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!?
I haven’t done a #littleloves post for such a long time because I found myself too busy and although this week is no different in terms of busy-ness I decided that I needed to take some time out to write a blog post. Being the procrastinator that I am, I will ALWAYS find something else to do!
So I’m just going to jump right in and start…
If you’ve seen my Instagram lately you will know that I have been trying to read Sophie Kinsella’s latest book in the Shopaholic series – Shopaholic to the rescue. I love love love the shopaholic series especially the 1st ever book as I could really relate to her but this book hasn’t really captured me at all. I feel like it has lost its reasoning and I do believe Sophie Kinsella should have quit whist she was ahead and stopped writing after the 3rd book. It’s such a shame. Having spoke to a few people on social media it appears that I’m not the only one who thinks this. I will continue to read it until it’s finished as I never leave a book unfinished but it’s not been my favourite read.
Anyone watching Marcella??? OMG, if your not, you need to be. I feel like our TV has brought us so many great British dramas over the last few months and Marcella is one of them. Anna Friel is fantastic as the lead actress. I won’t spoil it by telling you what it’s about but it is so gripping. It’s still on catch up so go ahead and watch it. I do believe you won’t regret it!
This week I’ve heard about the sad passings of Victoria Wood and Prince. Both icons in their own genres. 2016 has seen so many people in the public eye pass away it’s really really sad especially as most of them are due to the big C. I just pray that there is no more. Surely that’s enough for one year!
I haven’t made anything this week. Except, maybe a sausage casserole for tea last night. Does that count? ha- it does now.
I recently purchased a teething necklace for D which I wear round my neck so when I’m holing him (which is 90% of the time) or he’s in the sling he can have a little chew. It’s so good. It cost £10 which I was well impressed with and it’s really colourful so looks great. It’s 100% safe so a winner all round really. I would really recommend buying one if you have a teething baby or they make really good gifts for baby showers/new mums etc.
The hubby took annual leave from work yesterday and if you know me at all you will know that I LOVE IT when we get to have a day in the week together just the four of us. I literally clear my schedule regardless of what’s on it if I know there’s a chance we can spend some time as a family (cheesy or what!?). We decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and head to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It’s only 35 minutes away from us and it’s such a great place filled with loads of animals. They have recently built a reserve for polar bears and it’s the only polar bear reserve in the UK so that’s pretty special. K loved seeing all the animals and loved being outdoors so she was in her element. It was such a great day but a long one. We had two overtired little ones by the time we got home. It was so worth it though. I wanted to post the pictures that I took yesterday but for some reason they wont load up. I will leave it for another post real soon!