Mamma Mia is THE movie of the summer. I’ve been to see it many, many times and so many people I know have too, and it’s filled so many people’s summers with love, happiness and some much needed cheese! I am an out and out ABBA fan, they are already at the top of my Wedding playlist (I wonder if my man will let me walk down the aisle to Dancing Queen!?); I have both soundtracks downloaded and blasted at full volume at any time of day; and I am now on the hunt for a Greek adventure of my own. So, with this thread of happiness, joy spreading and positivity, I thought I’d take some time to jump on that band wagon and share some happiness!
1. There is happiness in a good old sing song! I am forever being told off for singing, apparently I do it 747264647 times a day. At work, I am constantly made fun of for bursting into song, I can’t help it. And, when I feeling a bit down or just not myself, I put on that Mamma Mia soundtrack and give it my all – and I instantly feel better!
2. ABBA’s music, while cheesy, is pure genius! Written cleverly, arranged in some seriously difficult ways and some amazing acrobatic singing. They are, also, timeless. I am 26 and I love so many ABBA songs that my mum was singing in her bedroom thirty years ago!
3. Mums and sisters are bloody priceless. The stories in both Mamma Mia and Mamma Mia 2 follow a close mother/daughter relationship and they both serve really well to kick you in the emotional gut and make you crave a cuddle from your one and only mummy! I am so fortunate to be super close to my mum (we weren’t always like this but now that we are I am beyond content!) and the film made me hug her just a little bit tighter afterwards.
4. Cher is looking and sounding great for a seventy year old! While she is only on screen for seven and a half minutes she is a power house – as much now as she was once, straddling a huge bottle in those fishnets!
5. It’s ok to embrace being scared but it’ll make you fearless like Donna. I am seriously scared out of my own skin sometimes, I am a worry wart and I panic about stupid stuff and I am silly for doing so. After watching the character of Donna embrace the madness of her world and be brave enough to strike out, I felt like I should try to too!
I loved ABBA, Mamma Mia will be played out loud on my phone until my boyfriend is sick of it! Do yourself a favour, get down to that cinema, get your mum in tow and any ladies who love a good laugh! And go and see Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!