May’s Little Loves

May’s Little Loves

It has felt strange not sharing my Little Loves each week, I have missed sharing and having a read of everyone’s posts but it’s also been rather freeing to have a little more space for other things. Now I just need to be careful not to make the post terribly long considering there will be a month’s worth of little things from now on! Don’t worry, I’ve kept it brief, you won’t need to block out an hour just to read through it. I don’t know how you’ve found this month, but for me it’s zoomed by! From first scorching bank holiday weekend right through to this one. We’ve seen the blossom bloom and then go, and all the while the sun has shone. It’s been a pretty darn, fantastic month.

Lets get started and onto the wonderful little things from this month, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.

 

  read 

 

Books

Little Fires Everywhere

This was my book of the month for sure. I was recommended Celeste Ng’s books by a friend and this one did not disappoint

Burial Rites 

I’ve started Burial Rites but found it a little heavy going for a summer’s day so I’m dipping in and out of it.

The Years She Stole

Instead favouring Jonathan Harvey’s newest book, The Years She Stole. I’m a huge fan of his books and clicked order on Amazon as soon as I spotted it had been released.

Blog wise I’ve read lots of content around coaching and marketing, but I won’t link them here, instead I’ll focus on lighter reads that I loved.

Elsie’s Office Tour – A Beautiful Mess

This is such a beautiful space, and has given me ideas for our shared office that’s still a bit of a work in progress!

11 Ways to Feel Beach Ready When You’re Chubby – Brummy Mummy of 2

Emma does it again with the brilliant post full of practical and funny advice. Most of all it’s a big confidence booster!

A Weekend Away With Friends – Tigerlilly Quinn

Fritha shares about her weekend away, and I feel relaxed just scrolling through the gorgeous photos.

Let’s not forget the gorgeous May edition of Elle Interiors!

 

watched

Safe

The mister and I really enjoyed this series on Netflix, with Michael C Hall (of Dexter) doing a rather wonderful English accent, not something that many American actors can do! It centres around widower Tom and his family living in a gated community. His daughter goes missing and her boyfriend is found dead, we watch events unfurl as we discover the secrets within the community. Great drama!

Schitts Creek

I do love this Netflix comedy series, it’s been such light relief and I binged the new season far too fast! David will always be my favourite.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron

We risked doing a family trip to see the new Avengers film, I was worried that it might be a little too much for my seven year old, but she loved it. The ending however left us all open mouthed! I won’t say any more, don’t want to give up any spoilers.

 

The Royal Wedding

I cannot write up this section for May without including the beautiful Royal Wedding! My girls and I were glued to the television, from the guests arriving to the happy couple leaving the church, LOVED it ALL!

 

 

MAde

I might not have crafted anything, or baked anything worth sharing here, but I worked hard and hosted the second Coffee Work Sleep Creatives event this week, where we discussed Imposter Syndrome. Expect a full blog post on it very soon.

coffeeworksleep creatives meet up

photos by Christina – Fish2 Photography

I’ve also been making use of the project management platform Trello. Anyone else use it? With this blog, the creatives group, my coaching, consultancy, podcast and home life getting harder to juggle and keep track of this website is saving my bacon for sure!

 

 

I promised myself that if Little Loves changed over to monthly then I would definitely do better with getting outfit shots ready to share…. yeah, that didn’t happen! I have one. Hopefully, I’ll improve on this each month!

The belt is a weaved vintage leather one, which is why it’s not linked. The earrings are not exactly the ones linked, but they are similar.

Flat Hoop EarringsPETITE | Cropped wide leg jeansPetite spotty button blouse

 

heard

SO much music!! I’m definitely listened to more music than podcasts this month, here’s a few highlights.

Arctic Monkeys 

I’ve actually found their newest album to be a grower, I wasn’t sure at first, it’s definitely a move away from their previous stuff. I like Alex’s side project The Last Shadow Puppets with Miles Kane, and you can hear the influences of it in this album.  It’s not going to be a crowd pleaser of an album and has had very mixed reviews, especially considering they released their tour tickets before releasing it.

James Bay

Another new album, this time from James Bay. I’ve been listening to this one a lot with my girls and we all love it.

Just a couple we’ve been enjoying, making sure you check out my Instagram Stories Playlist highlight for more recommendations.

 

and lastly

In the spirit of my CWS Creatives group, this quote is really inspiring me at the moment,

It sums up a lot of what we are about, community over competition – always!

 

I regularly share the things I’m reading, or listening to over on my Instagram Stories, I even group them into highlights so if you can’t wait a whole month then pop on over for a little snoop 😉

The next link up will be on Friday 29th June

 

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

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21 Comments

  1. May 25, 2018 / 6:51 am

    May really has flown by hasn’t it? Sounds like you have been super busy. I’m watching safe and I am really enjoying it. Love your outfit choice! Little Fires Everywhere is on my “To Read” list! Cannot believe I didn’t add the royal wedding to my watch list this month!! How gorgeous was it?! Hope you have a wonderful month ahead lovely xx

  2. May 25, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Your creatives group sounds amazing, sad i’m nowhere near you to join in! We loved Safe too! I’m so pleased you’ve made LL monthly 🙂

  3. May 25, 2018 / 8:49 am

    We loved the Royal Wedding too. My daughter has been wearing a floaty scarf tucked into a crown as a veil all week! x

  4. May 25, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Love the outfit! You look amazing. And your events seem to be going great — go you! I wish I lived closer because I’d 100% be there. Happy bank holiday weekend lovely x

  5. May 25, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Little Fires Everywhere is on my TBR I’ve heard such good things about it. I loved watching Safe, anything with Dexter in is a must-see in my opinion. That quote is lovely x

  6. May 25, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I honestly have no idea where the month of May has gone. I have lost at least a week somewhere a long the line. So pleased to hear that you ran your second creatives meet up, such a wonderful way to meet new people, exchange ideas etc.

  7. May 25, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Can’t believe May is over in a flash. Love the top on you those colors are lovely. More white blouses for you darling for sure. I am so sad to have missed the next creatives meet up. I don’t get notications some reason on the facebook page and I bookmarked it could have brought baby boy must text me next time your having one looks like it was such a huge success well done!!! I knew it would be though you are made for this kind of stuff. I need to borrow a few good books from you I am all out hahaha any page turners throw my way and you can raid mine if you fancy any? Hope you have a great half term. Great to have little loves on this week. #littleloves

  8. May 26, 2018 / 10:56 am

    I bloody love that quote!!!

    I love that outfit pic, you never seem to take a bad one.

    Thaks for the blog post links just had a little read xx

  9. May 26, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Love the quote! You so need to do a Coffee Work Sleep Creatives roadshow and come down to deepest darkest Kent, there’s bugger all down here if you’re not pushing 87! You look lovely in your top – it’s not black! Have a great half term with the girls x

  10. Suzanne W
    May 26, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Love that outfit on you Morgana and the red lipstick. Your Creatives meet ups is so great! Wish I lived closer. I like the sound of those books, I’ve not heard of any of them. xx

  11. May 27, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I’ve been meaning to pick up a Celeste Ng novel for a long time now – after a recommendation from a friend. Think I’m going to head to Amazon and buy one now (I have a gift card to use up!). We loved watching The Royal Wedding, Parker wore a crown he made throughout most of the ceremony! Your creatives event sounds wonderful, congratulations on a successful meet up! xx

  12. May 28, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Wow sounds like you’ve had a fabulous month. How exciting that your meet ups are really thriving-congrats. Thats a lot of books you got through-I’ve been struggling again, need to find some time for curling up with mine. Have a great June and look forward to seeing your new business grow x

  13. May 29, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Fab round up Morgana, I’ve just finished Little Fires Everywhere and I really enjoyed it too. Well done on your Creative meet ups – they sound fabulous. Looking forward to hearing more about them and here’s to another, hopefully sunny, month ahead xx

  14. May 31, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    I really want to read more – I’m in awe you got through all three books in a month! I must make more time to read! x

  15. June 2, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Ah thanks so much for featuring me!! Do you know I bought that little fires book and couldn’t get into it! I need to give it another go! X

  16. June 3, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    Safe is next on our binge watch list, I’ve heard so many good things about it. Love your outfit!

  17. June 7, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Ooh, I’ve bought Little Fires Everywhere to take away on holiday to Italy this summer – I’m glad it’s a good one! Now I’ve got to be good and not read it before we go! I’ve not heard James Bay’s new album yet either and had forgotten it came out – I’ll have to buy a copy as I love his music. I heard a snippet of a song called ‘Us’ and I have a feeling that one may well be my favourite. Well done on hosting your Creatives event – it looks like there was a fab turnout and what a lovely space to hold it in.

  18. June 9, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Your creative group sounds fab! We loved SAFE too. I’m new to your linky but love the idea – I’ll be back to read and comment on everyone else posts soon 😀

  19. June 11, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    I’ve added Safe to my list – it definitely looks like something I would enjoy watching! I’m totally looking forward to a post on imposter syndrome. I joined Trello a few months ago but wasn’t really into it. Probably because I use it by myself and don’t use it for coworking? Do you use it solo as well? Have a fabulous month, x

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