This week has been a bit of a blur. We had a super busy weekend of E’s party, her friend’s party as well as the in laws staying. I must admit I felt like I needed another weekend to get over the weekend! I was straight into work mode on Monday though working on a proposal for a new venture. I hate to be vague but at this stage that’s all I can be, I promise to fill you in soon though. Enough about things I can’t tell you and let’s get on with what I can talk about – this week’s Little Loves!
Sadly I’ve finished The Night Circus. I loved delving back into the wonderfully enchanting world of the circus and can enthusiastically tell you that I loved it just as much reading it for the second time. Hand on heart it is one of my favourite books ever and I was bereft when it ended.
My two girls have been reading lots at bedtime recently, and N has devoured Bad Beginning – Series of Unfortunate Events. She loved the film so it was a safe bet that she’d get on well with the book, I just need to remember to order the next book in the Lemony Snickett series now.
While getting my hair done (more on that later) I read through How To Style Your Brand, it’s a book that not only works well as a beautiful coffee table book but it’s also packed with helpful advice. If you have a blog or a business (or both) to brand or re-brand then it is well worth a look through.
I can’t write this section without give homage to Sherlock. I was blown away by this most reason season (can you call 3 episodes a season? I don’t know, but I’m going to..) Sacrilegiously I can be a bit hit and miss with Sherlock (the wedding episode, not for me) but these most recent offerings reminded me just how much I love it. I know that episode 3 has divided Sherlock fans but for me it was perfect. Sure there are always little plot holes but that’s not enough to put me off. The only thing that puzzled me was how weird Benedict Cumberbatch’s face looked at times, I think the make up artist went crazy withe the bronzer and um where have his eye brows gone?
I’m going to mention Series of Unfortunate Events again, but this time it’s in reference to the Netflix series. I don’t know about you but we find it so hard to find programmes that we all enjoy. Something that will entertain a 6 year old, 9 year old and 2 30 somethings, it’s like the Holy Grail. This new Netflix series has come through for us though, even the 6 year old sits through it and even engages with it. As I’ve already said it was no surprise that the nine year old enjoyed it but it was a bit of a surprise to me quite how much I’ve enjoyed it. I love the narration and how word are explained, it’s just so clever and dark enough to give intrigue. As a person who is not Jim Carrey’s biggest fan, I’m happy to see that for the Netflix series he has been replaced by Neil Patrick Harris (y’know Barney from How I Met Your Mother).
Bear with me here.. I made the decision to have a rather drastic change of hair colour. I’ve been pinning copper hair and copper/brown ombre styles on Pinterest for the past few weeks and then on Wednesday I finally did it.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that I love buying new clothes for my kids. With E getting so many toys for Christmas I decided to focus more on clothes for her birthday and my favourite has to be this denim jacket from Next. As soon as I spotted it I just knew I had to get it for E, it just screams her name.
The rest of her outfit – trousers: Mini Boden, trainers and hoodie: H&M,
Did I mention that I love Spotify? Yes, yes, I know I have considering I talk about it each week, BUT it is brilliant and I honestly don’t know how I managed before it. I’ve been enjoying the Your Top Songs of 2016 playlist, even if it is a little jarring to go from Queens of the Stone Age to the Trolls soundtrack! One of my favourite discoveries of last year was Alessia Cara. The Moana fans among you might recognise her from the sound track. I love hearing my girls singing her songs as they have such a positive message for girls, plus it’s refreshing for a young female artist to be writing and singing songs that don’t just talk about boys and relationships. This is one that E has been singing lots this week.
If you haven’t heard her album then I really suggest you take a listen.
I’ve been having a play around in our downstairs living space, giving it a bit of refreshing, you can read the post here if you fancy it. While I was at it I’ve changed the wall quote in the living room, it was ‘find joy in the ordinary’ and not I’ve gone for ‘say yes to new adventures’. I’m someone who knows how to say no and isn’t afraid to say it, so much so that I think I end up missing out on new experiences. I think that this year is going to be a year of lots of change for us so I’m starting as I mean to go on and saying a big yes to it all.
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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