Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves

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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 Dave, building furniture for our extension. I finally have a desk, a proper work space, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves

We also have a coat and shoe rack that is now pretty much a focal point of the new space. The children love that their coats and shoes have somewhere to live and I love how much tidier it makes our house.

Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves


On Wednesday night we went to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema after the children finished school but before that we took them for afternoon tea as we knew the movie would finish too late to then have a meal – and who doesn’t like an early dinner of cake?!

Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves

Beauty and the Beast was better than I had imagined. I love the original and was worried that I’d just see Belle as Hermione Granger and it would be forever ruined for me. But, by the middle of the movie she was Belle for me and I loved everything about Beauty and the Beast. The songs were great, the dark bits were just dark enough and there were bits I laughed at, bits I cried at and bits I wanted to carry on forever. It was perfect.


Dave and I went to see Sister Act at the theatre on Monday night and it had so many great songs in it. Alexandra Burke was fantastic as the lead character and we had such a great evening.


We’ve made great progress with the house this week. The painting – that should have taken three days and ended up taking seven has now been finished and we have been able to really start using the space.

Flatpack, Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act #LittleLoves

I’ve given the worktops another coat of oil and it’s finally a space we can really use and enjoy – it’s now just a case of finishing off all those little jobs – hanging things up, finding homes for things and remembering where everything is!


Nothing amazing for me this week but LP and Little Man got dressed up for a party last weekend and Little Man wore a shirt for the first time in ages. How grown up does he look? There’s something about shirts that just ages a child and he definitely looks like his nearly four year old self in this shirt!

and lastly…

This weekend we have no real plans at all and I cannot wait. Dave’s sadly working all weekend and we’re going to pop and see his lovely parents on Mothers Day but apart from that we will be pottering, doing odd jobs and not doing much else! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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  • I absolutely loved Beauty and The Beast too. It was so flipping ace. I want to see it again. Your extension is just amazing. You must be so chuffed and it’s been lovely to see it from the start

  • I love your kitchen Donna and I’m so pleased for you that it’s finally finished- it’s SO frustrating when work takes longer than needed/expected. Also coveting your fab desk, it’s going to be a great space to work in! Did your two enjoy Beauty and the Beast? I really want to go but worried S at 4 might be a little young? #LittleLoves

  • Oh my, your extension looks amazing Donna, and I love your work station! Still yet to see Beauty and The Beast! Cannot wait!! Have a wonderful weekend, popping over from #Littleloves xx

  • Your kitchen and extension are just gorgeous. Love that coat and shoe rack and your desk too. Must be brilliant to have it all finished now. Sister Act looks brilliant, I love Alexandra Burke, her voice is amazing. You’ve really made me want to go watch Beauty & the Beast now! Have a lovely weekend x

  • It’s so nice to see the progress you’re making on your house. I love seeing it all come together! Love your new workspace too. I’m so desperate to see Beauty and The Beast, isn’t it strange how the new generation will remember Emma Watson as Belle and not Hermione Granger? Enjoy your weekend xx

  • Nice to have a completely free weekend sometimes isn’t it? And the sun is shining too so that’s a bonus 🙂 Your house is looking fabulous! So good to see the pictures and bits and pieces all going up. Everyone seemed to watch Beauty and the Beast last week – sounds like it’s well worth a watch. Now who from my family can I persuade to go with me?! xx

  • Oh Donna, your kitchen is just gorgeous! I bet you are super pleased with it. Loving your desk too, it seems as if everything is coming together now. Hope you’re having a good week x

  • What a lovely week! You must be so chuffed the painting is done now. Your new additions like your desk and the place to hang your coats is gorgeous!!!! I watched Beauty and The Beast this week too and felt exactly the same as you. I actually wept at the end I loved it that much 😀 I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day weekend #littleloves xx

  • Ooh your kitchen looks absolutely amazing, and I am insanely jealous!! I bet it’s a space you just want to be all he time now haha. I’m still to see Beauty and the Beast.. I’ve heard such good things I don’t think I’ll be disappointed when I finally do though! Hope you had a lovely weekend xx