March 1st, 2014
By Samara James
What do you do when all means of getting money are blocked? When there seems to be no way out and the bills loom large? Well, Lyn Stokes is putting her rings up for sale so that she can raise the money to pay her bills. She has no savings, her husband passed away 5 years ago and she has a son to take care of. Her son had to have a transplant â€“ his and kidney and now, thereâ€™s no place she can go to in order to find the money to carry on.
So her eternity and engagement rings are the only things left which will bring her some money and she is hoping that she will be able to sell them and pay off at least some part of the bills. Calven had many health problems and he had to wait a while before the heart transplant could be done. The wit couples with the drugs left him with a fair amount of kidney damage and he has to now have dialysis a few times a week. Not to mentions all the tests and the checking that are necessary. All this has made Calven who is in his forties a very nervous person and he wants his mother around all the time.
Thatâ€™s why Lyn is hoping her rings will bring in the money they need. The wonderful part is, she doesnâ€™t blame anyone but just says that it is all because of circumstances and she is grateful for all the help she has got and is getting. It isnâ€™t easy to remain so stoic in the face of illness and want but Lyn seems to be doing a marvelous job.
February 28th, 2014
By Samara James
Davina McCall, the presenter, who is 46 took part in the Sports Relief Triathlon and she went running from Edinburgh to London â€“ that is, 500 miles. At the end of those many miles was her husband Matthew, waiting for her to finish. Davina says that though she loves to run and was excited about running this long distance, she missed her family â€“ especially her husband and her children.
She did that run and she did it without her wedding ring. She says that she removed the ring as added incentive â€“ she gave it to Matthew for safekeeping and she knew that she would run as fast as she could to get back to her husband and her ring which was with him. When she gave that ring to Matthew at the starting line, she saw two things as something that would spur her on â€“ the ring and kids and she knew she wanted to get back to them more than anything.
It was a really tiring and gruelling run but she completed it and when she crossed that finish line, she just burst into tears. It was an emotional moment because she had done all the running, cycling and swimming that was needed to complete the race and it was all for charity. Of course, her husband and her wedding ring were waiting for her at the finish line. She is so thrilled that so many people have been generous and have contributed a lot. It sure is a long way to go from being the host of Big Brother to running such a long triathlon.
February 27th, 2014
By Samara James
Three months ago, the media broke the news of Adam Brodyâ€™s and Leighton Meesterâ€™s engagement. The two of them worked on the same show together â€“ the popular TV show OC. Even then, they were quite close and then, last year, we got news that they were engaged. Of course, they have said that they would get married soon but no one thought it would be this soon â€“ why itâ€™s barely three months after the engagement. In fact, people knew they were dating only in February last year.
Adam was spotted coming out of this Los Angeles boxing gym and he was looking at his phone. While he was reading the messages, his wedding ring could be clearly seen on his finger. The two of them have not confirmed it thus far, neither have their spokespeople but other sources close to them say that they did indeed get married in a secret ceremony. So was it Southern California or a destination wedding that they chose? No one seems to be forthcoming about the details yet.
The two of them were cast together in the film The Oranges three years ago so that must have been when they reconnected. They both seem crazy about each other so itâ€™s no wonder they got married real fast. Earlier, Adam was seeing Rachel Bilson and Lorene Scafaria, the director and Leighton was with Aaron Himelstein, the Austin Powers star. Adam is also a musician besides being an actor and he plays the drums. Leighton is a model as well as an actress. She also sings and she shot into fame with her role in Gossip Girl. She speaks French fluently and she loves to do creative writing.
February 26th, 2014
By Samara James
ÂŁ400 â€“ that is what James pawned his wedding ring for so he could buy some scratch cards. However, once he had done that, he was embarrassed to tell Yvonne, his wife about it. So he spun a yarn about being held up at gunpoint and being robbed by two men. In fact, two people were arrested because the police suspected them of being the robbers.
However, there was CCTV coverage in the area that James said that he had been robbed of his wedding ring and when the police looked at it, they realized that there was no robbery and James walked by with no problem. He admitted that he had lied and that he had pawned the ring and he had to pay damages to the men who had been wrongfully arrested. James is an old soldier and he was sentenced to do time in prison.
Yvonne, his wife, doesnâ€™t really mind and calls it a small mistake. She says that he is a wonderful husband and it doesnâ€™t really matter to her what he did with the ring. She says that he is sorry for what he did and James is so glad that his wife is so forgiving and he calls himself lucky to have a wife like her. The judge sentenced him because he had caused so much trouble to the two men who were arrested â€“ one in his mid-twenties and one a youngster who was only 16. He could have retracted his statement at any time but he didnâ€™t and he let the men be suspects. It really is lucky that his wife is still so much in love with him and forgives him.
February 25th, 2014
By Samara James
One jewellery store in Australia seems to be feeling the pulse of its potential customers rather well when it comes to the purchase of rings, especially diamond rings. With so many young men being obsessed with gaming, what better way to entice them to invest in a ring when they get an Xbox free with it? It really is the incentive that is needed for the man to pop that question and the free gift is the icing on the cake for any gaming enthusiast.
Maybe what the store is hoping is that many men who want to ask the question will be pushed onto making that proposal a little sooner than they thought because of the free offer. So many of these men were thinking about buying that diamond engagement ring to slip onto her finger but what better way to get them to hurry up that decision that open up a great gaming experience as well with a brand new Xbox?
Not every man is going to get tempted, not the prop gamers who probably have the latest gaming paraphernalia. However, all said and done, it is a powerful incentive and it could pull in many customers. Women are going to be thrilled too because it means that question will be asked a lot sooner and they donâ€™t have to keep waiting around for the man in their life to propose. So it could be a win-win idea for everyone â€“ the store, the man and the woman. Men might say all they want about women rushing off to buy stuff when they get something free with it â€“ but throw something like an Xbox in for free, and itâ€™s the men who will come running.
February 24th, 2014
By Samara James
There are some men who just refuse to take off their wedding rings and others who to whom it does not matter very much. There are sportsmen who refuse to take off their rings and prefer to tape them up though some coaches are very adamant about players removing their rings. Do they write this up as a stipulation in their contracts, we wonder. Thereâ€™s an actor in the Dr. Who series who refuses to take off his wedding ring though he plays the part of a very eligible bachelor in the show. The science fiction show has Peter Capaldi playing the role of the doctor now and he keeps his ring on.
However, there are others who donâ€™t seem to mind much and menâ€™s wedding rings donâ€™t seem to have the same rules as the womenâ€™s. Take the American President, for instance who has been seen very often without his ring and this has caused a lot of occasion for comments. In fact, there was speculation that there could be problems in the marriage and the explanation was that the ring had been sent for some repairs. The Prime Minister does not seem to believe in wearing a wedding ring, neither does Prince William who says he just does not like wearing any kind of jewellery.
Many men remove their wedding rings when they want to have a bit of fun that the wife does not know about and men believe taking off their wedding ring will means there are more chances of getting hit on. However, for many men it isnâ€™t a question of a fling on the side but whether they feel comfortable wearing a ring, whether they are sentimental or religious about wearing one or whether they just donâ€™t think they need any symbols to show the world that their marriages are fine.