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.
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.
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.
After reading Little Fires Everywhere I moved swiftly onto Celeste Ng’s first book and loved it just as much as the other one.
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.
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.
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!
Just a few varied favourites from the last few weeks, do have a click and check them out.
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.
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!
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!
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..
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!
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.
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