This week has had a much slower pace than the previous one, thankfully! I’ve got lots to share and I’m even squeezing in more about my trip to London with Jenny last Thursday and Friday.
I’m slowly reading Me After You and definitely enjoying reading about Lou again. Thanks to the Me Before You film I picture her as Emilia Clark and even hear her voice while reading now! When I’m busy I really enjoy reading a book with a slower, more easy going pace so it’s perfect for me.
I’m still in a bit of a Gilmore Girls haze, I’ve written my thoughts on it here and I loved Chloe’s take on it here –
79 Thoughts I Had On watching Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life – Sorry About The Mess
She’s written it in a ‘live blogging’ format so it’s her thoughts as she watches the episodes. Such a clever way of writing about it and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t think of it myself! Obviously don’t read Chloe’s post or mine if you haven’t finished them yet as there are major spoilers.
We’ve cracked open the Christmas films, so to speak! We’ve watched Home Alone (my girls LOVED it and howled with laughter) and Arthur Christmas. We’re going to watch Elf at the weekend, one of my absolute favourites.
I’ve found a binge watch replacement for Gilmore Girls in the new season of Vampire Diaries on Netflix. Elena isn’t in this one but I can’t say I’m missing her. If I’m honest I found her character rather annoying! If you liked Elena and the love story side of Vampire Diaries you might not enjoy it though.
I had the girls on my own over the weekend while the mister was off with friends in Scotland. We had a lovely time at a local craft and vintage fair, you can read all about it here. My two love the magician that is always there, he’s an elderly gentleman and his tricks are the ones I remember seeing as a child. You would think that this tech savvy generation wouldn’t get this kind of entertainment but oh boy you’d be wrong. My girls love him, they howl with laughter at his pantomime style humour and throw themselves into the show.
I’ve found out recently that I suffer from IBS and one of my triggers is too much dairy. In reading into dairy intolerance I light bulb went on as I realised that my eldest girl is likely to be lactose intolerant too. I read the symptoms and ticked them off one by one. As a result we’ve removing dairy from our diet to see if it makes a difference. You don’t realise how much food has milk in until you look, I was so surprised! The girls and I love baking so I’m keen to find dairy free recipes that N and I can enjoy making AND eating.
With that in mind I pulled out my mum’s gingerbread man recipe and gave it a try by subbing the butter for Pure margarine (dairy and gluten free) and to my relief it worked like a dream. In using Pure it makes the whole recipe Vegan friendly too, so that’s a win all round. You can find the recipe here.
It’s a really rich flavour and full of spice, for me it’s like tasting Christmas!
Jenny and I were in London at the end of last week and were determined to fit in a photo walk. Unfortunately thanks to our train being delayed for 3 hours while we were on it it meant we ran out of time, boo. We managed to find a couple of good walls on the walk from our hotel to the tube the next day though. I’m wearing my beloved blanket scarf from H&M, coat from New Look, mum jeans from Primark and breton top from H&M Kids.
A lot of talk at the Netflix Party, technically this was last week but as I wrote my Little Loves post before we went I’m squeezing it into this weeks instead. Jenny and I are both part of the Netflix Stream Team, a group of bloggers working with Netflix – perfect for a Netflix obsessive like myself! Along with hundreds of press we attended Netflixmas in Shoreditch last Thursday night. It was such a fun event
There weren’t many of us Stream Teamers at the event but I did get to meet Karl from The Yorkshire Dad. We bonded over being introverts and I think I talked at him rather a lot about everything he needs to watch on Netflix -Oops! He’s got a great competition going on to win a Chromecast and Netflix voucher so head on over and enter here.
I’ve also re-discovered Fleet Foxes this week, remember them? This track has got me in a particularly festive mood.
Here are this week’s #LittleLoves instagram community choices,
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 – @coffeeworksleep
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
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