Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves

This week has gone by in a blur! The long weekend has meant that I don’t know what day of the week or what date it is and I am still playing catch up. I’ve had plans every day this week – it has been so busy but so lovely too. A nice, busy, quick week.

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


I haven’t been reading as such but I have been listening to an audiobook at every opportunity this week – Perfect by Cecelia Ahern. I’ve been listening to it on and off for the last few weeks but the story has suddenly started to get going and I am hooked! It’s the sequel of Flawed that I wrote about a couple of months ago and it’s very much like Hunger Games – a pretty awful storyline that you can’t help but get sucked into. I’m just hoping the ending is a good one!

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves


Hubby and I have been ploughing through 13 Reasons Why – although we’re still only on the 7th episode it feels like we have been watching it for months. The story has stayed with me the whole time I have been watching it and it’s so hard to shake off once you start watching it. I want there to be a happy ending, but there isn’t going to be. So far the show has made me realise how hard it is to be a teenager – how things can be misinterpreted, lines can be blurred and how quite often peer pressure makes even the nicest people show a mean side. I definitely wouldn’t want to relive my teenage years.


Pretty much nothing on Tuesday when Lauren and I went to Eastwell Manor for a Champneys Spa Day. It was a day of relaxing, swimming and having time out and the silence was bliss. I think everyone needs spa days in their life.

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves


I’m pretty addicted to salads at the moment – and can’t get enough of olives and feta! They have been my lunch of choice through the week.

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves

I also made progress with our post-extension to do list on Bank Holiday Monday with staining a door, glossing window frames and door frames and sanding all the exterior woodwork ready to gloss when the weather gets better. It was a productive day!

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves


Last weekend we went to a National Trust property and LP wore her cat ears all day. She loves them and they made me, and other people, smile. She just makes everyone happy.

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves

I’ve also been wearing a new rainbow jumper that I bought. It was actually a child’s jumper – well, an age 16 – and I bought LP a matching one in age 6 although she’s still only wearing age 4 clothes so it won’t fit for a while!

Salads, DIY and Rainbows #LittleLoves

and lastly…

I have my first quiet weekend in a long, long time this weekend – we’re off to see family tomorrow and Sunday we have no plans. I am so looking forward to catching up on housework, ticking some things off my to-do list and wearing my pyjamas as much as possible! Have a lovely weekend everyone!



  1. May 5, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Totally agree about playing catch-up.. I still think it’s Thursday!! That bath picture makes me panic! I would be worried my phone would end up at the bottom! 😂 Have a wonderful weekend.. Popping over from #littleloves

  2. May 5, 2017 / 9:13 am

    13 Reasons is such a tough watch but I think it carries an important message. We felt the same watching it, every episode was so tense, certainly gave us food for thought. The salad looks delicious, that’s all I feel like eating when the sun is out. Have a lovely, less busy weekend. #LittleLoves

  3. May 5, 2017 / 11:02 am

    I honestly have no idea what the date is.. these Bank Holidays are wonderful, but they really mess up the weeks haha. Ooh I could really do with a spa day right now, I’m very jealous! xx

  4. May 5, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I felt much the same while watching 13 Reasons. I am dreading my girls reaching that age and navigating them through it. I think being a teen is even harder now than when we were younger (oof I sound old!!).
    Enjoy your quiet weekend – I can’t wait for one of those again! xx

  5. May 5, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Oh I could really do with a spa day, hope you had an amazing time! I totally LOVE your rainbow jumper! That is so awesome! Going to add Perfect to my reading list as I’ve loved her books before x

  6. May 5, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I have also been eating lots of salads mainly because I have been trying to lose some of the weight I have gained since having a massive stroke, it’s working as I have lost a stone in just over 2months!

  7. May 5, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    We’re also on about episode 7 of 13 Reasons Why and it’s truly gripping. Like you say, its reminded me how hard those teenage years are as you grow up. Just the thought of being a parent of a teenager truly terrifies me! #LittleLoves

  8. May 6, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I need to start making interesting salads. I love feta and olives. Sounds like a very productive bank holiday and a lovely day out too. Love the cat ears. #littleloves

  9. May 6, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Love that jumper and LP’s cat ears, she looks so cute! My teen wanted to watch 13 reasons why, but after hearing so much about it I’ve banned her from watching it as I think it would really effect her. I was lucky, I loved the majority of my teens, they all seem way more miserable and prone to angst these days than my friends and I were though. I’m so jealous of your spa day, I haven’t been to a spa in forever. Have a great weekend!

  10. May 6, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I’m with you on spa days. I only discovered them last year and feel like no-one should be without them. I do love your rainbow jumper…. although I have no hope of fitting into children’s clothing! #LittleLoves

  11. May 7, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    That jumper is amazing! I loved 13 reasons and have just finished – definately worth keeping with it. I’ve never tried an audio book though and feel like I should maybe give them a go! #LittleLoves

  12. May 8, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Oh my I love that rainbow jumper! It sounds like a busy week and I’m very jealous of your spa day!

  13. May 9, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Wearing pyjamas as much as possible sounds amazing! I love the little cat ears – too cute. I’m not a fan of ’13 Reasons Why’ for obvious reasons, although I know it has been written and produced well. Even the title makes me shudder – there should never be a reason. But then it’s a topic close to my heart and I think it’s dangerous for teenagers to watch, certainly those who are vulnerable. I’ve just finished Big Little Lies and that’s a programme that has stayed with me a while too – weird how TV can do that isn’t it? The book sounds great! x

  14. May 9, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Spa days are such a treat aren’t they? Champneys Forest Mere is the closest to us and is wonderful, pre children I used to go there a little more often than I do now. That jumper made me smile, it looks like the kind of jumper which would make you happy jut by wearing it!

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