Edited to add - I just read that Holly Golightly uses this perfume in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" - and I bought it in Boots the Chemist.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Re discovering old friends
When I was 13 years old, my "Home Economics" teacher - Mrs Mannion (or Fanny Mannion as we called her) introduced me to Good Housekeeping Magazine and I was instantly hooked. It was full of exotic recipes that I couldn't wait to try. You have to realise that what passed for exotic food in our house at that time was a Vesta Chow Mein (we all sat and watched as the dried prawns swelled up to normal size when you added the water!). Any way, Fanny Mannion fed my habit for the next 3 years, and then I had to buy my own copy when I left school. Once I married, I treated myself to a subscription for a few years, but then when I needed to "tighten my belt" I cancelled this, and only periodically bought a copy after that. However, whilst looking for some light holiday reading matter, I decided to purchase this months copy and really enjoyed it. Also - whilst searching for a light summer fragrance, I was delighted to stumble across one of my grans old favourite perfumes - 4711 Eau de Cologne. I didn't realise they still made it! It has been perfect for summer.