New shoes, 90s music and vegan junk food #LittleLoves

We’ve enjoyed (and survived!) the first week of the school holidays! I’ve loved spending some quality time with the girls and taking a bit of a break from working, but I definitely need to make time for a bit more work next week as it’s mounting up. Check out my post on the school holiday juggle for some great tips on this, ones that I need to try myself!

 

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.

 

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Um.. very little! I’m still enjoying Jen Hatmaker’s Interrupted but only managing to get through a few pages every now and again. It’s one of those books that really challenges you and has the potential to be life changing, so I’m trying to read it slowly and take it in rather than whizz through it like a story. 

 

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Last Friday the girls had their last day of school and as they finished early we raced down to the cinema and watched the much anticipated, Despicable Me 3. It was such a treat full of sweets and popcorn, and a great to celebrate the end of term together.

I’ve done a whole lot of watching my girls cycle round the cul de sac. I think we need to buy a bench to permanently live at the front of the house so I’m not hauling a chair in and out or rooting around for the camping chairs in the garage. It’s been a lovely way to get to know some of the neighbours in the evenings while we’re sat out watching the children.

 

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The strawberry flan! I made another one, just because they are so easy and super yummy. I made sure I got at least one photo this time.

While we were in Liverpool at the weekend we ‘made’ a trip to a vegetarian and vegan restaurant mentioned recently by Hayley, Down The Hatch. It’s all about junk food for vegans so we were all over it. N and I are never able to get puddings when we’re out at restaurants as they always have dairy or eggs in, so we jumped at the chance to get chocolate fudge cake and ice cream!

 

On Friday the mister and I went to a formal dinner that our church put on as a thank you to those that volunteer. It was such a fun night and a great chance to get to know some more people. We’ve only been there since January and it’s such a big church there’s still so many people we’re yet to meet. Of course, I failed (again!) to get a decent photo of my dress, though you might have spied my outfit on Instagram Stories. I wore my new shoes from Next that arrived just in time! I love them.

 

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We went to Liverpool and visited the British Music Experience on Saturday, it was so much fun. I enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane and listening to the music of my childhood and teen years. Sharing songs, and showing the girls memorabilia from different bands and artists was so special.

 

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I’ve decided that with it being the school holidays and massively juggling everything I’ll be taking a little break from Little Loves for the next few weeks. The next Little Loves link up will be in a months time on August 25th, don’t worry it will be back on weekly from then onwards.

 

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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The start of the summer, Game of Thrones (obvs) and a bronze medal #LittleLoves

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.

 

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There’s been quite a few blog posts I’ve enjoyed reading this week, here are just a few –

Inside Out and Beyond – At Home with…. Claire (Clarina’s Contemplations) 

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! 

Kerry Villers – Tutorial: How to make a Hanging Flower Decoration

http://kerryvillers.com/tutorials/tutorial-make-hanging-flower-decoration/

How pretty does this look? I’m really tempted to try and make one myself 

The Ordinary Lovely – Celebrating the summer while it lasts

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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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… 😉

 

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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*.

 

 

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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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A dance show, listening to Blur, and a binge watching Jane The Virgin #LittleLoves

It’s not been the best of weeks for us. I’ve had the flu mixed in with chronic hayfever and my eldest girl’s beloved hamster passed away. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know how inseparable they were, in fact most of my photos of her over the last couple of years have the hamster in too. We had a really busy weekend so that helped but she was and is beside herself. It’s on weeks like this that Little Loves really helps me to focus on the good.

So in light of that, 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.

 

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I’ve finished The Girls by Emma Kline, maybe now I’ll get my reading mojo back a bit. It was a good read and I found it kept me hooked to see what happened in the commune with all those girls. It reminded me a bit of Virgin Suicides in some ways. 

I had some books languishing in our Amazon basket and was surprised to see them turn up in a delivery. My lovely husband did an Amazon order and included them in for me! So now I have Jen Hatmaker’s – Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity* to get started on as well as Rising Strong by Brene Brown*

Blog wise I’ve got a few that have stood out this week that I’d like to share with you. Firstly, Julia of Rainbeaubelle’s blog post reflecting on two years after losing her husband- Two Years On I’ve read Julia’s blog for years now and find her so wonderfully inspiring. She’s been such a supporter of mine with my shop and never fails to make me smile (and cry!) with her way with words.

On the topic of blogs I enjoyed this one from Jess Soothill – When everyone has a blog, just how do you stand out? It is full or wisdom and tips that are perfect for any new blogger or one that wants to take theirs up to the next level.

 

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Being ill has it’s perks, I managed to binge watch the whole of season 3 of Jane The Virgin in three days. I had no idea that it had even been added on there so it was such perfect timing. There was no way I could have coped with anything serious or taxing, I needed funny and fluffy and Jane The Virgin is just the best. Now I just need to wait until October for season 4! Talking of October and Netflix, did you see it’s been announced that season 2 of Stranger Things comes out then too? So exciting!

On Sunday my eldest girl’s dance school put on their annual show, it was in Lytham, you know how much we love it there, so we had some time in the sun while rehearsals were on before the big event. It was lovely to see her hard work pay off during the show. Just one more lesson and then it’s the summer break – I think she’s ready for it!

 

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I’ve managed to put the finishing touches to my new monthly email newsletter, the first one goes out on Sunday so make sure you’re signed up to it.

 

Now you definitely do not want to see a picture of me in my pajamas or hoody and sweatpants, but really that’s all I’ve worn! I have just received this gorgeous culotte jumpsuit* from New Look, and look it’s not black!!

I also picked up some bargains with my VIP slot for the Next sale, I’ve had my eye on a couple of pairs of shoes and was so happy that they were put in the sale!

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I’ve had a rather eclectic mix of music on in my car and laptop this week. I must say I had a proud mum moment when I let N choose whatever she wanted on Spotify for the car and she chose Blur! We spent a lovely trip to Lytham enjoying their greatest hits.

I’ve been out of the habit of listening to podcast recently, even my favourite ones (!) but I did have a little listen to Shauna Niequist interviewing Jen Hatmaker and loved it, you can listen to that one here. You might know Shauna as the author of Present over Perfect, a book I loved from last year. I must get back in the habit of listening to more. Now I can hook up my phone to the car stereo I should listen to some while driving.

 

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We’ve got friends over for dinner tonight and another weekend of swimming galas..! I must admit I’ll be glad when the season of triathlons and galas is over so we can get a bit of a break! I can’t believe that next week will be the last week of term, I’m so not prepared for the holidays, are you??

 

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! 

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Vegan Brownies, a new car and The Girls July #littleloves

It’s been a week where I feel like I’ve not really stopped. I’m currently stood up in my kitchen typing this while figuring our how to simultaneously put my kids to bed and make myself some dinner. The creative and industrious part of my brain has completely checked out and I want to crash out on the sofa (kids asleep and food cooked for me, obvs) and watch Love Island.. don’t you judge me. I usually try and write a nice, warm intro but instead this week you have this rather rambling incoherent paragraph, sorry about that! Moving on…

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.

 

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I’m meandering my way through The Girls, grabbing a moment here and there to enjoy it. Following Eve as she tells the story of being a teen in a cult, it’s not a heavy going, dark book despite the core content, though I imagine I’m on the precipice of something big. 

I’ve read some really good blog posts this week that have left me feeling affirmed and aspired. The first comes from a lady that has inspired me ever since I stumbled across her in my early days of Instagram, so we’re talking about 5 or 6 years ago. If you’ve been to Blogtacular then you’re probably aware of her, I’m talking about Allison Sadler. Allison, like so many of us has fallen out of love with Instagram and is fed up of being bogged down with worrying about the algorithm (bear with me if you’re not an Instagram fan or user), stressing about likes, interaction and how your grid looks. She’s started up Free Up My Insta in order to help us all shake off the pressure and get back to the innocent love of sharing we once had. You can read her post here or just head straight over to her insta.

Getting away from social media for a minute I just had to share this post from another lady that inspires me daily, Sarah Bessey. This week she’s written about faithfulness and how it’s so often underestimated, the tenacity and ‘digging in’ that’s need not to quit in the tough times. However you read it and apply it I think there’s plenty of gems in there for everyone. Have a read –Keep Not Quitting.

 

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I’m still in my Mad Men binge state, and mid way through season 3. Of course, I’ve joined the masses and got sucked into watching Love Island. Oh the shame. I’ve tried to resist but it takes no prisoners!

The mister and I enjoyed watching Why Him? for our Saturday night film. I was so ready for something funny and involving very little brain power and this fit the bill perfectly.

Onto something a little more highbrow, we’ve started the film, The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Apparently it did so badly on it’s released in the US it has been released straight to Netflix bypassing the UK cinemas. Don’t let that put you off though, we’re only about half an hour in and I’m seriously intrigued. It centres around and ‘Apple’ style huge tech firm and newbie worked Emma Watson, there are lots of dark undertones as we face a dialogue about oversharing/transparency and what is in the public and private domain. It has some serious Black Mirror vibes for sure.

 

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The best vegan brownies EVER! I quickly made them on Sunday morning to take to church for a bring and share lunch. It was a bit of a gamble and I was prepared to run to a shop after church quickly if they went wrong but they were delicious. I know I’ve not had brownies or even dairy for a while but honestly you would never know that they were vegan. I loved them so much I’ve made another batch, and I’m desperately trying not to eat the lot! I’ve tweaked the original recipe and when I’m completely happy with it I’ll post it up so keep an eye out.

Talking of ‘free from’ successes I gave this yeast free pizza recipe a try earlier in the week and it was another big success. My eldest girl adores pizza and misses it massively so I’ve definitely scored some brownie points with this one. Now I just need to find a decent vegan cheese to go on top. It was eaten so fast I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture!

I’ve finally sorted myself out and got round to promoting my new monthly newsletter. It’s been on my ‘to do list’ since last year, and now in July I’m actually doing it. It will be a letter to you and a round up of a few posts and things I’ve been loving and want to share. 

A little while ago I was approached by White Stuff to style their new Rose Tassle Jacket for an ‘alfresco’ lunch, you can see the full post here. It’s such a gorgeous cover up and I cannot wait to wear it at the beach later in the summer. You can see the White Stuff’s blog where I feature alongside another lovely blogger here.

white stuff summer cover up

 

 

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After driving a car that has been slowly falling apart for the past 18 months I’ve finally replaced it. With lots of my friends being pregnant or with newborns I’ve joked that this Mini is my third baby. We’ve loved having the top down and playing the music loud. Though N was mortified when her sister chose the Trolls soundtrack and we drove past school with it blaring, she was even more embarrassed when I sang along and did a little dance!

Besides Trolls, I’ve been loving this track, Loveblood by Sundra Karma. It’s an old one but it popped up on my Spotify Daily Mix and I’m obsessed.

 

 

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We’ve got a busy weekend ahead of a swimming gala and a ballet show. Poor N is going to be exhausted! I’m exhausted just trying to keep track of everything! Hopefully we’ll be able to fit in some chill out time in between.

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! 

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The Maccabees, Mad Men and vegan food #LittleLoves

I’ve blinked and it’s Friday again. It’s been a funny old week, one that’s been full of ups and downs. My children are definitely ready for the end of term, there’s been tears and tantrums galore… and that’s just from me! Seriously though, I think we’re ready for a break from school, swim training and all everything else. As much as the idea of the looming summer holidays gives me a mini panic attack, if it means my children are less tired and grouchy then bring it on.

Here we go then, are you ready for some positivity, because I am? 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.

 

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I’m still plodding along with The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s definitely a book to be savoured and pondered over. It’s a slow read and so full of detail, I’m enjoying it and in no rush to finish it.

I’ve also started The Girls* by Emma Cline, I’ve read rave reviews so I’m looking forward to reading more. Here’s hoping for a slow start to Saturday so I can have a coffee and a read in bed.

 

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The mister and I finally had an evening in together last Friday night so we impulsively decided to watch Trainspotting 2. We missed it in the cinema so were pleased to get a chance to see it. It was as good as I hoped it would be, the acting was superb, just as you would expect.

On to something completely different..Pretty Little Liars. So I’ve watched the hugely anticipated finale, have you? Don’t worry I won’t give anything away, just in case you want to see it but haven’t yet. All I’ll say is there is a rather distracting terrible British accent going on in which rather ruined it for me.

Netflix wise, I completely binged my way through the new drama, Glow, last Friday while I was working *ahem*. 

I actually really enjoyed it and really home it gets commissioned for a second season.

While we’re on the subject of Netflix I’ve decided to start Mad Men again from the beginning, and do you know what, after a couple of episodes I realised that I’ve never actually seen the first season! It really brought a whole lot of context to some of the later episodes I can tell you!  Honestly, what a fool! 

 

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Last Friday we had a big IKEA delivery so a lot of the weekend was spent putting it all together. I love our new chest of drawers, you can see a few more bits from our new home here.

On Instagram I spotted that Hayley had a new cookbook, Keep it Vegan*, and as we have dairy and egg intolerances I thought it was worth checking out.

I tried the Chana Masala earlier in the week and it went down so well! I had some initial protest from my youngest girl who decided she didn’t like chick peas but in the end she still ate the lot.

chana masala - vegan

 

I’m sure I won’t be alone in saying raincoats and boots this week. Where oh where has the beautiful weather gone? I can cope with how we’ve gone from one extreme to another. I’d be happy with weather that fits in somewhere in between to be honest.

 

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The coverage of Glastonbury over the weekend definitely got me in the mood for.. The Maccabees!!! They are currently on their last ever tour and I was lucky enough to get tickets for myself and fellow blogger Kerry I first saw them 10 years ago just before I got pregnant with N in February 2007. They hadn’t even released their first album at that point. I won’t say anything cliche like, ‘where has the time gone’, but you know full well that it’s implied. The atmosphere at this Manchester gig was incredible and rather emotional to be honest. I found the whole thing rather bittersweet, I love the songs and seeing them live but it was sad to think that this is one of their last ever gigs.

Have a listen for yourself here, I know I will be 😉

 

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I had hoped to have a June Little Loves vlog for you here but yesterday got high-jacked with boring life stuff so I didn’t get the chance to do it. Fingers crossed I can do it and add it in soon.

 

I’m sharing my favourite photos from the #littleloves hashtag this month over on my 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! 

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A Homesense haul, baby cuddles and a beautiful wedding #LittleLoves

How lovely is this posy of sweet peas? Our local little post office sells them and I just couldn’t resist buying a few, they smell absolutely gorgeous. I have a feeling I’ll be buying rather a lot of fresh flowers from there!

So how about the weather then, eh? It feels like this has been the only topic of conversation this week. We really don’t know what to do with ourselves when summer weather truly hits us do we? I don’t know what it’s like where you are but it’s broken here and now we’ve got a rainy few days ahead of us.

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.

 

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I’m slowly plodding my way through The Handmaid’s Tale, and loving it just as much as I did the first time around. I’d forgotten just how much detail and symbolism Atwood weaves in, the perfect book for A Level Literature!

 

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We’re still slowly making our way through House of Cards on Netflix, it’s definitely a series to savour and not binge, but I’m getting desperate wanting to know what the fate of the Underwoods will be.

I can’t write this section and not mention the gem that is BBC1’s Broken, starring Sean Bean, superbly cast as Father Michael. As a Jimmy McGovern drama you know it’s going to be good but I think it’s truly incredible, the acting, the script, everything. True, it’s not the most uplifting of programmes but it’s certainly rather emotional. I sobbed my way through this week’s episode. Is anyone else watching it?

 

 

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I finally got around to making a new vlog! I’ve been wanting to do more on youtube but have been struggling to find the time or inclination. Having a little shop at Homesense last week gave me the push to film a ‘haul’ style vlog and I’m planning on trying to do more video, though I’m well aware I always say that and never do!

Here it is..

 

We went to a family wedding in Sheffield and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. It was a beautiful wedding and we enjoyed having the time and space to catch up with our huge extended family, of course that included a few baby cuddles with this cutie.

I wore this M&S dress that I featured a few months back in the occasion wear post, My Dress Moments. It was the perfect choice, loose fitting and cool. Thanks to my sister in law, Ruth, for taking these photos. I was a rubbish blogger and took very few photos of the whole weekend, I think I was having too much fun to remember to get my phone out!

 

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The new Royal Blood album has dropped so that’s been playing loud in both the car and at home.

This is my favourite so far –

 

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We’ve got a much needed weekend at home ahead of us, which for the husband means building a whole lot of IKEA furniture that arrives today! I’m looking forward to a bit of a rest and a chance to work on the house some more.

I’ve also got a lovely little giveaway with Baba and Boo running at the moment. I’ve shared Eve’s Start Up Story and she’s sharing the chance to win a bundle of her cute cloth nappies. 

Normally I share a collage of nine of my favourites from the #littleloves community on Instagram but I’ve changed things up and now just choosing three and featuring them on Instagram Stories with a tag back to the original account obviously. 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! 

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Feeling settled, starstruck and rediscovering The Handmaids Tale #LittleLoves

Huge thanks to Kerri Ann for hosting Little Loves for me last week. It was the second week of half term and the fifth week of no wifi and everything got on top of me. With the girls back at school and wifi installed I’m slowly getting back on track! So this time I’m sharing not only this week’s Little Loves but last week’s too.

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.

 

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After watching the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale a few weeks ago I knew I just had to dig out my old copy of it from sixth form. Of course this meant searching through various boxes of books! Thankfully I found it in the second box so it didn’t take too long. I love reading all my scribbled annotations in the margins, it feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote them. 

Blog post wise, I thoroughly enjoyed this post by Caro at The Twinkle Diaries – Bringing Up Men and Positive Body Image It’s such a thought provoking piece on a subject close to my heart. I’m challenged daily to be body positive around my girls, and it is so difficult at times but I know it’s so crucial.

 

 

watched

Ok, so I’ve binged the whole of season 5 of Orange Is The New Black and I can say that is is hands down the best season so far (in my opinion!). I think it’s got better as the focus has shifted away from Piper and included all the characters more.

I’d love your thoughts if you’ve watched it.

Last weekend we took a trip to Leeds for the ITU World Triathlon. The mister took part in the morning and then we stayed for the Elite Women’s Race and the start of the men’s. If you’re a regular reading you’ll know that triathlons have become a big part of our lives so to see the athletes up close was a huge deal. N was so starstruck seeing Non Stanford and the speedy Flora Duffy go past.

It was a fantastic weekend, which is lucky because I missed out on going to Blogtacular because of it!

 

 

MAde

We’ve had a big push on unpacking and really getting somewhere, especially in the kitchen and the bedrooms. I did a bit of a Homesense spree yesterday and picked up some lovely things… I feel a Homesense haul vlog coming on..! I got a pair of these beautiful bedside tables. They are similar to these from West Elm, but for a fraction of the price!

After writing a bit of a ‘brain dump’ of all my feelings on moving earlier in the week (Craving routine in change and uncertainty) I now feel a lot more settled. Getting rooms organised and feeling more like ours has definitely helped.

 

You might have spotted on social media if you follow me that last week I got my first tattoo! Not someone that does things by halves I didn’t go for something little I went the whole hog and got a large tattoo with lots of shading. As I sat there ready for her to start I did think maybe I’ve been rather foolish! This photo was taken soon after I had it done so it’s a bit red and inflamed.

I’m so happy with it and can see myself getting another one.

 

heard

London Grammar’s new album is available of Spotify so that’s been on lots this week, even after a four year gap it’s worth the wait.

 

and lastly

We’re off to Sheffield this weekend seeing friends and going to a family wedding. The weather looks gorgeous so we’re all set for a lovely couple of days!

Normally I share a collage of nine of my favourites from the #littleloves community on Instagram but I’ve changed things up and now just choosing three and featuring them on Instagram Stories with a tag back to the original account obviously. 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! 

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