Lubna was a bit embarrassed when she rang me as she had thrown her engagement ring into the neighbour’s garden which was heavily overgrown with weeds and bushes. Of course she regretted it straight away but even after clearing away most of the weeds her family could not find it.
It is winter, here, and as soon as I arrived at the property it started to rain and I only had a short time before it would be dark. The area to be searched was very small but with so much foliage and rubbish I resorted to getting down on my hands and knees with my handheld pinpointer.
An hour later, with a pouch full of rubbish, I had finished the most probable area without success and had to extend the boundary.
A couple more bits of rubbish and then while pointing at the base of a small tree yet another signal. As I cleared away the debris Lubna’s beautiful white gold and diamond encrusted ring finally revealed itself.
It looks like it has bounced sideways off one of the trees and then slipped down to the bottom of another tree.
The smile says it all.