I have been really looking forward to reading ‘Quite’ by Claudia Winkleman. She is a figure who makes me smile each week we are treated to Strictly, but also I am a fan of her BBC Radio 2 Saturday show.
I found ‘Quite’, well quite a life-affirming read. Through a collection of mini-essays, Claudia (after all you feel as though you are on first-name terms) covers all sorts of areas of life and how she sees you can make the most out of life. And, often, I found myself agreeing with many of the ideas and having appreciation for many of the same things.
However, the most important idea I took from this book, is ‘be yourself’; after all, as the saying goes, ‘everyone else is taken’. In short it is important not to waste time and opportunities, because you may miss out on some of the simple joys around you.
I found this book a joyful read and am willing to take a chance to worry less – especially about my eyeliner – and, quite simply enjoy life the way I want to.