Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves

This week has been such a busy week! We were at Chessington World of Adventures last weekend and then this week we have been ploughing on with house stuff – getting the last of the kitchen bits out the loft, putting things on the walls, going to the charity shop and dump endless times and everything else that comes with home renovations. But, it feels like we are finally getting somewhere.

Here we are with the things we’ve been loving this week:


I have mostly been reading flat pack instructions with Hubby, building furniture for our extension. I finally have a desk, a proper work space, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

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Netflix, Hello Fresh and Scooting #LittleLoves

This week has been a pretty stressful but lovely week. We’ve had more work done to the house and it’s very, very nearly finished – which is making it stressful. I cannot wait to say that it’s finished!

But, amongst the stress I need to focus on a few nice things for the week. So here goes:


Well, yeah. I haven’t read anything. Massive fail. Moving swiftly on…


March is National Bed Month and to celebrate Netflix sent me goodies so I could spend even more time in bed, watching my favourite Netflix shows. But, I finished The Good Wife! What a great show – I loved all of it, got really engrossed in the storylines and loved the characters – if you haven’t watched it – go watch it!

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Brick Walls, Sunglasses and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves

This week has been another busy, busy week. This time last week I was on a spa break with my lovely friend Sarah at Nutfield Priory which was such an amazing break. The rest of the week has then gone by in a blur of house stuff, with our kitchen being finished, the outside of the house coming together and us finally getting some sort of order in our life.

Here we go with more of the things we’ve been loving this week:


The most I have read this week is posts from The Ordinary Moments and Living Arrows. I comment on the best part of 100 posts each week and I love them, I love the photos, the stories and getting to know the community of bloggers more – much like with Little Loves.

The children have been reading some new books though, Flip Flap Dogs – with each dog split in half across the page so you can flip the pages over the make different mixtures of dogs – the children loved the creations they made and it was a bonus that each page had funny rhymes too!

Little Man especially loved Where’s Mr Lion? – lifting the felt flaps to hunt for the lion. There really is nothing like an interactive book where the children can get involved. LP is at the point now where she can read to us at bedtime and Little Man loves listening to his sister read whilst he lifts the flaps. They are the perfect double act!


When I was away last weekend I watched Definitely Maybe. Well, I actually watched half of it before Sarah and I just had to go to bed! It was only about 10:30pm but life is not so rock n roll now we’ve had children – and I had the best night’s sleep I have ever had. If you know the end of that movie please let me know who the mum is!


I can’t possible put Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill again this week but it seems to have been on the radio constantly. One song I have heard twice this week is Hold On by Wilson Phillips. It’s a song I don’t hear very often but whenever it comes on the radio it makes me happy.


The biggest thing we’ve made this week is the brick wall in what will be our new dining room and office space. I wanted an exposed brick wall and so we bought brick effect tiles – and the finished look is pretty amazing – I am so, so happy with it. It needs another scrub to get some of the haze off but it was an idea we had that I’m so glad we followed through with.


LP and Little Man insisted on wearing sunglasses yesterday. It was the first properly nice day we have had in ages and they definitely made the most of it!

and lastly…

Lauren and I have been shouting about the #5MinutesPeace hashtag over on Instagram and last weekend I shared my four favourite photos from the previous two weeks. Here they are incase you missed them – from @MyLittleBabog, @TheBabyBar, @MakeDoAndPush and @KerryVillers.

I love seeing all the ways people relax, and manage to tag my own photos now and again too – its just so nice to take some time out when we can. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

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Heat, Larders and World Book Day #LittleLoves

This has been another busy week. Our extension work is finally coming together, there have been things happening at the children’s schools and we have had a lot of errands to run. I really have no idea how I used to fit in a day job!

Here are a few of the things we’ve been loving this week:


I have a subscription to Heat magazine. I know, there is nothing deep or meaningful about it – it’s pure trash. But, on busy weeks where I am here, there and everywhere with not much time to unwind a dose of trash is just what I need.

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The Girls, Chocolate and Sunflowers #LittleLoves

This has been one really busy but lovely week. It’s been so full and I am so ready for the weekend – but at the same time I don’t want this week to be over.

Here we go with the things we’ve been loving this week:


Hubby and I went to see The Girls at the theatre in London on Wednesday night and I spent the journey home reading the programme. I love how all theatre people seem to have been in the same TV shows – Holby City and Casualty – and I love how familiar faces end up in front of you on stage – like Neil Grayling from Bad Girls!

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