I launched my first business at the age of 24 since then I have not only been involved with several other interesting and challenging projects but also become a wife and a mum to my 4 beautiful girls.
I was recently invited to an award ceremony and after fretting for weeks about what to wear I decided to go in something I already owned.
It was later that evening when I was getting changed after returning from the awards when I realised that the dress I was wearing is actually over 20 years old and has been with me through thick and thin.
In fact it is an insult to call it just something to wear it is sooo much more.
It was a purchase made over 20 years ago whilst on holiday with my younger sister in the Algarve. Since that time it has seen me through some of the best times of my life.
From the Henley Regatta to the New York skyline, It is the one that has travelled with me on every single trip around the world. when I touch and feel it my memories come alive.
If it could speak it would tell a million tales, about the days when I was a young free spirit through to how I embraced motherhood and how I handle the challenges of business I face everyday.
My gorgeous dress which to this day still makes me feel a million dollars when I wear it, is a sure fire way to always cheer me up.
I'm sure there will come a time when It no longer fits me or it's just no longer appropriate to wear, but for me it's value will always be priceless and this is one dress that will not end up in the recycling depot for a long time.