A Trip to the Hairdresser, Dropping a Dress Size or Two & Making the Most of the Sunshine #littleloves

This week seems to have come to an end so quickly. Almost as abruptly as that week of beautiful weather did. Luckily the sun stuck around until Monday, even if it was decidedly chillier than the preceding week. I must admit I’m missing the sunshine. Here’s hoping it isn’t our ‘summer’ and the sun makes a reappearance someday soon.

The funfair came to town last week and seeing as it was on the field next to the little dude’s school he got more and more excited to visit as the week went on. By Friday night he was bursting at the seams when we headed there with his nanny and grandad and two of his cousins. We had a great night enjoying the rides, winning prizes and devouring dinky doughnuts.

We made the most of the sunshine at the weekend, taking advantage of the empty soft play area on Saturday and visiting the beach on Sunday where, you guessed it, the little dude dug for dinosaurs. Then on Monday, it was time for the Mr to jet off abroad to work for a few days and the teen to sit her dreaded Art GCSE. As odd as it sounds I’m relieved that particular GCSE is out of the way now, leaving her to concentrate on revising for the rest of them. As she has only had since September to fit 3 years worth of art coursework in, she’s done incredibly well, but it has been rather fraught for us all thanks to a combination of issues with the school, teenage hormones and looming deadlines.

Anyhow, here’s what’s made it into my #littleloves this week:


I finished A family recipe and it really is such a lovely story, despite the hardships of WWII and modern day relationships thrown in. Written by one of the scriptwriters for The Archers, it’s a guaranteed page-turner.

Baby Boom by fellow blogger Helen Wallen is my new in-car read for the boring waits on the dreaded school run. I’m over halfway through already after only starting it on Tuesday and it’s just as funny as Helen’s blog.


I spotted The Letdown on Netflix this week and had binge-watched all the episodes by Wednesday. It’s a hilarious take on the reality of life with a new baby and I found myself giggling along to it.


I ‘made’ an appointment to have my hair cut and highlighted again. Does that count? I went for more highlights as the aim is to get rid of the brown before doing something a little more interesting with how it’s coloured. And I must admit although it is weird seeing myself as a blonde again I definitely like it. Check out my instagram stories if you fancy a peek.


Having lost almost 3 and a half stone now my clothes are getting decidedly loose. So at the weekend I went through my wardrobe and binned a load of shapeless old tat I’d kept hold of ‘because it fits’ and dug out some old favourites I’d hung onto for years in the hopes it may fit again someday. It turns out, now is ‘someday’ and having held onto it for so long some of it is actually too big for me now. There’s nothing like baggy clothes when it comes to boosting your confidence it seems. Here’s to losing the next 3 stone!


Podcasts, podcasts and more podcasts. The latest of which was one on creative happiness from Jen Carrington. I’ve also been listening to Lily Pebbles & Anna from The Anna Edit’s podcast – At Home With… I may be slightly addicted to podcasts these days.

And lastly…

It’s a quiet one for us this weekend. Given that we’ve been warned to expect an absolute deluge of rain I think a cosy weekend indoors is just what the doctor ordered. And it comes at just the right time seeing as my blog theme provider suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth today taking the theme with him. I was left with a blog header and a completely blank blog so hastily downloaded another. Needless to say, I could do without it on a Friday night (lucky I don’t have a social life), but it gives me the kick I needed to finally get around to another change of theme. Next up a name change.

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!




  1. April 28, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I have The Let Down on my list to watch. Saw your upload on Stories last night of your new hair, your looking gorgeous! 3 and a half stone is an amazing achievement! Well done. Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx
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  2. April 29, 2018 / 9:18 am

    The sunshine was gorgeous wasn’t it? Glad you were able to make the most of it. I’ve not heard of that podcast before – it sounds really interesting. I have a list of them to listen to now but I’ve never really done it before – here’s to trying something new! Hope you enjoy your cosy weekend in.
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  3. April 29, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Wow that is an amazing weight loss, you are doing brilliantly and what an inspiration. Urgh tell me about dreaded GCSEs as my teen had the Spanish speaking exam. I too am grateful it is now out of the way and he can concentrate on other subjects. Love the sound of that show, will definitely root it out on Netflix x
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  4. May 1, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Ah I bet that was lovely, our local funfair is always rubbish and full of kids, your sounds lovely. I need to book an apt for the hairdressers too, its one of those things I keep forgetting to do. You are doing amazing with your weight loss and how amazing the dresses don’t fit you, you need a big shop now x

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