HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Welcome to the first Little Loves of 2016!
This is a bumper edition as it will cover the past two weeks, I decided that we should all have a break on Christmas Day and not worry about blogging.
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I didn’t manage to read a thing in the run up to Christmas but have been enjoying this book in that inbetweeny time where there’s lots of eating and not a lot of moving around!
I’m definitely enjoying more fast paced thriller style books at the moment, there has to be some sort of hook to keep me interested, and this book definitely delivers. If you enjoyed Girl on a Train then I think you’ll like this one too.
I have taken the girls to see The Good Dinosaur and the Charlie Brown and Snoopy movie, both of which we loved. I’ll be posting a review of the Charlie Brown one in the next week or so.
Surprisingly we haven’t watched a lot of television over the Christmas period. After being encouraged by Sian (@pottymouthedmummy) to give it another go I did end up binge watching Jessica Jones while wrapping Christmas presents. I’m glad I tried it again as I ended up really enjoying it.
I loved the BBC Agatha Christie three parter, And Then There Were None it was brilliantly acted.
Did you see it?
What I’ve loved most of all over the last week and a bit is watching my girls play with their cousins…
I was a bit of a whirlwind in the kitchen just before we headed off down south. The girls had a ball making and decorating Christmas cookies and I loved making my favourite seasonal biscuits, Nigella’s Cranberry and White Chocolate cookies.
After the disaster that was my first batch of mince pies I persevered and tried again, this time attempting to make the pastry from scratch, and surprisingly they worked and tasted yummy, hurrah!
The girls got sent these beautiful dresses from Monsoon. The girls were understandably hyper on the day so it was tricky to get any photos but here are a couple. I’ll be blogging about them in more detail next week.
Aphrodite dress – E wears a Age 6
Julianna dress – N wears Age 9
Noisey, over-excited children count, right? We’ve also been treated to the Little Mix album that E got N for Christmas. My brother in law is a musician and plays in various bands so we’ve been listening to some of his stuff over Christmas, including this very clever one..
I’ve also been enjoying the few tracks that Daughter have released from their up and coming new album. I can’t wait to hear it all.
All in all we’ve had a wonderful Christmas and some lovely time off together as a family. Now that we’re home we’re balancing the last few days of the holiday with getting ready for starting back on Monday. I’ve been busy sorting out the Little and Fierce sale. We’ve got lots of fantastic discounts so do check it out, lots to store away for birthdays and gifts for throughout the year.
I’m exciting about the year ahead and what it might bring, I love that the little things are all documented in these posts, the little things that we too often forget.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.