A Graduation, School’s Out and Blogging Inspiration #littleloves

A Graduation, School’s Out and Blogging Inspiration #littleloves

For the first week in what seems like forever I feel like things are finally coming together. Of course moving country is unsettling however you dress it up, but knowing we have a house waiting for us to move into has definitely taken the pressure off. We’ve had a week of parties, exams for the teen and lots of fun for the little one.

The 5 year old is currently at his school leaving party and the teen has just finished her last exam and has disappeared off with her friends for a few hours until I pick them up this afternoon. I should be working but instead I’m writing my #littleloves post while binge watching the last season of Reign.

Anyway enough rambling and onto this week’s #littleloves.


I picked up The Million Dollar Blog the other day – well if you can ‘pick it up’ when it’s on your kindle. It’s one of those books I’d been meaning to get around to reading since it was published and a few chapters in it’s pretty much as I expected. Having blogged since 2009, it’s unlikely it’ll be teaching me anything new, but the interviews with the likes of Paula Staines aka Guido Fawkes, Lily Pebbles and more, are certainly inspiring. I’m guilty of not having spent enough time on my blog over the years and it could certainly do with an injection of ‘something’, so I’m hoping this book will give me the kick I need once we move and things are a bit more settled.


I saw this new trailer for Game of Thrones yesterday and oh my word how amazing does it look! The new season starts the day after my birthday and as our original plans of heading to a hotel have been scuppered by moving a few days before my birthday, it looks like the first episode of GoT is as lively as it’s going to get. Not that I’m complaining to be fair.


An inroad into my packing – does that count? I’ve not really had time to make anything over the last week. But at least we’re one step closer to shipping our boxes off across the sea in just over a week, before we follow behind a week later. I can’t believe we’ve only got just over 2 weeks left here, it seems to have gone so quick. But then I guess that’s what you get when you decide to move to another country with only a month’s notice. I wouldn’t mind but it’s not the first time either. I must be mad!


This one definitely goes to my little dude this week. He graduated from ‘pre junior’ yesterday (infants or whatever it’s called these days) and he was so proud of himself at his graduation ceremony. We were due to go swimming with his class afterwards, but we had to skip it because he has got the most horrendous mosquito bites on his legs which have landed him with blood poisoning, antibiotics and steroids. Poor little thing was so looking forward to it and of course has 2 weeks left in our pool so I’m hoping they start healing soon so he can make the most of it.


I heard this on the radio the other day and cranked it right up. Justin Timberlake + Nelly Furtado + Timbaland = pure genius. Love it!

And lastly…

It’s the last day of school today. This school year seems to have flown by, despite the ridiculously long terms, painful school runs and reams and reams of homework for the teen. Normally I’d be moaning I have 14 weeks of summer holidays to contend with, but seeing as we’re moving we now only have 10 to contend with, which actually seems like a breeze.

We’ll be spending our time soaking up the sun (well, we never know how long it’ll last once we get back to England), enjoying the pool, ferrying the kids about to see friends and visiting a few of our favourite places before we leave. And then of course we’ll be enjoying spending time with our family, getting used to our new home and exploring our new home town. It’s a completely new area to us, although the teen has visited every summer so she knows it far better than we do, so it will mean lots of exploring, but that’s all part of the adventure.

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!



  1. June 23, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Your little boy looks so cute in his graduation outfit! Is the equivalent of finishing ‘reception’ class? I guess he’ll be joining year one when he starts school over here in September?
    GoT looks amazing doesn’t it? It’s been a long old wait but I’m sure that it will be worth it.
    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the start of the summer holidays xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      June 23, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Yep that’s it reception – I always call it infants, shows my age! I cannot wait for GoT to start again, mind you I’m still waiting for George R.R Martin to finish the next book – wish he’d get a move on! x

  2. June 23, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never got into GOT! My husband watches it but I couldn’t even sit through the first episode! I hope your little one is better soon! How awful! Sounds terrible but at least he has medication for it! He looks adorable in his graduation outfit! Not long till the big move! Where abouts are you moving too? How exciting!

    • Mum Reinvented
      June 24, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Another one who doesn’t watch GoT! I was the same, I was 4 seasons behind everyone else but binge watched the lot and became obsessed. His bites seem to have started healing a bit now thankfully, must be the steroids. They blister like burns and then the skin looks like massive bruises, it’s such a weird reaction. Fingers crossed he’ll fare better with English mozzies! We’re off to Kent on the south coast. Haven’t lived there before, we were nearer London previously, so it’s going to be a bit of an adventure finding out where everything is and getting used to somewhere new x

  3. June 23, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Love the graduation photo. Sorry he’s had such a nasty bite. I hope it heals soon. My daughter has a graduation
    nursery in a few weeks. You certainly do have a busy but exciting time a hrad of you.

    • Mum Reinvented
      June 24, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Aww bless her, hope it goes well. He gets eaten by mosquitoes poor little thing. He has about 8 bites on his legs but they all kind of blend into one as they blister like burns and the skin underneath bruises, it’s a really odd reaction – I thought I got bitten badly, but I’ve never seen anything like it. Luckily the steroids seem to have helped and there’s a definite improvement today so fingers crossed he’ll be splashing about in the pool again soon.

  4. June 24, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Love that picture of your little one! I will need to show my husband the GOT trailer, he’s obsessed (I haven’t watched ANY of them). I’ve been eyeing up a few blogging books, but if I’m honest with my new promotion I don’t think I’m going to be spending much more time on my blog sadly.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your packing, your move and your new adventure. It all seems very exciting! xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      June 24, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Noooo no stopping blogging for you, you’ve only just started again! How can you have not watched any GoT? Mind you I hadn’t watched any til the 4th series started then had a manic binge and caught up, now I might be a teeny bit obsessed. I keep thinking I can’t wait to get back to Kent and start again, new house, new area etc, but then I get in my pool and think what the hell am I doing leaving this – although to be fair it’s about the only thing I like about living here! x

  5. June 28, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Oh wow the end of the school term and moving sounds so exciting and all at the same time. I cannot wait to see GOT myself, I’ve been gripped from the beginning. Good luck with the move #littleloves

  6. June 29, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I hope the packing is going well? Poor little thing with the mosquito bites. He looks so cute with his graduation hat on. Eilidh #littleoves
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