Tag: LITTLE LOVES

NETFLIX, THE XX, COMFY JUMPERS

NETFLIX, THE XX, COMFY JUMPERS

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. This week has been so much better than last. H remarkably took a turn for the better on Friday of last week […]

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 […]

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. G and H unwillingly returned to school. Both really didn’t want to go back, and to be really honest, I didnt want them to go either. I have fully embraced the slow paced days we have had of late and now we are back into full on school mode. Thank-fully we are eased in gently this week by starting so late, so tonight when we get home, after swimming we are all go to flop on the sofa and enjoy the weekend ahead of us.

Right, I am determined to read more in 2018! BUT {there is always a but!} This week I didn’t get round to picking up a book! I have read some wonderful blog posts this week though! I have been really enjoying these posts Happy New Year at Amble and Ash {formally Life at Littlewood} Rory’s First Snow at Sorry About The Mess and New Year, Same Me at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. You should definitely of and give these a read if you haven’t already. 

First, Can I just talk about Suits? I have literally been binge watching it all week. I’m slowly loving it more and more. Anyone else watched it? I know I am late to the party with this one! I always seem to pick up on seasons years after they first aired!

 

Over Christmas we decided to trial NOW TV. We decided to just get the movie package so I made the most of what it had to offer and sat down and watched a few films whilst G and H watched their pads. First was The Shallows. American survival horror film, I personally wouldn’t say it was a horror. Its basically an updated version of Jaws. A good watch though. Secondly I watched Save The Last Dance, bit cheesy, but took me back to my childhood!

TV wise, I have watched a fair bit. We are catching up on the first half of The Walking Dead {FOX}. We taped them all and decided to watch a few a night, rather than wait a week. Its a bit of a strange season if I am honest! I already know what happened in the mid-season finale as it was all over social media. 24 Hours in A and E {C4} is back and I was actually really chocked by the opening episode. Something about this programme gets me every time.

This has to be the most annoying song of 2017. I hated it so much, but now its played so often, I tend to sing it even when I have not heard it. G really isn’t a fan, and kindly tells me to button it, when I burst into song. She also makes me turn it over if it comes on in the car! She is such a dramatic!

To be honest with you, we have all been in relaxing clothes this week. We may have had far too many pyjama days. Which I may off secretly enjoyed!

I also wore my new jumper I received from my mum and her husband. I’m totally in love with it and its perfect for the flamingo lover in me. I teamed it with black jeans and my trusted Chelsea boots.

After all the rubbish we have eaten over Christmas, I am pleased to be making home cooked food again. Something I very rarely make is a good hearty roast dinner. By the time I have dished up, I know longer fancy it. It didn’t stop anyone else enjoying it though. Its H’s favourite dinner and one I know he will eat without fuss. G on the other hand, struggles with certain bits. She managed to eat her way through it though and gave complements to the chef! I have also made a lasagne, homemade burgers and a chicken curry this week. No pictures, because once its on the plate its doesn’t hand around for long! 

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’ve got to admit, I kept blogging under the radar on Instagram, as I had quite a few school mum friends on there, but I “came out” as a blogger this week and I feel so relieved. For some reason I was treating it as a dark secret, but really it should be something I am proud of, which I am!

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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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 […]

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 […]

BANCROFT, SCHOOL NATIVITIES, BLINK 182 | LITTLE LOVES 47/52

BANCROFT, SCHOOL NATIVITIES, BLINK 182 | LITTLE LOVES 47/52

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

I am feeling so much better than last week! This week has been so busy. Last minute Christmas shopping, christmas plays, our schools Christmas bazaar, our Christmas disco and so much organising! I am on official countdown until the children break up next week. We are all in need of a few slower paced days before the fun of celebrating with family!

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

really really slacking here…

I’ve made sure to catch up with all my TV this week! I was so behind last week I had a mammoth catch up whilst ill in bed at the weekend. I’ve thrown myself into The Crown! I think I am two episodes away from fishing which I am totally gutted about as I waited so long for it to air on Netflix, I seem to have binged watched it! Roll on Season 3.

I also started watching ITV’s new detective programme Bancroft. Its very good and I cannot wait to watch the final episode. All four should now be on ITV player if you have not caught it. Here is a quick synopsis,

Sarah Parish plays respected police officer DCI Elizabeth Bancroft, a woman with dark secrets in her past. Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper. She has given her life to the police force.
Consequently, she’s trusted and adored by her colleagues and promotion to Detective Chief
Superintendent looks assured. Bancroft is running an operation to bring down the pernicious and
vicious Kamara gang. She adopts dubious methods, but the most violent brother, Athif (Amit Dhut),
rules the local town with an iron fist, so it’s hard not to applaud her actions.

 

 

Lots of Christmas songs. H was in his last ever nativity this year and I was lucky enough to be the mother of Joseph! He played the part so well. The whole nativity was so good, and they all sang beautifully. H has been rather shy in singing in front of me, but he really did do so well in singing at the top of his voice on the day. Mighty proud of him!

I also heard this song the other day. Took me right back to when I met Mr B. Blink 182 were all the rage!

I went out-out this week! Its something that very rarely happens so I made an extra effort. I went to meet two school friends. It felt so surreal, sitting around, eating, and reminiscing about school. Very strange, but very lovely to catch up with them. I didn’t take any outfit photos, as I completely forgot!

My main staple wardrobe piece this week has been cosy jumpers, jeans and boots. Its been so cold, my hat and gloves have become a permanent fixture. The temperature has dropped dramatically these past few days and I have really struggled standing in the playground!

 

 

Since the 1st of December both G and H have been making their Lego Advent calendars. How times have changed from when I was younger! aI have been enjoying seeing what is behind each door everyday as much as they have!!

 

 

I am back at the hospital today. Its hopefully just a check up appointment but there is always that part of me that worries they could pick something up. I just need to get this one last appointment of the year out the way then I can fully concentrate on Christmas! 

Whatever your up to, have a lovely 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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NEW SERIES, CHRISTMAS SONGS, TWINKLY LIGHTS | LITTLE LOVES 46/52

NEW SERIES, CHRISTMAS SONGS, TWINKLY LIGHTS | LITTLE LOVES 46/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. Its been a rather busy week here and I have had the dreaded lurgy! I have been so poorly that most evenings […]

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS, THE SINNER, LITTLE MIX | LITTLE LOVES 45/52

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS, THE SINNER, LITTLE MIX | LITTLE LOVES 45/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. We are officially on countdown to Christmas! We are now in December so I am in full Christmas mode! I am so […]

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, YAZOO, WINTER COATS | LITTLE LOVES 44/52

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, YAZOO, WINTER COATS | LITTLE LOVES 44/52

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

I have taken an unexpected break from blogging. Its lasted longer than I expected and I am now heading into a three week blogging break! The last few weeks have been really intense, so intense I have lost myself in my own thoughts and its resulted in me taking some time out. Its been a well deserved break and I think I am finally back to where I want to be. I have taken the time to plan my work over December and I am hoping to have some really exciting posts coming up.

This week has been all about the deliveries! I have waited in all week for parcels. My last one was due today {Thursday} and as I write this, its still not arrived. I am hoping it does because I have lots to get down tomorrow !

Without too much waffling here is this weeks #LittleLove

Shamefully nothing… Can we skip this bit?

 

 

I managed to catch the new BBC drama Love, Lies and Records last Friday. Its a drama series following registrar Kate Dickenson who tries to juggle her personal life with the daily dramas of births, marriages and deaths and the impact they have on her. It was a really good watch and its written by Kay Mellor who I really love. She writes some really good programs!

Another program I have been loving lately is How To Get Away With Murder! Its so good and has me wanting more at the end of each episode. The writer is Shonda Rhimes, who also writes Greys Anatomy, which I absolutely love and can watch over and over. Basically HTGAWM is about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor. They become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives. If you have not seen it then its definitely one for your watch list!

I can’t not mention I’m A Celeb. Its my weakness and so far I am really enjoying it. I have already made my list of who I want to see do the cyclone challenge. I just hope my favourites last that long! Its good to have Ant and Dec back on our screens too!

 

I am still very much listening to Sia’s christmas album. I’m loving it and she doesn’t disappoint. I have also been listening to {not by choice, mind} The Descendants 2 soundtrack. G is totally obsessed and I find myself humming along to the songs throughout the day. Annoying, yes!

Lastly have you seen the Boots Christmas advert? I love the song they used. The advert is lovely too, all about the relationship of sisters and how they really do know each other.

Whilst searching for it on YouTube I found lots of cover versions. I found this one which isn’t a patch on the original but rather lovely all the same.

 

Our winter coats have finally made a reappearance. I have literally been hanging out to wear mine as I refuse to believe that its actually winter coat weather. Don’t get me wrong, I love wearing a big coat, but I prefer to just wear a nice wooly wrap. G and H have been wearing theirs for some time and the other morning, its was so cold and icy it was a must! I know need to dig out the hats and scarves!

 

G and H made their Christmas list last weekend. I am so surprised at how long they were! G has only just had her birthday so I was expecting her to struggle a little, but she managed to write a hefty list! We placed them on the fireplace and as if by magic the elves had taken them throughout the night! I love this time of year, its so exciting!

I made a hearty sausage casserole this week. Its something I have not made in a while so it went down a treat. Both G and H didn’t moan about it and it was nice to eat a good comfort food dish!

 

This week I have struggled a little. Monday was pretty horrific and I was a bit very unhinged. Something happened which stemmed a complete and utter breakdown from me in the playground. It was my own fault as I had been a bit slack with taking my medication. I burst into tears in the playground, cried all the way home and then sobbed into a pillow like I was a teenager. It didn’t help that G was also feeling somewhat the same! I go through moments in life where I really struggle. I take tablets to ease the anxiety and to help me see life more clearly. I’ve never really spoken about it before on here but I was in such a depressive state that a friend said how sad I looked, she told me to have a bath and an early night – so I did. Today I have woken feeling a bit brighter, I am back on my tablets and hoping they kick in soon. Mental health should not be a taboo. It’s a mixture of things with me. Things I’ve been through which I struggle to come to terms with on a daily basis. Things I am going through which I find really hard to get my head round. I used to find it embarrassing that I popped a tablet each day to make things seem brighter, but after yesterday I couldn’t give a damn what people think. If people think I’m a psychotic, depressive person so be it, they have no clue as to what I’ve been through or going through. I’m going to make sure I’m not so slack on the tablets, just goes to show they actually do, do something

 

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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MOTHERLAND, POPPIES, BIRTHDAYS | LITTLE LOVES 42/52

MOTHERLAND, POPPIES, BIRTHDAYS | LITTLE LOVES 42/52

Its F R I Y A Y which only means one thing and thats a LittleLove round up with Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. I have slowly managed to get back into a routine this week. Its been a quick week and I can’t believe its […]