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SEVEN BUDGETING TIPS EVERYONE CAN APPLY

SEVEN BUDGETING TIPS EVERYONE CAN APPLY

If the arrival of the New Year has inspired you to make some positive changes to your lifestyle, then you might be considering ways that you can improve your chances of sticking to a successful budget. The right budgeting strategy can help you to take […]

THE TOUGH PARTS OF PARENTING | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THE TOUGH PARTS OF PARENTING | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

I had a completely different post lined up for today, but I decided to schedule that for another time. This week has been hard and its proved how tough parenting can be. Its amazing how you just get on with it and make things work […]

NEXT OF KIN, NEW PLANNERS, DIY TABLE | LITTLE LOVES

NEXT OF KIN, NEW PLANNERS, DIY TABLE | 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.

What a week! Its been full of sickness and flu {yes flu!} It started on Sunday when H was sick. It soon quickly turned into a cold which I was ok with. By Tuesday he couldn’t get out of bed and he was basically in bed for two days straight. His temperature would not come down and he was really quite poorly. Today is the first day he has been semi-chirpy. Its been awful and I really didn’t want to admit it and get on the flu bandwagon, but I honesty think he had this god-awful flu that has quickly spread over the UK. Luckily we have managed to cope with it at home. He has been off school all week and has not sniffed any air since Sunday! I am hoping we have now turned a corner and he is on the mend!

With all this going on, I have taken snippets of the week that I have really enjoyed, so without to much waffling, here are the little things I have been loving.

I have been keeping to my goal and have been reading quite a bit this week. Not books, but blogs, that still counts! I’ve read two posts this week that really stood out. I absolutely loved Laura’s post over at Little Ladies Big World about how she loves the January slump. I  resonated with this post a lot, I used to hate January, but now I love the slower pace of a new year after a busy build up to December. Fritha over at Tigerlily Quinn wrote an extremely honest post about writing for a living when you are dyslexic and dyspraxic.

I put a collection of books on my bedside table to get through this month. I’ve been so tired though I have not started. I really need to get back into a routine of reading a book. I’ll admit I miss the feel of a paperback. I’ve two Liane Moriarty books I want to dive into. Hopefully I can start over the weekend!

Did anyone watch Next of Kin {ITV} this week? I was gripped form he start and was quite shocked at how much happened in the first episode! I’m really looking forward to episode two. What did you think? I also caught up with Girlfriends. I’m a bit disappointed by this series as I thought it would be a more “serious” programme, I’ve just not been that impressed. I caught up with a BBC2 documentary this week too Surgeons: At The Edge of Life. It was a really interesting watch and a fantastic insight. It’s amazing what surgeons can actually achieve.

I have a few things on my planner which I have not watched yet, McMafia {BBC} Kiri {C4} and The Truth about Looking Good {BBC} Have you watched any of these this week?

I have not really listened to anything this week.

Ive literally been stuck indoors all week. Only going out to drop G at school and to go shopping yesterday. Luckily Friends have rallied round whilst H has been poorly and have done the school pick up for me. It means that I have really not been wearing anything to shout about. In fact most days I have got home and joined H in his pj’s. Comfy is best! I have to admit, I am looking forward to actually wearing proper clothes again and staying in them all day!!

Last week I bought a new planner. I decided this was the year I would be a proper blogger and plan my content. I sat down on Monday and I planned January. All my ideas are now on paper and so far its working really well. I have scheduled quite a few posts already and I feel having a planner will work wonders. I adore this navy stripe. Its so lovely and it was a bargain price o £12 from Hobbycraft. Its really thick and chunky and has loads of space to jot down ideas.

I am not sure if you remember me mentioning quite sometime ago now, that when Fluer was a puppy I fell over her and smashed my brand new coffee table. It had a mirrored top and I was gutted that it had broke. Over the Christmas period Mr B and I were saying we really needed to do something with it. So we both got to work on creating something rather lovely. I am so impressed with the outcome and even more so that I helped create it. Rather chuffed I have my table back too!

I am really trying to push my Instagram and Twitter this year. I would love to meet my target I have set myself. If you are not following me, I would love it if you came and joined me on my journey. I am also using stories more on Instagram and I am really enjoying it.

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 NEW LEASE OF LIFE | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

Its been a while since I joined up with this linky, so long its actually changed hosts! If you have not heard about it then, it’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in life – or the not so ordinary. This weeks ordinary moment is […]

BLOG READING, SUITS, PLUGGING SOCIAL MEDIA | LITTLE LOVES

BLOG READING, SUITS, PLUGGING SOCIAL MEDIA | 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. Its been a rather lovely week this week. We had a slow start and then yesterday we were back into the routine. […]

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | DECEMBER

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | DECEMBER

I’m so excited to share with you another snapshots and scenes. I didn’t link up last month as I was so poorly and busy with end of term school events, I just didn’t really get my phone out and snap. I’ll admit I actually felt a bit lost, as I really love the idea of this linky.  I’m determined to have my camera to hand. I think I am getting better with the editing side. I know I could of done better with the video’s this month but I managed to get enough for a little video.

December has whizzed past. I can’t believe we are actually at the end of the year and today marks a new year. The cold weather has meant we have been snuggling in our pyjamas just that bit longer and also been making the most of the winter sun and going for brisk cold walks with Fleur. We also managed to get a visit in to see Santa, and he even came past on his sleigh one evening which was a lovely surprise!

Obviously with December comes Christmas and we have had such a spectacular time this year. I wish I had recorded more snippets but the days just got away with me and the bits I did have were really not video worthy. Both G and H were very lucky and managed to get quite a bit from Father Christmas. We have been spending the last few days of the month enjoying opening up and playing with what they got. Do check out the video at the end of the post and please don’t forget to subscribe! I would love to build up my YouTube channel throughout 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapshots and Scenes is a monthly linky showcasing our favorite photos or favorite clips. They can be put together in a short video. The clips you film but just leave sitting on your phone are perfect for this. Anyone can join in.. For more information pop on over to Jenny at letstalkmommy to find out more.

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

A YEAR OF BLOGGING

I actually cannot believe that in a few hours we will be celebrating a new year. 2017 has been so wonderful and I am quite sad to say goodbye. Its also another year I’ve been blogging, and its been an ideal time to reflect on […]

THE MOST MAGICAL TIME OF THE YEAR | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THE MOST MAGICAL TIME OF THE YEAR | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

Its been a while since I joined up with this linky, so long its actually changed hosts! If you have not heard about it then, it’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in life – or the not so ordinary. This was a linky I […]

CHRISTMAS 2017, PUFFIN BOOKS, LEGO

CHRISTMAS 2017, PUFFIN BOOKS, LEGO

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.

Hello lovlies! What a wonderful week we have had. We spent time with our families and just generally had the most amazing christmas we could of wished for. Its gone far too quickly and as I type this I am surrounded by unopened boxes of toys still and copious amounts of chocolates and cakes still to get through! But we still have plenty of time to make our way through all of that. This week I have loved so much. Grab a cuppa and some cake {if you still have some left!} sit back and enjoy very festive bumper issue of Little Loves!

I have not read much this week, but I did get two books for Christmas! A while ago now, Morgana posted on Instagram about the new puffin special edition books which had the most gorgeous illustrated covers. One was my all time favourite; Anne Of Green Gables, which I quickly snapped up {actually my mum bought it for me} This Christmas I received another edition to the puffin range and it is The Little Princess. I absolutely loved this film as a child and I am so excited I got the book. The covers for both are just beautiful and I can not been happier to have them on my bedside table.

The second book I received was the illustrated version of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban. I am slowly building up my collection of these gorgeous books. You can never, ever tire of Harry Potter in my eyes. I could read them over and over.

Is it just me, but hasn’t Christmas TV been really poor this year? I have been quite shocked at the lack of good TV. With that in mind, I have not really watched too much. We did tune in to see Julia Donaldson’s BBC adaption of The Highway Rat. It was such a lovely adaption, one we all enjoyed. I also tuned in to watch the Queens Speech. Something I have never watched before, but after watching The Crown {which was so bloody good} I decided it was something I really wanted to see. It was actually a really lovely speech!

Something else I watched this week was obviously G and H opening up all their presents. It was so lovely to see. Father Christmas did really well this year and both G and H have been so very lucky.

I did finally manage to sit down and watch Moana! {I know I know! We are so behind with the times!!} I have to admit, I really was not that bothered about watching it, but I am so glad I did. Its such a wonderful film. G, Mr B and I thoroughly enjoyed it. H didn’t even give it a go!

Yesterday I caught up with Call The Midwife. I do love their Christmas specials and it didn’t disappoint. I really miss Chummy and Jenny Lee though, but they have managed to keep it going without them. This episode was heartbreaking, but uplifting too. If you have not caught it, its currently on BBC iPlayer.

A little voice asking if Santa had been. Bearing in mind this was at 12:11am! I really felt for H as he was so excited about Father Christmas he couldn’t sleep so had us all up! We did eventually go back to bed and ended up rising at 5:30! I have also heard lots of shrieking! Both G and H have been so excited this week!

Christmas pyjamas! We left it till Christmas Eve to buy them and its something I will never do again. It was so busy and just a little stressful to say the least. Im glad we got them though as we would of broken a big tradition if we didn’t. Both look rather lovely in them.

I also have been wearing my gorgeous ring I received. Mr B’s nan gave me some money and I have been eyeing up Pandora rings for some time now. I originally wanted a different one, but I saw this and instantly fell in love. Mr B put some money towards it as I didn’t have quite enough. Ive not taken it off since Christmas day and so glad I went with this design.

G got 6 boxes of Lego for Christmas!! Now she can do it herself, I leave her to it. I have to admit, I watch from the sides and twitch just a little, secretly hoping she will ask for help! Anyone else do that? G has managed two boxes so far. She built Stephanie’s house and is now making her way through the Heartlake Hospital box.

Tenious link, but we also have made so many lovely memories. We have spent time with family and its been so lovely to see everyone. Its been so wonderful to share and its been a wonderful Christmas, one I have enjoyed and one I will remember for a very long time.

We have a few very lazy days ahead of us. We don’t really celebrate New Years. I am one for waking up in the morning and wishing my nearest and dearest with a telephone call. I have never really liked the hype of it only for it to reach 12am and then all go to bed! Maybe its just me, being boring! But whatever your up too I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating and a big Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!

 

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 TRIP TO THE PANTOMIME, BRANDI CARLISE, MUM UNIFORM | LITTLE LOVES

A TRIP TO THE PANTOMIME, BRANDI CARLISE, MUM UNIFORM | 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. What a week! It has been so busy. So busy infant I have not blogged since last week! With the end of […]