June’s Little Loves – dancing to John Mayer, making memories and the Fab 5

June’s Little Loves – dancing to John Mayer, making memories and the Fab 5

June, you have been a scorcher of a month! And a very busy one at that. Kicking off with half term and then a busy few weeks of work and family fun too. I’ve loved scrolling back through the photos on my phone to remind me of all that we’ve done.

 

Right, lets get onto the wonderful little things from this MONTH, oh it still feels weird saying that after being weekly for so long, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.

 

 

  read 

What I really do love about doing this post monthly now is that I actually have content to share for this section! I can do a lot more reading in a month than in a week.

Books

It’s been quite a good reading month for me, though I think it was given a good boost from reading during travelling at half term.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

After reading Little Fires Everywhere I moved swiftly onto Celeste Ng’s first book and loved it just as much as the other one.

What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty

Lianne Moriarty’s books are perfect for me when I want to read something that I know is going to be good and well written but also won’t require too much concentration or thought! I really enjoyed this one, I think it’s one of my favourites of hers so far.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

I’ve borrowed this one from a friend and I’m excited to properly get into it as Brene really does speak so much sense and I find all her research studies fascinating.

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

Now, I’ve just started this one after hearing some good things about it and I’m definitely intrigued by it. I’ll let you know more in next month’s Little Loves!

Blog posts 

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

Simple and Season – Why People Engage Less With Sponsored Content and What We Can Do About It

Molly’s Always Right – Body Confidence is Not Just For Bigger People

Maybush Studio – 5 Messages From Blogtacular That Every Creative Needs To Hear

 

 

watched

Netflix

Queer Eye season 2 

I LOVE Queer Eye, I even watched it’s first incarnation way back when makeover series were all the rage. You don’t need to have seen the early 00s one or even to have enjoyed it to watch the Netflix ones. The premise is 5 gay guys each specialising in a certain area of life – style, food, home style, grooming, confidence building/life coaching and they work with an individual that has been nominated by a friend or family member. It is emosh. I have cried buckets over most of the episodes from season one and season two. The transformations from the inside out are incredible. It is a programme with such an enormous heart.

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! It has been full of drama, this week especially and am loving it!

Films

We’ve had a few trips to the cinema this month  – Jurassic World, Solo and Oceans 8. The huge bonus to your children getting older is the kind of films you can go and watch. No more Peppa Pig for us!

 

 

 

MAde

Memories!

You can catch up with what we got up to in half term – which feels like forever ago now btw – by having a look through this post, A Little Bit Of Life Lately – The Half Term Roadtrip

 

The choice to give blood

 I’m rather ashamed to admit that I’ve never given blood before. I could rattle off a whole load of excuses, babies, piercings, a tattoo, but really I’ve actually been really scared at the prospect of doing it. My husband donates regularly and I always feel a pang of guilt whenever he’s been. It’s something I want to do and feel more people should so when I’d ran out of reasons not to I plucked up the courage to register. My date came through and it was months away to I forgot about it. Then the day came and I was rather nervous, to put it mildly! I’ve not had the best experiences of having blood taken – one of which includes an excruciating botched attempt by a midwife that still makes my toes curl at the thought of it! I need not have worried though, the staff were all helpful and really understanding of my nerves. I can hand on heart say it was not traumatising in the slightest, in fact I felt rather guilty for making such a huge deal of it! I also love that you get a text telling you when your blood has been used and which hospital. So if you’re on the fence about donating, please do go for it, it’s not that scary and you will save someone’s life in doing so.

 

I wrote a few months back about embracing a more simple style, and this definitely carries on into summer. Anything that’s loose fitting, a easy to chuck on gets my vote every time! This denim dress is one of those options for me.

This photo was taken by Robyn on a mini photo shoot we did this week, I’ll be sharing more in a blog post next week.

Here are a few more summer pieces I have my eye on..

ASOS PETITE Plisse Short in Spot Print with Lace Hem
TOPSHOP PETITE Square Neck Jumpsuit
TOPSHOP PETITE Lola Duster Coat
TOPSHOP PETITE Black Spot Pinafore Dress
Petite Nude Button Front Boxy Shirt
New Look Petite Button Through Playsuit
Boohoo Petite Denim Jacket
ASOS DESIGN Petite easy spot tie waist culotte
ASOS DESIGN Petite linen button through maxi dress in stripe
ASOS DESIGN Petite off shoulder popper front midi dress in rib
ASOS DESIGN Petite maxi skirt with button front and split detail
ASOS DESIGN Petite wrap jacquard midi skirt in mixed floral and spot print
ASOS DESIGN Petite tab back drape hareem maxi dress
ASOS DESIGN Petite Pocket Stripe T-Shirt With Contrast Binding
ASOS DESIGN Petite Deep V Strap Back Jumpsuit
ASOS Petite | Design Ditsy print maxi dress
ASOS Petite floral maxi dress

 

heard

I’ve had a really eclectic month music wise, but my stand out track has to be John Mayer’s latest release. If you follow me on Insta you’ll have come across this one on my Stories a few times. The video cracks me up! 

 

and lastly

So that was a whistle stop tour of June, of course I couldn’t cram everything I’ve loved from this month in but I think I’ve hit a few good highlights.  July will bring with it the end of the school year and the start of the school holidays – eek! I really must get planning for the holidays, I’ve not even booked any child care. For now though we’ve got a swimming gala this weekend (surprise surprise!) though this is one that BOTH girls and Daddy will be competing in! I’ll be chief cheerleader and towel holder. We’ve also got a charity dinner on Saturday night for the Message Trust which I’m really looking forward to.

 

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. June 29, 2018 / 6:57 am

    That dress looks stunning on you! I’ve never given blood before, something I really should do as I have no excuse not to. I haven’t listened to anything from John Mayer before perhaps I should give him a try! #LittleLoves

  2. June 29, 2018 / 7:13 am

    I’ve read about The People at Number 9, isn’t it like a thriller? I’m waiting to watch Queer Eye because I loved the first series so much.. I was also a fan of the original version of it! I’m going to the cinema to see Ocean’s 8 this weekend, hope it’s a good movie 😉 You look gorgeous in the photo Robyn took of you! I hope you have a wonderful July with your girls xx

  3. June 29, 2018 / 8:11 am

    I used to give blood pretty regularly but after a few issues trying to get a vein and being slightly anaemia, followed by a couple of pregnancies, I’ve not got back into the habit. You’ve prompted me to give it another shot.
    I keep meaning to get into Queer Eye. I used to love the original back in the day.x

  4. June 29, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Great selection of books! Love your dress the colour really suits you #LittleLoves

  5. June 29, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    A lovely round up Morgana – I’ve got Daring Greatly on my reading list. I listened to a fab interview with Brene Brown on Oprah Winfrey’s podcast this week, she’s so inspiring. I’ve just got into Queer Eye too – love it! You’re right, it’s a show that just has so much heart xx

  6. June 29, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Love the photo of you and your girls. Sounds like you’ve had a busy but lovely June, enjoying the sunshine – hasn’t it been glorious? A shame that I’ve had to spend most of it in stuffy classrooms! I need to watch Queer Eye – might watch an episode tonight (as my husband is working!) xx

  7. June 29, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I read Number 9 too, loved it! Haven’t heard the John Mayer track yet so will listen now! I’m a bit ‘eek’ about the holidays too!

  8. July 3, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Love your hair, definitely a great length on you. You can’t tell you were struggling with the weather at all. Sounds like a great month #littleloves

  9. July 3, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Funnily enough I took a screen shot the other day of The People at Number 9 as looks an interesting read. The picture of you in the dress is gorgeous Morgana, and with regards to Queer Eye I thought it was a comedy show…. how wrong was I lol. Best of luck to the girls and husband in the swimming gala x

  10. lovemaisie
    July 3, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Sounds like a lovely month you’ve had! I have to say a quick thank you to you for donating blood! Sadly, I am unable to donate blood as I had to have a couple of transfusions last year and they essentially saved my life, so thank you for being a part of the amazing group of people donating! xx

  11. July 4, 2018 / 8:10 am

    I love John Mayer! I haven’t listened to any of his albums for ages and hadn’t heard this new song either. Thanks for sharing – I’m going to go and dig out the CDs now and put them in my car. Love your dress – you look beautiful and confident in it. Daring Greatly (in fact, all of Brene Brown’s books) is fantastic, I hope you enjoy it. I wish I could give blood – there are a couple of reasons why I can’t unfortunately and I feel awful about it, especially as I have a less-common blood type so they actually need my donation. Well done you for being brave and doing it – I love that you get to find out where and when it was used, that’s such a great thing. Hope you have a July that’s as good as June was 🙂

  12. Suzanne W
    July 5, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    How funny that I got my Brene Brown back out again this week too! I’m reading Rising Strong and having tried it before, I wanted to persevere – she’s a very inspiring woman isn’t she? Really love that denim dress on your Morgana, I’m drawn to the beautiful photos that your friend Robyn takes of you – all absolutely stunning! xx

  13. July 5, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Wow you completely put my book reading to shame! How do you do it? I feel like I need to watch Queer Eye I think it’ll be something i could really get into-though Love Island is not! That denim dress is lovely on you-i’ve brought my first one recently and love it. I’m with you on the comfort and ease thing when it comes to clothes especially in this heat. Have a great month x

  14. July 7, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Love all those blog post recommendations. I could have sworn I’d read The People at Number 9 but I think it was a different one. I’ve never watched Queer Eye before – think I’m the only person who hasn’t! That pic of you is gorgeous as is the one with you and your girls. Have a great month x

  15. July 8, 2018 / 7:51 am

    You looks gorgeous in that dress! I have jott s diwn the books as I am in need of some new recommendations. I have just ordered a few that are arriving this week but will definitely add these to my wish list. I’m loving John Mayer! When you shared it in stories I loved it instantly. It’s sounds like a glorious June for you! The rather has been gorgeous! Have a lovely month ahead xx

  16. July 11, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely June. It’s bonkers how fast it all goes though isn’t it! I absolutely love reading your book and Netflix recommendations – I’m looking forward to trying out a few of them. Have a great July and thanks for hosting this link up – I think it’s my favourite to date! x

  17. July 18, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    I’ve been reading a lot more lately – I’ve not read any of your recommendations though so I’ll check them out. And well done on giving blood – I’ve been doing it a while now, I think I’m up to 14 donations – both my parents have been donating forever, and my dad donates platelets now too. I just think it’s so easy to donate if you can, I can’t convince my husband to do it though!

  18. July 25, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I can’t wait to go and see films at the cinema that I actually don’t mind watching. I gave blood a couple of weeks ago and it’s such a good thing to do if you can and takes no time at all. I hope you’re enjoying the start of the holidays x

  19. July 26, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the Celeste Ng recommendation, Little Fires Everywhere is on my wish list and it’s good to know her other work is great too. I’ve just started to give blood again and it’s such a fun experience, I got excited when I got the text to tell me where my blood was being used. Hope you’re enjoying the gorgeous weather.

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