Dinny Hall In numbers...
If you were to offer us one Pearl of Wisdom . . .
Just admiring a beautiful gemstone makes you happy but to own a beautiful gemstone makes you very happy.
What are the two best things in London?
How wonderful it's parks are regardless of the season, and the view from Waterloo bridge at any time of day.
The three things on your bedside table?
A pile of novels (the top one Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan), a pot of night cream, and usually a cup of tea.
Your four desert island discs?
Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata' is hauntingly beautiful;
To lift me up, it is Ich Habe Genug Cantata no 82, sung by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson;
For the soul, it would have to be 'Rolling in the Deep', by Silo Green;
And unquestionably my favourite voice, and one song that is sure to get me on the dance floor, is Aretha Franklin's 'Say a Little Prayer'.
Your five favourite places to shop online
JL Direct, because 'Never Knowingly Undersold' is one of the finest slogans of any brands;
Avenue 32 for their innovative approach to fashion; Amazon because I can lose myself for hours in their 'customers also bought this';
Liberty because I remember how grand I used to think it was as a child, and
Astley Clarke because you cater for all my wildest jewellery whims.