I’ve had such a productive week work wise and it’s been really enjoyable to get back on it after the Easter hols, but I feel that all I’ve really done is stare at my computer screen tap tapping away. It’s been good to write this little loves to remind me that I have done a bit more than that this week. It’s also shown me that I need to get my camera out more – I’ve hardly taken any photos at all. Enough about what I haven’t done, lets get onto the wonderful little things from this week instead, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
I decided to give myself a break from Mrs Hancock and The Mermaid and instead I’ve picked up Little Fires Everywhere. I’m a couple of chapters in and definitely feel that I’ve made the right decision.
Blogs and articles
The Commonwealth Games
As long term readers will know we are quite a sporty family (correction, my family play it, I watch it!) and so we’ve really been enjoying following the Commonwealth Games. Of course paying particular attention to the swimming! My eldest loved pointing out the swimmers that she met and it’s really inspired my youngest to work harder in her lessons. We giggled so much when we saw this particular interview..
Now for something a little more serious, we finished Netflix’ Seven Seconds last weekend and I must say it’s one of the best things we’ve watched so far this year. It’s a US drama and deals with a corrupt inner city police force and a hit and run. It is so tense and at times gut wrenching, it gives such insight into the racial tensions that are in America today. If you’ve seen it and liked it then I really encourage you tweet about it, series like this rely on support to get re-commissioned for more seasons. You might even get RTs from cast members like I did – fan girl moment right there!
Fear the Walking Dead
Speaking of intense programmes I’m on season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead and I think it’s the best one so far. I’m enjoying this a lot more than The Walking Dead, which I feel has definitely run its course. Fear the Walking Dead is available on Prime and if you have an Amazon Prime subscription you can stream all three seasons as part of your package.
This week has seen me really work hard on my blog and the career direction I want to go in. There’s still a lot I need to do but I’m feeling so positive about the direction I’m going in and hope this momentum continues. If you missed me most recent post you can have a read here, You are the expert – respect your value
I love that I can bring out my lighter jackets now, this one from H&M is such a favourite that I actually wear it most days, and of course I’ve got to have a few pin badges. These are from Veronica Dearly and Sugar & Sloth*
I’m getting back on track with my podcasts now that the girls are back at school and I was particularly excited when I spotted that Jen Carrington had uploaded new episodes of Make It Happen. I’ve only listened to the first one so far but I was hugely inspired by it and nodded my way through the whole thing
I’m off to Harrogate tomorrow for a swimming gala with my eldest. We’re both excited to be spending the weekend away together as swimming is usually something she does with her dad. He’s got a triathlon on Sunday so I get to be the swimming parent for once.
Have a fantastic weekend!
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