Katherine Ryan on Netflix, Lactose Free Lemon Cake and The Muse #LittleLoves

This week has absolutely zoomed by! It’s been back to normality with the girls back at school and us at work again. The decorating that was started over half term hasn’t yet been finished, oops, hopefully it won’t stay that way for long and we pick up our paint brushes to finish it all off. Don’t get too excited though, we’re only painting the hallway, there’ll be no big room transformation reveal or anything! I have had a week with some lovely little things though, and I hope you enjoy reading about them.



I’ve finally finished The Muse! Hurrah! I was about a third of the way through last week and then over the weekend I barely put it down and finished the rest of it. Even though it took me longer to read than usual, don’t think that I didn’t enjoy it. Once I had the headspace and peace and quiet to get into it I was swept up in it all. Set in two timelines, Spain in the 1930s and the UK, more specifically London, in the 1950s, you come to realise that two are inextricably connected. I’ve now just started to read The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton’s other novel.

I enjoyed reading through my interview with this month’s featured mum in business, Tabitha from kidswear brand, Lil’ Cubs. If you missed it you can have a read here, there is also a chance to win a pair of Lil’ Cubs leggings too.

babywear printed leggings giveaway lil cubs


I love Katherine Ryan, and think she is hilarious, if she’s ever on a panel show it’s always a must watch for me. She toured recently but on the night she was in our local town we couldn’t make it, boo. I was so happy when I saw that Netflix had picked up her show, the one we would have seen if we could have got there –Katherine Ryan, In Trouble

Katherine Ryan, Netflix UK

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned this programme here before but I’ve been loving This Is Us (Tuesday, Channel 4, 10pm). I have a horrible feeling that we’re nearing the end of the season now and there are so many unanswered questions! It truly is a beautiful and heartfelt programme, one where you usually need a pack of tissues to hand!

We all went to see Lego Batman last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it, like Lego Movie there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.



I’ve got a balance this week of salads and cake!

My girls have recently moved onto packed lunches at school. My eldest girl is lactose intolerent and was struggling with meal choices at school and never got any puddings, well unless you count grapes, which she doesn’t! So this week I got busy baking some lactose free goodies for her, including chocolate cupcakes and lemon cake.

I’ve used this recipe for Lemon cake by Kerry over at Noah and the Girls, for a while now and I adore it! I made this one lactose free so my eldest could enjoy it too and was relieved when it came out just as good as it normally does. Needless to say it’s all gone now!



I need coffee enamel pin

I’ve got a growing collection of enamel pin badges, so much so that I’m putting together a blog post with the ones I have and the ones on my ‘to buy’ list. The one above is from Jolly Awesome, and I’ll think you’ll agree it’s perfect for me!


 I’ve rediscovered my love for First Aid Kit, while stumbling around Youtube the other day and finding this gem of a performance. America is one of my favourite songs anyway, and this version of it is simply beautiful. Those harmonies! They even get a standing ovation from Paul Simon himself.


 If you haven’t heard them before I really suggest you check them out


and lastly

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, with looking at new family cars on Saturday and then I have the BabyLoved pop-up event on Sunday morning where I have a stall for Little and Fierce.

Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, as you can see I’ve gone with a bit of a floral theme!


mrsmilkywilky | treasureeverym | ispeaktoddlernow

justsayingmum | thetwinklesmama | thismamalife

littlelikelylads littlepaperswan | jesslathan

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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  • chantelle hazelden - February 24, 2017 reply

    Some fab choices, I love This Is Us, such a good programme!!! Thanks for hosting 🙂
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  • Kerry - February 24, 2017 reply

    I’ve been meaning to watch Katherine on Netflix! May do that tonight. Yay! Glad you’ve managed to make a lactose free version. I’m planning to make this cake this weekend. Also, my sister made the most amazing gluten free double baked granola bars EVER last week. I’m going to try to make these too. They’re so bad for you though, she put butter, maple syrup, golden syrup, sugar and a tonne of nuts and peanut butter in, but they were so good! If I can recreate it, I’ll post the recipe because everyone should be eating them. My sister really should have a food blog, she’s such a good cook. I’ll ask my Mum if she knows of any good lactose free recipes, I know she tries to avoid it where she can. How did you work out your daughter is lactose intolerant? Noah suffers terribly with his tummy, but we’ve never got to the bottom of it x x x

  • Jade @ Captured By Jade - February 24, 2017 reply

    Sounds like you’ve had a good week, with lots being done and completed. The cake looks yummy! I hope the pop up event goes well. Have a lovely weekend.

  • Anna-Marie - February 24, 2017 reply

    Yummy, the cake looks delicious. I love the pin badge! I have not watched This Is Us, will need to give it s go, a few people have mentioned it lately. Hope Sunday goes well for you! Have a wonderful week xx
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  • Claire @ The ladybirds adventures - February 24, 2017 reply

    That cake looks yummy. Definitely a balanced diet when paired with salad! I’ve still to read your blog post about lil cubs. I love bright coloured children’s clothes.
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  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog - February 24, 2017 reply

    That lemon cake looks amazing. It wouldn’t have lasted long in my house either! Good luck with the car shopping and I hope your stall goes well on Sunday. Have a good week x #LittleLoves
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  • My Two Mums - February 24, 2017 reply

    I love their vocals on that song, so soothing. I must find more of their music.
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  • Mum Reinvented - February 24, 2017 reply

    Mmm cake. Can you tell I’ve not had any for almost a month thanks to the diet? I did a little search after we chatted about This Is Us on twitter and its been renewed for another 2 seasons – so glad! I reckon they’ll string out the how did their dad die thing for as long as possible. I honestly thought we’d find out in this weeks one. Almost dreading next week’s as it’ll be the last one for a while 🙁 Hope you have a great weekend x
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  • Jenny - February 24, 2017 reply

    All I can say is that CUP (I love it) that sofa (I love it) I am drooling in envy over your interior colors. I need to add a few colors to all my white and grey in my house soon. hahaha just haven’t decide what yet. Gorgeous!!! loved your interview this week too. Those leggings are so vibrant I love a colorful outfit for sure. We need another photo walk pronto. 🙂 Miss you

  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought - February 24, 2017 reply

    That’s the second time I’ve heard someone recommend This is Us in the last week, I must see if I can get it on catch up. Sounds like you’ve had a great week 🙂
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  • Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations - February 24, 2017 reply

    That song is beautiful! Will certainly go and check out their other stuff! Love the post idea – got to love a cute pin badge! Thanks for hosting Morgana! Always a joy to be here!

  • Helen - February 24, 2017 reply

    Oo the lemon cake looks and sounds delicious – it’s my husbands favourite too! 🙂 #LittleLoves

    Helen x

  • Debbie | An Organised Mess - February 24, 2017 reply

    I love your pin badge – I could definitely do with one! Sounds like a good week, I’m glad things came together with Netflix and the cake sounds delicious. So tempted to do some baking over the weekend now!

  • Emily and Indiana - February 24, 2017 reply

    I love Katherine Ryan too, she was brilliant on Big Fat Quiz last year! Will definitely have to check it out on Netflix. I bet your daughter is so excited to finally get yummy treats for lunch – grapes definitely don’t count haha! Have a lovely weekend xx
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  • Caroline Carter - February 24, 2017 reply

    I’ve got to agree with Jenny ….that cup x sound’s like you had a great week. The cake looks very yummy too #Littleloves

  • Lorraine - February 24, 2017 reply

    I love Katherine Ryan too, I heard her being interviewed on Radio 4 Chain Reaction last week & she was hilarious. Good choice.

  • RachelSwirl - February 24, 2017 reply

    Ooo I also love Katherine Ryan, well anything comical really!

  • Naomi - February 25, 2017 reply

    I had a real First Aid Kit phase a while ago, I must dig their albums out again. I really like singing along! The Minaturist is brilliant, I really enjoyed it – it’s like nothing I’ve ever read, so I hope you enjoy it. That cake looks lovely too. I always feel sorry for people with intolerances who can’t have proper pudding.
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  • Lauren Belle du Brighton - February 25, 2017 reply

    Kathryn Ryan is SO funny, I had no idea she was on netflix! Thanks for the heads up!
    Hope you like the miniaturist, it took me a while to get into it but I really enjoyed it!
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  • Stacie - February 25, 2017 reply

    I’ve got The Miniaturist on my bookshelf still to read, it’s been on there a while. The lemon cake looks delicious. I’ve never heard of Katherine Ryan, so will definitely check her out. Hope you manage to get your hallway finished! Have a great week xx
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  • stacey - February 25, 2017 reply

    I love those leggings and the cake looks super yummy. Im hoping we can get to do some baking this week, there are a number of slimming world cakes that i have been meaning to try out. Just heading our to you tube to check out first aid kit.

  • Donna - February 25, 2017 reply

    It sounds like your daughter is much better off on packed lunches – especially with you baking such tasty treats – and the salad/cake diet is definitely something I could live off! LOVE your pin badge, off to have a google and check them out x
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  • Helena - February 26, 2017 reply

    I’m in awe of creative business women and like the sound of the lactose free lemon cake. #LittleLoves

  • Suzanne - February 26, 2017 reply

    I’ve caught a few episodes of This is Us and am absolutely gutted that I can’t catch-up anywhere! I’m hoping that they put the whole series on Netflix soon as I’ve heard the first few episodes are the best. Love the sound of that lemon cake, must be tough for your girl to miss out on the puddings at school 🙁
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  • Vicki Coombe - February 26, 2017 reply

    That lemon cake looks amazing! I definately need to have a try 🙂
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  • Gemma @ gemslittletreasures - February 27, 2017 reply

    Oh my goodness the harmonies on that first aid kit track-wow! Baking never lasts long in our house either, which is why I don’t do it so often-we’d all be the size of a house, there’s no willpower in this family at all. Hope Sunday went well? X
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  • Lisa Backsnbumps - February 28, 2017 reply

    I love Katherine Ryan she is so funny, I will be looking out for that on Netflix tonight. We also took the boys to Lego Batman in half term it was so funny. Good luck with the rest of the decorating x
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  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too - March 1, 2017 reply

    I adore Katherine Ryan, she is just so funny. I quite like a slice of lemon cake too!
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  • Kerri-Ann - March 1, 2017 reply

    The pins, the pink cup, the lemon cake. I love so much about this weeks post. I hope the shop went well on Sunday x
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