I’ve just spent a rather grand weekend with my nieces. It was a great time, despite the weather (and mud in my car!), and we managed to have a lot of fun meeting some famous (wax work) people, playing Cluedo and making their own Blissful Sprays, which they described as smelling lovely!

My oldest niece surprised me the most, and I was in admiration of her when we were in the queue for Madame Tussauds. The queue was long, and Tussauds know this because they put on a little entertainment in the form of a quiz. The quiz master was begging people to join in, and after three people went in for it, my niece suddenly went to the front and put herself in the competition.

This isn’t something I would do, and I panicked, and I didn’t even join her in her team, I just stood and watched, amazed at how she did it. The quiz was easy enough, but two women beat her, and she got a consolation prize. However, I couldn’t be prouder of her.

It made me think, how often do we take the opportunities that are present to us. I could have stood up there, but thought to myself “oh no, I can’t do that” and yet there was no real reason for me to not do it.

I’ve decided that I am going to take opportunities that come to me. I’ve been saying ‘no’ too much recently, and this has to change. I know that when I open myself up to these opportunities, more come my way. So for the next month, I’m going to start saying yes to life, and standing up in my life.

When I asked my niece what the best part of the weekend was, Madame Tussauds was top of the list… but that was because of One Direction were there – just wax work form!