jolly life up and gallop

Jolly Life Up… and Gallop!

(This post contains affiliate links.) Miranda has to be one of my top two favourite comedy shows, (the other being Blackbooks). Of course, Miranda Hart is a brilliant actress and I really enjoyed Call the Midwife (which she starred in) but her own show, Miranda, is simply priceless. Would you agree? My friend, John, certainly did. I introduced him to the show a while back and he enjoyed it so much that he would stay at mine into the early hours of the morning watching back-to-back episodes. For my birthday, he bought me a copy of Miranda Hart’s My, What I Call, Live Show and he himself was looking forward to watching it with me. It didn’t disappoint.

When Miranda tells us to ‘jolly life up’ this isn’t just an hilarious comedy sketch – it’s very good advice! ‘Joyful living’ and ‘living joyfully’ are buzz words, are they not? But who can make it easier and more natural than Miranda? She tells us to simply,

Be more 3 to 6 year old. Be more musical theatre. Do something every day just to make you happy.

What a shame that as we grow up and become adults the vast majority of us lose our childhood joy. Oh to experience every day as if a child again! This reminds me of a work colleague, also called Fiona, who became a good friend. Fiona was the receptionist at a military medical centre where I worked as a locum physiotherapist for a short while. The job was awful but once we had become friends and shared our crazy natures, each day was a lot of fun. We would skip around the plinths, ride the wheelie chairs up and down the corridor… the list goes on! We would laugh and laugh – such child-like joy!

More wisdom comes from Miranda when she tells us to,

Be the best version of you for the others around you.

Miranda tells us that this makes the people around us happier at that moment in time. That’s very true, isn’t it? Happiness and laughter are infectious. The following is excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness” by Esther and Jerry Hicks:

It is not your role to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you… You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.

So, for ourselves and for those around us, let’s all ‘jolly life up… and gallop!’

P.S. After watching My, What I Call, Live Show my friend John and I later galloped up the entire length of Harbour Street in Broadstairs. The funny thing is that no one even batted an eyelid. It seems it takes more than galloping up a busy street to get yourself noticed!



  • I absolutely loved that no one noticed you galloping! I’ll bet they would notice me doing it!

  • Carol

    Oh my goodness, I’ll have to check out Miranda. You’ve made it sound so appealing! Sounds like it will really jolly up my life. πŸ™‚

  • Cori

    Never watched “Call the Midwife,” but I heard it was a really good show.

  • Candy Kage

    Life kinda drains the joy out of us. Doesn’t have be that way

  • This sounds like an interesting show! I could use a little more joy in my life-always πŸ™‚

  • I may not watch the show but I like your message. Life is too good to dwell on negativities. There is so much joy, if we want to. Be 3 to 6? When I am with my best friend, and we are both nearing 50 years old, we still talk about our school days. πŸ™‚ So that resonated with me.

  • Marge Gavan

    Jolly life up! That sounds really nice, I might just start using it haha.. I’m not familiar with this show but I am going to look it up. I am sucker for anything that could give some good laughs. I agree, one of the bad things about growing up is that we forget how to not take ourselves seriously like we do when we were kids. But at least there are TV shows like Miranda to remind us that.

  • Miera Nadhirah Rashidi

    Love the quotes… it is very inspiring.. I do not have that show on my TV yet I think so I am a little bit in the dark about this… it does sound interesting….

  • orana velarde

    Hi Fiona. First of all I love your blog theme it’s so colorful and it fully represents what your words stand for. I am one of those people that has a really hard time being happy and joyful. I am glad to have found you. will follow you wherever possible. Have a great weekend!

  • I’m not familiar with the show, but the tips they gave to stay positive and be a positive influence is a timely reminder- (1) to unleash the creative kid in us, (2) to be a positive influence and (3) not to neglect our own needs to be able to do the first two.

    I might go check some clips about the show and take it from there.


  • Mommy QueenElizabeth

    I never heard of this show. Im not a tv junky. Irarely watch sitcoms or tv programs but i occasionally watch series. Hahaha! This sounds fun and intresting though.

  • Haha! We were surprised too!

  • Very true πŸ™‚

  • How lovely. Friends like that are truly precious. We need positive people around us to raise our vibration, don’t we?

  • Oh yes, do look it up. There are plenty of clips of Miranda on YouTube and if you love comedies I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I like your point about not taking ourselves too seriously. I would like to lighten up more myself.

  • Hi Orana! Thank you so much for your lovely words. They mean a lot to me. Yes, it’s not always easy to be happy, depending on the circumstances in your life at the time, but I hope you will find true joy. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you here again soon. Sending you love and light πŸ™‚

  • Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    I’m not familiar with Miranda Hart, but after reading this blog post, I suppose she’s really that priceless and interesting. This is truly inspiring and a great reminder for us to never forget a child in us. We should always take charge of our happiness like how we take charge of our life in general. We are responsible for who we are and what we get in the future.


  • Maaya Legaspi

    I’m not familiar with the show but all the quotes are amazing. Be the best version of you. Very applicable to everyone. Being a better person than you are yesterday just shows how you grow as a person everyday. Be it by learning new things. πŸ™‚

  • Yogo Cream

    It’s my first time hearing about Miranda Hart and her show named after her. I do love the quote of her that you share though. I agree that we should be the best version of ourselves for the people are around us. Anyway, I’m a really jolly person by nature so thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

    -Me-An Clemente of

  • So far so Sabine

    I don’t know the show and I won’t see it probably. I’m a bit too far here in Sweden. However I like the positive attitude. Staying young and having some time to play as an adult is important. Life is too serious already. We need more moments to just enjoy, play and be childish or creative. πŸ™‚