Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves

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This week has been one full of sickness with LP being off school for two days, then Little Man and I being stuck in bed for two days having caught it after her and yet more work on the house – but the end is finally in sight.

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


I have been on a reading roll this week. Considering I haven’t picked up a book since the start of the year I have actually managed to read two books this week! Behind Closed Doors I managed to read in one day. I haven’t got into a book as much as this in such a long time.

Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves

It was quite psychological and quite real – you could imagine the storyline happening and it was frightening! But, it was so well written, so well thought out and had a realistic ending. A really good read.

I also picked up Jojo Moyes The One Plus One and read it in a couple of days. It wasn’t quite Me Before You but it still had characters you could really relate to, feel for and want good things to happen to. It had a good story and a nice ending. A lovely read.

Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves


Hubby and I watched a movie – Eddie the Eagle. It wasn’t something we would usually watch – a biopic about an Olympic ski jumper. The main reason we chose to watch it was that it was new to Netflix and had Hugh Jackman in. Well, it was a great movie. It basically taught that if you have a dream and go for it then anything is possible. It was great to see Hugh Jackman in a role that didn’t involve superheroes – although I am partial to an X-Men movie – or three.


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I spent the day with Alexandra Burke and Carrie Grant in London. Well, I can finally talk about it as an article in The Sun was released this week. I basically took part in a choir with five other lovely ladies who had all lost weight on the Slim Fast plan. It was an incredible day and this video pretty much sums it up. The soundtrack is actually us. Incredible.


The only thing we have ‘made’ this week is progress on the extension. We now have a nearly tiled floor – which will be grouted this morning before the kitchen is delivered this afternoon. It finally feels like light at the end of the tunnel!

Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves


This week I have lived in pyjamas and have been so thankfully for Hubby and my wonderful in laws who washed sick covered bed sheets for us as we didn’t have a washing machine. Both LP and Little Man have been sick, having one of them sick for every day this week – LP at the start and Little Man is still sick now, with me being sick in the middle. It hasn’t been the best of weeks.

Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves

and lastly…

*It’s Valentines in a few days and although Hubby and I don’t celebrate really it is nice to have something to mark the occasion and this year Guylian sent us some of their truffles to enjoy. beautifully wrapped and a nice contrast to Guylian Seashells – a favourite of mine – the truffles are lovely. I know what we’ll be enjoying this weekend!

Getting back into Reading, Singing and Chocolates #LittleLoves

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. February 10, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Oh I loved watching your video Donna, well done that track sounds amazing! I will be looking out for the One plus One too, I quite like the way Jojo Moyes writes.

  2. Helen
    February 10, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Your photo of the kitchen takes me back to when we had ours done – it seems like a never ending job and then suddenly it comes together! Hopefully not long now πŸ™‚ #LittleLoves

    Helen x

  3. February 10, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Oh gosh, sickness is just rife at the moment. Definitely the time of year.
    That book sounds great, I just finished a book which I could not put down even whilst having a 2.5 year old and 6 week old at home! I will have to check that one out I think.
    The kitchen extension progress looks brilliant, light at the end of the tunnel! The wait will be so worth it.
    Have a great weekend πŸ™‚
    Sophie x

  4. February 10, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon!!! I love this type of post! It’s really interesting! The books look like good reads! πŸ™‚ x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  5. February 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Sorry your children are both ill one sick child is hard enough. Your books sound good. Glad your extension is progressing well. #littleloves

  6. February 10, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    What a week for you all being poorly, especially with no washing machine, but so glad the end is in sight. The video is amazing and what a fantastic opportunity for you. I bet it was an amazing day for you x

  7. February 10, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    That Slimfast video is fantastic.. and you look amazing in it too! What a wonderful experience that must have been! Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly – I bet the kitchen’s progress has made it a bit more positive though xx

  8. February 10, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Oh my goodness Donna, that track is amazing! You must be so proud. What an incredible experience to have! Go you! I’m so glad your extension is progressing now and I hope everyone feels much better soon. We were all down with the sick virus last week and it was horrendous. So glad it’s over. #LittleLoves xx

  9. February 10, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Oh goodness, not a good week for illness! Hope your all on the mend soon. I loved Behind Closed Doors! Such a good book! Your extension looks like it’s coming along nicely! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  10. February 10, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I absolutely love psychological thrillers so I will need to remember this one! Sounds like my idea kind of book x

  11. February 10, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    You poor things being so ill and all without a washing machine aswell! Your extension is certainly shaping up, can’t wait to see it when it’s done. You all sound amazing on that track, what a great video! Have a great weekend x

  12. February 11, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Wow, how do you manage to read that much in a week…impressive. Both books sound like something I’d enjoy, adding to my list now! What a fantastic opportunity with Slimfast. Looks and sounds like you had a blast. Hope you’re all on the mend soon. Enjoy your week xx

  13. February 11, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Hope the bugs all go soon but it looks like youve had a busy week otherwise! Love the look of that Behind Closed Doors book and will add it to my read list! What a fab opportunity with Slimfast – well done you! #littleloves

  14. February 11, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    You poor thing, it’s never nice when the kids are ill. But how amazing is your extension looking?! I’ve been following all your updates on FB … it’s going to be fantastic when it’s all done. And get you with Alexandra Burke. I read the full article online and saw your quote. What a great thing to be part of x

  15. February 12, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I hope you are all feeling much better. Sickness bugs are the worst as no one escapes ! What an amazing experience taking part in the Slimfast campaign, well done on your weight loss too. #LittleLoves

  16. February 12, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Well done you on taking part in the video. Aww I hope you are all feeling much better now #LittleLoves

  17. February 14, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    The choir thing is fantastic! Well done! What a lovely experience.
    Have a good week xx

  18. February 15, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Oh bless you so sorry to hear you have had two sickly ones. Bless you. That book sounds amazing and the chocolate is making me want some right now too. lol Hope you got a chance to get out at some point. Thank goodness for in laws. Bless. #littleloves

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