Was told in a ski shop that the Oakley A-Frames have been unchanged by Oakley in the last 15 years because it is so popular. It was £80 in the shop, but thought I'd check online - glad I did as I found it here for only £50. Lens is a bit darker than I thought it would be, but we'll see if that's an issue when I get out on the slopes in 2 weeks. Seems to be a good all-rounder goggle - being a bit darker than my previous one, my only doubt is how it will fair in a white-out, but I'm sure it'll be great in all other conditions. We'll see....... if I'm able to, I'll add to this review after the holiday.
ADDITIONAL: so I've been on the Holiday (Morzine is great by the way) and wore the Oakley A-frame - it was great! Was no different in a white-out when we had one to my old O-frame, and was a just the job in all the other conditions, including blazing sunshine. Only thing I found was that in combination with my helmet, the mask pushed down a little on my nose, making it slightly harder to breathe at times, but the right helmet might fix that, and when I was tearing down the slopes and the adrenaline was high, I didn't notice. If you're worried, though, try the goggles on in combination with a helmet, it might not have the same effect on you.
I wanted to get some diamond earrings for my wife to give on our wedding day at the end of my speech as the groom - she lost her last ones that her parents gave her as a birthday present, and I hoped these would go down well as replacements - they did!
I only just left enough time (2 weeks I think) for them to be made and delivered before the wedding, but an email to Harshit to explain the importance of getting them on time resulted in a comforting response from him that they would make sure the earrings arrived in time (though at 1st I thought he hadn't responded, so remember to check your junk mail if you ever have the same situation!)
Sure enough, 3 days before the wedding, they were at the collection depot waiting for me to collect (I was at work when the post attempted to deliver them), and 2 days before the wedding they were in my hand.
They looked carefully made and of good quality, and came with all certificates. I wish could have afforded bigger ones, but perhaps on a future anniversary when I can afford a bit more I can get her some bigger ones, and will happily come back to Shining Diamonds to purchase them as they are great value for money!
Only thing I will say that is not so complimentary is that the box the earrings came in is a mix of dark wood and cream-coloured wood (or imitation wood) and in my opinion is quite ugly! Sorry. My wife doesn't keep such boxes so it was quickly discarded once the earrings were out, but a simpler, smaller wooden box of a more appropriate size (as it was oddly big for just 2 stud earrings) would have been the icing on the cake and presented them perfectly.
So, apart from the ugly box, very happy with the earrings and with Shining Diamonds - would use again! :]
I ordered a pair of brown wellies from Garden XL which were due to be delivered free within a few days.
I was disappointed at first when I found out that the specific ones I wanted were not in stock, but was impressed that they took the effort to actually phone me to advise me of my options, which were to have them in a different colour, or wait until the colour I wanted was back in stock (3 weeks), or cancel my order and look elsewhere. They also said I had not yet had any money taken from my account, and wouldn't until the wellies were dispatched.
I decided to wait, and after only 2 weeks I received an email to say they had been dispatched, and a few days later they arrived.
I'm very pleased with the communication throughout, pleased with the wellies when they arrived and can't wait to use them (no more jumping over boggy areas!) and would definitely use Garden XL again.
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