I’ve blinked and it’s Friday again. It’s been a funny old week, one that’s been full of ups and downs. My children are definitely ready for the end of term, there’s been tears and tantrums galore… and that’s just from me! Seriously though, I think we’re ready for a break from school, swim training and all everything else. As much as the idea of the looming summer holidays gives me a mini panic attack, if it means my children are less tired and grouchy then bring it on.
Here we go then, are you ready for some positivity, because I am? 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 still plodding along with The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s definitely a book to be savoured and pondered over. It’s a slow read and so full of detail, I’m enjoying it and in no rush to finish it.
I’ve also started The Girls* by Emma Cline, I’ve read rave reviews so I’m looking forward to reading more. Here’s hoping for a slow start to Saturday so I can have a coffee and a read in bed.
The mister and I finally had an evening in together last Friday night so we impulsively decided to watch Trainspotting 2. We missed it in the cinema so were pleased to get a chance to see it. It was as good as I hoped it would be, the acting was superb, just as you would expect.
On to something completely different..Pretty Little Liars. So I’ve watched the hugely anticipated finale, have you? Don’t worry I won’t give anything away, just in case you want to see it but haven’t yet. All I’ll say is there is a rather distracting terrible British accent going on in which rather ruined it for me.
Netflix wise, I completely binged my way through the new drama, Glow, last Friday while I was working *ahem*.
I actually really enjoyed it and really home it gets commissioned for a second season.
While we’re on the subject of Netflix I’ve decided to start Mad Men again from the beginning, and do you know what, after a couple of episodes I realised that I’ve never actually seen the first season! It really brought a whole lot of context to some of the later episodes I can tell you! Honestly, what a fool!
Last Friday we had a big IKEA delivery so a lot of the weekend was spent putting it all together. I love our new chest of drawers, you can see a few more bits from our new home here.
I tried the Chana Masala earlier in the week and it went down so well! I had some initial protest from my youngest girl who decided she didn’t like chick peas but in the end she still ate the lot.
I’m sure I won’t be alone in saying raincoats and boots this week. Where oh where has the beautiful weather gone? I can cope with how we’ve gone from one extreme to another. I’d be happy with weather that fits in somewhere in between to be honest.
The coverage of Glastonbury over the weekend definitely got me in the mood for.. The Maccabees!!! They are currently on their last ever tour and I was lucky enough to get tickets for myself and fellow blogger Kerry I first saw them 10 years ago just before I got pregnant with N in February 2007. They hadn’t even released their first album at that point. I won’t say anything cliche like, ‘where has the time gone’, but you know full well that it’s implied. The atmosphere at this Manchester gig was incredible and rather emotional to be honest. I found the whole thing rather bittersweet, I love the songs and seeing them live but it was sad to think that this is one of their last ever gigs.
Have a listen for yourself here, I know I will be 😉
I had hoped to have a June Little Loves vlog for you here but yesterday got high-jacked with boring life stuff so I didn’t get the chance to do it. Fingers crossed I can do it and add it in soon.
I’m sharing my favourite photos from the #littleloves hashtag this month over on my Instagram. 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!
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