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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 […]

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 with the posts as I really enjoy writing them up and reflecting on my week. Morgana will be back on the 25th August if you want to link back up with her.

We have had a much better week this week. We have all managed to pass the strange bug that fell on us the week before and we have had a really lovely week. G and H had a mammoth playdate on Wednesday which resulted in me having 4 children for 8 hours! It was really not that bad, and it flew by. I didn’t hear much from them all day which was a bonus! We have not been out and about much as the weather has been so poor! When it hasn’t been raining we have popped out and walked the dog! Its amazing how much closer a pup brings you together, its been lovely spending so much time together and finding new places to go.

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

I’ve not read too much more of my book this week. I have had a break from it as I have been so tired of an evening. However I did managed to have a flick through a few magazines this week. Nothing really to shout about!

I also read that Carpool Karaoke has now moved over to  Music, which I am really cross about. I’m a big fan of James Corden and I think he has really shot himself in the foot with this move. I am all for  BUT I don’t have a streaming account so I will no longer be able to watch these videos!

Firstly I watched Jodie Whittaker in the new BBC drama Trust Me. I was hooked from the get go and I really recommend anyone to watch it. Having lost her job for whistle-blowing, a skilled, hardworking nurse assumes her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor to start a new life in Edinburgh. Its very good and I cannot wait till next weeks episode!

last night I caught the Trailer for the new Netflix Original programme for The Crown. I loved this series and I cannot wait for season 2 to start. The trailer has left me wanting more! I have a particularly long wait as its not hitting our screens until December!

And lastly, can we just take a moment for this video. Mrs Meldrum {aka Rebecca} has been in hospital this week to have her 3rd baby. I have been a avid follower of this pregnancy and I was so upset when I found out about all her complications. I, like everyone else was patiently waiting for updates and when she posted that her beautiful little girl had arrived I was so happy. Its made my week. This video is just adorable and I have to share it. She live posted her hospital stay, up till her section and this was the birth video. Truly wonderful!

 

I am still very much listening to Ed Sheeran’s album + I am loving it and I thank god for Spotify so I can stream it when I am at home! Who buys albums nowadays, when you have services like this? Its actually a shame as one of my favourite things to do when I was younger was to go to Woolworths and purchase the latest number one album!

Also on Spotify I am listening to a covers playlist. I love cover version of songs. Obviously not as good as the originals but i like to hear a different feel to a song I know and love.

I have had to put my Chelsea Boots on this week. It been quite a funny week. Some days have been glorious and other days have just been awful. We had a day with non-stop rain which resulted in some local flooding areas. So much fell I thought my garden would turn to a swamp. I really wish the weather would make its mind up, I am starting to think summer is over with! I have so much washing I need to get on top of and nowhere to hang it! The pup, likes a sock or two so I have to wait till its sunny so I can hang it on the line!

Shamefully I may of worn my dressing gown a few nights this week too! How depressing, August and I am wearing a thick fluffy gown! Its been a tad chilly about 8ish so I have wrapped myself up to stay warm.

 

Nothing to shout about here. I made a disastrous Chilli-Con-Carnie on Tuesday. I’m a cheat and used a packet mix and Mr B oh-so-kindly said that it was bland! I wouldn’t have known as I don’t eat chilli, but my version tasted delicious! Next time I will try and make it from scratch. I could tell by Mr B’s face he was not enjoying it!

 

We are well into the six weeks and I have not started uniform shopping at all. I’ve started to panic slightly. The school shop always gets so busy. When I say busy I mean queues out the door busy! I also hate shoe shopping with a passion. I’ve seen on Facebook quite a few people have already bought theirs and I feel so unorganised! I hate having to book up for a slot so I end up getting them measured and then ordering online! So much easier! G is obsessed with Smiggle and wants EVERYTHING to be smuggle related, that alone costs more than the uniform! I have had to compromise with her on some bits!  Have you started the back to school shop yet?

On another note:

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 TV, just pick three Programmes your loving this month and write a brief description about it. I am always looking for new shows to watch, 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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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 […]

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 with the posts as I really enjoy writing them up and reflecting on my week. Morgana will be back on the 25th August if you want to link back up with her.

Its been a strange week. Last week we took G and H to soft play and we came out with some dodgy bug. Basically H was sick once through the night last friday,. G missed the sickness part but ended up with a really bad belly. H unfortunately managed to get both – but only being sick the once! Come Sunday both had completely gone off their food and refused dessert! *shock horror* H then randomly was sick on one occasion on Sunday night.

I woke feeling awful and literally spent the whole day and night in bed. A severe migraine and nausea made me feel terrible. We all woke feeling loads better, but I was still not 100% By wednesday we were all better and I had my sister round for tea. H then decided to throw up everywhere at 12am!! Very random! I have taken a funny turn and don’t feel myself still! I am hoping whatever it is we have had is disappearing for good as its been rather debilitating not having any energy! But in-between all of that we have managed to do lots this week!

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

I finished The Couple Next Door and I really enjoyed it BUT I did find myself thinking I had lost a few pages at the end! It was quite an abrupt ending and I was hoping for just a little more. That being said, I loved the twists and turns throughout the book and its a really easy summer read. I have dived straight into my next book The Escape and so far I am loving it.

CBB is back and its the only BB I now watch. I pushed myself to watch it Thursday evening before heading to bed early. We tend to record it and then watch the following day. I am not sure who I am backing yet. I love Sam Thompson from MIC but he seems a tad hyper at the moment!

Talking of MIC I watched the new series of Made In Chelsea: Ibiza. I literally love this reality program. I think I just like to indulge in how the other half live. Binky has now left which I am pretty gutted about as I adore her, but there are still some original characters I love to check in with. I did manage to catch Binky on Born In Chelsea though which was an insight to watch.

Who watched the final In The Dark? {BBC} I managed to watch the last two episodes back to back and I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from it. I loved the first two episodes and I was slightly put out that they would be doing the last two several months down the line. It was so good though and I am glad I tuned in. If you have not watched it then definitely do!

Ok, when I first heard this {and many times over} I honestly thought it was Katy Perry. I would tell everyone about Katy’s new song and they would not have a clue. Wasn’t until I searched for it that it wasn’t Katy it was Demi Lovato! Major music fail! But I still love it none the less.

Check out Fleur and her harness!! The weather has been rather lovely this week. We have had a few days where its rained but on the whole the sun has shone. So with that in mind, I am handing this little section over to Fleur. She finally got to go out for her first official walk! We decided on a harness for her as she has a windpipe problem so she coughs a lot when the lead is on. The harness works so much better and is much more comfortable for her. It was so lovely seeing her chase after dandelions and sniff the air. We managed to loose her ball, but hey, she has loads anyway so one going missing won’t hurt!

 

I had my sister round for tea this week and if you saw on my Instagram, I decided to whip up my Nutella Cheesecake. I bloody love this dessert and its so so easy to make. Devilish and very sickly but oh-so-good. We were all stuffed after and I still have leftovers which I can’t bring myself to eat!

We have a very busy few days. G has a party tomorrow and then we are off visiting family Sunday and Monday. I am really looking forward to the weekend. Mr B is off and although G and I will be out for the best part of a whole day tomorrow {the party is in London!} Spending time as a family is all I wish for, when its the weekend.

On another note:

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 Instagram, just pick three Instagram accounts your loving this month and write a brief description about it. I am always looking for new accounts 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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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 […]

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 understand the world around them.

Here is what you can do to make sure they keep their concentration on specific tasks;

Keep technology away Phones and TV’s are a massive distraction. Children simply don’t seem to be doing much without them, and this puts you as the parent in a pickle. Sometimes taking your children’s devices off them will make them find other things to do like playing or going out with their friends.

Sleeping. If your child is going to bed too late then they are going to be really tired throughout the day which is going to make them not concentrate as well in school. It can also cause them to be moody. One way of  is to get a sunrise clock. This clock will help them to know when they need to go to sleep and it will also help them wake up gradually in the morning.

Let them balance between work and play. You can never emphasise on this quite enough. At times, the lack of concentration in children is the direct result of not being able to balance between their school/home chores and play time. Introduce a timetable for when to play and when to work.

Split tasks. Children tend to lose focus when they are given tasks that are too complex or time consuming to handle. If you are looking to get the best out of them, design tasks that have short sequences and if possible, breaks within the sequences. This way, you get to strike a balance between the work they are doing and their concentration spans.

Set deadlines. Kids love it when they have to work without deadlines, because it lets them do whatever they love. However, you’re looking to get the best out of them, so you need to set ultimatums. Let them know that if they do not concentrate on a single task and finish it on time, then there are going to be consequences.

START OF THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS,IN THE DARK, NOSE PIERCINGS | LITTLE LOVE 27/52

START OF THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS,IN THE DARK, NOSE PIERCINGS | LITTLE LOVE 27/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. School is officially out for the summer and I could not be happier! Today we are on full on summer holiday mode. G […]