I’ve had a busy working week juggling blogging and setting up a new venture which is nearly ready to be properly revealed on here. Despite collapsing on the sofa each evening when the girls are asleep… and then falling asleep myself! There’s been a few lovely moments with my daughters, from dancing in the kitchen to Michael Jackon while waiting for our biscuits to bake, to singing loudly along to the radio in the car on our many trips to evening clubs and practices. These are the little moments I’ll store up and remember for sure.
So, here we go lets get onto those wonderful little things from this week, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
I must confess I’ve barely read the first chapter of this. It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve run ragged and collapsed in front of the TV rather than reaching for a book.
Blogs and articles
You know when you read a post you can completely identify with (and wish you’d written!) this is one of those. Having a social life seems such a difficult task when you’re in your thirties with kids. There are times when I’m more than happy to curl up with a book all cosy in my dressing gown in the evenings, but then at times I do miss the spontaneity of being able to go out to a gig or club last minute as I would have done pre-kids. I think I need to embrace my season of dullness and enjoy my nights in, after all it won’t last forever…. will it?
I love posts like this that talk you through ways to be more mindful and create a more minimal and functional feel to your home. I just wish my family read them and took it all on board too!!
I honestly cannot tell you just how much I enjoyed this series. I binged the lot in days and was left feeling bereft. Did you watch the orginal Queer Eye for a Straight Guy that was on years ago? I did, and I loved that one. This re-boot however is a million times better. It has a similar premise, five gay guys ‘make over’ a man that has been nominated. What I love most about this one is there’s no snarkiness, judging or stereotypes, it’s all about investing in people and showing them they are worth it. I cried so much at the transformations and connections. Not the physical changes but the way in which the guys’ self belief and understanding of who they are developed. A must watch!
Also, to lower the tone slightly, how hot is Antoni (the one in the middle), he’s got a young John Mayer vibe going on. As you were.
Now available on Netflix
Now for something completely different and definitely not uplifting! The ugly side of reality television is magnified in the drama Unreal. No boundaries or integrity here, that’s for sure! We see behind the scenes of a fictional ‘Bachelor’ style show and the production that goes into it. It’s such a good watch though, and you will be sucked in. Season three is now on Amazon Prime and being released an episode a week. The first two seasons are on there too.
We braved the bitterly cold wind on Saturday and had our family photoshoot with Robyn. I have never been to cold! Luckily the sun was out so in the photos you can’t even tell just how cold it was. Here’s a little peek –
I won’t be sharing many from it on here as I try and keep my family off the internet.
I also made the time to have some phone catch ups with some of my best (but far away) friends. I’m not a fan of talking on the phone and rarely do it. You’ve got to be a very close friend or family member to get me to pick up the phone, ha! It felt so good to check in with them and have a catch up as well as talk rubbish to each other. I might not get to see these friends that often but I do love spending time together, even if it’s just over the phone.
Last Friday night I got my hair cut into a long bob. It feels so much better than my long hair and much easier to manage. So yes, you could say I’m ‘wearing’ my new hair style.
I also treated myself to a little Primark haul* and bought this tshirt, black culottes and a blazer.
(*urgh, I actually hate myself a little for using that word)
We love George Ezra and always turn up the radio whenever he’s on. This new song of his is so good!
Speaking of singing along, another sure fire hit in our household is Haim
Podcasts and Audiobooks
I’ve finished Still Me by Jo Jo Moyes and I’m bereft. I think I might end up buying the physical book and read it for myself at some point. I enjoyed being able to ‘read’ a book while out and about but I don’t think I’ll be replacing my books for the audio version any time soon.
We’ve got a family weekend ahead (and a rare date night!) before a couple more days of school and then the Easter Hols. The countdown is officially on!
Have a fantastic weekend!
If you’re on Instagram and want to join in with the Little Loves community on there, it’s so easy just use the hashtag #littleloves on any photo that shows something little that you love – so that can be pretty much anything! I’ll share my favourites on Stories each Friday.
Fancy joining in?
Just copy the headings and use them as prompts in a blog post then link up below and let me know!
Please only link up your posts that follow this format.
Don’t forget to show some love to the fellow bloggers sharing the little things that they’ve loved this week, by having a read and commenting on their posts too – especially if you’ve linked up a post. Be sure to use the hashtag #littleloves if you’re on twitter so we can all keep an eye out for the posts and promote each others.
Here’s my badge if you fancy popping it on your post:
*This post contains affiliate links
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.