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FRIEND REQUEST, THE GREASTEST SHOWMAN, THE END OF THE HOLIDAYS

FRIEND REQUEST, THE GREASTEST SHOWMAN, THE END OF THE HOLIDAYS

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. This week has literally flown by. Most likely because we have been rather busy. We have not really done anything out of […]

EASTER HOLIDAYS, FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING, NEW ADDITIONS | LITTLE LOVES

EASTER HOLIDAYS, FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING, NEW ADDITIONS | 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. One week down of the Easter holidays. Its gone pretty weekly so far. To be honest, we have not really don’t anything […]

WHAT I’VE READ | MARCH

WHAT I’VE READ | MARCH

I promised my self at the beginning of the year that I wanted to read more in 2018. So far its going well and I am really enjoying the books have have picked out so far. I have a huge pile to get through but I though I would share with you what I have managed to complete in March {give or take, I did read one in February}. Ever since reading Girl On The Train, I have loved a psychological thriller/crime genre, so there is a bit of a theme here with the books I have divulged into this month. I would absolutely love it of you would leave a comment recommending any you have read recently that I can add to my list to read!

Firstly I read Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. I’ve not read any of Lisa’s books before. I have heard great things about her so was excited to see if the book was as good as the reviews. This was so good I actually read it, in just over a week, which is pretty fast for me. I sat in front of the TV of an evening and buried myself into the world of Laurel and quickly was intrigued to know what actually happened to Ellie. It was a disturbing but great read and I would really recommend it to anyone that loves a Thriller. I am definitely going to be looking out for more novels by Lisa Jewell as she had me hooked from page one with this one. Here is a quick synopsis of Then She Was Gone.

THEN: She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

NOW: It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter.
Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?

The second book I read was The Escape by C.L. Taylor. I have seen this author floating around on Instagram. Lots of people seem to like her, so I picked this one up and she did not disappoint. I Loved this book. Its definitely a fast paced thriller to keep you guessing and wondering. It is told over two parts and although the second part is a little slower than the first. Its a book I would really recommend reading, its had a few mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it.

“Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t. The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

So you may of seen this book and ALL its reviews over Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I picked it up because it was what EVERYONE seemed to be reading, it actually turned out to be one of those perfectly-balanced sad/funny books. I didn’t want it to end and I connected with Eleanor. The book was so well written and for Gail’s first novel it was brilliant. If you have not read it yet, then I really really recommend you do. Its such a wonderful read so much so I actually want to read it again!

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions. Weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture, Eleanor Oliphant is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

MARCELLA, GEORGE EZRA, POORLY PUP | LITTLE LOVES

MARCELLA, GEORGE EZRA, POORLY PUP | 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 had every intention of actually writing more than just a Little Love post this week but its been a nightmare week! […]

GOOD ME-BAD ME, SUPERMARKET FLOWERS, KITCHEN PROGRESS | LITTLE LOVES

GOOD ME-BAD ME, SUPERMARKET FLOWERS, KITCHEN PROGRESS | 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. It feels like ages since I last wrote a blog post. In reality its been two whole weeks. I’ve hit a brick […]

NEW BOOKS, UB40, A START ON OUR KITCHEN | LITTLE LOVES

NEW BOOKS, UB40, A START ON OUR KITCHEN | 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 a funny ole week. My mood has certainly reflected it. I was a hormonal wreck at the start and every little thing set me off with tears. At least once a month I have these weird outburst that I just can’t shake, so this week has been a bit of a right off. Im so glad its Friday so I can just enjoy the weekend!

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

I bought two new books this week. Friend Request and The Girlfriend. I also have Good Me Bad Me to read which my friend lent me. A nice collection to get through. I’m still reading Eleanor Oliphant. I would of been finished by now with it, if my dog had not got hold of it and shredded it to bits! I ended up having to order it again. I’m fully engrossed in Eleanor’s weird and wonderful life!

Right, I binged watched Save Me last Friday and I have not stopped going on about it since. I have literally been telling everyone to watch it as it was so good. The last episode had me screaming! If you have not watched it then you should!

Few other programs I have watched this week are, One Born Every Minute, Call The midwife {which complete broke me!} America’s Next Top Model, Suits, Greys Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder.

 

If you have watched Save Me then you will know why I chose this. Lennie James rendition was so good and I’ve been listening to this song constantly.

I got all excited on Monday when all the snow had disappeared AND the sun was shining. Literally I was embracing the spring air and did the school run in a jumper. Was thoroughly disappointed when I was back in my coat by 3pm!

 

We made a start on our kitchen. We spent last weekend, smashing the tiles of the wall and changing the plug sockets over to nice shiny new ones. Its been a long time coming and I am so excited for the coming weeks and the end result!

We have an extremely busy weekend. More work on the kitchen, its delivered on Saturday and we still have so much to do! We also are out on Sunday with Mr B’s family. Next week, mr B is off and is dedicating his time to the kitchen! I am so excited!

Whatever 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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SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | FEBRUARY

SNAPSHOTS AND SCENES | FEBRUARY

I am back sharing a new Snapshots and Scenes with you this month. We have had a jam packed month with lots of walks and time spent as a family. The end of the month has seen us close with heavy snow showers and freezing […]

BEAST FROM THE EAST, SNOW DAYS, KEEPING WARM

BEAST FROM THE EAST, SNOW DAYS, KEEPING WARM

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. This week has been a weird week. We started off with a school closure due to no heating. We were expecting to […]

WHAT IM WATCHING | FEBUARY

WHAT IM WATCHING | FEBUARY

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 monthly posts. The TV section I have taken away from the linky and I am having it as a stand alone post every month. A round up of what I have been watching through-out the previous month. I really hope you get some inspiration on some good TV to watch. If you have any recommendations then please do leave them in the comments below as I am always on the lookout for new programmes to watch! So without too much waffling, this is what I have been watching this month!

We are 14 seasons in with greys and its one of my most favourite shows, EVER. I was so late to this series and only started watching it within the last few years. I have already watched the entire collection twice through and am tempted to start again once season 14 is over with. Its definitely binge worthy TV and something you can watch over and over. If you have not seen it, here is a brief bio on what its about.

The medical drama series focuses on a group of doctors at a hospital in Seattle, including several who began their careers at the facility as interns. One of the doctors and the show’s namesake, Meredith Grey, is the daughter of a famous surgeon. She struggles to maintain relationships with her colleagues, particularly the hospital’s one-time chief of surgery, Richard Webber, due to a pre-existing relationship between them — Webber and Meredith’s mother had a personal relationship when Meredith was young.

Obvioulsy as the seasons have gone on, its shown how Meredith has grown as a doctor, taken in love and dealt some devastating blows. Its such a good drama and I would highly recommend it if you have not seen it already.

This show makes winter. Its currently on at 8pm on a Sunday on BBC. Again this was another show I was late too. I think its because Miranda Hart (who I love) ruined the idea of the format for me. I expected it to have a comedic value as thats all I saw Miranda in previously. So I refused to watch it. Everyone raved about it and I felt like I was missing out. So Found the first two series and watched them back to back. I am so glad I did, because its such a heartwarming drama.

Adapted by Heidi Thomas from the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this drama series is a moving, funny, colorful look at midwifery and family in 1950s East End London. It follows newly qualified midwife Jenny, who joins an eccentric, lovable community of nuns who are nurses at Nonnatus House. Jenny is surprised to find herself at a convent — she thought she was being sent to a small private hospital — and is initially daunted by her surroundings, most notably the formidable Sister Evangelina and the unconventional Sister Monica Joan. But Jenny gradually begins to find her way and develops incredible friendships among the nurses, as they are drawn into the lives and homes of the women and families they treat.

I didn’t think they could carry it on once Jessica Raine left, but they have kept it going and its still something I really look forward to watching on a Sunday. The cast is fantastic. Have you watched it? What do you think? If you haven’t then its available on iPlayer!

Like everybody else I bloody loved season one of Marcella. I was so eager to catch the first episode of season two when it started last week. I’ve got to admit, I was pretty disturbed and a little lost with the chopping and changing of storyline. I am interested to see where this series takes us. Its panning out to be a good series, so much was packed into episode one! I won’t give too much away. You definitely need to watch season one if you have not already! I added a recap of season one {it contains spoilers – if you have not watched it already}

Former London detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. He is head of Legal Affairs at DTG Construction, property developers effectively controlled by the Gibson family. When Marcella is visited by a senior detective on the murder squad seeking information regarding an unsolved, 11-year-old case of a serial killer who seems to have become active again, Marcella returns to the murder squad. She enters a world of online dating, prostitution, and the dubious dealings of her husband’s employers while trying to save her marriage.

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 […]