Love the Little Things – 5/52 – #LittleLoves

Another week and another #LittleLoves. This has been a weird week for me really as I spent last weekend in Manchester with my lovely chums and I haven’t had a day at work at all this week because of Hubby’s shifts – it’s my first day back today and then I’m playing catch up next week. So, here are my #LittleLoves for a weekend away, not going to work, complete unordinary week…


This week I have actually started reading a real life book – with pages and a cover and everything! My lovely friend Jo lent me Gone Girl and I can’t put it down. Nearly at the end at looking forward to finding out who, what, where! I’ll let you know what I thought of it when I’m done.

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves

I’ve also got a new favourite children’s book – Julia Donaldson – Zog. Love the rhyming, love the dragons. Such a great book and if you’re looking for something new to read it’s a great length for a bedtime story.

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves

On the blog front, Brummy Mummy of 2 wrote a great post about second babies. Did your second child have a baby book? Nope, mine didn’t either! Apart from that, I have read a lot of blog posts this week but haven’t remembered to jot any down, but then again, I did start reading a book so all is forgiven!


Our baby monitor mostly. Little Man has been sick the last couple of nights and I can’t help but check the monitor constantly to make sure he’s ok.

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I’ve also had a few nights of catching up with Hollyoaks – I feel all the storylines coming to a head fairly soon. Hubby and I watched Undateables again. It was a great catch up one to find out how the previous people on the show are a few years later. Most are loved up! Yay! We’ve also started Season 2 of Game of Thrones. Far too much nudity and naughties but quite good underlying storylines.


Joggers and jumpers mainly. Lazy days at home. I’ve also put leggings on a couple of times when I’ve left the house but that’s about it. Nothing exciting on the wearing front this week. But I did buy the children bargain Elf Outfits for next Christmas. Oh yes, it’s January and I’m buying Elf Outfits. I am one of those people. They cost Β£4 each and come with matching tee and hat. I couldn’t resist! The photos are going to be all kinds of awesome.

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves


Ed Sheeran. I am a little bit in love with his Thinking Out Loud song and can’t ever hear it enough. If I was getting married now it would be a definite contender for a first dance song.


Scones! I wanted to update some of the photos on my old recipe posts and so made Sultana Scones to freshen that post up a bit. They were lovely and I haven’t made them in such a long time.

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves

and lastly…

The kids and I have tried to fit in as much playing as possible this week with a playdate at a friend’s house – LP loves her chum Ben and they always end up playing iPad together. We don’t have one so it’s such a novelty for her.

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves

We also went to the park but it started snowing after about half an hour. Fun whilst it lasted though!

Love the Little Things - 5/52 - #LittleLoves

What have you been up to this week?



  1. January 30, 2015 / 7:11 am

    I *so* want to be one of those people who pick up fab Christmas bargains in January but I never seem to be organised enough! Hope being back to work isn’t too much of a shock to the system

  2. January 30, 2015 / 8:09 am

    I’m wildly impressed that you’re buying elf shirts already – they are going to make some epic pictures next Christmas!

  3. January 30, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Ahhh I love the kiddos playing together at the end. Your food styling is great on your scopes. I need to go back so badly and redo so many of my older recipe photos they were awful when I first started. lol Good idea. It’s a good book I won’t ruin the ending for you. And we are a huge Zog fan here too. Great #littleloves

  4. January 30, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Those scones look amazing! and Im going to give them a whirl.. Huge Zog fan here! kiddies Love the book.. Major Ed Sheeran fan! Im loving his work at the minute.. Have a wonderful weekend #littlelove

  5. January 30, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Oh, we love Zog, too, lovely book. Those scones look delicious and that’s a great photo, too. That last shot of your two holding hands is adorable x

  6. January 30, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Oh my word those scones have instantly made me hungry! Yum!
    I’ve been refreshing old blog posts too but didn’t think to refresh the pics – genius!
    I’ve bought Gone Girl but haven’t opened it yet, I’m still on the Wrong Knickers. Lol!
    Kerry x

  7. Life at the Little Wood
    January 30, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Oh poor wee man! Hope he is feeling better very soon. It’s rotten for everyone when they’re sick! πŸ™ I adore that Ed Sheeran track too. Have you seen the video? Youtube it! It’s amazing! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend luvvie xx

  8. January 30, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Awww my niece is learning about Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl at school at the moment so we’ve been reading lots of her books, Zog is such a good one! Haha you are so like me with the Christmas outfits, i bought this years in the sale too! LOVE the photo of Little Man and LP walking hand in hand, so cute! Have a lovely weekend sweetie xxx #LittleLoves

  9. January 30, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Thanks so much for popping over πŸ™‚ Off to take a look at your blog now! Nearly finished the book, definitely a page turner! x

  10. January 30, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    The scones!!! It all makes sense now πŸ˜‰
    It was a great weekend! Off to read that post now! xx

  11. January 30, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    I love most books by Julia Donaldson she is such a good children’s author! I hope Little Man is feeling better now!

  12. January 31, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Loved Gone Girl except for the ending – let me know what you think. I’m nearing the end of Melnitz, it’s a really big read but I’m enjoying it.

    • January 31, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      Just finished it and didn’t like the ending either – bit of a cop out! Hate to think she got away with so much x

  13. February 1, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I’m loving that you bought Elf outfits! ha! I’ve seen some Christmas jumpers in the sale at ridiculous prices but couldn’t bring myself to buy them…mainly because I would probably put them somewhere safe and forget about them!
    I tried reading Gone Girl a few years ago and couldn’t get into it, although now I’ve seen the film I am considering giving the book another go x

  14. February 1, 2015 / 4:55 pm

    I love how organised you are buying Christmas outfits for next year already. I have all good intentions of doing this but am usually still scrambling round in December! x

  15. February 1, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I loved Gone Girl- you need to watch the film after you have finished it- I didn’t think the film was quite so good but it was still watchable! xx

  16. February 3, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Lovely post Donna, those scones look delicious. I’ve never tried to make scones, I must take a look a your post and give it a try. Hope you’re having a great week xx

  17. February 5, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    Super impressed that you’ve got next year’s elf outfits sorted already! Knowing me, I’d put them away somewhere safe and forget about them, so good on you. #littleloves

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