This is Nigel and i in 2004 at a military ball in Darwin. I didn’t care whether or not i looked a million dollars; but i felt a million dollars in that red cheongsam. The neclace that i am wearing in that photo is a long strand of crystals. My mother received them from one of her sisters in 1969 when we all left England to migrate to Australia. They have been handed down to me; i treasure them. My mother’s sister who gave them to her, Freda, is quite advanced in years now and recently lost her husband of 50 years, battles with emphysemia and cancer. I’m trying to find a quality jeweller that can restring the crystals so they will last many more decades to be enjoyed by future generations of women starting with my daughters Chloe and Caitlin.