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??

 

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  • Jade @ Captured By Jade - July 14, 2017 reply

    Sorry to hear about your week not going too well… Sad news re: the hamster; children become so attached to animals. I hope your eldest is doing okay! I hope you’re feeling better now – I have chronic + severe hayfever, I have since I was 3, and I feel like death most days in the spring/summer so I couldn’t imagine that coupled with an illness!

    So excited for season 2 of Stranger Things! Enjoy your new books. I’m now off to read the blog post links you’ve shared. Wishing you and the family a wonderful weekend!
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  • Anna-Marie - July 14, 2017 reply

    Oh Morgana, what a week! So sorry you’ve been so poorly! Sounds awful! Poor N! It’s horrible when things like this happen. Really hope she is ok. So sad 🙁 Love those pink heels!! Gorgeous and the jump suit, you’re going to look ace in it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

  • Sophie | Sophie and Lily - July 14, 2017 reply

    Oh gosh, flu AND hayfever! Hope you are feeling a lot better.
    Sorry to hear about the hamster. I think me and my sister were in a state for a while after our hammy (Henry Fluffybottom) passed on. My sympathies xx
    I love the culotte jump suit! Does it have a clip/popper for the wrap around top? I need breastfeeding friendly clothes and struggle to determine whether they could be from the photos.
    Thank you!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂 xx

  • claire - July 14, 2017 reply

    Sorry you’ve been ill and for the loss of your hamster. Sounds like a busy weekend. No wonder you spent some of the week binge watching tv. Looking forward to your newsletter on sunday. I’m off to read post the posts you mentioned. I follow both blogs but I’m very behind with my blog reading.
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  • Angela Webster - July 14, 2017 reply

    Sorry to hear you’ve all had a rough week. Your poor daughter it’s so hard to lose a pet for the first time. I’m so glad I saw you tweet about Jane The Virgin I’ve been eagerly anticipating season 3 it’s such a feel good show. Hope you have a lovely weekend despite the busyness.
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  • gemma @ Gemslittletreasures - July 14, 2017 reply

    Oh Morgana what a week! I do hope you’re starting to feel bit better now. I’m sorry to hear about N’s hamster, I did see that he wasn’t doing too well on IG. What a gorgeous jumpsuit-I love the look of them but have never tried one-I’ve not got a particularly flattering image in my head of what I’d end up looking like. Only one more week and I know what you mean abut not being ready. I’m never quite sure how to get through the time, keeping all the balls juggling and this is my first summer with two kids! Gulp! Have a great weekend x
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  • Gail - July 14, 2017 reply

    Really enjoy your weekly round ups, Morgana, but I was sorry to hear that you’ve been ill, and about your daughter’s hamster. I’m off to read the blog posts you’ve recommended. Hoping you have a healthier weekend x
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  • Helen - July 14, 2017 reply

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been poorly and that your daughter’s hamster passed away. I really hope next week brings happier memories. I’m off to sign up to your newsletter now 🙂 #LittleLoves
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  • Nicola - July 14, 2017 reply

    I’m so sorry about your hamster, it can be so tough losing the little guys. Signed up to your newsletter and thank you for the tip off on the post about blogging – off to read it now.
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  • Suzanne - July 14, 2017 reply

    I’ve only recently discovered Jen Hatmaker because of Shauna Niequist – I believe they are best friends! I read both of those blog posts and loved them for different reasons. So sorry you’ve been feeling so rotten, I hope your health picks up this weekend. Gin though? The perfect remedy! xx
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  • Rachel In Real Life - July 14, 2017 reply

    I’m sorry you’ve been poorly this week. Rising Strong is on my own Amazon wishlist, I adore Brene Brown and I think I need to re-read Daring Greatly and I’m now going to add the Jan Hatmaker book as well! I’m so looking forward to the summer holidays, although we still have swimming lessons here at least the pace of life slows a little! I’ve just signed up to your newsletter. Hope you feel better soon. x

  • RachelSwirl - July 15, 2017 reply

    I would love to start a newsletter, may have to sign up to this to see what kind of things you put in it before following suit.
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  • Abbie - July 15, 2017 reply

    So sorry to hear about your daughters hamster! 🙁 A pet really is like another member of the family isn’t it? Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly as well. Great round up as always xo
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  • Donna - July 16, 2017 reply

    So sorry you’ve been poorly. I zoomed through Jane the Virgin too – not quite sure if I finished watching it or not…! But, I definitely watched a lot! x
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  • Sarah Christie - July 16, 2017 reply

    Ah I am so sorry about the Hamster, its so awful loosing pets. Julia’s post was so sad but beautifully written she is so very brave, and hope you are feeling better. I have to say hayfever has left me feeling so flu like this week x

  • Kerri-Ann Hargreaves - July 20, 2017 reply

    I LOVE that jumpsuit, the colour is gorgeous on you – is this the one from the weekend on your IG? I hope you guys have had a much better week. x x

    morgana - July 20, 2017 reply

    It is! I’m so mad at myself for not getting a picture of me properly wearing it. I need to train my kids up to take outfit shots! haha xx

  • Emily and Indiana - July 23, 2017 reply

    Sorry I’m so late with this comment, it’s been a busy week! I hope you’re feeling better?! I am SO excited for Stranger Things – did you see the new trailer for it? It looks amazing! xx
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