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  1. Blue Monday The most depressing day of the year for some Lylia Rose UK Life

    Blue Monday: The most depressing day of the year (for some)

    Today is ‘Blue Monday’.  This is supposedly the most depressing day of the year and I’ve seen no end of mentions all over the internet.  Yawn.

    I personally think they should change the date.  The most depressing day for me had to be the day we all returned to work and school after our Christmas break.  Back to alarm clocks dinging in my ears all day long to remind me when to pick the children up, after school activities, go to work and get up.  The realisation Christmas is over and it’s now the long wait for the summer.  I think Christmas keeps us going for the first part of winter and takes our focus off the cold dreary weather and dark evenings.

    Though with that said, I must admit I quite liked to get back into a routine!  I’m much more productive in the mornings and felt totally out of sync waking up even one hour later each day!

    Well I actually don’t feel that blue today.  It’s just another day.  It’s a Monday which is always kind of depressing, if you let it be.  According to Wikipedia there’s even a calculation to prove the third Monday of January is the most depressing day.  OK.  Whatever.

    According to the Telegraph today it could be the bluest ever.  Again – where do they get this nonsense?  They even have a countdown until it’s over (as if tomorrow is magically going to be any different) and say it’s the most ‘depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US’.  I’m pretty sure everyone is feeling anxious about all that anyway, not just today.

    What do you think?  Do you believe all the media hype?  Are you feeling extra blue just today?



  2. Murals Wallpaper A fun and easy way to makeover a childs bedroom lylia ros

    One of the most fun things I’ve had the pleasure of doing in our new home is decorating each of my children’s bedrooms and recently creating a playroom for my children.  It’s a really magical experience being able to create rooms for the children to enjoy, thrive in and be inspired.  The child is me is totally jealous of their rooms.  As a child I would have longed for such a beautiful space to myself (I shared a bedroom with my sister and money was always very tight).

    Murals Wallpaper A fun and easy way to makeover a childs bedroom lylia ros

    Something I hadn’t thought of and will definitely consider when we freshen up their rooms is a children’s wall mural.  I’d always been put off wallpaper.  When I hear the word wallpaper I instantly think of it as quite dated.   An image of floral granny curtain type prints and borders flashes into my head.  Oh, borders!  Did you have these?  Sorry if you do now!  We had a border halfway up the wall when I was a child with different wallpapers above and below.  This style must have been very on trend at the time as I remeber several friends houses having exactly the same!

    Murals Wallpaper A fun and easy way to makeover a childs bedroom lylia ros

    Luckily wallpaper has had quite a transformation nowadays, with up to date designs to create a stunning statement wall.  More recently, wall murals have become all the rage.  A friend of mine has a glorious ladscape of trees in her dining room and it really is quite magnificent; a true conversation starter.  Art is no longer confined to a canvas or hung in a picture frame, but an entire wall can now be made into a work of art to create a bold and beautiful space.  It’s now possible to create an up to date modern look in an instant with a wall mural to totally transform the atmosphere in a room.  Wall murals can be found for all parts of the home, but the most fun and magical have to be kids’ wall murals.

    Murals Wallpaper A fun and easy way to makeover a childs bedroom lylia ros

    Murals Wallpaper has a vast selection of wall murals and wallpaper for a child’s bedroom.  With 136 to choose from as I type this, there really is something for every child and every age.  I’m pleasantly surprised that there are loads more designs I favour for boys – usually there’s so much more choice for girls, but I think the boys designs are the best on this website.  Though Bella would be overjoyed with the pink enchanted castle on her wall – isn’t it wonderful?

    Murals Wallpaper A fun and easy way to makeover a childs bedroom lylia ros

    Do visit Murals Wallpaper for truly inspirational children's wall murals (and check out the adult ones too) at