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Little Miracles

Miracles..I think they do happen sometimes.

I smashed a jar of curry  paste on the floor on Monday. I was particularly devastated as it had been ages since I had a curry (3 days) and it was madras, one of my favourites.

Hubby kindly cleaned it up whilst I was still unpacking shopping but I was fuming and worse still I shouted “shit” very loudly and the gremlin repeated it, after running in to see the commotion.

Oh balls.

However, this course of events led to what I would class as a small miracle. I haven’t raised a hamster from the dead or anything! Just something I never thought would happen in a million years.

Let’s go back a bit.

My lovely Grandma passed away last November. I was so lucky to find her engagement ring, sat in a vase in her room and wore it most days I could. It is over 70 years old and my Grandad had to ask his mother in law to be to help him pay for it, after lots of saving.


Any regular readers will know we have just come back from a fab holiday in Rhodes. On the flight there, I looked casually down at my right hand to notice the diamond has vanished. Pretty gutted but I try to be rationale always; I knew finding that would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Hubby put his phone light on and we looked around the seats. My step-dad even went and had a good look in the loo; nothing. After a sad few minutes passed, I decided to check my hand luggage, in case when I had reached in, the diamond had been wrenched out. Sure enough there was the diamond!! Sat at the bottom of the big bag. Kissing the sky, as I was sure my Grandma had helped me out somehow, I wrapped it up in a sweet wrapper, with the ring and put it inside a spare sock of the gremlin’s.

Phew! I could take the ring to a jewellers when I was home.

Fast forward 11 days and we were home. I put the sock by my bed, with my other jewellery and planned to sort it out soon.

A couple of weeks passed and my Mum was staying over. She had been messing with the gremlin in the lounge and came in to me, asking why a ring was on my lounge rug. I was confused. Why was Grandma’s ring on the rug?

Horrible realisation hit me. Our cleaner had put the sock in the wash!!! Big fat SHIT. My Grandma was probably going insane wherever she may be and I could just hear my Grandad’s northern accent loud and clear, “bloody hell”! As he always used to say.

That was it. Lightening was not going to strike twice. Hubby checked the hoover and the hoover dust. The gremlin had worn the socks that day for nursery. I found the sweet wrapper in the hall, all empty. I checked the rug and lounge. Big fat nothing. I had to just get over it. These things happen. I couldn’t blame my cleaner. Maybe I should have put the sock in a better place.

Almost a week passed. I smashed my jar of curry and hubby was hoovering the kitchen. He bent down near the table and came up asking “what’s this”. “No way!” He showed me the tiny stone in his hand. It was the DIAMOND! I was stunned, after only hoovering the floor the night before.

How the heck had it got there? How?! We were all so happy. Hubby had been keeping an eye out and he said he had a feeling he would find it.



I’m not really sure. Luck? Coincidence? Or somehow or somewhere my Grandma is keeping a very keen eye on us and there is no chance her precious ring off her precious Ernest is ever getting lost.



  1. July 18, 2016 / 8:13 am

    I love stories like this! I believe in fate and coincidence and I reckon your Grandma had a lot to do with this one! I’m so glad it had a happy ending. Alison x #fartglitter

  2. July 18, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    They always say everything happens for a reason! I love this story lovely and what a beautiful picture! #marvmondays

  3. July 18, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    That’s amazing when lovely things like that happen!! I’m so glad you found it!! Now take it straight to the jewellers!!!!!!

  4. July 18, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    That diamond is very much meant to be with you and in its rightful place in your Grandma’s ring lovely. Stories like this just make me all warm and fuzzy inside. Sending hugs xx Thanks for linking up to #fartglitter

    • Rhyming with Wine
      July 20, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Just popping back again through #bestand worst lovely. Thanks for hosting xx

  5. July 18, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Oh my god, that really is lucky! Who’d ever though smashing a jar of curry paste could be so lucky!! Lovely picture of you and your Grandma too, you girls all look so alike!! #marvmondays

  6. July 18, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I read this earlier and I totally think your Grandma is looking down on you and reminding you of this….behave, ha! #marvmondays

  7. Mama, my kid doesn't poop rainbows
    July 18, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Wow, you jammy dodger. Sounds like mysterious forces at work. Better hold onto it now else your gran is likely to come back for a visit and tell you off.

  8. July 19, 2016 / 8:18 am

    OMG Sarah that is soooo your lovely Grandma helping you with that one. That gave me lovely goosebumps. I totally believe that they are all sat ‘up there’ watching over us and helping in any little way they can. I remember reading how close you were to her so I’m so sorry to hear she passed. My grandma is 94 and we are soooo close, I can’t imagine the day she isn’t around any more. Lovely post and I’m thrilled you found the diamond….now get it fixed quick! Hugs Tor xx #thetruthabout

  9. Nige
    July 19, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Love this it was meant to be back with you great post #fartglitter

  10. July 19, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    So pleased you found the diamond. #MarvMondays

  11. Pen
    July 19, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Wow, your grandparents are certainly watching down on you and willing you not to lose that diamond. Please take it to a jewellers to get it mended though. I don’t think I can stand the stress of reading about the lost diamond stories again. Pen x x #thetruthabout

  12. Cathy (MummyTravels)
    July 20, 2016 / 7:14 am

    That is so lucky – not once but twice. So pleased you did find it again though #bestandworst

  13. July 20, 2016 / 8:34 am

    Happy to hear that you found it back. Sigh, sometimes things happen for a reason #bestandworst

  14. Rach
    July 20, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Oh wow, I am SO pleased you found it. That is so lucky and I do think your Grandma had a helping hand in ensuring it was discovered. I lost the diamond out of my engagement ring in April and it was one of the worst moments of my life (no exaggeration). PS. You looked gorgeous in that photo of you on your wedding day #bestandworst

  15. OddHogg
    July 20, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Oh wow what a find! Clearing that diamond is not meant to be lost! #bestandworse

  16. July 20, 2016 / 11:58 am

    haha amazing! that really is a bloody miracle! so so pleased you found it, AGAIN and thank goodness for smashing that curry jar ey. I love it how life gets connected like this 🙂 sliding doors and all! #bestandworst

  17. July 20, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Oh wow that is amazing! I am a strong believer that those we love are always near. A similar thing happened with me in that I lost a diamond earring that my ex husband had bought me just after we lost Joseph, and they were so precious to me for that reason. When I realised I had lost it I was devastated and asked Joseph to help me find it, the next morning I woke up and it was just lay on the bedside table next to me. So spooky!! #bestandworst

  18. July 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    aww this is so almost crying. I strongly believe our loved ones who have passed on are guiding us and protecting us in any way they can. I always have moments like this and then think to my nanna and remember where things are. It sounds like its one precious ring and it needs to be protected and well done hubby for finding it, high fives! Sorry for your loss and may she live on through stories, pictures and of course the ring x thanks for sharing and making me all emotional x #bestandworst

  19. Briony
    July 20, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I cannot believe you managed to find it, twice!! It was clearly not meant to be lost, these things make you think. #bestandworst

  20. July 20, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Aw wow that’s fantastic, so lucky to have found it again, twice! Def a little miracle 🙂 xx

  21. Right Royal Mother
    July 20, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    That is a lovely story! Good on your Grandma (don’t do it a third time!!!) It’s so weird how things like this really do happen. On honeymoon, we spent the morning on the beach and then had to drive to the other side of the island we were on for a dive. When we got there, NW (husband) noticed his wedding ring was missing. I was SO cross. But we drove back to the beach and searched. Nothing. Then we spoke to the lifeguard and he said he had a friend with a metal detector. He took our number and promised he’d get his mate down that evening. And it worked! We had a call the next morning – SO relieved! #bestandworst

  22. Charlene
    July 20, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    This is astonishing! You really do have a guardian angel.

  23. July 21, 2016 / 7:32 am

    This is a lovely story, so glad you got the diamond back. I bet you couldn’t believe it xx #bestandworst

  24. July 21, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, this has just put the biggest smile on my face. She’s keeping an eye on that ring for sure!! #thetruthabout

  25. July 21, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    This made me smile Sarah! I think there are definitely pieces of jewellery that just don’t want to be lost! Thanks so much for linking up to #thetruthabout this week Xx

  26. July 21, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    Yay! Such a happy ending. So pleased you found your grandma’s diamond. Reading this brought a smile to my face, I cant think of anything worse that losing something so precious. Make sure you hold on to it tightly now 🙂 Emily #Bestandworst

  27. absolutely prabulous
    July 23, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Oh that is amazing. I totally get how happy you felt. My hubby’s wedding band (platinum with a lovely engraving on the inside) showed up last year when I was clearing out an Ikea storage chest (that I’ve cleared out several times before) late one Monday night, throwing out some of the handbags that were in it and giving it a clean. I almost swept up the shiny silver round thing lying on the base of the chest but suddenly, before I’d even touched it, I knew what I was looking at. It had been missing aka lost for 8 years!! Beautiful picture of you and your lovely smile by the way x #MarvMondays

  28. July 23, 2016 / 9:12 am

    That is indeed very lucky! Keep it safe this time and get it sized!! #marvmondays

  29. July 23, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Back again from #bestandworst – still an amazing story! #bestandworst

  30. July 24, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Your Grandma was definitely watching over you. But she didn’t want you having Madras! That’s so lucky to find it twice and to find something so tiny. I think a little lottery ticket and a cheers to your grandparents is in order! xx #bestandworst