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The Shires

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Date(s) - 26/04/2021
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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New Theatre Oxford

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The September birthstone : Sapphire and lapis lazuli

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Very choosy, especially in relationships the September birthday tends to bottle up feelings.rarely showing deep emotions and bottling up feelings. However they are calm, cool, systematic and in control. Always systematic, able to be very kind and sympathetic, they are loyal but not always honest. They love to seek out information and are careful, cautious and organised, priding themselves on their abilities and quick to point out  other people’s mistakes.Clever and knowledgeable about many subjects they communicate well.

The sapphire was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning and there are stories that say people  believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom. 

There is evidence that lapis lazuli has been mined since 4,000 BC in Afghanistan and was a very important commodity with other developing civilizations like the Egyptians. Lapis is a soft gemstone which made it easier to work with by hand. Unlike many gems, the color blue that is characteristic of lapis lazuli is pretty uniform across most specimens. The chief difference in appearance is the concentration and arrangement of pyrite crystals that dot the exterior of lapis specimens.

In Europe, lapis was ground up and used as a paint pigment called ultramarine. Ultramarine was unique among the other blue pigments available because it did not lose its color when exposed to direct sunlight. This made it very expensive. This true blue stone has since become associated with encouraging honesty in your relationships and making better decisions.

The Sapphire is considered a very powerful amulet – it protects against envy ,strengthens memory, awakens a thirst for knowledge and arouses inspiration.It is known as the “talisman of wisdom”. Ancient Teutons believed that it helps to achieve victory, but only to those whose thoughts are pure. Sapphire protects against evil eye and curses. 

At one time It was given to young nuns. It cools passion and clears  the soul for prayer. If you wear a sapphire  it will help you become determined and courageous. Sapphire attracts friends and repels enemies.

It was once believed that  to make a man fall in love with her a woman should put a Sapphire in his wine.

 A Sapphire on the left hand strengthens health and brings relief from asthma, heart conditions and neuralgia. 

September Birthstone Jewellery

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  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable bracelet from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Bracelets are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
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  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable earrings from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Earrings are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward earrings available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
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  • Made with Style. Stylish and fashionable necklace from The Philip Jones Jewellery Collection. Classic and contemporary pieces with a luxe finish.
  • Made to Last. Our jewellery is crafted from high quality materials and our vigorous quality control checks mean it is designed to be worn daily. Each item is tested to ensure compliance with stringent EU regulations.
  • Made for Giving. Philip Jones Necklaces are presented in a luxurious branded pouch making it an ideal gift idea for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day or Christmas.
  • Made for Value. Philip Jones aims to make luxurious, elegant, and fashion forward necklaces available for all. Our sourcing experts strive to deliver high quality jewellery at affordable prices.
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Sighisoara in Romania, a place of towers, churches and Dracula

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Sighisoara in Romania  has a look and atmosphere that immediately makes us think of Count Dracula. We should not be surprised, in fact Sighişoara is located in Transylvania and was the birthplace of Vlad III the Impaler. A historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker to write the novel Dracula. It was not fa coincidence that Vlad was really called Vlad Dracul.

The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will immediately understand why. Visiting the centre is certainly a unique pleasure.


The centre had 14 defense towers, each managed by a different guild and corporation, this was an area often attacked by the Turks. The towers have been used a lot. Now 9 of these towers survive, for example the shoemakers’, the tailors’ and the blacksmiths’ towers remain. They are generally closed to the public but are nice to photograph from outside.

The clock tower which dates back to 1300 is not closed to the public. Not only is it beautiful to look at but you can also climb it to have beautiful panoramic views.

Many will want to visit Vlad Dracul’s house where there is now a restaurant, but if you go there and ask the waiters, for a small fee they will show you Vlad’s room.

Sighisoara in Romania; the place of Vlad the Impaler

The unpronounceable Piaţa Cetăţii is the market square that was the centre of medieval life of the town, here there were also the many executions by Vlad.

The church of the Dominican monastery has a decidedly Baroque look and was in fact rebuilt in 1600 after a raging fire. The church has existed here since at least 1200. Visit it just to see the carpets from Anatolia. Behind the church you will find a statue of a very mustachioed Vlad Dracul.

If you feel like climbing stairs, you can go up to see the church on the hill in a late Gothic style. This church was also older and initially in Romanesque style but was rebuilt in Gothic style in 1300-1400.

There is also a festival dedicated to vampires, during the event you may have problems finding a place to sleep, so book in advance.

Sighisoara in Romania is located on the railway line to Bucharest and therefore easily accessible

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The ghost bus of Notting Hill

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There are also relatively recent testimonies of this apparition dating back to the 90s. This is a number 7 bus that appears in the Cambridge Gardens area of Notting Hill at 1.15am in the morning only in May.

The first appearance was in 1934 when a gentleman driving a car swerved quickly to avoid something and crashed into a wall and died instantly.

Some eyewitnesses said the man tried to avoid a number 7 bus, while a couple of others said there was no bus.

Other motorists since then swear they see a driverless bus with the lights off driving at high speed into their vehicle. But when they avoid them and turn to see what it was, the bus disappears.

No one has an idea of the reason for these apparitions and why they are seen always at the same time and only in the month of May.

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