Today is my Nan's birthday, she would have been 78 years old.
I was 11 years old when she passed away, so she never had the opportunity to experience and love me for the woman I am today.
My Mum isn't a 'girly girl' and has never been interested makeup or pretty things... but my Nan was and I know that we would have had a lot in common and plenty share and talk about now.
I remember when I was little, I used to sit next to her and be in complete awe of her gorgeous jewellery and makeup and wished that I would one day grow up to be just as glamorous as her.
My Nan was also one of the reasons I legally changed my surname from 'Hudswell' to 'Smith'. It was in honour of both her and my Mum.
Happy Birthday, Nan. I can only hope you are looking down at me with that beautiful, pink lipstick smile on your face.