As most of us know, Bridget Jones is very accident-prone, weight-conscious, and flirtatious, and as today (16th September, 2016) is the UK release of the third film in the series; Bridget Jones's Baby, here’s 10 things us women have learnt from this strong female character...
1. Big pants are the one!
Us women want to be comfy. It’s as simple as that. Most of us aren’t even worried about matching our bra and knickers, let alone wearing skimpy lingerie on a daily basis! Plus, big pants help suck us in where we need it, giving us a flatter looking tummy, and curves in all the right places.
2. Sometimes it’s OK to forget your manners
Obviously we know that you need good manners, as it’s just polite and courteous, but sometimes we need to let loose. We might want to have a cheeky smoke if we feel like it, and turn into a potty-mouth when there’s simply no other words to describe something other than ‘shit’.
3. Cooking is hard
We’ve got the extended family coming over for dinner, we’ve been preparing this for weeks, bought in all the special ingredients, and followed the recipe to a tee. But nope, it’s still gone wrong! The chicken is over-cooked and black round the edges, and the potatoes have gone to mush. Well done us.
4. We can enjoy a night in by ourselves
It’s not sad at all (well, maybe it is a little bit). But when we’ve got no other plans, and there’s a nice, cold bottle of white calling our name, why not spend the night in by yourself, having a sing song. And Bridget did this fantastically – what a woman!
5. Embrace your curves!
We may all wish to be a size 10 and fit back into our favourite black skinny jeans, but curves are so much better – we’ve just got to learn to love them. Now, we aren’t telling you to never start a healthy weight loss plan if you really do want to shift some lbs, just remember, curves are sexy, so why not embrace them?!
6. We’re all prone to embarrassment
Whether it’s speaking before thinking, tripping over in the street, being shown up by our children, or turning up to a formal party dressed as a skimpy bunny, we’ve all been there at some point (and probably will be again). Just keep your head high, and don’t let it phase you.
7. Don’t be afraid of a challenge
Most of us want to succeed in life, especially when it comes to our career. If you want to impress then sometimes you need to let loose a little bit, keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid of a challenge – unless it’s something dangerous or utterly ridiculous.
8. You’re never too old to keep a diary
Let’s admit it, most of us girls will have kept a secret diary, or a diary of some sort when we were younger, writing about our friends, teachers and new crush at school. Well, why not carry this on into our adult years? It’s a way to vent our feelings, without putting pressure on anyone else – perfect.
9. Duvet days are the best...
But we already knew that, right? Sometimes we might be feeling a little down, not feeling 100%, or just need to chill out and spend the day at home, wrapped in our duvet, with all our favourite snack foods. And if Bridget Jones can do it, then why can’t we?
10. Listen to your heart
Oh, we’ve all been there (although maybe in our dreams), caught up in the middle of two men who are head-over-heels in love with us, and we simply can’t decide whether we want to listen to our head, or listen to our heart. Well, most of the time, it’s probably best to listen to your heart, as I think it usually knows best, and hopefully we’ll all bag ourselves a Mark Darcy one day.