Autumn, Afternoon Tea and Whiskey in a Teacup | My #littleloves in September

Autumn, Afternoon Tea and Whiskey in a Teacup | My #littleloves in September

I don’t know about you, but as much as I loved summer this year, I’m all about the cosy autumn vibes right now. Beautiful blue skies, a chill in the air, walks in the woods with leaves crunching under foot, curling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate. What’s not to love?

Here’s a few things that have made it onto my list of #littleloves this month:


As well as becoming hooked on Harry Potter (I’m now on book 4 if anyone’s keeping count), I’ve also been reading the fabulous This is Going to Hurt. What a book! I’ve laughed, cried and cringed throughout.

Then there’s the gorgeous Whiskey in a Teacup from Reese Witherspoon, which I’ve been dipping in and out of over the last week or so. It’s like sitting down for a chat with Reese herself as she shares recipes, anecdotes, family traditions and more, celebrating the very best of the American South.


Well this month’s tv certainly hasn’t disappointed. Bodyguard came to an end and I loved the last episode every bit as much as the others. I wasn’t expecting the twist at all and was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Speaking of being kept on the edge of my seat, I’m loving Killing Eve. I was a bit late to the party with this one, as usual. But wow. The woman is a complete and utter psycho and it just keeps getting better and better.


Pinch of Nom Cumberland Pie

Now the weather is getting colder, there’s nothing like a warming bowl of comfort food and this is a real favourite of ours. Pinch of Nom Low Syn Cumberland Pie is just the tastiest one pot dish ever. So warming and seriously delicious. You’ll never believe it’s diet friendly. Even my two fussy kids ask for seconds.


M&S Wrap dress

My friend and I went for afternoon tea last week at one of our favourite places. For those in Kent you need to try The Secret Garden near Ashford. It’s a beautiful place, perfect for weddings, with a pretty courtyard, beautiful garden and the most amazing food. Oh and don’t forget the cocktails. We’d been craving one of the rhubarb cocktails since we last went and treated ourselves to a few, which felt rather decadent on a Wednesday afternoon. Especially as neither of us were on school pick up duty that day. We spent the afternoon chatting, laughing and indulging ourselves. Exactly what the doctor ordered.

And this is what I wore. This gorgeous Long Sleeve Wrap Dress from M&S is perfect for autumn. Those of you who saw my stories that day may have caught a glimpse of me in it. It’s lined chiffon with a pretty flower and polka dot print. Totally something I’d never usually wear but I love how flattering wrap dresses are and I got so many compliments wearing it. Perhaps I need to step outside of my comfort zone clothing wise more often.


I was thrilled to hear my ‘Blogger Behind the Blog‘ interview was live on Donna’s blog. It was so much fun to reminisce about why I started blogging back in 2009, my favourite posts and how things have changed since then. If you haven’t seen it, go give it a read.

And Lastly…

Dr Seuss quote


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  1. Chantelle Hazelden
    October 1, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    That pie looks so good!! I really want to watch Killing Eve. I’m in Dover so will definitely give The Secret Garden a try!

    • Mum Reinvented
      October 3, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Killing Eve is definitely worth a watch. You definitely have to visit The Secret Garden, it really is a lovely place to go for lunch or afternoon tea.

  2. October 1, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    OMG I love that dress I asm on the hunt for a few winter dresses and this is perfect. OMG the Bodyguard was insane wasn’t it? I need to try killing Eve I keep hearing about it. I do love a fab afternoon tea its such a treat isnt it? I was looking at This is going to hurt last week but was not sure if I would like it or not, I might give it a go x

    • Mum Reinvented
      October 3, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      It’s a gorgeous dress. I wore it again the other day and it’s so nice to feel that little bit more put together, even if it’s just on the school run. Definitely watch Killing Eve if you loved the Bodyguard, it’s another edge on the seat one. I started watching The Cry this week took, not sure on it yet but I do love Jenna Coleman so am sticking with it. This is Going to Hurt is a brilliant book. It’s written like a diary and is quite an easy one to dip in and out of. I often read it on the school run while waiting for the little dude to come out of school and didn’t want to put it down when time came to get out of the car to get him. He works in the labour ward a lot, so it’s quite relatable – well you can just imagine anyway x

  3. October 2, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I love this post! So many people are raving about Killing Eve that I think I need to start watching it. I absolutely love that wrap dress! Perfect for Autumn, and I love the colours.


    • Mum Reinvented
      October 3, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Killing Eve is great. The Cry is another one I discovered this week and so far so good. I love that dress, I’m not usually one for bright colours or flowers but combined with the spots and the black, it’s lovely and so flattering as it’s a wrap dress.

  4. October 3, 2018 / 9:36 am

    I LOVE Reese Witherspoon! I didn’t know she’d written a book – I’ll have to look it up. We’re shifting to warming Autumnal foods too – risottos and pasta bakes and sausages 🙂 Hope October has got off to a good start for you!

    • Mum Reinvented
      October 3, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      It’s a gorgeous book. Definitely one for the coffee table that you can dip in and out of. It’s like listening to her talk actually. You can just imagine her sat there chatting to you about her family and living in the South. Got to love autumn food, like a hug in a bowl!

  5. October 7, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I love all the little things about Autumn, Sunday morning strolls in the bright sunshine are my favourite. And yes to cosy afternoons eating home comforts

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