New books, signs of spring and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs #LittleLoves

I’m afraid our house, well namely, myself and my youngest girl, were struck now by a horrible sickness bug over the weekend and much of the week. This has meant that work and any creativity was put on the back burner and now, of course, I’m playing catch up. One thing that has made this week better is the sunshine! As I’m typing this there are blue skies and a bright sun shining down, I can almost feel the Spring coming and Winter (finally) leaving us.

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.



I’m making slow progress with The Miniaturist and thinking about shelving it and trying something new. I’m intrigued but so busy and it’s just not hooked me in enough to make the effort. I popped into Waterstones and picked up these two new books, The Bricks That Built The Houses by Kate Tempest, and The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth Mckenzie. I’ve not started either yet but looking forward to giving them a try.




I stumbled across this new release on Netflix and devoured the whole season while I was ill, Greenleaf, a programme centred around the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis mega-church. It’s full of secrets and lies and I found myself absolutely hooked into the drama. It’s executively produced by Oprah Winfrey and premiered on her television channel first last year.

New original drama series from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under,” “Lost”) that takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.



I’ve made a change and decided to rebrand by MumBoss section. I’m fully aware of how contentious the word is and although I meant it as empowering it’s ended up putting putting off, so, it’s now called Start Up and my MumBoss interviews are Start Up Stories. You can read all about the change here.



As you can imagine, for most of this week I’ve been in comfy clothes due the dreaded sickness bug. I have been loving this coat sent over from Target Dry, though – perfect for the school run. You can see more of it and the girls new coats here.

raincoat for mums - target dry

Before the bug hit us I picked up a couple of things from H&M when I popped into town last Friday, one of them was this top.

I also channeled KA from Life As Our Little Family and picked up a silver pleated skirt in the sale. I’m going to wear it tonight when the mister and I head out to a Gin Festival, so you can expect some outfit photos of that one next week.



The Women of Indie playlist on Spotify is one of my favourites, it’s full of new artists as well as more established indie musicians and bands.


 While listening to it, Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs popped up and of course that sent me down a Yeah Yeah Yeahs rabbit hole! I love Karen O and spent many nights requesting her songs at the indie club while at university. I would have loved to see them live.

and lastly

As you probably are aware it was International Women’s Day this week, and I was reminded of this fantastic quote from Ellizabeth Gilbert

elizabeth gilbert quote women are my superheroes


Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, 


themamaland | lyla_and_co | lifeasourlittlefamily

squishedblueberries | kerryvillerscapturebylucy

insideoabout corneliusblog | adayinthelifedad

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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  • Jess @ Catch A Single Thought - March 10, 2017 reply

    Sorry to hear you weren’t well. Hope you have a better weekend this time! I found the Miniaturist really hard going and honestly didn’t enjoy it that much. I did finish it but I can’t say you are missing much!

  • Emily and Indiana - March 10, 2017 reply

    Oh no, sorry to hear you’ve been poorly! LOVE that raincoat, the yellow is perfect for the spring-like weather we had the end of this week. Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂 xx
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  • Lauren Belle du Brighton - March 10, 2017 reply

    Boo to the poorliness, but yay to daffs and new tops! Sorry you’re not getting on with the Miniaturist!
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  • Sophie | Sophie and Lily - March 10, 2017 reply

    Hope you have a restful, lurgy free weekend lovely. The Memphis mega church series sounds interesting. I think I must be one of the few who do not have netflix!
    Fantastic rain jacket and tee.
    Have a good weekend xx
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  • Jenny - March 10, 2017 reply

    Wow you sound so inredibly busy. Love the Start up Stories name that’s perfect!!! That tshirt is a must I need to get one for myself. Oh my goodness love the yellow, as you know favorite Taylor household color here. lol Gin Festival sounds amazing have fun! I am in need of a new book these sound great will wait their verdicts. Thanks for hosting lovely.

  • Angela Webster - March 10, 2017 reply

    I hope you are all feeling better now, hopefully Spring will put a stop to all the bugs that have been endlessly circulating. That coat is lovely, I wish I could get away with yellow but it just doesn’t suit me. I’m definitely going to give Greenleaf a watch. I love Oprah everything she’s involved with is usually gold. Have a lovely weekend.
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  • Anna-Marie - March 10, 2017 reply

    Oh no! Sorry you have been unwell! I can deal with any illness but when it comes to sickness bugs I don’t cope well at all! Glad your feeling better. Will give that Netflix programme a try, been wondering watch to watch next! Have a wonderful time at the Gin Festival! Have a great weekend xx

  • Mum Reinvented - March 10, 2017 reply

    Love that yellow coat on you, looks lovely! I love your ‘start up stories’, and its never bothered me what they were called. No pleasing some people! That Liz Gilbert quote is brilliant, I do love her. Hope you and your girly are feeling better and can enjoy the weekend. Hope the sun sticks around x
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  • Cindy - March 10, 2017 reply

    I hope you are better now. i blamed the weather for sickness bugs same here, a flu season. Anyway, i couldn’t agree more with that quote. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog - March 10, 2017 reply

    Oh no! I hope you’re feeling better. I love that quote. The yellow coat really suits you. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves
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  • Claire @ The ladybirds adventures - March 10, 2017 reply

    I’m loving the signs of spring too. Sorry you’ve been ill. I love yellow too. I like the new name for your feature.
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  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too - March 10, 2017 reply

    The dreaded sickness bug is awful, I hope you both feel much better. I will have to check out the new Greenleaf series.
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  • Donna - March 10, 2017 reply

    That coat is gorgeous – so lovely and bright! I love H&M for bargain clothes too, so affordable. I really need to pick up a book, haven’t read in about a month now! x
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  • stacey - March 10, 2017 reply

    I hope you are now both feeling better and that you can enjoy your weekend. Bugs really take it out of you. I love your coat and that top from H&M and the quote is fab.
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  • Nicki - March 10, 2017 reply

    Sorry you’ve had the bug and hope you’re feeling much better now to appreciate those first moments of spring. The IWD quote is brilliant, I’m tempted to print it out for my office at work. I’ve always enjoyed your interviews with business women, they are all so inspiring so good luck with the rebranding.
    Nicki recently posted…Big Little Lies, Girl Power for IWD and a dress code.My Profile

  • My Two Mums - March 10, 2017 reply

    Hope you’re all much better next week. I love the quote you’ve included.
    My Two Mums recently posted…Flights, crime and a revelation – Little LovesMy Profile

  • RachelSwirl - March 10, 2017 reply

    Now I realise you probably don’t watch Home and Away as youre not sad like me.. But the Yeah Yeahs sound just like Phoebes voice. I wonder if they use her for the songs…

  • B - March 11, 2017 reply

    Hope you are all feeling better now! That coat is fab. I may have to give Greenleaf a try! Thanks for hosting x

  • Gemma @ gemslittletreasures - March 11, 2017 reply

    Wow busy week hope you’re feeling better-well after seeing you hit a gin festival last night I’m sure you’ve kicked the horrible bug! The start up stories name sounds fab! Loving your new tshirt, and the colour of your coat is beautiful-certainly gets you into the spring vibe! Have a wonderful weekend x
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  • Helen - March 11, 2017 reply

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been very well – it’s good that you’re feeling better now 🙂 I love the yellow raincoat, so perfect for brightening up these dark, miserable days! #LittleLoves

    Helen x
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  • Stacie - March 11, 2017 reply

    Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly. Hopefully that’s the last of the Winter germs! Love the yellow jacket, great colour on you. That quote is fantastic, never heard it before – thanks for sharing it. Enjoy your week xx
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  • Helena - March 12, 2017 reply

    Sorry to read that you and yours have been poorly too. The pops of yellow have been so welcoming and remind me of the Daffodils. #LittleLoves
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  • Suzanne - March 14, 2017 reply

    I adore that quote Morgana – so very true and the older I get, the more I realise it. Funny how age changes you for the better isn’t it? I feel a blog post coming on! A gorgeous Little Loves grid as always and i’m loving the yellow on you – really suits your colouring 🙂 Hope you had a fun night out with your other half. Looked fabulous! xx

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