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Blog 100 - Remembrance

I started the website Blog no.1 with RED & WHITE GUGGENHEIM, so it seems fitting I write the final Blog in this series with another red and white scarf. My first was in memory of my late husband and my final is in tribute to you, all my readers. I decided I would wear my red poppies today for remembrance. Of course, it had to be silk, heavy chiffon, with the hand stitched edges, but I can’t tell you who designed it or even where I bought it.

Remembrance of past adventures, misadventures, travel, friends, family has kept me going during our enforced lockdown. I hope it has entertained others and ignited your own memories. So many of you have commented on the blog or written to me personally about shared experiences and there have been so many coincidences, it is uncanny.

How could I have known that my one hundredth blog would be going out on July 4th, our own Independence Day, when it is officially the day when restrictions in our country are relaxed? I have flown the Union Jack from my front doorstep since that first blog launch, through rain, the odd hailstone, thunder, rainbows and sunshine. By now, you will know I am quite superstitious, and I think I will leave it there for a little while longer till we are sure we have really turned the corner with the dreaded Corona Virus.

I have many more scarves and I feel it will be a belt and braces job if I continue to write a weekly blog in place of daily ones. I have Series One of 100 completed, if I write one a week for the next year, Series Two of 50 will be done by next year’s anniversary of Independence Day. Surely by then, we will have a vaccine and nightmares will be replaced by happy dreams.

Dare I look in another Charity Shop for a vintage Liberty or Hermes? I made a promise to myself, I would have to give up two for one! At least, my nicest ones are now archived.


Busy Bee, Scarf Face!

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Thank you for writing this blog. What a wonderful way to cheer people during this strange year. I'm going to see if I can get my mom and dad on the computer because I think they would love it too. I'm just finding you after reading about you in a New York Times email this afternoon. I'm glad you are doing year 2!



Big thanks, Hazell, for your wonderful, creative blogs! It was great to read about your experiences, some familiar and lots new to me. Enjoyed the designer information plus the imaginative and colourful sets for your scarves too. Look forward to more in your weekly's!

Take care

Love Lorraine




Clare Jacobs

Well done Mum. What a great achievement to get to 100. Sharing your thoughts and memories has been great fun for us all. I just want to apologise for making you go on the chairlift in Capri last year but it just goes to show how brave you are and not one to miss a new experience. You are truly inspiring and a fantastic mother xxx


Christine Tomkin

Well done, Hazell - what a fantastic achievement. Lovely memories that your family will treasure always. What an amazing memory you have and so many stories to tell because you have always been "up for anything and everything". The scarves made a great focus for your stories - its made me get mine out - and iron them! Sure you've been doing a lot of ironing. So pleased that there will be a series 2 - it has been a real treat opening them each morning. You must have done lots of research - and we have all learnt a lot. Thank you.

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