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.
This month I got my hands on a copy of Normal People by Sally Rooney*
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be ordering her debut novel, Conversations With Friends.
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.
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!
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*
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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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.