This week has been like living in limbo land while we’ve sat surrounded by boxes waiting on confirmation of our move day… and I’m frustrating so say that we’re still waiting. Honestly, when we finally get in this house I’ll never move again! I’ll tell you something I’ve needed to write this post to remind me of the good little things and distract me.
Here we go then, are you ready for some positivity? Grab a cuppa and enjoy my Little Loves, don’t forget you can read lots of other bloggers’ Little Loves by clicking on the linky at the end.
I’m about half way through The Essex Serpent now and it’s a really enjoyable read. It’s a slow burner but that’s perfect for me as I just don’t have the time for a gripping thriller style book at the moment.
Blog post wise, here are a few I’ve found particularly interesting this week.
This blog post popped up on my twitter timeline and I couldn’t help clicking over and having a read. The writer has been through such a similar experience to me and I really appreciated how honest and heart filled her post was. Threads – Hopeful, faith filled doubting
This one is from my friend Kerry over at Noah and The Girls on Instagram prop ideas and hashtags, definitely worth reading and bookmarking. Read it here.
Speaking of Kerry, she actually called my attention to the following blog post by Sara Tasker (yep, I’m mentioning he again!). Sara introduces a term she’s created that I definitely would subscribe to – ‘Webtrovert’ I love this post so much I’m already writing a blog post inspired by it. Have a read for yourself here, I’d love to know if you’re one too.
We’ve discovered a new comedy on Channel 4 called Loaded. It has lots of parallels to the US comedy, Silicon Valley, in that it’s based around a group of guys and their tech start up. This one however has that particular brand of British self deprecating comedy that I love. It’s such a good easy watch and one that both the mister and I have been enjoying equally.
Netflix wise I’ve got two recommendations this week, first up is Master Of None, the brain child of comedian Aziz Ansari. I loved Aziz in Parks and Recreation and also enjoyed the first season of Master of None. I think though, that I enjoyed season two even more. Centred around the character Dev, played by Aziz himself, living in Italy learning to make pasta after a difficult break up. He does head back to New York as the season goes on and there’s plenty of subtle observational analysis in relation to religion, culture and relationships,something that both cinematically and script wise, that Aziz and the team behind the show do so well.
Next up is Anne with an E, the Netflix original take on Anne of Green Gables. I know this series has caused a stir with Anne of Green Gables fans causing such a polar opposite takes on the show. I read the books when I was younger and adored them so I was keen to see how it would be adapted for tv now. I’ll admit I didn’t watch the 80s mini series and it seems that most who did and who hold it dear are not happy with this current adaptation. It’s definitely bleaker than I remember the books to be and Anne is slightly less endearing as I envisioned her, but I am enjoying this different take on it, not to mention the cinematography and high standard of acting.
Since the eldest and I have been diagnosed with our food intolerances I haven’t attempted any baking. My daughter can’t have dairy, yeast or egg white so that makes a lot of baked goods a no-go. This week, however, I decided to give my usual chocolate cupcakes recipe a bit of a change up and try it without dairy or eggs. I subbed the butter for dairy free margarine and the eggs for mashed avocado and chucked in some ground almonds. Thankfully they turned out rather well, though more like brownies – vegan brownie bites. Once I’ve perfected the recipe and measured stuff out poWhen we’ve moved I’ll definitely be experimenting more, I want to try yeast free pizza bases next.
I’ve also made an appointment to get my first ever tattoo, needless to say I’m excited and scared in equal measure! I’m not getting it until next month, so I’ve got a few weeks to prepare myself, and wonder why I haven’t started with something smaller..! Any tips will be gratefully received.
This week I’ve finally replaced the cargo jacket that I grudgingly got rid of earlier in the year. The only reason it went is because it was starting to fade in certain places and well, I’d had it since N was tiny! I spotted this one in H&M and naughtily impulse bought it.
This isn’t a band I’m particularly aware of but one of their songs came on the radio on the school run the other day and I really enjoyed it, so Circa Waves have been on my Spotify ever since.
I’m currently working my way through Jen Carrington’s – Make it Happen Season 5 Podcast and finding it so helpful. I’ve got so many plans and big ideas that I can’t wait to get started on. I need to get the house move done with and out of my brain first though.
We’ve had a busy few days and the mister is still away and not due back until very late Saturday night before doing a triathlon with the eldest the following day. The littlest is at a sleepover on Saturday so I’m looking forward to some quality time with my eldest and lots of dairy free goodies. If our wifi doesn’t cut off then I’ll be introducing her to My Girl and perhaps squeezing in Rogue One too.
Normally I share a collage of nine of my favourites from the #littleloves community on Instagram but I’ve changed things up and now just choosing one each week. Partly this is because I don’t like having a grid photo on my feed (!!) but also I get bored easily and like to shake things up a bit! So head on over and see which photo is being featured this week. I’ll probably share a few more over on IG Stories. If you’re on Instagram and want to join in, 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 then share my favourites from the week on here and on my Instagram every Friday.
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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.