/ 25 May 2021

Apropos of Nothing

The Sakura, a 15.81-carat purple-pink diamond, has sold for $37.8 million at auction in Hong Kong – the largest sum paid for its type. Named after the Japanese word for cherry blossom, it’s another sparkler in the pandemic-proof fine jewellery market.

US golfer Phil Mickelson yesterday became the oldest man to win a major tournament at 50yo. But what we learned courtesy of his mum is he has an impressive set of calves.

And while we’re legging it, a golden retriever pup born without a front right paw has been adopted by a 7yo boy who had his right foot amputated when he was a baby. “It was love at first sight,” Minnesotan mum Blaine Williams said. Aww…

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