That amber thing seems to be more pronounced in dim light, and so I think this is especially a necklace for indoor or evening wear, as the beads will catch any light available, such as candlelight. It might be a bit too much at midday on a beach, or in a sunny shopping mall. But naturally I will have to do a few test runs, and see what happens. The necklace is definitely going with me on holiday to bonny Scotland!
You may detect already a very slight change in my 'look'. I've decided to wear the hairband much less, to show my ears more, and to try a range of earrings instead of the same old studs. None of these changes need be permanent, it's all experimentation. Basically I feel that despite the dreadful ravages of old age and a vibrant social life, I can still cut it in the cattle market if I do little things to enhance whatever lingering femininity I can still muster. It can't make me pretty or beautiful - decades too late for that - but it might add subtly to my physical attractiveness. A kind of tentative makeover. Pity about the witch-like neck, but hey ho.
If only cats and dogs take an interest, and I get blanked as usual by passing chappies under forty seeking younger and prettier flesh, then I'll be perfectly composed. If on the other hand cultured fellows of wealth, style, distinction and discernment, all of them men of the world in the very finest sense, eagerly want to claim my acquaintance as I stroll through the elegant streets and crescents of Edinburgh, then I'll know that tweaking one's presentation really does make a difference!
Fantasy City, here I come.