Ever feel like you’re spinning lots of plates but increasingly feel like you are surrounded by broken ones all over the floor? That kind of sums up this week for me. There’s a whole lot of change going on and I’m feeling a little lost in it all right about now. It’s a times like these when Little Loves really helps me to refocus and step out of the negative. There are a lot of positive things going on and ultimately all this change and upheaval is very definitely for the better in the long term.
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.
First off, lets get this out of the way, it’s not the positive little loves I was promising but again it will be in the long term. My eldest and I got the results of our food intolerance tests this week with dairy and yeast being the top two for both of us. We knew about the dairy for N but the yeast was a shock and bless her, she didn’t take the news well. I’d already started the process of cutting out yeast in my diet but now I think our whole diet as a family is going to have yet another overhaul. When I get some spare time *cough* I’m going to be reading a whole lot of blogs and recipe books to help with these changes. Let me know if you’ve got any recommendations.
At least I can still have these..
How good was the Big Little Lies series finale? Even though I’d read the book I managed to remember the ending it didn’t take anything away for me. To me it was perfect, which is rare when it comes to adaptations of books. Can we all just take a moment and marvel at how well Reese Witherspoon is aging? I’ll have whatever she’s having, please and thank you.
Netflix wise I’ve binged my way through the new series GirlBoss. I’ve got mixed feelings about it if I’m honest. I enjoyed the book when I read it a few years ago, it follows the story of real life entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso and her ecommerce business Nasty Gal, which FYI recently went bankrupt. The Netflix adaptation has had a rough ride from critics and I’m inclined to agree with them. I found Sophia really grating, more so than in the book but I gritted my teeth and held on in there and as the series continues you start to get more of the back story that explains why she is the way she is. There’s got to be a comparison to GIRLS in there, in that it claims not to care what your opinion of the characters are or whether they are likable. On the plus side, the soundtrack is kick ass and the clothes are to die for but don’t be looking for a feminist icon to inspire you as it just doesn’t deliver.
Over the weekend we travelled down to the New Forest to stay with family as the mister and his sister were doing a triathlon. It was the perfect weather for it and all the family turned out to support them. The children, however, were much more interested in running around the forest and hillside than watching people cycle past!
This week I’ve been making plans and to – do lists to try and manage our move while juggling our businesses and the girls’ busy schedules. I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t all got a bit on top of me this week, my poor children have had to put up with a very shouty mummy.
On a more positive note we ‘made’ the most of the sunshine over the weekend while we were in the New Forest with family.
I’m trying not to buy any more clothes before we move, but I just couldn’t resist this dress from Warehouse –
I’ve been after a mid length denim dress for a while now and this one fits the bill perfectly.
When I’m stressed have a lot on my plate the only way I can get through it is by listening to very loud music. You’d think it would be quiet ‘relaxing’ music but that only annoys me, in the same way someone telling me to be calm and positive in a soothing voice annoys me! Ha! I’m such a weirdo.
So this week it’s been all about Royal Blood
They’ve even got a new track out, which I love, obviously.
When it comes to podcasts I am so thankful that Sara from Hashtag Authentic introduced me to Tara Swiger (in this podcast episode). I’ve been listening to her all week, these two podcast episodes have particularly stood out to me and I really could do with making time to process them.
Should You Work For Free – I’ve already shared this on social media and I think it’s a must for any creative/maker/freelancer/blogger
Long Term vs Short Term Thinking – This is something I often struggle with and find myself swinging between the two.
It’s the Bank Holiday weekend woo! N has a swimming gala over the weekend but other than that we’ve got no plans. This gives us the perfect chance to crack on with packing, two weeks and counting until the big move!
Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram,
If you’re on Instagram and want to join in, 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 then share my favourites from the week on here and on my Instagram every Friday.
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