I was back in the UK in December to film my brand new vlog series
with Just Saying Mum (and yes you must ‘tune in’ when we start airing Season 1…I get such a kick out of saying that). Anyway, what do you do when you live on a dusty little rock in the Mediterranean where the shopping facilities have a long way to go in terms of range and price (despite having improved in recent years) and you’re in London in December? Yep, it’s a no brainer: London + December = shopping. So I got the Hubster’s and kids’ gift shopping all wrapped up (no pun intended). Of course, I committed a typical ‘mum’ oversight and totally forgot to buy myself anything…except for this amusing Women’s Wit mini desk calendar which I picked up:
I have always, for as long as I can remember, admired and adored funny, feisty fearless women.
such as the Victoria Woods, Julia Walters, Joan Rivers, Lucille Balls, Imelda Stauntons, Melissa Macarthys, Ellen Degeneres’s and Tina Feys of the world, to name a miniscule few and not forgetting female film directors, authors and political activists etc. So, in my first Words of Wisdom post of 2017 for the #CandidCuddles linky, I thought I’d simply share four of my favourite quotes so far from the pages of my new women’s wit calendar.
It seems apt to showcase some wise and wonderful quotes when so many of these women’s wit lines are great mottos that might inspire those of you who want to make some 2017 resolutions but are struggling for inspiration.
Talking of resolutions, let’s start with this one which does ‘what it says on the tin’ as the old advert goes. Not a bad philosophy to start things off this year right?:
Can I be an obnoxious mother for a second and say how impressed I am that my 12yo girl and 10yo boy singled this one out and have mentioned it about three times since last week as being inspiring!
Next is this line by famous classics author George Eliot (whom I studied at school for years before discovering was female!) which I simply loved the second my eyes fell upon it. It is never too late people!
I can’t say I’m the biggest Chelsea Handler fan BUT methinks the woman doth speak sense here. I particularly love the last bit as I wholeheartedly agree with it (and frankly would never have launched this blog if not, as I pretty much relied on making fun of myself for most of my material the first 18 months or so).
Last but not least, one of my all time favourite lines. Ever. A variation of these words was featured in the fantastic film The Holiday directed by Nancy Meyers who was in fact a contemporary of Nora Ephron, who is quoted here. (FYI, if you don’t know it, The Holiday is the one where Jude Law couldn’t have been more handsome, Cameron Diaz was annoyingly beautiful and Kate Winslet and Jack Black’s characters make you just fall in love with them.) There is a wonderful restaurant scene where Winslet’s dining partner is trying to give her advice and this line comes up. I shan’t say much more in case you’ve not seen it.
By the way, if you’d like the Women’s wit calendar to help keep you inspired and smiling this year, you can get hold of it on Amazon. If you do decide to buy it and click on this particular link featured here* rather than going to separately to their site, I make a few cents off it..not enough to actually buy myself a coffee but possibly enough for the paper cup 🙂
So no vlog from me for this first Words of Wisdom edition of 2017.
As I rather foolishly didn’t take a proper break over Christmas (because I ended up writing a 2016 review and George Michael tribute and then worked on Bloggers’ Cafe, the aforementioned new vlog series), I’m keeping it simple and easing back into things this week! But I’ll be back with a wee vlogette for you next week, I promise. (Do you like the way I assume you’re actually waiting for a vlog from me? Just humour and old woman and pretend you are.)
Seriously, I hope you enjoyed a few of these witty words as much as I did reading them. In my opinion:
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