Love the Little Things – 29/52 – #LittleLoves

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This week has gone super fast as it’s been full of fun stuff – two days out on Sunday and Monday with a lovely hotel stay in the middle. We don’t have family time every week so when we get a chance to do something together we try and make the most of it and that really was the sort of family break we needed. It was lovely!

Here are a few more things we have been loving this week…


I read the whole of The Miniaturist book in about three days, mainly because I wanted it over with. I know it has got pretty good reviews but for me it was quite a sombre, depressing book with no real positives and definitely no real happy ending. I was left at the end asking so many questions that the book didn’t answer and felt quite ‘meh’.

Love the Little Things - 29/52 - #LittleLoves

I have just started reading something a lot easier to read – Tied up with Love by Amelia Thorne. I’ll let you know what I think when it’s finished but so far it’s a pretty standard romance and I’m enjoying it.


The numbers on the scales. I finished my first week of the #SlimFastChallenge and aside from dinner and breakfast in the hotel at the weekend I stuck to the plan completely and lost 4lb over the week. I have one week left of the #SlimFastChallenge and am hoping to lose the same again – we’ll see! Then I’ll be moving on to a more balanced diet of healthy eating and exercise.


My running gear has featured at least a couple of times this week and I’m really loving running again. Apart from that I bought myself a few vest tops from Primark – only £3 each and a little different from the plain black ones I usually wear. They’re quite snug but comfy and quite nice for everyday wear.

Love the Little Things - 29/52 - #LittleLoves


The sound of Little Man laughing in his sleep. There is no sound as pure and happy as the sound of children laughing in their sleep and I hope whatever Little Man was laughing about is something we can recreate when he’s awake. It was a beautiful sound.


Plans for the summer. I really miss LP when she’s at preschool and it’s hard to make plans around it so we are spending the summer having playdates, seeing friends and cramming as much in as possible on the days when I’m not working. We’ve also just brought Legoland annual passes so that Dave has somewhere to take the kids when he’s off work too. It will definitely be a much visited place of the summer – especially as it’s so close to where we live.

Whatever you get up to this weekend, have a good one!

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  • Ooh we’re off to Legoland for EJ’s third birthday next Wednesday Donna. Is the annual pass just for Legoland or is it a Merlin? We should definitely make a date to meet up – I have a suspicion that our husband’s might be in the same business… particularly if it involves lots of shift patterns (we also met through internet dating!). It definitely makes family time a bit more tricky and lots of weekends on my own with the kids. Love the sound of children laughing in their sleep too – it is the happiest sound in the world I reckon. Have a great weekend X #littleloves

  • Donna you are doing so well with your slim fast challenge and running. Good for you darling. Love your primark find. Love that store. Have a lovely weekend darling. #littleloves

  • Well done on losing 4 lbs, that’s brill. And sounds like you’re going to have a lovely summer. I’ve heard some really great things about Legoland and want to take O but it’s a bit too far away for us. Will have to plan a weekend of it. xx

  • Ooh Legoland passes, that’ll be so much fun! Even as a teenager I enjoyed it :p well done for your slimfast challenge, hope your new routine goes well once eating/exercise kicks in xx