Jokes, Crumble and Slippers #LittleLoves

This week has been a lovely week, starting off with a few days in London last weekend and then having the week filled with school, work and getting things done at home. It’s been just so productive!

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


I started a new book just before we flew back from holiday – A Summer at Sea. I love Katie Fforde’s books. They’re so easy to get lost in and they always leave me feeling content at the end. All the lose ends get tied up and you’re left knowing exactly what has happened to all the characters – I like books like that.

A Summer at Sea was pretty predictable but lovely to read. It was the perfect holiday book and the main character was a midwife specialising in home births – a topic close to my heart. A really nice read.

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Hubby and I started watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. I actually read Chloe’s post about it and had reservations about watching it even before reading that post and now that we’re a couple of episodes into it I’m still not sure why I’m watching it but I can’t stop. I have to know why.

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The problem for me is that I love a happy ending and I know with this that the ending will be far from happy. But, Netflix Originals are usually great to watch and so far this has me hooked. I’ll let you know what I think when I’ve finished it.


For some reason the children love to tell jokes at the moment so Hubby and I have heard the same jokes on repeat.

“Mummy, how do you get two whales in a Mini?”

“Down the motorway!” (That obviously doesn’t work so well written down!)

“Daddy, there were two fish in a tank. One said to the other ‘How do you drive this thing?!’ “

“Knock Knock. Who’s there? Atish. Atish who? Bless you!”

“Knock Knock. Who’s there? Dunnup. Dunnp who? Eugh you did a poo!”

And repeat. That is pretty much our life at the moment with random nonsense jokes thrown in for good measure. They both get so excited telling us jokes that we have to laugh – and then teach them more jokes to keep the variety going.


This week we actually made progress with the garden. Any long term reader will know that we have a few fruit and veg patches at the end of our garden. It’s like our own allotment and it’s something we try and work on through the year but, because of the work on our house we haven’t actually set foot in that part of the garden since the start of the autumn but we managed to go down there and get started on bringing it back to life earlier in the week. I hoped to take a photo but it’s pretty much rained constantly since and I haven’t had a chance.

We repotted some strawberry plant shooters that we had potted up before the winter and were surprised at how many had survived. We have two big beds full of strawberry plants and will be using these to fill the gaps when we get to that point. We cleared weeds and decluttered and the strawberries are looking much happier – they are such hardy little things and just keep coming back year after year. They already have flowers on for this season too!

Before we came back to the house for dinner we picked some rhubarb – the other thing that survives in the garden no matter what the weather. The children asked me to make rhubarb crumble, so I did and it was the nicest thing I have eaten in ages – there were clean plates all round on that day!

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I wear slippers pretty much constantly at home. I hate having cold feet and there is nothing better than the snug feeling of slippers when you’re pottering about. But, my life changed when I discovered slipper boots. They give a whole new level of happy, warmness to me feet.

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I get through so many pairs of slipper boots that I tend to buy them and store them away ready for my current ones wear out – and I went through about a pair a month during our extension work too. This week I cracked out a new pair which the children absolutely loved. Hubby wasn’t as keen but I love them. How happy do my feet look?!

and lastly…

It’s my turn to share my favourite #5MinutesPeace photos from Instagram from the last two weeks. I love how the hashtag shows so many different ways that people spend their me-time. From flowers and candles, to tea or coffee, a bath or a good book. Here are my favourite photos from the last fortnight – and remember to link up yourself if you manage to get those elusive five minutes peace!

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Have a lovely weekend everyone!



  1. April 28, 2017 / 7:58 am

    That book looks really good, I’ve been looking for something to spend my birthday Amazon voucher on!!

  2. April 28, 2017 / 8:00 am

    I am loving your slippers Donna. I remember the I wanup- wanapoo joke from when I was little. I thought it was HILARIOUS haha
    That crumble looks divine. Well done for lots of custard too!!!

  3. April 28, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Jack hates my slippers, but I couldn’t live without them – and those ones are AMAZING!! I must admit I did actually giggle as those jokes, bless them haha. Have a lovely weekend x

  4. April 28, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I’m going to sound so old, but I love a good pair of slippers. When you work from home they are such an essential aren’t they?
    Oh man the joke telling phase! At least your kids’ jokes make sense! I remember my girls going through a phase of making up jokes that didn’t make any sense and getting cross if you didn’t laugh believably enough at them. Kids, eh?
    Enjoy the long weekend! xx

  5. April 28, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    13 Reasons Why is on my ‘must-watch’ list – partly because I’m intrigued and partly because my teenage stepdaughter is watching it and I want to be able to talk to her about it. And my three girls have ALL gone through a stage of telling random jokes – they even like getting joke books out of the library and reading them cover to cover!

  6. April 28, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I love your children’s jokes, my son once asked me, why did the money fall out of the tree? Because it was dead! I have written a few posts on the funny things kids say

  7. April 28, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Loving those slippers Donna, and I think I need to get some slipper boots. Sounds as if you have had a lovely week, and your crumble looks delicious. The book sounds something I would definitely read, will put it on my books to read list #LittleLoves x

  8. Halina Vie Choufleur
    April 29, 2017 / 8:04 am

    YUM, rhubarb crumble πŸ™‚ I really need to sort out garden out – we had such big plans for planting this year but they slightly fell apart what with the crappy few months I’ve had. Chloe’s post on 13 Reasons Why was brilliant, wasn’t it? I’ve not watched it yet but it was great to see something so balanced. And love those jokes. Those kids are the cutest x

  9. April 29, 2017 / 10:35 am

    I remember reading that book a while back, lovely story. I couldn’t be without my slipper boots in the winter here, only reason my feet don’t fall off in the cold! How lovely to be able to grow your own food in your garden, and that crumble and custard looks gorgeous! Have a great weekend x

  10. April 29, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Loving the 5minutesofpeace hashtag I keep for getting to use it. Oops writing it down now. Love the jokes my eldest loves telling a joke or two or a million I can relate. I love anything rhubarb yum. Fell in love with rhubarb gin last week oh my goodness yummy! lol So many are raving about 13 Reasons Why will have to check it out. Happy bank holiday weekend #littleloves

  11. April 29, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Definitely need to watch 13 Reasons Why, its been spoken about a lot this week on several Little Love posts! My two are obsessed with jokes at the moment! Dinner time is very entreating I sure you! Have a wonderful weekend.. Popping over from #LittleLove

  12. April 29, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I am hooked on 13 Reasons Why too, but like you not yet able to pass judgement on it. I’m glad to hear you’re back to your fruit and veg patch! we’ve just been planting some things in our garden, and hoping for the best as we’re not known for our green fingers. I remember how many strawberries you had last year! I’m hoping we get a few from the plants we’ve put out this year! Thank you for featuring me in your 5 minutes peace round up, means a lot πŸ™‚ xx

  13. May 2, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I finished 13 reasons why last night, it gets better, I couldn’t stop watching it! I love your slippers, slipper boots are the best! I’m jealous of your veg patches I would love to have some although I manage to kill ALL plants so maybe I wouldn’t be very good. #littleloves

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