31 January 2017

Take Me Back to Copenhagen

Maggie May at Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Having soaked up several of Copenhagen's most dazzling sights on our first morning in the city, we were still keen to tick another few things off the list. 

Sunday afternoon found us journeying to Christiansborg Slot.


20 January 2017

A Letter To My Younger Self

Hello you!

I hope you can find the time to read this short letter in between chatting to your friends on MSN Messenger, and swooning over the latest pictures of Orlando Bloom {Spoiler - you won't be that attracted to him in a few years' time. No reason in particular; your love will just slowly fade. It's probably for the best.}

I want to cheer you up. I want to give you hope that things will get better. For example, I promise that you won't always feel as ugly and ungraceful as you do now. Your hair will grow longer, those braces will come off, leaving you with beautifully straight teeth, and you'll get some glasses that you actually like and wear out of choice. Your self-confidence will grow. You'll be happier in your own skin - and forgive me for being blunt, but for goodness' sake stop worrying about the size of your chest. I can assure you that in a decade's time, you will be 100% happy with it and not want to change it at all. Trust me.


16 January 2017

January Resolutions

January New Year's Resolutions

Can you believe we're half way through this month already? It hardly seems five minutes ago that we were squeezing in yet another mince pie and dancing around the Christmas tree to Fairytale of New York...

But whilst a lot of us can be heard moaning about the cold weather, the post-December 'depression' and the back-to-work blues, I personally relish this time of year. January is a month filled with opportunity for the year ahead; a blank canvas with which to have a go at those pesky resolutions.

I remember a few years ago my father-in-law sighing with frustration when I asked the godforsaken question on New Year's Day: 'So what are everyone's resolutions?' And I can understand his annoyance - why do we insist on starting each year with a set of often-unattainable aims, therefore setting ourselves up for disappointment when we don't 100% achieve them? Lose weight, become more organised, stop drinking - these all sound like great suggestions to start with, but then what happens when we reach for that muffin, lose that important piece of paper, or say yes to a glass of Merlot a couple of weeks into January - feelings of guilt and failure, tainting our opinion of the new year straight from the outset.

Conclusion: it's all about balance - seizing that chance to make a positive change, but being realistic with it too. That's why this year, I've made a list of resolutions which are sweet and simple {and if I'm honest, a bit silly too}. If I succeed in sticking to some of them, great! But if I 'fall off the wagon', so what - no harm done.

1 January 2017

Our 2016

Maggie May Our 2016 Review

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe that another year has passed... I don't mean to sound too maudlin or morose - I'm simply shocked that it's 2017 already!

2016 has been quite a year, with amazing ups - and its fair share of downs too. But as we step into January, I still have my wonderful family and friends, my home, and Mr Maggie May - so it can't have been too bad a year.

Flicking through the photos, messages and cards from the last twelve months is a lovely way of reminding oneself of all that has gone on, and is something I'd definitely recommend doing with your loved ones to fight those January blues. But in the meantime, whilst you wait patiently for the rest of your clan to join you on the sofa, why not be nosy and have a browse at our 2016...
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