July’s #LittleLoves

July’s #LittleLoves

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.

 

 

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Books

   

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown*

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!

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett*

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.

Don’t Read This Book – Time Management for Creative People by Donald Roos

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.

Blog posts 

Just a few varied favourites from the last few weeks, do have a click and check them out.

How to Be More Minimalist When You Love Stuff  – Kerry Villers 

The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide To Lead Gen – Fiona Humberstone 

My Friend Kate #bemorewitwitwoo – Mostly Yummy

Has Spending Less Time On My Phone Radically Changed My Life? – Inside, Outside and Beyond

 

watched

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!

Netflix

Good Girls

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.

Prime

Dietland

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.

 

TV

Love Island

OBVIOUSLY!
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?

Films

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 – 

 

 

 

MAde

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

jack and freda discount

 

heard

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.

 

and lastly

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Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. July 27, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Your book recommendations always sound great. I really need to improve my time management and squeeze in more reading time!
    The planner sheets look great. Think I’ll have to get some printed out – thank you!

  2. July 27, 2018 / 9:11 am

    I enjoyed watching good girl too this month,I do hope that they do another series.
    I really want to see the new mama mia film as enjoyed the first one. #Littleloves

  3. chantelle hazelden
    July 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

    I love the look of those earrings and as a petite person I can always use a little bit of fashion inspiration! I’m also a planner, those printables look really helpful!

  4. July 27, 2018 / 10:11 am

    Love your earrings. Ive seen some similar that I was going to get. I definitely need to have stuff planned in the diary to get me through the six weeks. We have lots of day trips planned as we are not away, so hopefully everyone will be entertained! Cant believe Love Island finishes this weekend! Have a lovely month xx

  5. July 27, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    Those earrings are gorgeous. This book sounds fab. I am trying to relax and read more this summer sounds like your off to a good Summer balance. Love the Ig stories photo idea too.

  6. July 29, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I read Daring Greatly this month too – loved it! You’re right, Brene is so wise. xx

  7. July 31, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I am all about planning! Makes like easier when you have a vague plan doesn’t it! I’ve not ready anything by Brene, so will look this up!

  8. August 1, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Yes yes yes to Good Girls it is so good.

    You amaze me how you read so many books, very inspiring.

    Those earrings are right up my street xx

  9. August 3, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    That scene at the end of Mamma Mia was awful wasn’t it! I full on ugly cried – not my finest moment. Hope you have a great summer with the kids x

  10. August 4, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I’ve heard a lot of people talk about Good Girls now and I’m currently all our of things to watch on Netflix so may give it a go! Deffo going to give that talk a watch too!

  11. August 6, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    Loads of lovely recommendations this month Morgana. Thank you so much for sharing my blog post and the others you included here – I just love reading blogs and don’t think I will ever tire of it. Always on the look out for new ones! Absolutely adored Mamma Mia – it really did encourage a myriad of emotions didn’t it? xx

  12. August 14, 2018 / 6:47 am

    Daring Greatly (in fact, all of Brene Brown’s books) are wonderful. I’ve not read it for a while – might pick it up again once my girls are back at school. I really want to see Mamma Mia 2 but my girls haven’t seen the first one and the husband isn’t interested. I think I’m going to have to figure out a way to go on my own! We’ll be starting the high school visits again in September – for my middle daughter this time! I hope you find one that both you and your girl are comfortable with.

  13. August 16, 2018 / 5:16 am

    We’ve got the schools decision to make next term too, I can’t believe we’re going to be starting on a year of lasts with Little Miss starting Year 6. It’s going to be emotional. Mamma Mia is the perfect cheeesy, feel good film isn’t it, pure escapism and fun. Hope the month is going well for you.

  14. August 27, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Ha ha I’m glad I’m not the only one who attempts to read bits of books to a completely disinterested hubby! Funny how when they want to tell us something we’re expected to drop everything and look interested. Love all those blog posts you’ve recommended. And Good Girls was absolutely fantastic, as was Mama Mia (could not stop crying towards the end, was so not expecting it to be THAT bad even though I’d been pre-warned.)

    How exciting and completely overwhelming all at the same time looking at secondary schools. I can’t believe my daughter is out the other side of secondary school already and starting college soon. Dreading having to do it all again with my little boy. He’s only 6 but it’ll come around fast enough.

    Hope you’ve had a lovely August x

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