It’s the end of the school year! I don’t know about you but this has felt like such a long term, we are all completely frazzled and in dire need for some time off. Even though we’re not going on holiday just yet I will definitely be putting my ‘out of office’ on for a few days, just to recharge. Is recharging even possible when the kids are off? Who knows, either way, here’s to a couple of pajama days!
Here we go then, are you ready for some positivity? Grab a cuppa and enjoy my Little Loves, don’t forget you can read lots of other bloggers’ Little Loves by clicking on the linky at the end.
There’s been quite a few blog posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week, here are just a few –
Suzanne runs a monthly feature called ‘At Home With..’ and this month she’s sharing Claire’s home (Clarina’s Contemplations). I loved learning more about Claire and taking a look around her home, I’m nosey like that!
How pretty does this look? I’m really tempted to try and make one myself
I love browsing through Rachel’s blog, her photographs are beautifully styled and I’d love to chat over coffee and get loads of interiors style tips from her. This post is no exception!
GAME OF THRONES!
As you know I’ve been a huge GoT fan ever since it first aired and so there was much excitement when Monday finally came around and I could get back into the fantasy of it all. I will say that I emphatically did not love Ed Sheeran’s cameo though, what on earth was that about? It felt so incongruous and I couldn’t stop looking at his annoying face. It ruined that scene for me completely. Moving on from Ed though, it was a good first episode back to ease us in and now I can’t wait for next week.
I’ve been stuck for something to watch on Netflix on my own to fill my Jane the Virgin void and decided to try Suits again. I used to watch it with the mister years ago but got a bit bored. Trying it again on the ipad though and I’m really enjoying it.
And of course, Love Island. I can’t be the only one who thinks that Chris should win all of the money..? I mean just look at this round up of tweets and memes from Wednesday night’s episode with the babies. Too funny.
I spotted on Helen’s Little Loves the other week that they made a strawberry flan, and remembered how much I loved them when my mum would make them when I was little. We had new friends over for dinner and strawberry flan was the perfect (easy!) dessert that I was looking for. It went down so well, and I’ll definitely be doing it again. In the busy-ness of getting ready for the evening I didn’t get any photos. Boo.
Biggest girl made us proud with her performance at yet another swimming gala last week and even came home with a medal.
My first monthly newsletters for this blog and for The Start Up Life went out this week as well as a blog post full of advice and tips on balancing the school holidays and work if you are a creative business owner / freelancer / blogger who also happens to be a parent. Have a read here, lots of people have shared their own experiences and I’ve found it super helpful.
Last Friday I managed to squeeze in a hair appointment to get those pesky greys banished and refresh the red. I love my hairdresser (who also happens to be a lovely school mum friend too), I do think I drive her up the wall with my ideas and fickleness though!
Friends of ours had their wedding blessed on Sunday and renewed their vows. It was so lovely to see and to share in their day. I wore my new jumpsuit that I mentioned last week. Sadly I’ve got no photographic evidence! I really must train up my children to take good outfit shots. Maybe it can be a summer holiday project… 😉
I’ve heard a whole lot of moaning and stropping from my kids this week, but that’s definitely not in the LOVES category so lets go with some music instead 😉
This track popped up in one of my Daily Mixes on Spotify. I saw Gossip ten years ago (!!) when I was pregnant with Noo. I was right near the front and had a lovely friend keep me and bump safe while we all jumped around like loons! Oh the nostalgia… where on earth have the last ten years gone *weeps*.
We finally have a slower paced weekend ahead, hurrah! After months of jam packed weekends this is very much needed. A family trip into Liverpool might be on the cards but only after a lazy morning! We’ve not been to Liverpool for years in fact this is from our last trip there, it’s one of my favourite pictures of the two of them.
If you’re on Instagram and want to join in with the Little Loves community on there, it’s so easy just use the hashtag #littleloves on any photo that shows something little that you love – so that can be pretty much anything! I’ll share my favourites on Stories each Friday.
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