It’s been a week of ups and downs for us. I’ve swung from full on overwhelmed panic mode to feeling like I’ve actually got things under control. Yes, I’m talking about Christmas. I gave myself a good talking to and got a bit of much needed perspective. Another down for this week has to be my youngest girl catching a sickness bug from school. Thankfully she’s on the mend now and as I’m writing this she’s dancing around while playing on her iPad! Got to love school’s 48 hours until they can come back rule.
Like last week I’m continuing to try something a little different by doing two separate posts, this one jam packed with my Little Loves and one with the linky for bloggers to link up their posts, you can see that one here.
Now onto those wonderful little things, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
While in Manchester I of course had a wander around the Northern Quarter, one of my happy places for sure. I couldn’t resist popping into Magma, an independent book store with the most impeccable collection of books. I spotted this one on coding for children and added it to my list of books to get for my youngest girl. She is really enjoying learning to code and plays so many coding games, honestly I’m jealous of how much she just ‘gets it’ for someone so young.
I also picked this one up in the hope it might actually help me!
While at a soft play party on Saturday I survived by hiding in this book by Tara Mohr, Playing Big.
I’m only a chapter in, but with the first one being about you inner critic I just know this one will be a game changer.
I’ve not watched a lot this week. My favourite shows on Netflix have been on a break due to Thanksgiving in the US. The mister and I have been glued to Mindhunter though. It’s a fascinating, if rather disturbing look back to when the FBI worked on a study of psychologically profiling notorious murders. It’s fictional but based on true events and real criminals and it’s so interesting hearing terms and phrases coined that are part of our every day vernacular now, such as ‘serial killer’.
Lots of Cartoon Network! My youngest girl was off sick for two days and my husband and I took a day each to be off with her. A lot of time was spent on the sofa watching cartoons and a couple of Harry Potter films of course.
We popped along to our nearest garden centre after school one day this week, it’s my youngest girls favourite place and has been ever since she was tiny. I loved watching them looking at all the Christmas decorations and getting so excited. We even bumped into Father Christmas on the way to his grotto! I’m carrying on a tradition with my girls that my Aunty did with me as a child. She used to work in the garden centre in Chatsworth and each Christmas I would visit her and she’d let me choose any tree ornament from their collection and would buy it for me. My girls love doing this, just as much as I did, especially when there’s a unicorn…
I’ve made up a stocking packed full of Little and Fierce goodies that you can win! Just enter below, and if you fancy reading all about how I started my business then pop over here for a read – My Start Up Story
I love this time of year for the layers and layers you can get away with wearing. The long coats and miles of scarves equal perfection in my eyes.
My impulse buy long black coat that I picked up from New Look Petite last year is now my go to coat for a cold winter’s day for sure. Combined with a big scarf it was perfect for keeping me warm while I wandered around the markets and shops in Manchester on Wednesday.
I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite podcasts for female creative business owners and bloggers as a follow up to this one.
Due to an inset day I’ve got a whole day with my girls today and we’re planning on spending it decorating the Christmas tree and the house, and I’m sure there will be Christmas movies involved too. After all it is December now, time to get officially excited for Christmas!!
Have a fantastic weekend!
And don’t forget, you can link up your own Little Loves post here
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