Huge thanks to Kerri Ann for hosting Little Loves for me last week. It was the second week of half term and the fifth week of no wifi and everything got on top of me. With the girls back at school and wifi installed I’m slowly getting back on track! So this time I’m sharing not only this week’s Little Loves but last week’s too.
Here we go then, 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.
After watching the first episode of The Handmaid’s Tale a few weeks ago I knew I just had to dig out my old copy of it from sixth form. Of course this meant searching through various boxes of books! Thankfully I found it in the second box so it didn’t take too long. I love reading all my scribbled annotations in the margins, it feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote them.
Blog post wise, I thoroughly enjoyed this post by Caro at The Twinkle Diaries – Bringing Up Men and Positive Body Image It’s such a thought provoking piece on a subject close to my heart. I’m challenged daily to be body positive around my girls, and it is so difficult at times but I know it’s so crucial.
Ok, so I’ve binged the whole of season 5 of Orange Is The New Black and I can say that is is hands down the best season so far (in my opinion!). I think it’s got better as the focus has shifted away from Piper and included all the characters more.
I’d love your thoughts if you’ve watched it.
Last weekend we took a trip to Leeds for the ITU World Triathlon. The mister took part in the morning and then we stayed for the Elite Women’s Race and the start of the men’s. If you’re a regular reading you’ll know that triathlons have become a big part of our lives so to see the athletes up close was a huge deal. N was so starstruck seeing Non Stanford and the speedy Flora Duffy go past.
It was a fantastic weekend, which is lucky because I missed out on going to Blogtacular because of it!
We’ve had a big push on unpacking and really getting somewhere, especially in the kitchen and the bedrooms. I did a bit of a Homesense spree yesterday and picked up some lovely things… I feel a Homesense haul vlog coming on..! I got a pair of these beautiful bedside tables. They are similar to these from West Elm, but for a fraction of the price!
After writing a bit of a ‘brain dump’ of all my feelings on moving earlier in the week (Craving routine in change and uncertainty) I now feel a lot more settled. Getting rooms organised and feeling more like ours has definitely helped.
You might have spotted on social media if you follow me that last week I got my first tattoo! Not someone that does things by halves I didn’t go for something little I went the whole hog and got a large tattoo with lots of shading. As I sat there ready for her to start I did think maybe I’ve been rather foolish! This photo was taken soon after I had it done so it’s a bit red and inflamed.
I’m so happy with it and can see myself getting another one.
London Grammar’s new album is available of Spotify so that’s been on lots this week, even after a four year gap it’s worth the wait.
We’re off to Sheffield this weekend seeing friends and going to a family wedding. The weather looks gorgeous so we’re all set for a lovely couple of days!
Normally I share a collage of nine of my favourites from the #littleloves community on Instagram but I’ve changed things up and now just choosing three and featuring them on Instagram Stories with a tag back to the original account obviously. 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!
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