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ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN, MUDDY BOOTS | LITTLE LOVES

ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN, MUDDY BOOTS | LITTLE LOVES

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. I completely failed to join in last week! I’ve a very good reason! I have just got a new job, and I […]

THE DOUBLE OF ME | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THE DOUBLE OF ME | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

When people see G and I together, they often say, “She looks just like you.” She is literally the double of me and as she gets older, the more I see it. I was never able to see the resemblance. But now on occasions she will walk […]

CERTIFICATES, TOM ODELL, BLUE SKIES

CERTIFICATES, TOM ODELL, BLUE SKIES

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

Its been a bitterly cold week this week. So cold in fact we have had a few days of snow! Nothing really to shout about but it was nice all the same.

Without too much waffling, here are the little things I have been loving.I am about 40 pages from the end of my book I spoke about last week. Its really very good, and I have enjoyed dipping into it on the school run and at bedtime. I would highly recommend anyone to have a read. Its called Then She Was Gone. I am actually enjoying it so much I don’t want it to end!

H bought home a certificate this week. Praising his writing skills at school. When I was reading the comments, I was literally blown away as he has come on so well since the start of year 2. I have always been a bit worried about H’s writing and I do that thing where you compare children. Its terrible but I can’t help but think where G was at this stage. I know they are two completely different children, but I think its only natural as a parent to compare. I am so proud of how far he has come though. H was so pleased he received the certificate too!

I found a new YouTube channel which I am really enjoying. Its a popular one, but I only managed to find it this week! I’ve been watching back log of videos {primary hauls! – who doesn’t love a Primark haul!} and really enjoying them. This was the video that caught my eye, its such a wonderful video and a little celebration too. If you have not heard of Kate Murnane, then you should head over to YouTube and check her out!

 

 

How beautiful is this version of True Colours? I adore the original, but this popped up on my Spotify and I have not stopped listening to it. I’m a bit of a Tom Odell Fan..

This week I received an amazing package from Your Good Skin. I have a terrible skin care routine and at the start of 2018 I swore to myself that I was going to take better care and spend time on my skin. I am taking the 28 Day Skincare challenge and I am so excited to see the results. Already a week in I have noticed a change.

We took a trip to the beach at the weekend. So it was definitely welly weather. We took Fleur and we all had such a wonderful time. It was so cold, but sometimes the coast seems so much nicer in the winter. 

Nothing to really shout about this week. I have made an effort to get out a walk the dog daily! Does that count?   Even though its been bitterly cold, its been so fresh. The sun has shone most days, which means blue sky1

 

As of 3.15pm its officially half term! Yipee. I am so ready for a week of no school runs and having a week off with slower paced days. At the moment we have no plans to do anything, but I am sure we will head out at some point!

What ever your up too, i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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A WINTERS BEACH DAY | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

A WINTERS BEACH DAY | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

Who said you can’t go to the beach in the Winter? Since we got Fleur and since we have always wanted to take her to the beach. We wanted her to be let of the lead and for her to enjoy the fresh sea air, […]

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | JANUARY

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | JANUARY

I am back with my monthly Snapshots and Scenes. I’ll be honest, I am not feeling this months video. I think it’s because we have had a full month of sickness and not much getting out and about. So out of my video was filmed […]

THEN SHE WAS GONE, HIGHER LOVE, PINK BALL | LITTLE LOVES

THEN SHE WAS GONE, HIGHER LOVE, PINK BALL | LITTLE LOVES

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and that’s a Little Love round-up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

Its been such a weird week. I’ve not been sleeping too well. I have had a few restless nights which has resulted in me going to bed quite early some evenings. Being honest I really hate it when I have an unsettled sleep as it takes me ages to recover from it! Both G and H are back to full health and returned to school this week. I have been taking it easy, and have been enjoying the brisk cold walks with the pooch!

Without too much waffling, here are the little things I have been loving.

I picked up a book this week. My friend gave me it to read and I have enjoyed it so much I have struggled to put it down. Then She Was Gone is a real page turner. I have really been enjoying reading and I am really looking froward to how it all pans out. Here is a little blurb on what its about..

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter, at fifteen, she was the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. Ellie and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.

And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed.

So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

After my confession last week about Luther, it took me a good while to actually start back up with it. I wasn’t scared, it just freaked me out. The second episode of season two wasn’t much better. I think when children are involved in any kind of murder, thriller programme its a bit too close for home. Sounds silly but my brain works in mysterious ways!

I got an opportunity this week to go into school and Watch G and H in class. I always enjoy these little sessions the school puts on. Its a real eye opener and I learned a thing or too as well! G had a maths lesson and she was so excited I was able to help. My maths is shockingly bad, so bad, some of the lesson went straight over my head! H was English, which was much better for me!

 

I absolutely love this version of Higher Love. Such a beautiful cover. Ive been having it on repeat quite a lot this week.

I stupidly wore my Sollilas sandals  this week. You know when you look outside and it looks warmer that kit actually is? Yeah I did that. It was actually really mild doing the morning  school run so I felt rather chuffed but come 3.15 my feet were like ice! I am really fed up with wearing boots constantly so wanted a change. I can confirm I took them off and put them to the back of the wardrobe. Roll on Spring!

Mr B and I made a really big decision this week. We have been toying with the idea of getting a new kitchen for a while. Around this time of year, we start putting money into making the garden look nice, but the dog has had her way with it and we both agreed we didn’t want to spend money out on it again at the moment. Thats when we started talking about the kitchen. Its currently usable, and works well but its dated and old. It really isn’t our taste and its the last room to be done. So we walked out of the showroom with plans and a delivery date! I am so excited to be getting the kitchen we want. Its going to look lovely and airy which will be amazing as the kitchen is so dark at the moment.

H had quite a bit of homework this term. He is learning all about pirates so the theme followed onto the homework. H decided he wanted to make a sword and a treasure map. He did so well. Its always hard to get him to sit down and do it but he was really enthusiastic about doing it this term. I forgot to take photos of his work, but I was really impressed! He tried so hard.

Last weekend I went to a charity event. One of my school mum friends has been raising money for Breast Cancer Now. Sadly her best friend passed away from this god awful disease. Last year she ran the London Marathon and this year she out on a wonderful event called The Pink Ball. So much money was raised on the night. its so bloody important to #coppafeel Touch – Look – Check it doesn’t take long. You can do it while your in the bath, watching tv, laying in bed. It’s so important to be boob savvy. I know I check all the time, I’m always bloody checking! The event raised over seven and a half thousands pounds. So proud to be apart of that.

What ever your up too, i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

I am linking up with the ever so lovely Morgana over at her new blog Coffee Work Sleep Repeat  for this linky,

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FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

This year I am back with my series For The Love Of.. I got a bit waylaid towards the end of last year and missed the last few months. It was originally a weekly feature but I have decided to change it up a little […]

WHAT IM WATCHING | JANUARY

WHAT IM WATCHING | JANUARY

Last year I started a linky called For The Love Of. It was basically a weekly round up of blogs, vlogs, instagram and TV that I was loving. I have decided to continue with the basis of the linky, but have now changed it to […]

ELEVEN WHOLE YEARS

ELEVEN WHOLE YEARS

Eleven years ago today, we became husband and wife.  We didn’t know a lot back then, but we knew one thing for certain: we belonged together. Now, over a decade later, I can say with absolute certainty that the past eleven years have been the best of my entire life.

Its been full of hard work, ups and downs, accomplishments and successes, disappointments and mistakes. So much to navigate and figure out. But there is no one else I would rather do it with.

I don’t tell you this as often as I should, but I love being your wife. In fact, I’m proud to be your wife. You continue to amaze me year after year. You would do anything for me. Most importantly you put up with me, day in and day out, flaws and all.

You have supported me. You have been my rock,, and my daily encouragement for eleven whole years. Thank you for believing in me, and for helping me believe in myself. The last few years have been hard, but with you by my side I know I can battle anything that is thrown my way.

You’re an amazing dad, and an even better husband. Our marriage is far from perfect, but I honestly believe it’s getting better and better with each passing day. Thank you for loving me the way that you do. Cheers to the next decade, and many many more to come. I love you, Mr B. Always have, always will.


LUTHER, CROCHET, WELLY WEATHER | LITTLE LOVES

LUTHER, CROCHET, WELLY WEATHER | LITTLE LOVES

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. We have had another week of sickness. G was ill at the beginning of the week as was off for a few […]