Signs of Spring are appearing everywhere now aren’t they. We had one beautifully sunny day this week and I must say my mood improved hugely when there were no clouds in the sky. It’s incredible how much the weather and the time of year impact how I feel. I’ve definitely felt more productive and dare I say it a little more organised. Fingers crossed that this continues!
Are you ready for more? 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.
This week it’s over to my girls, I’ve bought them a few new inspirational books and they have had their heads in them ever since.
Women in Science has gone down so well with my eldest, and I can’t wait to nab it and have a read for myself. I think it’s so important to surround your children with inspiration.
As for me I’ve read a little more of The Portable Veblen and it’s not really like anything I’ve read before. I think I need to read a couple more chapters to better understand it, I am intrigued though.
I’ve unashamedly binge watched the new season of LOVE on Netflix and enjoyed it even more than the first. It reminds me of Girls with it’s dysfunctional millennial relationships but I must admit the characters are more likeable than those in Girls.
I don’t know about you bu was underwhelmed with the ending of the BBCs The Replacement, in fact through out the three episodes I felt that it could be so much more. I wasn’t the acting, that was fantastic, maybe the writing or plot? I’m not sure. It was as if it didn’t quite reach its potential, though I’m sure I’m probably in the minority with this view. Did you see it? What did you think?
I watched the first episode of Big Little Lies on Sky and until I read that it was an adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name I just hadn’t put the two together. Silly really, as I’ve read the book and everything! Even though I read it while on holiday a couple of years ago I can’t really remember what happened which will mean I’ll be able to enjoy it more. I was bowled over by the cast, I mean, how stellar? Did you watch it?
Prepare yourself for the tenuous link here. We ‘made’ the journey down south early on Saturday morning to meet our new baby niece. No one was more excited than our biggest girl, as the eldest cousin she remembers most of her cousins being born and held them all when they were tiny. I just love this snapshot of her proudly holding her newest cousin.
Even E plucked up the courage to tentatively hold her cousin, though practically threw her in the air when she was sick! Luckily myself and my sister in law were sat either sat of her so were able to catch the baby. I think it’s put E off from babies for a while.
A lot less layers! It’s been so refreshing to do the school run with sunglasses and a bomber jacket instead of a million layers, a scarf and a waterproof jacket. Though, glancing out of the window while writing this it’s looking rather grey and gloomy so I think we’ve got a rather rainy weekend ahead of us which is a shame.
I did an H&M shop for the girls the other day, just basics like trackies, hoodies and trainers but of course I couldn’t resist slinging something in for myself.. this rather bright beauty.
This yellow shopper is the perfect size for my laptop and everything else that I need in the day. I sling it all in and off I go. As much as I’m a lover of black clothes, it is nice to have a pop of colour in my accessories.
I have so much to list here it’s ridiculous! I’m trying to get into listening to podcasts instead of watching tv on my iPad. After being recommended Sara Tasker’s interview on the Blogtacular podcast by Kerry, I listened to it while going for a run on Tuesday morning. I love Sara’s instagram – Me_and_Orla and have watch it grow exponentially over the last few years. Off the back of the podcast I signed up to Sara’s mailing list and subscribed to her podcast. I also listened to the Blogtacular interview with another Instagram favourite of mine Allison Sadler of The People Shop. Both interviews are so inspirational, I love how creativity flows through Allison’s family and their business and how the work-family balance is challenged by their lifestyle.
Music wise I’ve had a rather eclectic week, I’ve continued with my love of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and in particular this track that I heard on one of the Love episodes I watched earlier in the week.
Other than that the Maccabees have been a favourite.
We had such a fun date night at the Gin Festival last Friday night, it was at the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom, such a decadent setting! After enjoying lots of gin we called into Lytham on the way home for a rather later dinner, thankfully the girls were sleeping over at a friends so we didn’t need to rush home so relieve a babysitter.
We’re off to Manchester for a family day out tomorrow so pop along and follow our day on Instagram Stories. We’re getting the train there which my girls are stupidly excited about. Public transport is their jam! We’re going to visit an art gallery and grab some lunch in the Northern Quarter, and of course there’ll be some shopping too.
Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, I love that they are getting lighter and brighter with spring on its way.
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.
Fancy joining in?
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Don’t forget to show some love to the fellow bloggers sharing the little things that they’ve loved this week, by having a read and commenting on their posts too. Be sure to use the hashtag #littleloves if you’re on twitter so we can all keep an eye out for the posts and promote each others.
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