This month saw the end of term busyness and the sigh of relief (mixed with a little panic) of the summer holidays beginning. We’ve had sports days, training events, a swimming gala, a secondary school opening evening and so much more. I enjoyed taking this time while writing my post to reflect over the month, remembering the things we’ve done and how we felt.
Without further ado lets get onto the wonderful little things from this MONTH, oh it still feels weird saying that after being weekly for so long, go on grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
I wish I could just download everything Brene Brown has ever written straight to my brain. This lady is so wise and has done her research meaning her books are the kind of books that make you want to nudge a stranger sat next to you imploring them to read what you’ve just read. Or read bits aloud to your disinterested husband!
I thought this was going to be a thriller when I first looked at it in the bookshop, it’s not, but it was a good read. The characters were well written and you become intrigued by the new neighbours just as the protagonist is.
I’ve dipped in and out of this book, but I plan to set aside time to read it properly in the next few weeks.
Just a few varied favourites from the last few weeks, do have a click and check them out.
We’ve had two Sports Days, swimming galas and all sorts relating to the children this month, I think that June gets busier with that kind of thing ever year!
Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (The Duff) as three suburban mothers facing financial difficulties who find themselves risking it all to provide for their families. If you liked Breaking Bad then I’d give this one a try.
Plum Kettle is a ghostwriter for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines. Struggling with self-image and fed up with how she’s treated by her boss and society, Plum sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-awakening. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.
The feminist narrative is strong in this one! A disturbing watch at times but lots of valid points being made.
I blame Love Island for my lack of social life and blogging! When 9pm rolls around I’m on the sofa in my pajamas with wine/gin and snacks! Just a few days left to go now, Jack and Dani are the obvious winners, right?
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again
I took the girls to the cinema after they broke up from school last Friday, it’s something that’s become a little tradition for us. They chose the new Mamma Mia film, which was no surprise considering just how much they loved the first one. If you do fully expecting a slightly contrived plot, a whole lot of cheese and of course belting Abba numbers then you will not be disappointed. We loved it! The only thing I will say is that towards the end there is a scene that threw me and I got super emotional. If you’ve lost your mum or the mother daughter relationship is a touhg one for you then this is a little heads up.
While looking through trailers to share I came across this interview and loved the editing so decided to share it instead –
So the time has come to start making choices about which secondary school we’d like our eldest daughter to go to. We went to an open day for one the other week and have another planned for September. I can’t quite believe that we are at that stage of life already.
I’m a planner, not a rigid one, but I like to have some sort of plan in place for the holidays. When the girls were little I was a lot more structured, for me it was the only way I could face 6 long weeks with a one year old and a four year old, no car and very little money! I know planning isn’t for everyone but if you need a little structure and balance I’ve put together these printable planners you can download for free – here
Earlier this month I shared my Petite Picks for Summer
I’ve also shared about my love of Gold Minimal Jewellery
And my new Jack and Freda tassel earrings
Earlier this month we went to hear Rob Bell talk for his UK leg of the Holy Shift Tour. He is such an engaging speaker, I was literally on the edge of my seat for nearly two hours that he spoke. He’s quite a controversial person in more conservative Christian circles, but I find him so refreshing and he so often puts into words the ideas that I mull over in my head.
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