Ballerina, Dining Rooms and Mugs #LittleLoves

Oh this week has been such a busy week! I have had so much blog work to catch up on before the school holidays and we have been ploughing on with jobs around the house, getting rid of mountains of cardboard and I was at an event last night too. Busy, busy!

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


Randomly, a local estate agent sent us a card to congratulate us on moving into our house 15 years ago. Although, that was the previous owners – we ‘only’ moved in six and a half years ago! Such a random marketing exercise – did they think we’d remember them from buying the house and want to sell again?! Who knows.

Ballerina, Dining Rooms and Mugs #LittleLoves


Last weekend we went to see Ballerina at the cinema and it was such a feel good movie. It was about an orphan who had a dream to be a ballerina and she was such a great character – with strong morals and such a kind spirit. The children ended up dancing in their seats and we left the cinema feeling so happy!

I also ploughed through a series of Jane the Virgin on Netflix. Such a funny show and took me no time at all to get into. If you’re looking for something really easy to watch that takes zero brain power then this could be perfect for you!


I went to an event last night in London and got to hear my lovely friend Colette ‘in real life’ for the first time since…. Blog On last September! It was so lovely to catch up and the event was great too – it’s actually the first ever event we have been to at the same time since we started blogging. Crazy!


We have made an actual dining area in our kitchen! We haven’t had a usable dining table and chairs since October but our new chairs were delivered so we cleared off our old dining table and are now enjoying dinners around a table again. It’s so nice – with the children helping to set the table and just being able to have breakfast and things at the proper table rather than in the lounge. It’s amazing after months of eating on the sofa!

Ballerina, Dining Rooms and Mugs #LittleLoves

Our patio has also been laid this week and so our house is pretty much finished – minus some guttering and those little odd bits that need sorting. The whole outside needs cleaning but it’s so nice to not have workmen in the house and garden constantly!

Ballerina, Dining Rooms and Mugs #LittleLoves


Massive fail on this one – I have nothing to write home about this week. Must try harder next week!

and lastly…

Lauren and I have been shouting about the #5MinutesPeace hashtag over on Instagram for the last couple of months now and this weekend it’s my turn to share my four favourite photos from the last two weeks. So here they are from @socialbeeni@madelinelittlejohns@dorarose_ and @homelearninginwonderland.

Ballerina, Dining Rooms and Mugs #LittleLoves

It’s a bit of a mug theme – as I have a bit of a mug addiction and for me, five minutes peace always incorporates a nice cup of tea!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!



  1. March 31, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Your home is looking lovely. Must feel great to be getting to the end of building work. I really want to watch Jane the Virgin.

  2. March 31, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I can’t imagine the joy you must be feeling having your house back to normal. A place to cook and a table to dine at. It all looks amazing Donna x

  3. April 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    The house is looking wonderful – I bet it feels good to be at this stage now! Also, kind of random regarding the estate agent card.

    5 minutes peace always involves a cuppa for me!

    I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

  4. April 5, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Your extension is looking fantastic. I love those dining chairs. You’re making me even more excited about our move! I must remember to use your #5minutespeace hashtag! xx

  5. April 5, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Donna your new dining area and whole extension looks amazing. I love the brick walls. So funny about the estate agent, perhaps they think you’re extending to move. I’ve never seen Jane The Virgin, but my sister watches it religiously. I’m running out of shows to watch so I’m definitely going to check it out. x #littleloves

  6. April 7, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    WOW you have really really did an overhaul renovation on your house it must feel so good to have so many new rooms and new things to decorate but most importantly better that your house is back together and whole again too. Bless you. The Dining room looks amazing. I would love a new kitchen I think we have similar house styles as your kitchen is literally my dream kitchen and colors you picked are amazing. So beautiful. I haven’t seen Jane the Virgin but many talk about it. So sorry for the late comment I am playing catch up on today’s and last weeks #littleloves. Better late than never I hope! Happy Weekend.

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