Homeland, Cee Lo Green and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves

This has been another week full of dust and extension work. It’s gone by in a blur and we have spent a lot of time camped out upstairs, watching TV and having takeaways!

Homeland, Cee Lo Green and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves

But here we are with the things we’ve been loving this week:


I haven’t read much at all this week. I have a subscription to Heat magazine and that’s about as good as it gets for reading material at the moment.


I have been ploughing on with The Good Wife this week and am now nearly at the end of series 2! I love it – familiar actors, great storylines, court room drama and that tangled web of relationships and lies that you get with any long running series. It’s great TV.

I’ve also been watching Homeland – it’s so great to have it back on TV. If you haven’t watched it yet you really should – it’s so real it’s scary and I just can’t wait for this series to get going a bit more.


I’m getting a new found love of music and am trying to listen to more but I still mainly listen to music in the car. This song came on the radio the other day and I couldn’t help but have a little boogie as we were driving along the road. Such a tune!


We have made progress with the extension. It feels like there is real light at the end of the tunnel now – the whole space has been boarded and the plastering should be finished by Sunday. Then Monday it’s full steam ahead with the floor and the kitchen arrives on Wednesday!

Homeland, Cee Lo Green and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves


This week I have mainly been wearing comfy clothes – changing into my pyjamas as early as possible. But, I’m also in love with my new Next jumper. It’s lightweight and fits so nicely, plus I love the colours. I’ve been living in it recently.

Homeland, Cee Lo Green and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves

and lastly…

Lauren and I have been shouting about the #5MinutesPeace hashtag over on Instagram for a month now – where has the time gone?! And it’s my turn to share my favourite photos from the last couple of weeks. I’m really loving looking through the feed and it really sums up taking some time out, relaxing and everything that goes with that – it’s great to see all the different ways people relax.

Homeland, Cee Lo Green and Five Minutes Peace #LittleLoves

This week’s photos are from Not a Frumpy Mum, Sophie etc, Life with Mrs Lee and  Paige’s Preferences. I loved how homely all the photos felt, the muted colours and the general casual feel. Plus, you can’t beat mini gingerbread men or a ginger cat can you?

Keep following #5MinutesPeace and joining in too – it’s a great way of finding lots more great Instagram accounts to follow too. Have a lovely weekend everyone!



  1. February 3, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Homeland is great isn’t it! So scary at how real it comes across, especially as they now air current activities going on in the world! Your extension looks amazing! So big and so airy! Bet you cannot wait to get it finished! Have a wonderful weekend xx #littleloves

  2. February 3, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Ooh I didn’t know about your #5minutespeace hashtag, most of my Instagram pics could fit into this category. I will bookmark it for another time. Lovely pics though. Your extension looks like it will be amazing and all done in time for Spring? Couldn’t be more perfect for enjoying those longer days and summer evenings. Can’t wait to see it all finished. I read Heat magazine in the hairdressers this week – a trashy 5 minutes is so much fun isn’t it?! Have a lovely weekend. xx

    • February 3, 2017 / 10:08 am

      It should be done by the end of the month – fingers crossed! x

  3. February 3, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I keep meaning to give Homeland another go but I couldn’t get into it at the start. I think I need to persevere.

  4. February 3, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I usually love Homeland but I’m struggling to get back into it this time, I think I might need to re-watch the last series again. It’s great to see lots of progress on your extension. I must remember to use your hashtag that#s if I ever get 5 minutes to myself ! Have a lovely weekend x

  5. February 3, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I’m been watching a lot of The Good Wife this week also… A bit further ahead of you though as I’m on season 7. I’ll be sad when I get to the end of it as it is one my favourite shows. I bet you can’t wait for the end of all the extension work! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  6. February 3, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Oh The Good Wife and Homeland are my two favourite series’ ever! You have excellent taste πŸ˜‰

  7. February 3, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I’m so glad the kitchen is progressing so well now, it’ll be done in no time! I cannot wait to see it complete πŸ™‚ What a lovely round up this week – those gingerbread men are adorable! xx

  8. February 4, 2017 / 6:45 am

    The extension is looking fab. We gave up on homeland last season. Perhaps we should give it another go. Off to check out your instagram hashtag.

  9. February 4, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Your extension is looking great, bet you can’t wait until it’s finished! That pizza looks rather delicious – I’m on the first week of my diet so IK’m practically licking the screen! Love the pics from #5minutespeace, I’m off to have a look at some of the other pics on there. Have a great weekend x

  10. February 4, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    My husband loves Homeland too. Great to see your extension is coming along, we are gradually getting ours done…..very gradually. We are doing a lot of it ourselves so have to fit it in around work. What a lovely space you’re going to have! Love the jumper, also your hair looks fab! Enjoy your weekend xx

  11. February 4, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Wow your extension is looking amazing – you really can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and it will all be well worth it πŸ™‚

  12. February 4, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    I didn’t realise you had a Instagram hashtag although this Mama is not getting much peace at the moment!! Oh I love that song it’s hard not to sing along with it!!

    I have heard so many people rave about homeland – il have to watch it. Have a lovely week Donna xx #littleloves

  13. Halina Vie Choufleur
    February 5, 2017 / 8:16 am

    The extension is looking amazing – can’t wait to see the rest of the progress. So glad you’re enjoying The Good Wife. Has Colin Sweeney been in it yet? He is pretty much one of my favourite TV characters ever. Loving the picks for the photos, especially the cat! Super cute. Hope you guys are having a fab weekend x

    • February 5, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      Yes he has – they’re gathering evidence for his trial at the moment. He comes across as a complete oddball to me! πŸ™‚

  14. February 5, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    OH I will have to make a note of your hashtag not sure how I missed it darling. Gorgeous grid. Glad to hear your extension is almost done how exciting. We need the extra space too, I keep planning it and somehow it gets put aside. Hope you had a great weekend. #littleloves

  15. February 6, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Oh I LOVED The Good Wife. My husband is watching the last season on Netflix at the moment and I keep catching bits of it. I gave up on Homeland a couple of seasons ago as I found it really frustrating. Maybe I should try it again.
    Hope you have a good week and the extension and kitchen all continue to run smoothly xx

  16. February 6, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Your extension is going to be fab when its done. I bet you can’t wait till its finished now. I’ve not watched The Good Wife yet, but it’s on my to watch list. I’ve heard really good things. I also didn’t know you had an instagram hashtag. I’ll definitely join in with it when I have relevant pictures. I love the idea behind it! xx

  17. February 9, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Thank you for including my photo in your round up Donna, I love the hashtag! I’m drooling over the pizza right now, looks gorgeous. xxx

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