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Great Expectations this September

I am very excited, I have had one of my most amazing intakes of jewellery to date and I feel a bit like a pirate who’s discovered a massive haul of treasure! There has been just so much sparkle brought in to sell in my little Main Street shop, I am currently quite beside myself and bedazzled.

Have you been past lately and seen my gorgeous new window display that I redecorated last month? I have done away with the bright purple material and orchids and gone for a shimmering grey backdrop and each item has been lovingly and painstakingly given its only little description card. So, looking in the window is quite possibly an even more lengthy affair now, perhaps I should invest in some seating - definitely don’t forget your reading glasses!

I’ve had a few observant and even concerned folks pop in and let me know that they have spotted the odd empty box in the window, apparently missing its contents. Do not panic! I’ll be wearing whatever is ‘missing’…. perks of the job, it’s ‘advertising’ and I am merely modelling my lovely stock! Such a lucky little lady to go around wearing such splendid sparkles, I don’t think I’ll ever grow old when I can play dress up like I’m still 5 every time I go to ‘work’!

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So, I am currently enjoying reading ‘Great Expectations’ I got to chapter 11 last night and I am doing this in support (sympathy and revision assistance) of my son who is studying it for his GCSE English exams this year. Now, I am not yet far enough to be certain what Pip’s great expectations are going to reveal themselves as being – but I can categorically here and now tell you that I have acquired a new and very great expectation this month due to a particular diamond ring that has come in for sale...

It is for a fabulous ‘Mr. Darcy’ (Colin Firth in Bridget Jones!) type chap to arrive in his pinstripe suit (shining armour looks very uncomfortable) driving his E-type Jag (I’m scared of horses!) and buy me said 2.56 carat platinum diamond solitaire, currently in my window for £10,000 and then whisk me off to Barbados (plying me with champagne en-route) where I can appreciate all the fire and sparkle the stunning ring radiates in some glorious Caribbean sunshine. Oh, and if Johnny Depp serves me cocktails on the beach then my dream is pretty complete!

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Perhaps when I get to the end of the book I’ll find Pip and I are not on the same wavelength when it comes to our expectations?

I’ll keep you posted... With love and sparkles!

Tessa ISSUE 429 | 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 | 8

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