I'd always had a strong urge to set up my own gift business, but I didn't want to open a retail operation until I'd experimented with it.

The doctors said later everything seemed OK and seemed to be cured, but my condition is still monitored once a year.

It's been very heartening for me. So many people have been supportive.

They're very pretty and come in pink, cream and black. They're a nice addition to my business, but I'm carrying them because I want them to be my personal contribution to research.