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When the Lily Blanche team heard that Judy Murray had lost her treasured Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket, we were determined to get a new one to her. Judy had bought the Memory Keeper some years ago from one of our stockists and had worn it to all Andy and Jamie’s big tennis matches. She had tweeted to let us know how much she loved it. "It's my absolute fave piece of jewellery," she wrote. This unique sterling silver locket opens up to reveal six photographs.
Judy lost the locket during a photoshoot. So when a friend told us she was seeing Judy at a conference and offered to give her a new locket we were delighted. A few days later we got an email from Judy telling us how pleased she was to be reunited with her Memory Keeper Locket.
What Judy didn’t initially realise was that, using our new photo insertion service, we had filled her locket with Andy and Jamie’s finest moments and, of course, Anton du Beke and Strictly Come Dancing were in there too.
When Judy opened the locket and discovered the photos she was thrilled. “OMG I love it,” she emailed. “That is amazing”. Then it was our turn to be surprised and delighted. “Would you like to come up and have afternoon tea at Cromlix House Hotel?” she asked. Crublanceomlix is the hotel Andy and Jamie bought near Dunblane
We had a wonderful afternoon, sipping Pimms and eating the most delicious Wimbledon themed tea and meeting some of Andy and Jamie’s biggest fans. (The tennis ball lollipop cake below is called a Murray Mound) We were delighted when Judy showed everyone the pictures inside her locket.
Judy likes the brand so much she also bought the Lily Blanche Birkin Handbag Locket which she is wearing on the cover of her autobiography.
Judy told us that she always sits alone at Wimbledon so that she isn’t distracted and doesn’t hear other people passing judgement on her boys. The one silver lining to Andy’s injury has been the fact that he has been able to spend so much time with his family. His daughter Sophia is 28 months and baby Edie is 7 months. Like everyone, she was disappointed her younger son didn't feature at Wimbledon this year but she knows better than anyone, the importance of building match fitness slowly and steadily at that level.
We even came away with a copy of Andy's granny's (Shirley Erskine's) famous shortbread.
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"I think Andy's mum is wearing your Memory Keeper locket" said my son while watching the Wimbledon 2016 final. Sport daft, nuts about Andy Murray and eagle-eyed enough to be able to tell the difference between a toad and a frog at ten paces, my teenage son does not, however, take much interest in jewellery so I assumed he must be mistaken.
It's already mid-way through January 2017 but it has been so busy in the Lily Blanche studio that I haven't had time until now to reflect on the year that has just been. One thing is certain, however. It has been our most amazing and busiest year to date.