Marianne Weekes blogs at Mari’s World She is a fairly newly mariied mother of four and (young!) nana to three, Marianne Weekes has spent half her life in the UK and the other half in Italy.Marianne is an editor at Britmums, a keen photographer, cook and gardener.
She is a wonderful writer and a really blooming lovely and thoughtful lady.
The most beautiful day I ever had …… It may sound a bit cliche but it would have to be our wedding day back in March 2013. I had foregone the much desired makeover our kitchen needed (and still needs) and instead invested the money in a day for our family and friends to come and celebrate us getting married. After suffering a failed marriage in the past and a very bitter divorce, marriage to Paul had never been of vital importance but I am so happy we did. We chose music we both like and thought about every part of the big day. I’m so glad he took part in the preparations too, it showed me that he really wanted it too.
The most beautiful thing I have ever owned … I love and cherish beautiful objects. I also become very attached to them which makes it awfully difficult to clear my house out when it becomes too cluttered with my ‘Oh I can’t bear to let this go.’ items However when I was 16, my grandparents gave me a pearl necklace. Not any pearl necklace but the one that had belonged to my grandfather’s mother and in turn to her mother too. A family heirloom. It was a short string of pearls and the clasp was made of diamonds with a sapphire in the centre. Stunning. Sadly I have to report I lost it. I was foolish enough to take it on a holiday with me, we were travelling Corsica by camper van so I popped it up high in one of the cupboards for safe keeping. When we handed the camper van back, I forgot about it and I never saw the beautiful necklace again. I hope someone somewhere is wearing it and the beauty lives on.
The most beautiful song I have ever heard ….. November Rain by Guns and Roses, so sad, so overwhelming so beautiful both musically and lyrically. On a completely different tangent, I also loved Lucy Kay singing Nessun dorma in the Britain’s Got Talent final. I have every finger crossed she brings out a Cd for Christmas as I love her voice.
The most beautiful thing I have ever seen … I know the minute I say this I will go away and come back later with something even more beautiful that I had forgotten about but as it was the first to pop into my mind and I nodded my head I’m going with sunset at Key West, the southern most tip of the Florida Keys. stunning, breathtaking, colourful and enjoyable watching along with hundreds of others, drink in hand the simple action of the sun going down.
The most beautiful person I know is….. I am lucky to say I know a lot of beautiful people and I don’t mean pretty – beautiful but beautiful – inside; people with beautiful souls that are a pleasure to spend time with and learn from. I class Dalai Lama as one of the most beautiful people in the world along with Nelson Mandela but sadly I know/knew neither of them. An old work colleague of mine, Alessandra is a beautiful person, she loves Buddha and Yoga and always inspires me to be a better me. Penny Alexander is always giving so much, she is a beautiful person who I do know along with Becky GH who always has the perfect words to say to whoever needs them. My husband is a beautiful person who understands me, stays by me and watches over me. I am very lucky to have him in my life.
The most beautiful thing about me ……I don’t know anymore. A few uncomfortable things happened in the last few years that made me sit up and take myself to pieces bit by bit and question every single part of my character. I had to stop as I was making myself so dreadfully insecure and as those people were no longer part of my life I had to move on. But the scar lives on and so I am constantly trying to be a better person. I try not to say anything wicked about anyone. I try to live for the moment and make the most of my life and I try to think before I speak. I’d like to leave this earth plane when it’s my time with no bad karma on my account.
Thankyou sweet Mari, I think you have a beautiful and compassionate soul.