October LittleLoves

October LittleLoves

The astute among you, (ie all of you!) will notice that this Little Loves post is a few days late, for the first time ever I might add. I blame a busy month.. and thinking that it was next week! 

Without further ado lets get onto the wonderful little things from this month, go on grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.

 

 

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This month I got my hands on a copy of Normal People by Sally Rooney*

normal people sally rooney

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be ordering her debut novel, Conversations With Friends.

 

 

watched

Stacey Dooley Investigates, Fashion’s Dirtiest Secrets

I’ve been conscious of the darker side of the fast fashion industry in relation to the treatment of factory workers but had such little consideration for the environmental impact of it. I’m not just talking about clothes that are worn once and end up in land fill, Stacey highlights the amount of water needed to produce cotton, so much so that a whole sea dried out when its water was diverted to factories. Not to mention the waste being pumped into village water supplies. It’s challenged me, yet again, to be more careful with where I spend my money and what I spend it on.

Watch it here

A list of my absolute favourites from this month 

Netflix – season 2 of Great News. Tina Fey guest starring is genius and take this season up a gear.

TV – Informer, available on iplayer. Lots of people have been talking about The Cry but I actually preferred this BBC drama. It’s gritty, got to love Paddy Constantine, you know it’s going to be a gritty drama if he’s in it!

Films -Big! Remember this late 80s classic? I introduced my girls to this gem of a film with a young Tom Hanks playing a 12 year old boy turned into an adult overnight after making a wish on a fairground arcade game.

Over half term this past week I took my kids to a brand new roller rink in our city and they had an absolute ball. Despite some nervous wobbles and bruised bottoms they ended up skating for nearly three hours! It was so much fun watching them build in skills and confidence and most of all have so much fun.

 

 

 

 

MAde

I am the queen of baking when it comes to short cuts and little cheats. I’d love to be someone that spends hours in the kitchen creating culinary feasts but I’ve faced up to the fact that it’s just not me. For the times I feel like I want to do something a little more hands on in the kitchen I love using ready made dough from The Northern Dough Co. You don’t have to only make pizza with it, oh no, I followed their directions for making dough sticks and we had them with a pot of steaming chilli the other night. So yummy! And a great little cheat.

 

 

I’ve finally got myself a pair of Lucy & Yak dungarees! After months of umming and aahing and generally being indecisive I chose a pair of their ‘The Organic Original’ Corduroy Dungarees in Sailor Blue. I love the company’s commitment to being ethical and environmentally aware, you can read more about that here – Our Ethics.

Being 5ft 3 and a little curvy I bought mine in size M, length 30 and they are such a good fit.

They are the comfiest item of clothing I’ve ever worn and it’s going to be a struggle not reaching for them everyday!

 

 

heard

When my head is busy and I feel overwhelmed I find I gravitate mare to classical music to help me chill out. I actually think that’s a recognisable stage of getting old, don’t you? Next I’ll be saying pop music is just noise…. *cough*

 

 

 

 

and lastly

I wanted to let you know that as of January next year Little Loves will be having a new home and host , Anna-Marie of Mummy Hearts You. Anna Marie has been joining in with and supporting Little Loves for years and I know that she is just the right person to take it on and give the love and time to it that I’ve not been managing to do. I’ll be hosting until the end of the year until Anna-Marie takes the reins for 2019 onwards when it will also revert back to being weekly.

 

 

Have a fantastic week (and month ahead)!

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. October 29, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    I’m really enjoying Informer. I haven’t heard/seen many people talking about it (although I forgot to include it in my #littleloves this month) but it’s a brilliant watch. I loved Big when I was younger, definitely one to watch with the little dude when he’s a bit older. The teen has already discovered it, she loves Splash and Turner and Hooch too – gotta love Tom Hanks. Those dungarees look lovely on you. Have a great week x

  2. October 29, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    Have heard lots of good things about The Informer, and the BBC really is killing it on the brilliant dramas it is producing at the moment. Ah sorry you are handing over Little Loves after all these years, but I am sure it will be in good hands with Anna-Marie. I have not written my Little Loves since JULY, and writing it last night made me realise how much I miss it x

  3. October 29, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    I am so excited to be taking over! I was so pleased when you asked 🙂 I have the Informer on record, just haven’t got round to watching it yet. I love your dungarees. They really suit you. Im toying with the idea of getting some, but I am indecisive! Hope you have a wonderful month ahead!

  4. October 29, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I’ve not heard about The Informer but it sounds like something I’d enjoy. I’m going to start Killing Eve tonight I think – BBC are smashing it with TV right now. I love those dungarees! Sad to see that you’re passing Little Loves on, but I’m sure that Anna-Marie is the right person for the job! Enjoy the week ahead xx

  5. October 29, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Ooh I’ve not heard of Informer but will be looking it up now – sounds like just my kind of thing. Love the dungarees on you and the book sounds great too. I’ve noticed that you’re moving into new things so it sounds like a good idea to be passing Little Loves on. I imagine it was a hard decision. I like doing it every month so will certainly continue supporting Anna-Marie 🙂 xx

  6. November 2, 2018 / 8:21 am

    Those dungarees look SO comfy! I’m 5’3″ too and can never find any that actually fit me as they’re always way too long. Ludovico Einaudi is my absolute favourite composer – I love classical music and find it so relaxing. We had two of his pieces (including the one you’ve shared) at our wedding so they hold special memories too.

  7. November 2, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    That fashion documentary sounds interesting, I’ve seen it mentioned on a couple of Little Loves posts now. The dungarees look so cosy on you, fantastic for winter too. Sorry to hear you are moving on from Little Loves but hope you’re enjoying the new challenges! Hope you have a lovely month. x

  8. November 3, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    I really enjoyed that Fast Fashion programme as well, although “enjoyed” is probably not quite the right word. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while and it really consolidated those thoughts for me so I will be carefully considering my regular Primark jaunts too

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