Holidays, Soup and Star Wars #LittleLoves

I have no idea where the last week has gone. I actually can’t believe it is Friday again already. I can’t even really tell you what I’ve done with the last week, it has just gone by in a blur!

Here are a few things we’ve loved from the last week though – with the help of Instagram to remind me what we got up to!


I finished reading The Last Anniversary and it was a really good book – I thoroughly enjoyed it! It had just the right amount of twists and a nice ending.

Holidays, Soup and Star Wars #LittleLoves

More exciting than having read a whole book and it only being a week into the year is the fact that this week we booked our summer holiday for next year so I spent time reading all the paperwork for that. It’s not just a summer holiday though – it’s LP and Little Man’s first time on a plane, our first holiday abroad as a family and our first two week, all inclusive break since our honeymoon!! I cannot wait.

Holidays, Soup and Star Wars #LittleLoves

I also read back through many of my favourite posts of last year. These are posts from other bloggers that I have really enjoyed reading, that were eye opening or heartfelt and ones I felt deserved a mention. You can read through my favourites of 2015 here.


The Undateables is back!! It has to be one of my favourite shows as I just love people finding someone to spend their life with and this show proves there is someone for everyone. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling!

I also watched 50 Shades of Grey and to be honest wasn’t that impressed by it. Meh. Preferred the books.


Every time I hear this song on the radio I sing along like a crazy thing – it’s my ultimate driving tune and reminds me of old club nights but just a little bit cooler. Up until tonight I hadn’t known the name of the band but I will now be buying their album.


This week has been all about jeans and boots. I now own so many pairs of boots but absolutely love them – they’re my thing of the winter – and probably the spring too!


I am well and truly in the zone for losing weight and getting healthier now and I haven’t felt this into the whole weight loss thing ever before. This isn’t a January thing, this is a whole new turning point.

So, over the next few weeks I’m going to be doing SlimFast again as I had great success with it last time but I am also just eating a bit better too. I started that off this week by making a huge batch of Tomato and Basil Soup to take to work with me and it was lovely. When I was doing Weight Watchers we would have called this a ‘Zero point Soup’ meaning it’s pretty much free and you can eat as much as you like – until you feel full. I’ll be making it regularly!

Holidays, Soup and Star Wars #LittleLoves

and Lastly…

Hubby is off to see Star Wars tomorrow at the Imax at London Waterloo. It’s our favourite cinema in the country and although it costs a fortune I know it will be worth it. I bought him and his brother tickets as a joint Birthday present for them – I hope they enjoy it!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.



  1. January 8, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Your soup looks delicious! I really need to get on the health kick regime! Your holiday is definitely something to look forward too! How exciting.. Popping over from #littleloves Have a wonderful weekend x

  2. January 8, 2016 / 11:09 am

    So exciting about booking your trip. We’re off on our honeymoon in May with the kids and we can’t wait! Totally with you on 50 Shades too, I was very disappointed haha xx

  3. January 8, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    There’s something about people booking holidays at this time of the year! I’ve been researching online this week, and am hoping to persuade the bf to fly from another airport otherwise we’ll end up going to the same place as last year, as the flights seem to be the same, as we’re limited to flying on a Monday! Hope you have a nice holiday when you go.

    Anna – Annas Reflection

  4. January 8, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Firstly thank you Donna as you have inspired me to join in with the little loves linky for the first time today. Hopefully I can link up every single week, as I always enjoy reading them.

    How exciting booking your first trip abroad as a family, and 2 weeks all inclusive sounds heaven. My hubby went to watch Star Wars at our local Imax. Its the first time he had been to an Imax and he has been raving about it ever since. But yep not cheap is it. Have a good week xx

  5. January 8, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Ooh star wars sounds fab! My hubby watched it and wants to go again. I listened to the song and I’ve heard it too when we’ve been in the car. I really do like this! Thanks for sharing. #Littleloves


  6. January 8, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I love books by Lianne Moriarty and have not read this one. I need to track it down. I find her books so easy to read, just what I need right now. The holiday sounds great. Always nice to have a holiday to look forward to.

  7. January 8, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Oh wow Donna how EXCITING that you booked a holiday- and two weeks too, you lucky things. I am already excited to hear all about it! xx

  8. January 9, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I think everyone has booked a holiday this week, I’m rather jealous! If you’ve not visited Malta before and want some tips on where to go with the kids etc just let me know, I’ve lived here twice now πŸ˜‰ That soup looks delicious. I seriously need to get my butt in gear healthy eating wise. Hope hubby enjoys his pressie and you all have a good weekend x

  9. January 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Good luck with Slimfast huni. I started again this week with low cal and lost 8lb, hope it continues πŸ™‚ xx

  10. January 9, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    My husband loved Star Wars – big man was going with him whether he liked it or not! Would love to know what Malta is like – will look out for those posts. Just booking our holiday at the moment. It takes a lot of planning doesn’t it?

  11. January 9, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    So excited for you to have booked a holiday! That soup looks delicious x

  12. January 10, 2016 / 9:09 am

    How exciting for your holiday, you’ll have such an amazing time. I love sun holidays. Your book looks great too, I loved The Husbands Secret so will definitely have to look into picking that up. xx

  13. Alexandra | I'm Every Mum
    January 11, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Amazing that you’ll have 2 weeks all inclusive as a first family holiday abroad. There’s something so lovely about all inclusive and having no hidden extras to worry about when you’re there. Listening to the song whilst typing this comment. I love it, I didn’t know who it was either but it reminds me of the summer driving with the girls dancing in the car along to the radio. Such a happy tune. It’s making me feel excited for summer again haha. Well done on sticking to your healthy eating, that soup looks yummy. I need to get into cooking better again. I love cooking but I’ve been useless over Christmas with staying with family and having time off from it, I need to get back into the habit. xxx Eek I’m so excited for you xxx Happy New Year

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