I've chosen my other piece of jewellery; I chose a string of pearls. I know they are not terribly fashionable at the moment, but I like pearls, I will wear them (I have already) and I will pass them on to daughter when she's older, maybe on her wedding day, as is traditional.
Now, my dilemma is what to do with the money.
I'd like to buy something long lasting and memorable rather than the patio furniture we want this year, repairing the spare bedroom window or indulging in one of these:
A friend of mine had a very good suggestion of Life Membership of National Trust, but that costs £1800 which is more than I've got. I think I will give a tithe to charity, but what to do with the rest?