10 Things I’m Loving Lately {May 2016}

Woah, another month gone just like that. Whenever it gets to the time to put this post together and link up with Stevie I look back through the last month’s photos and can’t believe how quick it’s gone.

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

New Carpet

We finally got our stairs and hall carpet fitted after the carpet company messed up last month. It’s good to know that it’s another things ticked off the to-do list – and I love it!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Summer Trousers

I have cracked out my summer wardrobe and love my collection of summer trousers. I have so many pairs with funky prints and they are so comfortable – like wearing pyjamas all day. Anyone that knows me will know how much I love to wear pyjamas so pyjama-like trousers are music to my ears! These will definitely be my uniform of the summer!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Hotel Breakfasts

In the last month I had two different hotel stays and one of the highlights is always the breakfast. I went to Holiday Inn and had a Mummymoon with Natalie and the breakfast was incredible – they even had a machine that churned out proper American style pancakes. It was amazing!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

I also stayed in a Premier Inn for the Blog On Conference in Manchester and had a great time. Again the breakfast was perfect!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}


I got a spiralizer this month and am more than a little addicted to courgetti! I wouldn’t have it instead of pasta or spaghetti but frying it briefly with garlic, chilli flakes and anything else I fancy gives such a great light lunch. It’s my favourite thing of the moment.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}


This month I have also discovered avocado. I know, it’s only taken me to the grand old age of 31 but I am now very much a lover of avocado thanks to the Super Food for Superchildren book. It is a feature on our weekly shop forever more.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Potty Training

This month Little Man has gone from being a nappy wearing toddler to being a big boy wearing pants. He has done amazingly, tells us when he needs the toilet and has nearly dry nappies at night. We are so, so proud of him.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Eating Outside

This month has been full of barbecues, al fresco dinners and the lovely weather that goes with it. We’ve had endless salads, corn on the cob and fruit and it has been lovely. We are very much into barbecue season and I hope it stays around for a good few months too.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}


This month I baked what may be the prettiest cake I have ever baked. It was just a sponge cake, covered in buttercream icing and then covered in fruit but it was just so good – and with all the fruit and icing it ended up being quite a substantial cake.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Little Man’s Birthday

This month Little Man turned three and we had a pretty lovely party in the garden – complete with amazing weather, a barbecue and Thomas cupcakes. It was perfect.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Blog On 2016

I went to my first ever conference that wasn’t Britmums this month and Blog On was awesome. They definitely do things differently up north and I had a great time – I’m already looking forward to the next one!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {May 2016}

Wow, what a busy month that has been. I am sure that June will be more of the same! I hope you have all had a lovely May too!



  1. May 26, 2016 / 1:03 am

    Thank you for the mention. Those breakfasts were totally amazing weren’t they?? I’m instantly hungry just thinking about it. Those pancakes!

  2. May 26, 2016 / 7:16 am

    Very busy month! I loved blog on too, it was a real nice mix of people.
    That cake looks amazing as does the carpet. Well done with the potty training. We have third birthdays in under two weeks. Gone so fast!!

  3. May 26, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    I love those summer trousers too, they are definitely just like pyjamas! I discovered them last year and thought they were the comfiest thing. Sounds like a busy month but lots of good stuff, can’t believe Little Man is three already and I’m glad he had a nice birthday. I think we are going to try potty training the twins over the summer, I’m dreading it a little after all our trouble with Lucas but hopefully it will go a little better, I’m glad Little Man is doing so well, makes it easier for all of you xx

  4. May 27, 2016 / 3:48 am

    What a fantastic month!!! Well done LM on doing so well with toilet training. It can be such a stressful time but it sounds like he’s taking it in his stride! I’m also loving the comfy summer trousers and I’m incredibly jealous of all your hotel breakfasts! Haha xx

  5. May 27, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Doesn’t eating outside just make food taste so much nicer! We’ve had loads of salads and bbqs, love Summer! #tenthings

  6. May 29, 2016 / 10:28 am

    I love how many of your things revolve around food 😉 I’ve never tasted avocado so you weren’t alone there. Hope you have an even better June where you win an award crossed fingers!

    Stevie xx #TenThings

  7. May 30, 2016 / 8:09 am

    What a great month, all that food looks amazing and I am glad you got your new carpet – looks great x

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