Carpe Diem.

Hey folks,

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These are strange times.

Illustrating the wisdom of seizing the day and enjoying the moment.

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Today in the UK we can feel happy for small and wonderful things happening to ordinary people, such as a pair of un-named pensioners from Derbyshire.

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It is yet another fine example of people unknowingly being in possession of fine works of art that are totally unrecognised for their rarity and worth.

And once more the treasure is of Chinese origin.

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This particular couple decided to try and raise a few quid by selling a few bits and pieces which had been gathering dust in their house for decades.

Imagine their pleasure when something that they had taken to an auction house was recognised as real class that could possibly fetch a staggering £10,000 at auction, if they were lucky on the day.

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On the day of the auction it was even more thrilling for them to see the level of bidding from collectors all over the world, which finally ended with their modest 30cm ‘pot’ reaching a grand total of £192,000 when the hammer came down on the final bid.

Who would have expected them to be in possession of a treasure from the Daoguang Period.

Wasn’t it lucky, the day that they made that fateful visit to Hanson’s Auctioneers in Derby, just in case they had something worth selling!

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Wow.

Let’s hope that the lucky pair have a really good time during their remaining golden years.

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Nice to hear of something good happening to people, however small, at such a distressing time for all of us watching the awesome events in Japan.

The pain just does not seem to stop for them.

Recent reports say that the Fukushima Nuclear Plant may be releasing radiation.

A third explosion took place last night.

It also seems to be a possibility that the fuel rods could be melting,

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The recent eruption at the Shinmoedake Volcano has a plume going up miles into the sky.

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Apparently some experts are saying that there is a strong possibility of further earthquakes and tsunamis to come.

What a terrible disaster this is, and on such a huge scale.

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We can, at the very least, pray for them.

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