Pinch, Punch it’s the 1st Friday of the month!

Woohoo it’s the 1st Friday of 2017 and what better way to celebrate it than to kick off with a #Littleloves post.

It’s been a fairly quiet week after the busy hustle and bustle of Christmas and new year but it’s given us a chance to chill and recharge our batteries a bit. K doesn’t start back at nursery until next week so there has been no rushing about in the mornings or time keeping to be had.

This week I have


Marie Kondo “The life changing magic of tidying”

I bought this book a couple of months ago as I’d heard it was so good but I’d put it to one side and marked it on my “to read” list. Well this week I’ve started reading it in a hope that it will motivate and inspire me to become more organised and tidy in my home. In fairness, I’m not that far into it to judge whether it will work or not 😉 so I’ll let this be a “to be continued”…


This week I have watched the 1st in the new series of Sherlock and I loved it! I won’t give the spoilers away if you’ve not got round to watching it yet but it’s definitely a must see in my opinion! I loved the last series and think Benedict Cumberbatch is a fantastic actor. He plays the modern day Sherlock so well.


“Rudolph the red nosed reindeer”. Seriously. K has decided that after spending the run up to Christmas learning it that she’s not quite finished with singing it yet. I’ve tried to tell her that we are in January now and she’s not officially allowed to sing it again until next Christmas but like all stubborn 3 year olds, it fell on deaths ear.


This week I made a vow to eat more healthy and exercise more…I’ll keep you updated with that! (I’m sat with a tub of Nutella as I write this *ahem*)


Gucci “Premiere” perfume. My friend bought it me for my 30th birthday at the end of December and I love it. I can’t work out whether I prefer it as my day time perfume or my “going out” perfume so until I make my mind up I’ll wear it for everything! Does anyone else have a separate perfume for daytime/night time?


We took K to the pantomime last night in Sheffield to see Snow White and the Seven dwarfs, we all absolutely loved it. It was K’s first pantomime experience so it was particularly special. All the cast were great and the actual production was so well put together that we are already planning next years visit. I’m hoping it might catch on and be one of our Christmas traditions, especially when D becomes old enough to come along too!

That was it for me this week! What have been your little loves of the new year!?




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  1. Naomi 6th January 2017 / 20:28

    Oh, bow good was Sherlock!!! I’m also a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, but only as Sherlock… Anyway, looks like you had a lovely week. Pantomimes are an essential part of Christmas for me xx

  2. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too 6th January 2017 / 20:55

    Happy New Year! I’ve been meaning to read the Marie Kondo book, I really need to me more efficient when it comes to tidying and clearing out bits and bobs

    • Collette 7th January 2017 / 22:29

      Happy new year to you too lovely! I’m pretty sure clearing out is on everyone’s list haha we are all full of good intentions 🙂 Thanks for reading xx

  3. Stacie 7th January 2017 / 12:24

    Happy New Year! I’ve been meaning to pick up the Marie Kondo, new year seems like the perfect time to read it. I’ve never watched Sherlock but so many people are talking about it – maybe I should?! Enjoy your weekend xx

  4. Caroline Carter 7th January 2017 / 22:08

    Ha ha my kids like that learn a song and constantly sing it it over and over I end up singing it myself. I’ve read the Marie Kondo book myself and although I do like the ideas somethings I struggle with….like sorting all clothes items in one go …..Im stick to room by room de-cluttering clearing out cleaning and sorting. Today we blitzed the kithen which resulted in a car full of rubbish to take to the tip. I hope you enjoy reading.

    • Collette 7th January 2017 / 22:27

      Ah that’s a good idea. Yes it’s abit overwhelming when you have to do it all in one go. It puts me off. Plus, I don’t have time. Little and often is key! Thanks for reading xx

  5. Laura 7th January 2017 / 22:35

    I adore Marie Kondo – I think I probably don’t follow her instructions closely enough but the idea of getting rid of anything that doesn’t bring us joy really has revolutionised our house! It’s a much happier place to be. Also thank you for alerting me about the new Sherlock!

  6. Donna 8th January 2017 / 14:01

    It sounds like a great start to the year! The kids are still obsessed with Christmas songs here and I have heard so many – it’s driving me crackers! x

  7. Morgana 11th January 2017 / 09:47

    Sherlock is fantastic isn’t it? I think this is my favourite season so far.
    Love your Nutella confession! I can often be found hiding in the kitchen with a jar of Nutella and spoon. Though my youngest girl has caught me and now wants to join in, oops.
    Have a lovely week xx

    • Collette 12th January 2017 / 10:55

      Haha there is so much Nutella love! I’m not even joking when I say it gives me inspiration to write and be creative! (That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) Thanks for reading xx

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