you have an acute illness, as it's so easy to be just consumed by it. Then I had an appointment with my haematologist (blood specialist) as my iron count was low. After I saw her we decided that an iron infusion was the go. She called the clinic at the hospital, and they could fit me in then and there. I started the day at the hospital at 10 am and it was now 1 pm.
I had a port installed last year as I have no visible veins and it's hell to have my blood taken or cannulate me for infusions. I was very excited as I knew the infusion took 10 minutes to go in, and about 15 minutes all up to prepare the site and pop the needle into the port, then remove and band aid me up. I arrived at the clinic in the hospital next door, and well let's just say that due to lack of communication, utter incompetence all round between doctors and nurses, that process took 2 hours!!!
In order to get home from there I catch the bus across the road from the hospital to the nearest train station, and then into the city. It usually takes all of 20 minutes. My aim for the day was to have the 2 appointments then head into the gallery to see the BVLGARI exhibition for the afternoon, however that didn't occur. Because it had been a very stressful day full of nutters, I decided that I'd rush into the gallery anyway even if it was for an hour or so. The weather was balmy and I just threw caution to the wind re getting home later. I needed a treat after such a mad day, and boy was I treated! The exhibition was so beautifully presented in almost darkness with very black walls and cabinets with black backgrounds. The jewels literally hit me in the face with the way they sparkled, not to mention the size of some of those rocks! Anyhow here are some of the photos I took, please enjoy :) Note I'm still learning the complexities of using different settings on my camera.
The gold coins used in the different pieces below dates from the late 1800's of which most were never the same.
This collection of "snake & serpent arm and wrist wrap around's" were the most interesting. Certainly something I wouldn't wear personally, however it must have been very popular in that era. The exquisite work involved in them is amazing. The cream coloured one with the long tail could be worn either as a belt or around the wrist/arm.
Many Hollywood actresses wore and owned BVLGARI (the way it is written) pieces of jewellery. Elizabeth Taylor being probably one of the most famous especially for her extensive private collection. Sofia Lauren, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood and more......
In a wheelchair permanently since early 2010 due to a disease called NMO. I am loving getting out and about in my wheels. My blogs capture my journey.