Thursday, December 8, 2011

31 Day Nail Polish Challenge: Day 25 - Fashion!

Eh, I'm not the most 'fashionable' of people. My wardrobe consists of various kinds of biker boots, high shoes that I wear once and then immediately despise, bootcut and flared jeans, leather jackets, woolly cardigans, long-sleeved tops, scarves, and a feckload of jewellery. That's about the height of it. Oh, and one dress. And 99% of it's all black. I'm not joking.

Taking all of the above into consideration, I tried to think of designers or trends that caught my eye recently - and I could only think of one. Actually, it was my Penneys pyjama bottoms that made me remember this beauty - the now infamous McQ Tartan Puffball dress.

[Source] Net-a-Porter.com
Gorgeous, isn't it? This first caught my eye when Rihanna wore it on the X-Factor a few weeks back (mainly because it was the first time in about four years I'd seen her performing in more than her underwear), and since then, I've seen it everywhere. Check out http://www.m-c-q.com/ for more pictures and info.

Here are the polishes I used - just out of shot are my trusty skewers, which I'm still using to draw lines - please forgive my wobbliness, I am practising and I think my lines are getting better?


L-R: Barry M [Raspberry], GOSH [Gold], Essence [Red-y To Go] and Essence [Black is Back].

Here's the look:


And outside (in the dark, sorry!):


Here's a pic of it in daylight, this morning - apparently I was picking at my ring finger in my sleep (happens regularly, I'm a picker), so excuse that. This is purely to show the colours in daylight:


All in all, I'm happy with the design, and I will definitely try this one again when my nail art pens arrive (thanks, eBay!) - for me, this challenge is all about learning, and I consider this one step further in the search for the perfect straight line :)

S xx

Thursday, December 1, 2011

31 Day Nail Polish Challenge: Day 23

Hey! Happy December! Plans changed for today, so I'm a day ahead of myself with this challenge after I posted two yesterday. Today is movie day! This wrecked my head. Much like the song challenge, I had so many movies to choose from - I definitely knew I wanted to stick to something that had the same base colour on all 5 nails, just because I am lazy. In the end, I settled on one of my favourite movies from the 80's - Desperately Seeking Susan.

[Source] Wikipedia
If you haven't seen this movie, then please track it down and watch it, it's fantastic. The fashion in it is unbelievable, so if you've an interest in 80s fashion trends, it's worth a look for that alone. Along with Madonna, it stars Aidan Quinn (adorable) and Rosanna Arquette - it's brilliant. So - on to the nails. For a base colour, I used Sally Hansen [Midnight in NY] on all 5 nails - that polish has become my favourite during the course of this challenge. I can't sing the praises of Sally Hansen enough - their brushes are perfect and the consistency of the polish is spot on. I will definitely, definitely be purchasing more from the Complete Salon Manicure line, well done Sally! Here's the look:


Here's a breakdown:

Little Finger: Inspired by the lapel on Susan's jacket.




No, your eyes do not decive you - that's A WATER MARBLED NAIL!! I was trying to think of any way I could get a pattern remotely like the one on the jacket without marbling, but I just thought, feck it, I'm not going to let it get the better of me. After the disaster the other day, I'm delighted with how this turned out. I used Essence [Sundancer] and Chanel [Graphite] for the marbling.

Ring Finger: Inspired by Susan's boots.




I wanted these boots so badly when I first saw this movie. I still wouldn't say no - at first glance, I thought they were studded with standard run-of-the-mill studs, but then I realised that they're studded with crystals. Now, even though I'm a nail polish hound, my lack of accessories is shocking. I put the thinking cap on, and remembered a dress I got a few years ago. It had tiny sequins all over the front of it, but they kept falling off. I went on a hunt for said dress, picked a few off, and whacked them on my nail with the blunt end of a skewer while the polish was still wet. I love this nail! You can use rhinestones, diamonte stickers - whatever you have to hand (or buy a sequinned/studded t-shirt in a charity shop and get picking).

Middle Finger: Inspired by Susan's Suitcase.




This is another item that I lusted after as a kid - going so far as to rob a suitcase off Mammy and painting it black and white. It looked nothing like that one, unfortunately. Anyway - for this one, I didn't go into any great detail, just blobbed on three drops of Essence [White Hype] and drew on the faces with the Sally Hansen [Midnight in NY].

Index Finger: Inspired by Roberta's "Susan" outfit.




I just liked the idea of mixing some pink in with all those dark colours. There are lots of bright neons in this movie - even if it's just a neon green sock, or a bright orange t-shirt. This is the outfit Roberta wears to try to be more like Susan, and I love the two different shades of pink. So, I just whacked on (literally, just slopped it on the nail - as if you can't tell haha) a blob of Essence [Love of Pink] and W7 [Baby Pink].

Thumb: Inspired by the back of Susan's jacket.




I swear it doesn't look as bad in real life!! The jacket is probably the most iconic thing about this movie, it's the first search term that appears when you type the name of the movie into google. For this, I just drew a dodgy-looking pyramid in Chanel [Graphite], added a few drops of GOSH [Gold] and outlined in Essence [Red-Y To Go].

So, there you have it - had so much fun doing this, bring on tomorrow (Inspired by a book, I think).

What do you think?

S xx

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Have Yourself a Savvy Little Christmas: Part 1, The Girls

Today is November 13th. That means that there are only 42 more sleeps until Santa arrives, and I for one can not wait. I know that some people dread this time of year, but I love it - I love the dark evenings, I love the fairy lights, the scarves & gloves, the overdose of Fair Isle, the mince pies, the open fire, the hot chocolate - I love everything about Christmas.

What I don't love, is the expectation that everyone has to spend a ball of money to have a brilliant Christmas. Not so. I do an awful lot of my shopping online, and while some items may be more expensive than in-store, it eliminates one of my biggest problems - walking into a shop for one specific thing and coming out with seven things. So, in the spirit of convenience, I bring you part one of  my mini online Christmas gift guide. A couple of clicks, and all the shopping done. How good would that feel? It feels feckin' mighty, that's how. Here we go, ladies first. Oh - and at the time of publishing this, everything is under €20 INCLUDING delivery (okay, I went 94cent over on one thing, but hey, I'm only human). I've tried to cater for all kinds of people here, but y'know, you can't please everyone.


  1. Models Own Beetle Juice Nail Polish Trio, €13.05 www.asos.com
  2. Benefit Tan About Town Gift Set, €11.74 www.asos.com
  3. Soap & Glory Soaper Heroes Travel Gift Box, €16.05 www.asos.com
  4. Beaut.ie Gorgeous to Go, by Aisling McDermott, €12.99  www.easons.com
  5. O.P.I Muppets Minis Collection, €14.50 www.cloud10beauty.com
  6. Sleek Brow Kit, €9.10 www.beautyemporium.ie
  7. Yankee Christmas Tumbler Twin Set, €16.95 www.yankee.ie
  8. Patricia Cornwell: Red Mist, €12.52 www.easons.com
  9. H! by Henry Holland Pink Tartan Ear Muffs, €16.80 www.debenhams.ie
  10. Butterfly by Matthew Williamson Skull Ring, €9.60 www.debenhams.ie
  11. Red Herring Grey Snake Print Evening Bag, €14.40 www.debenhams.ie
  12. Rocha by John Rocha Grey Faux Fur Cuff Slipper Boots, €18.00 www.debenhams.ie

Delivery Costs: ASOS and Debenhams have free delivery on all orders. Eason have free delivery on all orders over €10. Cloud 10 charge just €3 for orders under €50 (and have the fastest shipping known to man), while Beauty Emporium charge €2 for orders under €50. Yankee charge €3.99 on orders under €45.

Spot anything you like? Will you be doing any of your shopping online this year?

S xx

Sunday, October 9, 2011

YSL-Inspired Tuxedo Nails

Just a quick post to show you how easy it is to dupe the YSL tuxedo manicure seen over on this post on beaut.ie - the YSL matte & gloss set is coming in at €35, but if you're not in a position to get your hands on one, this is the look I came up with using the Essence Matte Topcoat, Essence Black is Black, and Essence French Manicure Tip Guides. Obvs, my nails aren't as long and glam as the woman in the YSL ad, but you get the general idea.

Paint your nails with the black polish, wait for it to dry, then place a tip guide over the top and paint the remainder of the nail with the matte polish. Remove the tip, et voilà! Swanky nails for less than a fiver. 


Happy Sunday,

S xx

Monday, June 6, 2011

Top Ten Movies When You're Down

In June of last year, http://www.everydayhealth.com/ published an article entitled "The 10 Best Movies to Watch When You're Down." Written by Anne L. Fritz, the article does what it says on the tin - it lists the Top 10 movies to make you feel good when you're feeling depressed or blue. While I admire the article, and the concept behind it, I disagree with most of the choices and am going to pick holes in her top 10 and slag every one of them off.

Okay, I'm mean and sarcastic at times, but I'm not that bad. I just thought I'd run through the list and give you my alternatives. Because I'm kind like that. Think of it as a Celebrity Deathmatch-esque type of thingamibob. All images were found on Amazon. My list is in no particular order, and I assume theirs isn't either, because frankly, some of their choices are downright weird.

Their No. 10: Love Actually. My No. 10: Titanic.


While I did enjoy Love Actually, I wouldn't watch it again. I thought that there were too many characters, too many storylines, and none of them were developed enough for me. Sure, it has Christmas in it, which usually means that I'll buy it, but it just didn't float my boat. What did float my boat (HA! I know, excellent pun, steal it if you want to) was Titanic. Having grown up with an unhealthy obsession for all things Titanic-related, I was blown away when I saw this in the cinema. Unfortunately, I happened to see it in the cinema with one of those people who eats minstrels really loudly and feels like they have to remark on every little thing ("Look, there's a plate. Look, there's a doll. Look, there's an iceberg. This is a bit long, isn't it?"). I bought the video (yes, I'm that old), the soundtracks (volume 1 and 2) and the DVD when it came out. I still reach for it regularly, nothing like 3 hours of tragic romance to make you feel all glad-that-isn't-me inside.

Their No. 9: It's a Wonderful Life. My No. 9: Just Friends.


I have nothing to say about It's a Wonderful Life  - I haven't seen it. While I'm not a fan in general of gross-out/man-child comedies (American Pie, Knocked Up, etc), I fell in love with Just Friends immediately. The cast is perfect - Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Paquin, Chris Klein. The scenes between Ryan's character and his little brother are hilarious, and Anna plays the kooky pop star to perfection. Chris Klein is the perfect choice for the sweet-as-pie-on-the-outside character trying to woo Ryan's love interest. Worth a mention, too, is the one scene that I can watch endlessly and it STILL makes me laugh - go to YouTube and type in "Just Friends: I swear". You can thank me later.

Their No.8: Tootsie. My No. 8: Mrs. Doubtfire


I'm a big fan of Dustin Hoffman, I'd have no problem listing him right up near the top on my list of favourite actors. I think he's a brilliant comedic and dramatic actor, but I just wasn't a fan of Tootsie - I think, to be honest, this is probably due to the respective ages of these movies - Mrs. Doubtfire has a lot of the same themes, and some say that it's just a cheap imitation of Tootsie - but I can't express how much I love Robin Williams in this film. For me, Mrs. Doubtfire takes me right back to 1993, when I first saw it in the cinema with my Mum and Sister, and I've only enjoyed it more as I've gotten older. There's just the right balance of childish and adult humour in it, and it's one I'll always think of reaching for when I'm down. I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn't seen it, but I love the ending of Mrs. Doubtfire because it's realistic - it doesn't wrap everything up in a sugar-filled parcel just to satisfy the audience. A firm favourite!

Their No.7: The Shawshank Redemption. My No.7: Mermaids.


Like so many other movies that I watch again and again, Mermaids is one of those that I caught by accident on TV one late night. I immediately fell in love with it, and I NEVER tire of it - in fact, it was on TV again two weeks ago and I stayed up until 2am to watch it, even though I've had the DVD for years. I wrote a review on my nostalgia blog for it back in January, click HERE if you'd like to read it. I'm not going to dwell too much on The Shawshank Redemption, I'll just say that there are an awful lot of movies that everyone pretends are in their top 10 just because they're always in 'Top 10' lists. And I believe that this is one of them. Don't get me wrong - it's  fantastically well-made, but I certainly wouldn't be reaching for it if I was feeling down. If you haven't seen Mermaids, then seek it out, it's adorable.

Their No.6: Babe. My No.6: Big.


While I did enjoy Babe a lot (I even went to see it in the cinema), I wouldn't necessarily reach for it if I was feeling down. Sure, it's cute, and Babe is adorable, but I wouldn't watch it very often. I don't think I own a copy on DVD, but I've watched it once or twice on TV with my 6-year-old, who LOVED it. Big, on the other hand - it's been one of my favourites ever since I first saw it when I was 6 or 7. The very idea of a kid being able to jump straight to the adult world fascinated me, and I wanted to find that funfair and that machine to try it myself :). This was the first Tom Hanks movie I remember seeing, and I've always watched his movies since. If you haven't seen it, shame on you! Also, I'm kind of jealous that you'll get to see it for the first time. It's awesome.

Their No.5: The Blind Side. My No. 5: Where The Heart Is.


Who doesn't love a good dose of white saviourism to cheer themselves up?  Should you not be in the mood for that, you have Where The Heart Is. This was another one of those accidental late-night TV finds. Natalie Portman is amazing in this - she plays Novalee Nation (you think that name's interesting? Wait until you hear what she names her baby), a young pregnant girl who is left to fend for herself by her boyfriend. She meets a variety of interesting, well-developed characters along her journey and the whole movie is just a total feel-good fest. There are heartbreaking moments in it, namely due to events surrounding Ashley Judd and Stockard Channings characters, but overall, it's a beautiful movie and if you haven't seen it, rent or buy it. You'll love it, I promise.

Their No.4: Up. My No.4: Edward Scissorhands.


I've seen Up once with my son, but it's not one I'd go back to watch again in a hurry. The visuals are lovely, the music is great, but I'm not a huge fan of animation in general (unless it's stop-motion). Nice story, nice concept, but not memorable enough for me to include it here. Edward Scissorhands has probably been one of my favourite movies since the first time I saw it. It's just gorgeous. It's a gothic fairytale set in a very uniform society, and shows the fickle nature of people to perfection - first they're falling at your feet, then they're trying to ruin you. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder are perfect, and it also has the honour of having the wonderful Vincent Price in his last official movie role. The Danny Elfman soundtrack was the first CD I've ever bought online - the minute I had an internet connection and an amazon account, I knew what I wanted to buy. It's breathtaking.

Their No.3: Under The Tuscan Sun. My No.3: Only You.


I have to admit, I'd never even HEARD of Under the Tuscan Sun until I read this list. Apparently, it's a lovely movie in which the main character (played by Diane Lane, who I love), escapes for a much-needed break to Italy. I will watch it, but to be honest, it doesn't seem like the type of movie I'd go for - who knows! Only You was yet ANOTHER late-night TV find. It's the most beautiful romantic comedy I've ever seen, with perfect performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei. It's all about Faith, who is told, as a child, by a fortune teller that she will marry a man with a particular name. A few days before the now-adult Faith is due to marry the man she is now seeing, she gets a phone call from a guest apologising that they won't make the wedding. The name of the guest? The name the fortune teller gave her. Faith immediately seeks out this man, but bumps into Robert Downey Jr.s character on the way, who instantly falls in love with her and will do whatever it takes to get her. This movie is the sweetest, most adorable romance I've ever seen, and it's one I never tire of. Actually, I think I'm going to go and watch it when I've finished this. :)

Their No.2: The Sound of Music. My No.2: A Night at the Roxbury.


I associate The Sound of Music with the week after Christmas, when there's nothing else on telly and everyone sits down to watch this due to a combination of boredom and tiredness. I think I've managed to sit through the entire thing about 4 times, and I can tell you one thing - I will never be buying this on DVD to watch by choice. I know that it's a classic, and I know that my taste in movies isn't to everyone's liking, but I don't get how this movie could cheer you up or comfort you if you're feeling down. Julie Andrews, legging it round a mountain, roaring about the hills, then trotting off home to make clothes from the curtains. Eh, fair enough. Also, I always thought that Captain Von Trapp was a grumpy bastard who didn't pay enough attention to his children. A Night at the Roxbury is a true feel-good classic for me - the soundtrack has lots of classic early 1990s dance music, a terrific script, and excellent performances from Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan. It never fails to make me burst out laughing, and I'd happily watch it every day. It should be far more well-known than it is, because it's just hilarious and heart-warming.

Their No.1: Breaking Away. My No.1:The Van



Their number one, Breaking Away, is another one I've never heard of, but I don't think that a movie about cycling could be all that interesting to me, to be honest. It reminds me of those movies we used to be made watch in school to show the benefits of teamwork and co-operation. Snore. My number one is part of the same trilogy Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy . The other movies in the trilogy are The Committments (which I wouldn't watch it unless it was on TV and there was nothing else on) and The Snapper, a movie I used to adore but just can't watch anymore because of how disgusting Mr. Burgess is. Another downside of The Snapper for me was that my name is Sharon, so I could have made a fortune if I'd charged every time someone asked me how Mr. Burgess was. Moving on to The Van - it has a stellar performance from Colm Meaney, playing Bimbo, a man who decides to buy a chip van and cash in on the 1990 World Cup. For those of us who remember the 1990 World Cup in Ireland, this movie captures the atmosphere exactly - it's like stepping back in time when you watch it. It's the old Ireland, the one we grew up in, the one we loved, the one we spent hot summers in and the one we miss greatly. It's

Well, I hope you enjoyed my equivalent, and if there are any movies you haven't seen, please do check them out. I'll be checking out the ones from the Everyday Health list that I've not seen (with the possible exception of that cycling one), although I think my list will remain the same. Those are the 10 DVDs I'd keep if I had to throw everything else out. I deliberately didn't include any horror movies, because I don't usually watch horrors when I need cheering up - I watch horrors in any humour, and I couldn't pick favourites anyway. This turned out to be far more long-winded than I originally intended, so if you're still reading, bless you and go take a break, watch a movie :)

S xx

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dirty Little Secret

Time to reveal a dirty little secret... I read Mills & Boon. A lot. Yes, I can hear you sniggering as you imagine me in my old dressing gown, glasses on, coffee in hand, surrounded by cats, reading tales of strangers getting down-and-dirty. You're SO wrong. I don't even have loads of cats... *moving swiftly on*

I buy a lot of used books - mostly online, and usually from sites like Awesome Books and Better World Books - mainly because I can't justify spending huge amounts of money on something I'm not sure I'll like. Whenever I buy a used book online, I donate an old used book of mine, so in my little head, it evens itself out. Don't get me wrong - I've no problem paying full whack, but when you read as much as I do, that can turn into an expensive habit pretty quickly.

The latest Mills & Boon that I read was "Hot Wired" by Jennifer LaBrecque, and I LOVED IT. I'll give you the spiel on the back cover:

Bad boy Beau has a need for speed. The racing driver's been irresistible to women - yet feisty wedding planner Natalie is the only one who can keep up with him! But does she have the power to tame this reckless rebel for good?

Oh, Jennifer LaBrecque, you had me at Bad Boy. Just to iron out any illusions you may have at this point: I'm not single, I'm not sex-obsessed, and I'm not a big perv. Well, most of the time I'm not a perv. Who doesn't love a bit of light escapism? Frankly, the only thing that shocks me about most Mills&Boon books is that more of them haven't been turned into movies. This would be an instant movie classic, I'm telling ya.

Image: http://www.priceinspector.co.uk/
In my head, the hero never looks like the one on the book cover, but in this one, he was vaguely similar. Which got me thinking, who the heck are these people on the covers? Where do they find them? I mean, I know they're models, but is there any particular agency that Mills&Boon/Harlequin use to find their models? I'd love to know (purely for research and nosiness). I remember reading an article in a magazine once about this couple who liked to recreate Romance novel covers for the craic* and it looked like so much fun. Not that I'd ever do that, I mean, my other half is more at home under the bonnet of a car than between the pages of a book. Also, he thinks I'm strange enough as it is, that'd put me into another level of weirdness altogether!

All in all, I can't recommend Mills&Boon highly enough - laugh all you want, but the majority of them that I've read (and that's a LOT - my collection is reaching disturbing levels) have been better than any "romcom" that I've seen.

What kind of books do you guys like? Is there anything that you wouldn't admit to having in your collection?

S xxx

*craic (pronounced crack) = Irish word for having a laugh. Not shoving something up your snout.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yours Forever, Glenda

Sometimes I think that my OH could have been related to Del Boy - there isn't a week that goes by without him finding some "bargain" or bringing home something that someone else is getting rid of. About three years ago, he arrived home with a little wooden locker. I cleaned it up and thought that it would be handy to store bits and pieces in the bathroom - but the little drawer at the top wouldn't open. Upon inspection, I saw why - there was an envelope wedged at the back of it. I took it out, and discovered a very heartfelt and beautiful 5-page love letter written in England in 1963.


I've done a fair bit of research over the last few years trying to find out more about the people involved - I hit a brick wall eventually, but I think that what I did find out is worth sharing. I'm going to write about the things I found out first, because I don't want to ruin the letter by analyzing it afterwards (I'm a bad-news-first kinda person).

The Postmark


I thought at first that the postmark said "15th August 1953", but that wouldn't make sense as there is also a stamped watermark saying "1963 Red Cross Centenary - A Century of Service 1963" on the envelope. The Centenary was in 1963, and though a special stamp was issued, the postage stamp on this envelope was one that was in circulation in the UK from 1952-1967. It was one of the Wilding series (a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II done by Dorothy Wilding in celebration of her coronation in 1952). I could have actually saved myself a hell of a lot of trouble had I just googled the song mentioned in the letter - "Moon River" was originally recorded in 1961, so the postmark can't possibly be from 1953.

The Hotel



This letter is written on stationery from The Cumberland Hotel, London W1. The Cumberland is a luxury 4-star hotel - a landmark in its own right, located at the end of Oxford Street on Marble Arch. It has over 1,000 rooms, and was the first hotel in the UK to feature en-suites and private telephones in all rooms. It is now part of the Guoman Hotel group, the deluxe range of Thistle Hotels. The hotel is synonymous with Jimi Hendrix - it was in this hotel that he gave his last ever interview on September 11, 1970. He used rooms 507 and 508 when he stayed there during the last days of his life. Rooms 506 and 507 are now "Junior Suite 5001", which is decorated in a 60s style in memory of Hendrix.

The hotel is also home to 5 restaurants and bars, including Gary Rhodes' Michelin Star "W1" restaurant. In 2003-2004 the hotel underwent a £95 million refurbishment. At the time this letter was written, the hotel was operated by Strand Hotels Ltd., a subsidiary of J.Lyons and Company. They built the hotel in the early 1930s and the stationery bears a variation of the Strand Hotels Ltd. crest.


The Writer



She was writing from Room 361 in the Cumberland Hotel. She is more than likely a maid - she mentions work and the fact that "we" are allowed to listen to the radio in the rooms while they work, so the same song was playing in all the rooms.

The Recipient



The recipient is called "Pickie" - the last name is either Pickery or Pickey, I can't deciper it from the envelope and the UK register of electors is drawing a blank for both surnames:



I found out through some property websites that the house at this address was sold in 2001 - so there may be no way to trace the one-time resident (such a shame). What is strange, though, is that after looking on Google Maps - I was about 15 minutes away from that address in the summer of 1995 when we went on a family holiday to the UK, and went to Wicksteed Park. Bearing in mind that I've only been to England twice - 'tis a small world.

Here's a transcript of the letter in full:

Darling Pickie

I wrote a horrid letter last night, mainly because I was feeling so frustrated, but I forgot to post it. When I read your letter, I was so very glad that it had slipped my memory.

I am now lying in bed. Are you coming to bed Darling? There is just enough room for you, if we hold each other very close.

Good, now that you are in bed with me, I will tell you of my experiences today. I started off well, I had an "early morning call" at 6am only to find (when I was ready for work at 6:30am) that I was not due at work until 8 O' clock. I went back to bed, as you can imagine, only to doze off and result in making myself late for work.

Today I booked at the hairdressers to have my hair dyed (really dyed this time). I only hope that it will be O.K.

On Saturday night the Wights of Wellingboro' have invited my family and you, to go to a small party at their house, wonder that we might see Michael's wedding on Thur, I don't want to go - I would much rather go to Sywell, and be alone, to love you quietly. I don't think that I could put off our first kiss for even one day. Still, we shall have to see how Mummy feels about it.

I am going to go to sleep now, my Pickie. I cuddle very close to you. I feel so terribly safe there, and we can just stay quietly side by side and love each other. That's what I like to do, stay quietly by your side and think to myself, that you're truly mine forever. I hope that day will come very soon.

Goodnight Darling

I must kiss you once more Darling. X.

Goodnight X

I am now at work, and I feel so much better after having had your telephone call, the only trouble is that I couldn't tell you how much I am missing you my Darling, the maids are allowed to play the radio in the rooms in which we are working, and from every room "Moon River" was blaring forth - it made me so happy, and yet so sad.

Good Darling once again

Yours Forever,

Glenda
xxxx

P.S. I don't know what time my train arrives at Northampton. I will find out and then ring you up. xxxx


S xx