21 August 2017

My Godmother

Maggie May - My Godmother

This weekend, Mr Maggie May and I paid a visit to my godmother. We guiltily realised it had actually been a couple of years since we'd seen her, so hastily arranged to call in for a cup of tea and catch up.

I was so glad we did.

My godmother is now 89 years old. She was born in Austria in 1928, and grew up in beautiful Tirol. She was 10 years old when the Nazis invaded her country, and as a result of this, saw things which no child should ever see.

As we sat down with steaming mugs of coffee and big slices of chocolate cake, she began to speak of her childhood - some of her anecdotes I had heard before, and others were new, but it struck me that these amazing stories may currently exist only in their verbal form. Once we have lost this incredible generation from our lives, who will tell us about the horrors which took place? Who will remind us of our history - history which our own relatives, our own flesh and blood, were part of?

That's why I decided to write some of her stories down.

18 August 2017

The Weekend Edit 18/08 - Summer Steals

Two blog posts for you this week - and a special summer-themed The Weekend Edit! Even though it hasn't been feeling too summery with the British weather recently, I've been casting my eye over what new additions could be making their way into our suitcases - from the beautiful Aspiga jute beach bag, to the fabulous Marseille swimsuit from swimwear goddesses Boden... {Available in both blue/white and pink/green, and now in the sale!}

Marseille Swimsuit

One of my favourite products has got to be the Nivea Tinted Moisturising Day Cream; with SPF 15, it's perfect for keeping skin plump and hydrated, whilst adding a bit of coverage and sun protection too. 

Don't forget, a lot of high street stores have kicked off their summer sales now - so be on the lookout! You can also stay up to date with my Instagram feed, where I'm sharing some of my favourite seasonal buys.

Happy weekend!

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