Binge watching, Sufjan Stevens and a photo walk #littleloves

This week has felt much lighter and much more positive, I’ve even found it hard to decide what to include and what to leave out rather than having to struggle to find what to write – such a difference to last week!

  read 

I am failing massively in my quest to read more this year and I’m not even half way through The Muse that I started last month! When I’m feeling blah it’s much easier to crash out in front of Netflix than a book. Hopefully now I’m feeling in a better place I can pick up The Muse again and really enjoy it.

I have made a start on Belonging and Becoming and so has my husband. We’ve decided to read a chapter a week and work through it together. It’s part of being more intentional and conscious of the way we parent and the family culture we’ve created and want to cultivate. I’ll definitely be doing a full review of this book when we’ve finished it, though that could take a while!

 

watched

Well I’ve managed to plough my way through the whole of Parks and Recreation and I loved every second of it. I’m you’ve got Amazon and love a comedy then I suggest you check it out. It has Amy Poehler (love her) Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt amongst others and is up there with my favourite ever shows. Hmm.. I’ve done that like again where I talk something up massively.. here’s hoping you agree with me!

We don’t watch a lot of tv together as a couple but this week we’ve started the Santa Clarita Diet, the new big show to hit Netflix which stars Drew Barrymore. I’ll admit it took a couple of episodes for me to warm to it and get my head around it but now I’m really enjoying it. I’m looking forward to watching more over the weekend.

 

Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet

The girls and I have been loving watching the show, The Amazing World of Gumball. One of the great things about the kids getting older is that the programmes and films they choose can actually be interesting and fun to watch as a grown up too. Gumball is set in the 90s too which is why N thinks I love it so much! It’s so fun to curl up on the sofa with my girls and giggle along with them.

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  I’ve made nothing worth noting down here I’m afraid! I promise to do better next week.

 

wore

For a long time now Jenny and I have talked about doing our own mini photo walk and finally this week we got around to doing it. We had a wander in a city local to us and had loads of fun snapping away and trying to not feel to self conscious when it was our turn to be in front of the camera and not behind it! It’s amazing how many little gems of places you can find even in a place that is so familiar to you. I’m going to do a separate post all about it but here are a few shots especially for this ‘wore’ section.

 

.heard

As always I’ve had my trusty Spotify app on as I tap away on my laptop and here are a few tracks that have stood out to me from my daily mixes this week.

You might recognise this one from This Is Us if you watch it. I’ve loved Sufjan for many years now and love his creativity and gentle spirit.

The next one I want to share is, Billie Marten and her song Heavy Weather. I love the breathy tone to her voice and the way her songs are produced. They feel so raw and beautiful.

and lastly

 Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram,

 

justsayingmum | smotherloven | capturebylucy

lifethroughrosieslens | noahandthegirls | looksandfinds

insideoabout clarina1985 | a.cifuenteswalchi

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  • Anna-Marie - February 10, 2017 reply

    Love the sound of the photowalk.. I saw Drew Barrymore’s new programme on Netflix and watched the trailer but it confused me a bit! Haha. Have a wonderful weekend xx
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  • Rainbeaubelle@gmail.com - February 10, 2017 reply

    I love your and jenny’s photowalk, what great idea. I would feel self conscious too but I suppose it’s easier after the first few shots – or ten!! I love your new hair colour too. We are fans of Gumball in this house and I’m glad I don’t have to sit through episodes of Bob the Builder anymore. Flo likes to watch Barbie movies, on her own!! ha. xx
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  • Carie @ Space for the Butterflies - February 10, 2017 reply

    Belonging and Becoming sounds fascinating – I shall be curious to see what you make of it when you get to the end, and I love the pictures of your photowalk – what a fantastic idea and some gorgeous shots 🙂
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  • Gemma @ gemslittletreasures - February 10, 2017 reply

    Glad you are feeling better this week, you’re right it is easier to find the little Loves in the better weeks. That parenting book sounds like an interesting read, I look forward to hearing what you think. Me and the hubby are trying to agree with hat to watch together as we hardly watch anything together at the he minute and I’m going to choose something I want on my own. I love getting into a series but wnd up watching rubbish and falling asleep instead! Love the photo walk pictures and look forward to more. Have a lovely weekend x
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  • Notmyyearoff - February 10, 2017 reply

    Glad you’re feeling much better. January is hard hard hard. I’ve never watched Parks and recreation but I might start that next (once i finish the Affair. Sheesh I just want to smack them in that!). I saw some pics on Jenny’s Instagram and they are so good. I love finding little gems of places!
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  • Jenny - February 10, 2017 reply

    Oh love we have photo walks in our posts. I had two this week so I will be sharing mine and yours next week. I needed a bigger what I have wore section this week with my LA photo walk with KA too. hahaha Had a great time. I can’t believe I have never been in Preston for shopping on the high street. We must find more great coffee shops with good lighting and steps to sit upon soon. Hoping the weather warms up so we can do it in shades and sandals. lol Love these you are the perfect model. I could photo you all day. That sounds creepy sorry. hahaha Nothing wrong with binge watching I am trying to hold back on the Gilmore Girls. But I now need to desperately catch up with Nashville too. lol Thanks for hosting glad you are feeling more positive this week. Book sounds like a good one I might need. #littleloves

  • Claire - February 10, 2017 reply

    That book sounds interesting. I love that your husband is reading it too (can’t imagine mine reading parenting books). So glad you are feeling better this week. Your photo walk sounds fun.
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  • Charlotte | Baking Betsy - February 10, 2017 reply

    Glad you are having a better week! I heart Sufjan Stevens so much, he’s flipping wonderful, isn’t he? Have never managed to see him live though, I’ve heard his shows are awesome. Belonging and Becoming sounds like a really interesting read, I look forward to your review!
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  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought - February 10, 2017 reply

    Ah the amazing adventures of Gumball, a favourite here too! I’ll admit some parts make me laugh more than they should 😀
    The photo shoot sounds like such a fab idea, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your separate post and I’m going to look up the second book you mentioned as well, it sounds like something I’d like to read.
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  • Helen - February 10, 2017 reply

    What a lovely idea going on a photo walk – a nice way to get outside and see your local area in a different light 🙂 #LittleLoves

    Helen x

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  • Kimberley | Ohjustmylittleblog - February 10, 2017 reply

    I’m glad you’ve had a better week and look forward to seeing more from your photo walk! How lovely that you’re working through that book together. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves
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  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too - February 10, 2017 reply

    Pleased to hear that you are feeling better this week. I really like the idea of doing a photo walk with a friend or local bloggers – I must see if I can recruit some locals to complete one in Norwich
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  • Emily and Indiana - February 10, 2017 reply

    So glad you’ve had a better week! Was that show on Amazon Prime? We’ve been considering getting it for a while but wasn’t sure if it was worth the money. I remember my younger siblings watching that Gumball show.. very odd haha! Have a lovely weekend xx
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  • My Two Mums - February 10, 2017 reply

    We binge watched Santa Clarita Diet and love it, mainly due to my love of Drew! We also ADORE Gumball. We binged it whilst on holiday in Colorado and love that it appeals to kids and adults.
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  • Rachel In Real Life - February 10, 2017 reply

    I’m so pleased you had a better week. I was recently invited to a photo walk of my city but sadly it’s not something I’m able to do really. I shall keep an eye out for your review of Belonging and Becoming, it sounds interesting!
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  • Tracey Williams - February 10, 2017 reply

    I have heard lots already about the Santa Clarita Diet. We are still on season 2 of Gilmore Girls, so it may be a while until we start something new. Your photo walk with Jenny sounds a lovely thing to do. My youngest used to watch the Gumball programme a few years back x
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  • Chloe - February 10, 2017 reply

    So glad your having a better week! I loved your copperware post #LittleLoves
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  • Nicki - February 10, 2017 reply

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of the parenting book, I’m doing an Incredible Years course at work soon and have also read positive reviews of Parenting the Danish way (not sure if that’s the exact title) Any help and inspiration on parenting would be great, we’ve passed the toilet training and younger years but its those tween years which are becoming quite challenging some days. We seem to have challenging or amazing days and not much in between! Those photos are lovely, its nice to capture a time and a place, it would be interesting to repeat the walk in 10 or 20 years time.

  • Stacie - February 10, 2017 reply

    Glad you’re feeling better this week. You always read such interesting books, I’ve added that one to my (ever-growing) list. I’m intrigued (and also slightly jealous that your husband reads with you!). You must listen to a group called Daughter, that feature in my Little Loves this week, I have a feeling you’ll love them. Gorgeous photos! Enjoy your weekend xx
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  • Chloe Ciliberto - February 10, 2017 reply

    That book sounds so good. I’ve just hopped over to Amazon to have a look at it. It sounds like a must buy! I’ve heard so much about the Santa Clarita Diet, I really must give it a watch. Your photo walk sounds like so much fun. I wish I had a blogging friend close by so we could do that. Your pictures look greay. I love Billie Marten, such a gorgeous voice and a beautiful song. #LittleLoves xx

  • Mum Reinvented - February 10, 2017 reply

    Glad this week has been better than last. Loving your photo walk pics, wish I was brave enough to do that, I’m way too self conscious. I’ve just finished Santa Clarita Diet, definitely took a while to warm up to as it’s just plain weird, but definitely good once you get into it. Have a great weekend x
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  • Naomi - February 10, 2017 reply

    That Belonging and Becoming book looks brilliant. You always manage to find really interesting things to include! Glad you’re feeling a bit brighter this week, although the #LittleLoves community did seem to rally around. Have a lovely weekend xx
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  • RachelSwirl - February 10, 2017 reply

    Love love love the telephone box shot, you look amazing my love!

  • Charlotte - February 11, 2017 reply

    This is such a great idea! I have started my blog very recently and have done my first little loves post – cant wait to do more 🙂

  • Deborah Nicholas - February 11, 2017 reply

    What a fab idea for a photowalk!! I am needing to catch up with Santa Clarita Diet too – ive seen so much about it lately that i really feel the need to watch it too lol #LittleLoves
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  • Angela Webster - February 11, 2017 reply

    I promised myself I would read a book a month this year but it’s not happening, I really must make more effort. I love Drew Barrymore but can’t bring myself to watch the new show as I know it has something to do with Zombies and they terrify me !
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  • Not A Frumpy Mum - February 12, 2017 reply

    Can’t wait to see more photos from your photo walk, what a great idea. And glad to see you have had a better week. Still loving your hair. xxx
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  • Lauren Belle du Brighton - February 12, 2017 reply

    Love the sound of the book, look forward to reading your review of it!
    I am a HUGE Sufjan fan! I first got into him when one of his songs was used in the OC many many years ago! Am also loving Santa Clarita Diet!

  • Helena - February 12, 2017 reply

    Ooooh I do love the idea of a photo walk. Thanks for hosting. #LittleLoves
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  • Vicki Coombe - February 12, 2017 reply

    Such a great idea to do a photo walk! Though I’m not sure who I’d do that with…. I will however check out those shows; I need my next binge watch selection!! 🙂 #littleloves
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  • Kerri-Ann Hargreaves - February 14, 2017 reply

    Such a lovely post this week Morgana and I love your photo walk, sounds fun and especially if it is timed with a coffee shop & cake stop too. That book you are reading sounds really interesting x
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  • Carolin - February 16, 2017 reply

    Your hair looks amazing. For some reason everything but my natural hair colour looks horrible on me, so dark brown it is for me 🙂
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  • Suzanne - February 16, 2017 reply

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better this week and like me, also failing with the reading section! I think sometimes we have a week when we need to cut ourselves some slack. Your photo walk with Jenny looks fab! Always love a red phone box
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  • Fritha Strickland - February 17, 2017 reply

    My big brother recommended Sufjan Stevens to me(more specifically the album he wrote about his mother) we’ve been saying goodbye to ours for a while now as she is very ill (not something I really mention much) and I always pop that album on when I want a good cry! I’ll have to check out Billie Marten! xx

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