Gin, One Love Manchester and Movies on Netflix #LittleLoves

This week has been one of getting back into routines with children tired from school and so many jobs that need doing around the house. But it’s been nice to get back into the swing of things after a week a week at Butlins during half term. I’m actually off to the fracture clinic this morning to see how Little Man’s arm is doing and he’ll either have his cast off or he’ll get a more permanent one for a few more weeks in his choice of colour. Wish us luck!

Gin, One Love Manchester and Movies on Netflix #LittleLoves

Here are a few things we’ve been loving this week:


I don’t actually think I have read anything this week. I’ve started a new audiobook but I’m far from finishing it!


Whilst Hubby was working the last few evenings I sat and watched a couple of movies each night on Netflix whilst I worked. The first was The DUFF which I didn’t have high hopes for but I ended up really enjoying. It was a typical American teen school based movie with a really nice romantic storyline – and a nice ending too.

I also watched The First Time which I wouldn’t bother watching – just about two teens on a mission to lose their virginity. What’s your Number? was another rom-com which was a bit meh. It was fine, it took no brain power but I wouldn’t watch it again. Sex Ed was actually a really good movie in the end but took some getting into. It had a nice love story in it and had some really important messages but, it was easy to watch.

Hubby and I also tried to watch Black Mirror. We started the first episode and were baffled from the start. We got that it was satire and not a drama but… We persevered with that episode but haven’t bothered watching any more of it. Have you watched it? Should we carry on?


It has to be the One Love Manchester concert doesn’t it? I don’t think there was anyone on my Facebook feed not watching it. Wasn’t it awesome!?

A highlight for me was Coldplay singing Don’t Look Back in Anger and later joining Liam Gallagher and Ariana Grande on stage for Live Forever. I loved Oasis growing up – and have loved Coldplay the whole of my adult life but they are like the chalk and cheese of any music collection and it’s always been common knowledge that the Gallaghers couldn’t take Coldplay’s music seriously. So, seeing them perform together was amazing and to me a huge moment in music. It’s a real shame though that Noel Gallagher didn’t perform with his brother as that would have been the cherry on the cake.


Tomorrow is World Gin Day and in celebration of that, and with a little help from Fentimans, Hubby and I have been making some gin and tonics! I know, there’s nothing new there, we do love a G&T. But, Fentimans sent us their Bloom Gin & Rose Lemonade which is so nice – lovely and refreshing and something I will be drinking all the way through the summer! Make sure you celebrate World Gin Day tomorrow too!

Gin, One Love Manchester and Movies on Netflix #LittleLoves


I bought a new top in the Tesco sale which I love. I’ve never really embraced the cold shoulder thing as I’ve often found the styles too tight but this is so nice and floaty and perfect for our summer holiday. I love it! I’ve also discovered bandeau bras which are revolutionising my wardrobe at the moment – no more straps for me!

Gin, One Love Manchester and Movies on Netflix #LittleLoves

and lastly…

We’re off again this weekend – on a trip to Center Parcs. We haven’t been for a couple of years, since before LP started school when we visited Whinfell Forest and so it will be lovely to spend a couple of days in Woburn Forest and see what the children make of it. We have an action packed weekend planned!

Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. June 9, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Oh I better tell my partner we have an excuse to have a sip of gin tomorrow! 😀 Those gins sound delicious. My partner is obsessed with trying different gins. Oh One Love was such an incredible show. I think Ariana Grande and her team did an amazing job pulling it together so quickly. A very emotional watch! I love your top! I am obsessed with cold shoulder and bardot tops at the moment. This one is so pretty! The detailing on the sleeves is lovely. I hope you have a really lovely time at Center Parcs! I’ve always wanted to go and try one out. We’re very tempted to book in for September. I’ll look forward to reading about everything you get up to while you’re there. xx #littleloves

  2. June 10, 2017 / 9:09 am

    I saw the word gin and immediately clicked on this post to read it. I don’t know what that says about me… I loved The Duff too, a bit cheesy but easy viewing! Black Mirror as well, I have watched a few… which one is the first episode? Is it the social media numbers-esque one? That one blew my tiny mind. Very poignant. Have a lovely time at Center Parcs, we love it there.

  3. June 10, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I hope you are having a lovely time at centre parcs, jealous! I’m also jealous of your fentimams goodies, their gin and rose lemonade is lovely! Hope little mans arm is doing ok x #littleloves

  4. June 11, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I really hope you’re enjoying Centre Parcs. I’m totally with you on the cold shoulder look, I always found tops a bit too tight but I’m loving the more floaty versions that are coming out, I could be turned into a fan! xx

  5. June 11, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I watched The DUFF a while ago and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend at Centre Parcs and your little mans arm is on the mend! xx

  6. June 11, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    The One Love Concert was fantastic wasn’t it! So emotional but amazing to watch, Arianna did a such a good job of sorting it out. I hope you had a lovely time at Center Parcs! xx

  7. June 14, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Ooh a Gin bar near me uses pink lemonade with a Gin called Poppy’s Gin, its heavenly. They add pomegranate, grapefruit to it and it is so tasty! You should try it. I love your top and enjoy the weekend! Centre Parcs is on my list. Thanks for joining in with this week’s #littleloves

  8. June 14, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Bandeau bras? Tell me more! There are so many gorgeous tops out there at the moment that require no straps and I just have never been able to get to grips with strapless bras so can’t wear them. Maybe now is the time! I love the One Love concert – just amazing effort from everyone but didn’t Arianna do well? And she’s so young. Wow. x

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