One of my idols or should I say aspirations when I was a child was to be a witch, mostly in part due to Mildred Hubble. Mildred was a young witch from the Jill Murphy books 'The Worst Witch', which was first published in 1974. The books centred on Mildred who is a young witch at Cackle's Witch Academy, far from being a perfect student she often gets into trouble for using the wrong spells. Murphy wrote the books based on her own experiences at a Convent in England.
|Oh how I wanted long plaits like hers!|
|Mildred in her dorm room sans windows with tabby her cat.|
Mildred is terrible at maths and science (as am I), but tries her hardest to make her spells work. I have still not shook my witchy inclinations, and love wearing pointy boots with capes and messy hair! Here are some Mildred Hubble style items:
|Black Tall Witchy oxford Granny style boots 7.5B|
|Forset Symphony Tattoo Nylons|