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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  1. March 10, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Aww how lovely that LP can now read to everything, I bet her brother loves it. I LOVE that song too, although I admit it just makes me think of Bridesmaids haha. Have a lovely weekend 🙂 xx

  2. March 10, 2017 / 8:54 am

    I have LOVED seeing your extension progress and it definitely has been worth it. It looks amazing. Ohhh I absolutely love that songs. Whenever it comes on in the car I turn full on diva singing and dancing. What a tune! 100 posts – hardcore Donna. Hardcore. #LittleLoves

  3. March 10, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Love you brick effect wall! It looks fantastic and is such a great idea.
    I must admit I’m getting rather jealous of all your spa trips! You lucky thing you! 😉 xx

  4. March 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I love the brick wall. Those children’s books look great. I bet you had a lovely day at the spa.

  5. March 10, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    I love love love Hold On. They play it a lot on our local radio and I sing it loud, much to N’s agony. He’s not a fan of it

  6. March 11, 2017 / 9:03 am

    I absolutely love your brick wall! It looks amazing! Love the picture of LP and Little Man in their sunglasses! Adorable! Have a wonderful weekend, popping over from #littleloves

  7. March 12, 2017 / 7:45 am

    That wall is gorgeous – god I’m getting old when I can appreciate the beauty of a wall! I love that song too, always makes me smile. Have a great week x

  8. March 12, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Wow, your brick effect wall is amazing! Fells good when everything comes together doesn’t it?! I cannot wait for ours to be finished. Bet your spa day was amazing, I could do with one of those right now. Enjoy your week xx

  9. March 13, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Amy is so excited about learning to read once she starts school in September and I already know she’ll be a little bookworm like her mummy. It’s such a lovely passion to have. Your brick wall looks amazing. Perfect filming background for videos 😉

    I can’t believe you’ve been able to walk around without a coat on. It was the first really nice day yesterday and it was 2 degrees here 😀 #littleloves

  10. March 13, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    WOW the dining room tile/brick effect looks absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea. Your house is so dreamy with that amazing kitchen too. Sounds like you have been busy but peace for 5 mins always a luxury too. I hope you had a great weekend. I am just catching up #littleloves

  11. March 14, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    I forgot about your new Instagram hashtag – it’s going on my list! Love the montage. I also love your mock brick wall – crying out for some photographs to be taken in front of! Of course the sunglasses had to come out – it was actually really hot that day wasn’t it? xx

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