Day 22

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I’ve been doing this for three weeks.

It was the first proper day of autumn and while the rain was a bit bone chilling, it was a novelty to get the opaques on and wear different clothes.

The ‘vintage’ (second hand) ankle-length cowboy boots I found in a random junk shop six months ago turn out to be the perfect London walking rain shoe.

They have just enough of a heel not to feel Hobbity, can be worn with a skirt, trousers or jeans, are incredibly comfortable to walk in, didn’t let the rain in and don’t turn into ice skates on wet pavements.

So I found the Holy Grail for £15.

I read a fabulous article in November Vogue about the late Loulou de Falaise (above, wearing coral…) and her family.

Enthralling glamour across several generations.

So her 18 year-old model great niece Ella Richards is descended from the Bloomsbury Group and the Rolling Stones (her grandfather is Keith Richards…)

Hard to imagine anything cooler.

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4 thoughts on “Day 22

  1. Hi Maggie. I just thought I’d let you know that I am loving my daily dose of your blogging. I was so inspired by your Seven Days of Positive that I’ve started my own “Positive & Grateful” blog. I was also very excited to hear you mention your new book. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you! x

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    • Oh that’s great AE… it’s really made a difference to how I feel about life. Even when things went pear shaped and I had to go to the hospital, I found the humour in it. Let me know how you get on. I’m interested to hear how it affects your life. xxx

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      • Hi Maggie. Blogging my “grateful & positive” moments each day has certainly affected my life. I find myself thinking about things differently throughout the day (preparing for what I will write that night) and the blogging each evening has become a ritual. It is a lovely way to finish the day and think about all that is good. Like you, when tragedy recently struck, with the death of a friend this week, I was motivated to pull out a photo from my wedding which included that friend so I could include it in my post, recalling the good memories. It didn’t diminish the sadness, but it certainly reminded me of better times and inspired me to make contact with other friends from that same circle who I’d not been in touch with recently. I share my blog only with my husband and it is a lovely and different way for us to connect. It also gets me writing daily, which I love! Thank you again for the inspiration. xx

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      • That’s fantastic Amanda – that is exactly how it is for me. I go actively looking for the positive each day because I don’t want to let down the lovely people like you, who’ve taken the time to comment on here. it’s a ritual for me now too. Your story about your friend is very touching – and shows exactly how this works. It’s not trying to deny or somehow over ride sorrow, depression, whatever’s happening but to try and find something good to sweeten the pill, or to use to go forward. I feel like we’re part of a movement!

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