Until I lost my hearing, the violin was my life and my beautiful Italian instrument had gone faithfully with me throughout my career as a performer and Suzuki teacher. But recently I came to realise that I would never play again and that it was time to find it a new home in which it could be played and loved once more. After reaching this sad decision it was a huge consolation to me to be able to place it in the hands of Chris at Cardiff Violins so that it could be restored to a perfect condition before putting it up for sale. After completion of the restoration, I spent a very happy morning with Chris and Cecile at their beautiful showrooms. Briefly reunited with my violin I was so happy to find it once again in a glorious condition and sounding magnificent thanks to Chris’s excellent craftsmanship. I know that Chris and Cecile are in the best possible position with their fine reputation and experience to find my violin a good home, for which I shall be forever grateful.