Reading, Dinosaurs and Dodgy Necks #LittleLoves

This week has been spent mainly with me trying to keep my head as still as possible – I slept funny last Sunday and since then my neck has gone into spasm and I am now on prescription painkillers until it gets better – hopefully by Monday. Even with an iffy neck there have still been a few things I have loved this week.


I actually read one of my Galaxy Quick Reads this week – Too Good To Be True – which was a really good read. They’re the sort of books you can read in a day or two and I love how you can really get into a story so quickly.

I have also been ploughing on with the first Harry Potter book and am about half way through. I had forgotten how enjoyable they are to read and how drawn into the world of Harry Potter you become. I can’t wait to work my way through the series.

As usual I’ve read some lovely blog posts this week and the one that sticks in my mind most is Laura’s post about friends you have never met. She mentioned a picnic we had literally years ago, where not just bloggers but other people from Twitter all met up and had a lovely afternoon. It’s a post I can really relate to – as the majority of my friends I met online – and it has made me think about organising another blogger picnic!


Hubby and I watched Jurassic World a few nights ago and I actually really enjoyed it – considering the last time I watched a Jurassic Park movie was when the first one came out at the cinema and I spent the whole time hiding in my Dad’s shoulder – I was only ten at the time and still have flashbacks!

But, although it was a great movie, how can one of the lead characters spend the whole movie running away from dinosaurs whilst wearing high heels? So ridiculous. Can you imagine Lara Croft wearing high heels? No. Exactly.


This week I’ve had You Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story in my head. It’s one of my favourite Disney songs and always makes me well up just a little bit.


This week I have pretty much stayed in my jogging bottoms or PJs as much as possible. Sometimes it’s the only thing that will do.


Last weekend I made hand print canvases with the kids. We don’t paint very often – because of the mess – but the kids love it and I should really do it more.

and lastly…

This weekend is going to be a very quiet one with limited plans due to my dodgy neck but have fun whatever you get up to.



  1. February 5, 2016 / 7:20 am

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog post πŸ™‚
    I loved Jurassic World too but also spent the whole movie complaining to my husband – she’s still got her high heels on! Lol.
    The Harry Potter books are awesome, I am particularly looking forward to reading them with my children X

  2. February 5, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Sorry to read that you’ve been in pain with your neck this week. I hope it’s better soon.
    I love Harry Potter, it really does suck you in to the world doesn’t it? My husbands reading the books to the girls, and I was a little put out that E wouldn’t let me read it to her last night as that’s ‘daddy’s job’, boo.
    Have a lovely, quiet weekend xx

  3. February 5, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I’m exactly the same with the paints. O loves it but I hate the mess but I am trying to lighten up with it.
    Hope your neck feels better soon. xx

  4. February 5, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Love Jurassic Park World, Chris Pratt is so gorgeous! We’re big fans of Toy Story here especially the third one, makes me cry every time I watch it, have a great weekend πŸ™‚ xx

  5. February 5, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Oh Donna I didn’t realise about your neck, it sounds really painful. I went to the cinema to watch Jurassic World, and despite it not being my usual film to watch I really enjoyed it. Have a lovely relaxing weekend x

  6. February 5, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Aww I LOVE that song too. I hope your weekend is restful and you manage to enjoy some of it. I would love a bloggers picnic. They never seem to be near me or on a weekend. x #livingarrows

  7. February 6, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I’ve still never read a Harry Potter book, or watched any of the films (my teenage daughter is disgusted with me). I think this will have to be the year I finally do it! I loved Jurassic World (thanks mainly to Chris Pratt) but she did make me laugh in her skirt and heels.

    Hope you’re neck gets better quickly, sounds horrible x

  8. February 7, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Ouch! Nothing worse than a sore neck! Hope it gets better soon. I heard that song on the voice last night! It’s one of the hubs favs x

  9. February 7, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Hope you are feeling better, neck pain is no fun at all. Those canvases are fab x

  10. February 11, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Hope your neck is better now! I absolutely adore those canvases – we’ve got a blank one awaiting little one’s arrival to do something similar πŸ™‚ xx

  11. Alexandra | I'm Every Mum
    February 11, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    Aww hope you’re feeling better hun. That is no good, especially when you work at a computer. Glad that you’ve been able to find more time to read. The canvases are super cute, we did these when Judah was born. They’re in Eden’s room. We should probably do some more with her little hands on too. Just want to say as well, you are awesome xxx #LittleLoves

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