My Local Life- Hanna & Carla Suma
Hanna and Carla who sisters and own and run HC Jewellers in Royston High Street – an independent, family run business with a wealth of experience within the jewellery industry.
Where do you live?
H: Biggleswade, C. Letchworth
We lived in Royston for seven years and miss living in such a friendly town, although we are lucky we still work here!
What’s your favourite local place to eat and drink?
H: ‘The Jolly Postie’. Their Sunday lunches are super tasty the atmosphere and service is great.
C: ‘Tasty Bites’ is always great for breakfast or lunch. Tracy and co are always welcoming.
We both love to eat at ‘L’artista’ in Letchworth with our family, our dad is Italian, so authentic pasta and pizza always go down well. ‘Just like Mamma used to make’
Where do you like to shop locally?
We both love ‘The Ruby Rooms’ all the girls are professional, & friendly. We love to go in and have a pamper! And ‘La Bella Vita’ always has the perfect gift for any occasion (sometimes for ourselves!)
We also both also love ‘The Stationery Cupboard’. The team are quick to help and the service is fast and efficient.
What is your guilty pleasure?
H: A glass (or five) of Prosecco in the sunshine
C: It used to be ‘Candy Crush’ although I don’t seem to have the time now.
What was the last film you watched?
H: ‘Reign Over Me’ with Adam Sandler
C: I can’t remember the last time I watched a film, but I went to the West End last month to see ‘The Play That Went Wrong’ and it was brilliant, funny and well thought out.
How do you celebrate?
We both love to celebrate with family and friends and a bottle of bubbly.
How do you like to spend your days off work?
H: Lunch with friends and shopping.
C: I like visiting friends and family and going for long walks.
What is your favourite book and why?
H: ‘Dangerous Lady’ by Martina Cole. It gives an insight into the East London gangs in the 60’s. Quiet scary!
C: ‘Turning Point’ by Danielle Steel. It’s about how things in life that can change, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse! It is an interesting read.
What is the best thing about your work?
H: Creating bespoke engagement rings and wedding rings, as well as assessing gemstones (that’s my passion).
C: Meeting lots of great people, everyday is different and assessing jewellery.
What are you scared off?
C: Snakes (luckily I haven’t seen many in Royston)
What are you most looking forward to this August?
H: Carla’s Birthday!
C: Going to Wales for a long weekend with my partner, nephew and parents. Long walks on the beach and hopefully no rain!