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SUMMER RETURNS, BARRY M, CROCHET | LITTLE LOVES 31/52

SUMMER RETURNS, BARRY M, CROCHET | LITTLE LOVES 31/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its slightly different this week {and for the next few} as Morgana is taking a well earned break. I have decided to continue […]

CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

CREATING A LIGHT AIRY OFFICE WITH VELUX WINDOWS

When we moved into our house, we had the perfect room for a small office. I say office, I mean man-room! I wanted a crafty, blogging room but Mr B has far too many toys he wanted on display. My dream of a space where […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

FOR THE LOVE OF | TV

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week I am blogging about my love of TV and what I have been watching this past month, so here are my top three TV programmes this month.

Mr B and I have only just got on the Luther band wagon. Goodness knows where we were when if first came out on TV, but thanks to Netflix we are indulging in an episode a night. I am really enjoying it. I didn’t think it would actually be Mr B’s kind of thing but he has stuck with it and its nice to be able to watch something together that we both find gripping.

John Luther is a Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) working for the Serious Crime Unit in series one, and the new Serious and Serial Crime Unit in series two and three. A dedicated police officer, Luther is obsessive, possessed, and sometimes violent. However, Luther has paid a heavy price for his dedication; he has never been able to prevent himself from being consumed by the darkness of the crimes with which he deals.

For Luther, the job always comes first. His dedication is a curse and a blessing, both for him and those close to him. In the very first episode of the series he investigates brilliant psychopath and murderer Alice Morgan. Ultimately he is unable to arrest her due to lack of evidence, but as the programme progresses, she becomes both his nemesis and unlikely companion. As she pursues her infatuation with him, he gradually relents as he is able to glean insight from her about some of the cunning criminals he pursues.

 

 

Killer Women. Journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan travels across the USA to meet some of America’s most notorious female killers. A quest to discover what drives a woman to kill. Call me weird, but I can’t help but watch programmes like this. I find them so interesting and it makes me think how on earth people are pushed to becoming killers. I’m a bit naive when it comes to this program though as I always end up feeling sorry for them. I don’t know why, because at the end of the day THEY ARE KILLERS! Its an insight as to what, when and how it happens. Love him or hate him, Piers gives them a jolly good hard time. 

I am all over anything with puppies in at the moment. I caught this program the other day. We can so relate to it considering we have just got a pup ourselves! Fleur took quite an interest in this too might I add! She was barking up a storm whilst watching it with us. Basically this program follows the ups and downs of ten puppies and their families through their all important first six months together. Its quite fun to watch and realise we are not the only ones who have a few puppy training problems! Its very cute TV and we literally smiled throughout the whole program!

Do you have a favourite TV programme at the moment? Leave a comment below or blog about it and link up below! I am always looking for new Seasons or TV programmes to watch. If you have not watched the above I have blogged about then I would highly recommend you do.

TRUST ME, MRS MELDRUM, DINNER FAILS | LITTLE LOVE 30/52

TRUST ME, MRS MELDRUM, DINNER FAILS | LITTLE LOVE 30/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its slightly different this week {and for the next few} as Morgana is taking a well earned break. I have decided to continue […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

FOR THE LOVE OF | INSTAGRAM

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Instagram. I love this social networking platform and I don’t use it half as much as I should, but I love keeping up to date with all my favourites. […]

FLEUR THE COCKAPOO PUPPY – THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE MUMMY HEARTS YOU HOUSEHOLD

FLEUR THE COCKAPOO PUPPY – THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE MUMMY HEARTS YOU HOUSEHOLD

This post has been a long time coming, its been sat in my drafts for quite sometime. In fact its been sat there since we got Fluer all those weeks ago. I was scared of tempting fate if I clicked that post button. I was scared something would drastically go wrong if I made the post live. When we got Fleur, she was a sick pup. We didn’t realise straight away and I thought what a huge mistake it was in getting a puppy on a complete and utter impulse buy. Because thats what it was, it was a huge impulse buy and it was my doing and I was worried that we had wasted all that money we spent on her and we actually wouldn’t get a puppy that would eventually be healthy.

I’ve been around dogs for quite a few years. I have to admit I am a little jumpy around some dogs. When I  was chased and the fear has never gone away. My fears then rubbed off on G and I realised I was making her scared. Her fear was pretty intense and she would literally run from a dog. Not realising if you ran they think you are playing and would chase you. It was a vicious circle and one I wanted to nip in the bud.

My sister breeds dogs and Mr B finally met my sisters pups in June. The breed of dogs are not for me, Dogue De Bordeaux. Meaty dogs. Too big for my liking but, friendly and loyal. As pups they are adorable and I was all over them as if they were mine. I literally would snuggle them as much as I could whenever I visited. Seeing Mr B with the pups pushed me even further that getting a dog would be ideal for our little family. Secretly he has wanted one for years.

The urge to get a dog started way back when Mr B’s sister bought a very cute Shih-Poo. A cross between a shih tau and a poodle. I literally fell in love instantly and although I was not a dog person {at all} there was a person in the back of my head screaming that we should get one. Fast forward a few more years and Mr B’s other sister bought the most adorable cross puppy Red Setter and Poodle making an Irish Doodle. This was the type of pup I wanted. Fluffy and not too big.

After Mr B saw my sisters pups he did some searching behind my back. He didn’t tell me because he knew I would not stop going on about it, and he was right because the Tuesday following that visit I just happened to be looking at pups for sale and I saw the most adorable, 10 week old Cocker-Poo puppies. I was the devil on Mr B’s shoulder and we agreed we would go and have a look whilst G and H were at school. We also agreed no money would be taken so we couldn’t just walk out with one. That changed instantly when we saw her. Mr B left me at the sellers home and we walked out with a very gorgeous tanned Cockapoo pup! We had nothing at home to prepare us for a new pup!

 


On first glance Fleur was a lovely healthy pup. Very lively and ate like a horse. Apart from smelling rather doggy. All seemed well. We soon noticed though that she had a pretty bad cough. A quick search of the internet and the only thing we could think what it could be was Kennel Cough. We also noticed her bowl movements were very loose, but we put that down to the change of environment. We managed to get a first vet visit for the next day and were excited that she would be getting her first lots of injections.

The following day, was like a punch to the stomach and we were whacked with quite a large vet bill. We were correct in thinking she had Kennel Cough, but she also had an upset stomach, double ear infection and a high temperature. I was so cross that anyone could get a pup in this condition. It was so upsetting and I honestly though she would die – very extreme yes! But after a few courses of antibiotics and after six weeks we were finally able to get her injected. Just before the summer holidays!


 

Fleur is such a lovely addition to the family. I won’t lie we struggled to the adjustment at first. The training I found particularly hard. But we ended up taking all the pads up and leaving the door open so she could go freely from the garden and although we still have the odd accident we are 90% there.

I love the greet we get when we come in, I love how she reacts to you in the morning when you come down from up-stairs. I just love everything about her. G and H are totally besotted with her and although he doesn’t like to admit it, Mr B has fallen hook line and sinker for Fleur. He has wanted a pup for so long, and although it started off a little shaky and it could of potentially turned into the worst decision we ever made, it is in fact the best we have ever made. And with a face like this, who can deny this little one of love and lots of snuggles?!

 

 

 

 

 

REALITY TV, DEMI LOVATO, FIRST PUPPY WALKS | LITTLE LOVES 29/52

REALITY TV, DEMI LOVATO, FIRST PUPPY WALKS | LITTLE LOVES 29/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its slightly different this week {and for the next few} as Morgana is taking a well earned break. I have decided to continue […]

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

FOR THE LOVE OF | BLOGS

I am back this week with my mini-series For The Love Of. This week its all about Blogs! Its taken me sometime to pick my top three this week, I know eventually I will feature all my favourites on this little mini-series, but I still […]

ED SHEERAN, LUTHER, PUPPY TRAINING LITTLE LOVE 28/52

ED SHEERAN, LUTHER, PUPPY TRAINING LITTLE LOVE 28/52

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 thrown ourself right into the first week of the holidays. I have especially been enjoying the lay-ins. 8am is such a lovely time to wake up, and whats better is no alarm is having to be set.  We have had a pretty chilled week with days out. Mr B managed to get some jobs done around the house. Finally painting the fence and garden gate and also a job I should of completed a while ago, he painted the porch!

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

I am about 30 pages away from finishing the Couple Next Door. Its really good and a very easy read. I’ve managed to read a good few chapters in bed of an evening and I even managed to plough my way through it yesterday at soft play. I will most likely have finished before this post goes live. I’ve another book on standby called The Escape by Call Taylor which I am looking forward to getting my teeth.

The Love Island Final. What am I going to do with myself now its over with! I absolutely loved this years series and fell in love with Camilla and Jamie. I’m gutted they didn’t win, but I can totally see why Kem and Amber pipped them to the post. I really hope the love story continues for Camilla. She is such a down to earth girl and totally deserves some happiness.

Mr B and I have finally got round to watching Luther on Netflix. We didn’t watch it whilst it was on the BBC mainly because its not really his cup of tea, but strangely he is really enjoying it. We are currently on Season one and fast approaching season 2. Its good that they are short seasons. As I said, we are both really enjoying it and I would recommend if you have not seen it already.

 

I realised last week I shared a song and I actually shared the wrong one! Whilst I was reading my comments I realised I had posted up Ed Sheeran’s Eraser, instead of this one I am sharing this week. I actually laughed out load when I heard Eraser as I wrote that the song made me teary! Eraser is far from teary and its quite upbeat! So this week I am sharing with you what I should of done last week! As I am still listening to it on repeat most of the day its ok for me to mention again… Perfect..

This week the weather to a dramatic drop in temperatures and only managed to peak at 16° one day! I had to whip out the socks as my toes were freezing! Its been really sporadic this week. I have lost count how many times its rained and scuppered plans. I have even switched from wearing short pj’s to slouch trousers of an evening! Please please don’t tell me our summer is over with?!

I made the decision we should really be taking puppy training more seriously! We have been plodding along with training Fleur on puppy pads and to be honest it really has not been going well at all. I made the decision to whip them up and basically train her in the garden. It took a full day of persistent trips outside but we got there and Fleur is near enough trained to go outside. We still have the odd accident. Excited wee’s when we come in from being out. I am making the conscious effort of getting her to go outside overtime she eats and whenever she wakes from a nap and so far **touches wood** it seems to be working!

We also made another trip to the vet. We {as you can imagine!} dread vet visits. Up until now, every visit has meant more money, but this time we were in and out with nothing to pay! Fleur had her final set of injections and we are free to go for walks as of next week! Let the summer holidays of exploring local woodlands commence!

 

 

I have started a weekly Mini-Series called For The Love Of, I know a few people have read it and said they like the idea of it being a linky!  If you would like to share with me what you have been enjoying, next weeks topic is Blogs, just pick three Bloggers your loving this month and write a brief description about it. I am always looking for new blogs to follow so if you want to join in you can! The topics change weekly from Vlogs, Blogs, Instagram and TV.. If its your thing I would love to see you link up!

What ever your up to, 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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5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

5 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILDS CONCENTRATION

Children tend to be all over the place. You are never able to have them focus on one thing, and their thoughts always seem scattered. Now, at some point, you will need them to focus because it is just through that process they get to […]