Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Battle Of The Sunnies

Today is a special day because

"The sun has got his hat on
Hip Hip Hip Hooray
The sun has got his hat on 
And he's coming out to play"
By Ambrose & His Orchestra)

It's actually sunny in London!!!!
I know isn't wonderful, and such a rare occurrence (as rare as the Queen's Jubilee me thinks!)

So in honour of this monumental event, drum roll please.....
Milly will be wearing her sunglasses.
Now all Milly needs to decide on, is which pair of sunglasses she wears.

Leopard print top,
Uber cool wedges,
Topped off with stud handbag,
(Milly is in her gorilla phase, and so has to wait for another 2 weeks before visiting Madame Wax!)

After a long hard think, Milly has decided to work the rock chick look, and has gone for the Diesels.

Some people would say that Milly is being so SUPERFICIAL today!
But we all that it's official, Milly is super (the author's attempt at a play on words))

And we all know that sunnies are an important weapon against those dastardly UV rays.

So don't forget your sunnies, as well as your sun screen!

Out of interest Milly, a pair of Tom Fords and Diesel sunnies don't really sound very cheap.
What about the budget?
Milly's answer to everything....

So if you are looking for a pair of designer sunnies, a couple of rules for you:

#Lesson 1: Remember you don't need to pay designer prices to look good
    • Why not try Top Shop 
    • Real cool sunnies which are a fraction of the cost of Milly's Tom Ford's or Diesels  stylebox_topshop_sunglasses
    • Just make sure they have the correct level of UV protection
    • If buying aviators watch out for metal frames
#Lesson 2: If you really want a designer pair
    • Duty free
    • Buying in winter time (out of season)
    • Shops have special offers on e.g. special sale days
    • Look on line for e.g Milly found this website designer-sunglasses

Bye Bye for now!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Warning - Hazard Ahead

Milly has an embarrassing story to confess to you all, and wants you to learn from her mistakes.
So this is a warning to all of you girls and and learn.

Although Milly

  • Drinks lots of H20
  • Exercises
  • Has lots of protein 
  • Eats Complex carbs
  • Takes her multivitamins (and fish oil supplements)

Milly does love her
Can't resist a bar or two of Cadbury's fruit and nut

And there's nothing wrong with that - I mean we all do it, don't we girls and boys?!
It's especially the case when

Feeling vulnerable at work, and things aren't going your way

Following a row with Prince Charming

Have been feeling Blue

I mean it's so great at the time, the ultimate dream....Death By Chocolate!
Well, Milly forgot the golden rule.
Golden rule states:

PLUS Don't forget the fruit & veg....

BUT Milly being Milly forgot the golden rules.
She shuffled so much naughty stuff down into her belly, and didn't bother with her fruit and veg.

Can you guess what happened?
Milly has now been left with a a 6 week old food baby.
In fact, if you were to view her side profile you would congratulate her on the imminent birth of her twins!

And to top it all off, her very bad diet has given her a very bad case of constipation.
That's right she can't poop for want of trying!

Now one visit to the doctor later, Milly has to drink this very icky drink twice a day for the next 2 weeks!

So this warning to you all

Don't forget your 5 a day 
But do forget those treats!

The alternative is messy 
No pooping for many weeks!

Icky icky medicine,

Yikes can you really bare?!
Hairy Beary, Mary Scary let's just not go there

Until next time

Monday, 21 May 2012

For Your Eyes Only - The Worst Book In The World

Milly has had time to reflect over her masterpiece aka The Adventures of Milly & Her Magical Shoes.

The story was so poop that all Milly was doing was jumping around from cloud to cloud, aimlessly with no rhyme or reason.
Did I mention in her first draft she decided to mention she was wearing gloves so that she didn't burn her hands when touching the stars?!
And she wants to be a children's author?!!!!!!

But as Milly wants to share her experiences with you......
For your eyes only, may I present The Book - The Adventures of Milly & Her Magical Shoes (covered by copyright 2012. M. Dey All rights reserved.....makes it sound more professional doesn't it?)

Meet Milly

This is Milly.
Milly has long blue hair, rosy red lips, and sparkly white eyes.
When Milly is happy her eyes glow.
And when Milly is really happy she glows all over.
Can you tell if Milly is happy or very happy?

Milly's Home - The Pink Cloud

Would you like to know where Milly lives?
Can you guess?
Well, Milly doesn't live in a house like you or me.
Milly loves way up in the sky on a magical pink cloud.
Milly lives with her mummy, daddy, baby brother Milo, and her pet dog Widget. Milly would like to know who you live?

Milly's Favourite Things

Would you like to know what Milly's favourite things are in the entire world?
Milly will give you three guesses.
Give up?
Well okay then, Milly's favourite things in the whole world are her magical shoes.

Milly's Bouncing Shoes

Would you like to know why Milly's shoes are magical?
Well, Milly's magical shoes let her bounce from cloud to cloud.
With her magical shoes, Milly can bounce anywhere in the world.
What do you think of that?

Milly's Stars

Milly can bounce to the highest cloud, from where she can touch the stars at night.
Did you know that stars are covered in fairy dust, and lots and lots of magical sparkle?
That's why you can see them from a zillion miles away.
Milly wants to know what you think about that?

Milly And The Mouse

Milly can bounce to the moon, and visit the mouse who lives there.
The mouse on the moon always looks forward to Milly's visits.
He chats and chats for hours with Milly, whilst eating lots of cheese.
Milly wants to know if you can guess what the mouse's favourite food is?

Milly's Astronauts

Milly can bounce into space, and wave hello to the astronauts.
Look, can you see the martians on the spaceship?
Do you think the astronauts can see them?

Milly & Paw Paw The Panda

Milly can bounce across the clouds to China to visit Paw Paw the panda.
Paw Paw loves it when Milly comes to visit.
Why do you think that is?
Well, Milly always brings Paw Paw lots of chocolate leaves. Chocolate leaves are so yummy but Paw Paw needs to make sure that she brushes her teeth afterwards.

Milly Flies With The Birds

Milly can follow the birds as they fly from the winter cold in search of the sun.
Do you think the birds can see Milly following them?

Milly Visits The Penguins

Milly can bounce to the South Pole to visit the penguins.
How Milly loves to sing and dance when she visits the penguins.
Milly would like to know if you like to sing and dance.
What's your favourite song?

Milly Visits Father Christmas

Milly can even bounce to the North Pole where she visits Father Christmas.
Oh how Milly loves to visit him.
Every time she visits Father Christmas, he bakes her a humongous chocolate cake!
Yummy yum.
Milly would like to know what you can bake?

Milly's Tricks
With her magical shoes Milly also do lots of tricks such as....
roll forwards and backwards in mid air!
Oh how Milly loves to do tricks for her friends.
Milly would like to know what tricks you can do?

Milly Races The Wind
With her magical shoes Milly  can even run faster than the wind.
Milly is so sweet, she usually gives the wind  a head start when they race. 
But guess what? The wind still loses!
He He...Isn't that funny?
Milly would like to know how fast you can run?

Milly Returns Home
Best of all, after a long hard day of bouncing around, Milly's magical shoes take her home.
Snug as a bug, Milly tells her mummy, daddy, little brother Milo, and Widget the dog all about her adventures.
Milly would like to know, who do you talk to about your adventures?

Milly Dreams

And then finally, Milly takes her magical shoes and goes to bed for a well deserved rest.
Milly dreams of all the places she has yet to visit with her magical shoes.
Sweet dreams Milly.
Until next time!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Top Tips for Beating The Blues

In our last post, Milly was struggling to shake the blues.

But is managing to get her mojo back, so why not try out Milly's top tip for beating those blues:

#1: Cuddles & Kisses
Milly has grabbed lots of cuddles from both Prince Charming and Shrekkie.
So if you're feeling blue, why not cuddle your very own special someone.
Go on have a cuddle!

Milly & Shrekkie

#2: Friends
Milly's friends have been fantastic with their words of encouragement.
Lots of chats and messages later, Milly knows that she is very lucky to have such good friends.

#3: That Kodak moment
Holiday & Happy Cloud photos are a great way for getting one's mojo back.
Milly looked back on her photos from Kilimanjaro, and her trip to Vegas with Flick and SMILED.

#4: Pamper time
Milly's had a facial.
I know what about the budget?

But as Milly has come to realise, there are some things which are too important.
So, go on pamper yourself!

#5: (Virtual) Window Shopping
Milly has been looking online at all the clothes she will buy when she makes oodles of money or if that fails her back up plan is to make lovely clothes for herself.

#6: Children's TV
Milly has been watching the children's BBC channel - CBeeBies.
She loves Arthur the cartoon, and has become a fan of the Cloud Babies - It's also great research for her storybooks!
Cloud Babies & The Mystery_Noise

#7: X Factor Moment
Milly has been singing her heart out.
She's been singing her favourite songs:

Happiness by Alex Jordan - Her holiday song with her friends

LaLaLa Banana....
Tra La La - Banana Splits
I am the one and only by Chesney Hawks - It's all about the cheese baby!

#8: Exercise
Milly has missed running, and has found a little class of bikram yoga has done the trick.
She is also planning to go for a run tomorrow (she just won't tell Mr Physio!)

#9: Sudoku
Milly is a bit of a nerd.
She loves Sudoku.

Need I saw more? Starting with girls night this Saturday.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Milly Sings the Blues................

Milly's struggling at the moment.

The big blue cloud has been stalking Milly over the past couple of weeks, and she's been finding it difficult to shake the blues away.

  • She's been in her pjs all weekend
  • Watched very bad tv
  • Done her best impression of Bridget Jones and the "All by myself" scene!

Everything was going so well...
  • Budget was on track
  • Although still not running, she had caught up on her hot yoga challenge (and had completed 21 lots of yoga in 21 days)
  • Priorities had been worked - Focus on writing and drawing book by end of May
  • Milly had even managed to do her chores!

But Milly had noticed, that increasingly she was finding it more of a challenge to motivate herself.
A cloud had been building up, and blocking her happy mood of late.

This week was the final straw for Milly.

Milly had managed to draft a book called: Milly and Her Magical Shoes.
Although she was thankful to receive constructive feedback from her family...
After pouring her heart and soul into her first book, she is wiped out.
Her book wasn't very good.
And now, it's dawned on Milly that maybe she won't able to write a good children's book, 
And if not then......
Perhaps she will

So Milly is feeling really down in the dumps.
She's bought herself lots of sweets, crisps, and pop, and plenty of bad magazines
whilst she festers in her blue mood.

All she now needs to do is to start singing the blues!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Potties to Bed....

We've heard no squeak, murmur or buzz from Milly lately
She's been missing in action for some time now...
So what's been going on?

Well in Milly's last post (Milly goes Potty), Milly had fallen in

So what's the latest on this grand scheme?
And more importantly how does this impact Milly's dream of setting up a kids brand, and her quests?

Remember this?
Milly's vision board?

Well.....It went out the window!
Milly lost her focus
Milly was blinded by an obsession to buy the apartment!

How Has This Impacted Milly's Quests?

#1) Getting Fit

Milly didn't go for 4 whole days!
So much for the 30 day challenge

#2) NO further work on her pre 2012 alternative shabby chic collection
Milly even rescheduled her sewing course from last weekend to September
So, poor Magic Bertha, hasn't had a look in for nearly a week!

And poor Shrekkie is still stuck in the choir boy dress!
This is not great if you are trying to be the next Fashionista!
I mean wearing the same outfit for
more than a day is a
fashion NO NO, let alone for nearly a week!
Poor Shrekkie, has had to lie low, and hopes no one would have noticed his fashion faux pas

#3) NO further work on her children's book

#4) Balancing of work
Milly has found that she has struggled to stay focused at 

So as you can imagine, this left Milly very confused, and frustrated 

So what did Milly do ? 
(Forgive the war and peace epic below but it needs to be said!)

Milly's thought process:

#1 The Importance of Being Earnest Budget
Milly knew that if she wanted to buy the new apartment she would have to budget even harder (as she would be borrowing ALOT MORE £££££)

#2 Does this make financial sense?
For the first time in Milly's life, she sat down and analysed this from a purely financial perspective

I know, I am about to cry she is learning!!

I won't bore you with the details but she looked at two basic options:

  • Keep the existing flat and don't buy new flat - Money made / saved
  • Sell flat, and buy new flat - Cost to buy vs long-term gain.
After doing the uber cool financial analysis, Milly realised that

With this knowledge in hand, her obsession evaporated!

Milly realises she needs to stay focused on her dream, and vision board and cannot afford anymore distractions!

So to avoid any such future mishaps, she has decided to prioritize her activities, and give herself deadlines for completion

#1 Priority: 
  • Finish writing and drawing Book: Deadline end of May
  • Feedback: Identify sources - Deadline end June
  • Publication of book: Research, costings etc - Deadline end of June

#2 Priority - Activities to be broken down further

  • Alternative products: Research, identify suppliers, costings, market research - After June
  • Marketing: Blog, twitter  on-going - PR company? 

#3 Priority: 

  • Learning to sew, and getting fit: On-going but this needs to take a back seat to 1&2
  • Immediate activity: Complete hot yoga 30 days of yoga in 30 days (2 classes done yesterday, need to do 2 classes each day, for the next 3 days to catch up) - Deadline for completion 15th May

So dear peeps, Milly is back on track.
Sorry she has been off to charts lately but she promises you she will try her hardest to stay focused!

Wishing you oodles of magic sparkles