At 7:28am on July 1st, 1916 the Battle of the Somme started with explosion of 17 massive 'mines' underneath enemy territory. Lochnagar was the largest of these. It remains "The largest crater ever made by man in anger".
I am SO excited to announce that I've got a brand new blog name! After four years, I'd outgrown MMM and hated how restrictive the name was My blog is officially now *GemmaEtc.com* and all of my social media handles have changed too. I'll still be blogging about beauty 99% of the time, but now I have a little more freedom genre wise I feel like I've fallen in love with blogging all over again ✨
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.