An Interview, Beavers and Old Photographs #littleloves

An Interview, Beavers and Old Photographs #littleloves

This week seems to have gone by in a flash. What with work and various things going on for both kids, which of course required the use of ‘mum’s taxi service’, it feels like I haven’t stopped. Keeping busy has been just what I needed though.

Without further waffling, here’s my #littleloves for the week:


I’ve been reading Still Me and Letters to Iris for about 3 weeks. Bit of a record for me, I usually devour books within days, but I guess that’s what happens when you have several books on the go at once. I’m loving both though and don’t really want either to end so I’m fine with taking my time over them.

As if I don’t already have enough books on my ‘to read’ pile, I treated myself to another one. Baby Boom written by fellow blogger Helen from Just a Normal Mummy. Having been an avid reader of Helen’s hilariously funny blog when my little one was born, I can’t wait to make a start on it. Here’s what it says on the back:

‘No one said the journey to motherhood was easy . . . Increased face-girth, back acne and gagging every time she’s in the presence of vegetables isn’t quite the beautiful start Emily had planned for her unborn baby . . . Molly’s unexpected pregnancy somehow turns her boyfriend into the poncy-vegan-nut-milk-enforcer, but she breezes it, as she breezes everything. (Including still being able to eat avocados much to Emily’s annoyance.) Liz quickly realises if she’s to move her life on, she needs to get rid of the married man she’s in love with – especially now she’s realised he’s been hiding more than his wedding ring . . . It’s a story about becoming parents, but most of all it’s a story about love, laughter and chatting to your best friends about your fanny on WhatsApp.’

Needless to say if you’re a fan of The Unmumsy Mum, you’ll no doubt love this too.

Blog wise I enjoyed reading Morgana’s post on The balance of hustle and rest. It’s funny how you often read things at just the right time and this post came along in a week when I’ve been sought out to take on yet more clients and I was wondering if I could fit them in. I can’t complain of course, but my work seems to be very much like that. I either have too much or too little. One of these days I’ll find that elusive work/life balance, but until then reminding myself that I really can’t do it all all of the time is just what I needed.


I watched Charlotte’s birth video after I saw Katie (Mummy Daddy Me) with panda eyes on her insta stories having watched it and may have also ended up looking pretty similar. I love how raw and unfiltered Charlotte’s vlogs are, it makes them even more beautiful to watch.


As the Mr has been away working again this week I invited my mum and aunt over for dinner and a film. We enjoyed a Hairy Dieters/Joe Wicks chicken pie mash up (they’re pretty much the same recipe so I borrow from each to create something we all like), followed by Tom Kerridge’s skinny chocolate pots. We had a lovely time chatting over a healthy but seriously tasty dinner and settling down on the sofa to watch the film.

The little dude started Beavers this week and absolutely loved it, coming home ridiculously hyper for 7.30pm (he’s usually asleep by 8!) and full of tales of what he got up to. He made a cute little bunny hat and will be joining the Beaver colony at a local country park for an Easter egg hunt next week which he’s really excited about.


It’s non-school uniform day at the little dude’s school today. Does that count?


I got to sit in on the teen’s first ever interview this week. We visited the college she wants to attend, met the tutor again and she had her formal interview. She was so nervous she was shaking before she went in, but she soon got into her stride and was offered a place on the spot. Needless to say, she was beaming from ear to ear by the time we got home. I, on the other hand, can’t quite believe I’m old enough to have a child ready to start college in September. Where on earth did my baby go?

And lastly…

Something I’ve loved this week is getting my hands on some lovely old family photos. I’ve been scanning them all and adding them to my family tree (history geek alert) and loving every minute of it. There’s almost 100 years worth of memories in the photos above and it’s lovely being able to put faces to the names of people who passed away before I was even born.

As with other weekends when the Mr has been away all week, we have no plans. Here’s hoping the weather is kind and we can get out for a walk in the sunshine.

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!

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  1. March 23, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    I love Charlottes birth story too it was so emotional. Oh i love old photographs they great to look back on. I really hope the weather improves too and Spring is on its way …..have a great weekend lovely x

  2. March 27, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Ah I love all of you old photos they are beautiful, I am the same with work wither run off my feet or the odd quiet couple of weeks, the same with trips but i suppose thats the nature of the beast. That recipe sounds fab I will have to hunt it out, I am gradually ensuring my diet is healthier again after slipping lately. Have a lovely week . Oh and you are going to love Hairspray I grinned the whole way through and everyone was up dancing at the end x

  3. March 28, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Those old photos look fascinating! I love looking through old photos too, I find it really interesting. Good way to lose a dew hours.
    Charlotte’s video was beautiful wasn’t it? x

  4. March 29, 2018 / 10:05 am

    How an earth do toy read more than one book at a time!? I would get confused! Haha! One of my favourite things to do is look through old photographs. You have an amazing collection of some very gorgeous photos! Hope you have had a wonderful week lovely xx

  5. March 29, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, really pleased you found it helpful.
    Oh boy, Charlotte birth vlog was incredible, wasn’t it? I’m not really one for youtube but I think because I’ve read Charlotte’s blog for so many years I feel more invested in her story, if you get what I mean? Such a lovely video, and what a keepsake to watch back on in years to come x

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