Cook Books, Half Term and Yet More Dinosaurs #littleloves

Cook Books, Half Term and Yet More Dinosaurs #littleloves

I’m a little late to the party with my #littleloves today. A certain 5 year old woke this morning with a terrible sore throat and a temperature and was absolutely gutted to have to miss school. There may have even been tears. Fridays are his favourite apparently. Although I think that has more to do with ‘lego university’ than the fish and chips for school dinners. In typical style, he put on a brave face. It was only when we arrived at the doctor’s surgery this afternoon he let on just how terrible he was feeling, even falling asleep on me in the chemist while we waited for his antibiotics. Before falling asleep once again on the sofa as soon as we got home. Needless to say, any plans for the weekend have been shelved while he rests up to get rid of yet another nasty bought of tonsillitis.

That aside, it’s been another great week. My other little niece turned 8 this week, so we celebrated after school with a party and of course lots of cake. The little dude is in his element surrounded by his cousins and loves nothing more than a party. The teen has been out with her new friends and has finished for half term already, so she’s happy.

Anyway, onto my #littleloves for the week:


I’ve had my nose buried (can it still be buried in a kindle?) in Cold Feet – The Lost Years this week. It really is a brilliant read and I’ve found it hard to put it down. It follows Adam, Jenny, Pete, Karen and David in the months, rather than years, following Rachel’s death. Laugh out loud funny, yet also incredibly moving, it really is THE book to read for fans of Cold Feet.

This week the little dude was lucky enough to be sent Supertato – Evil Pea Rules. Having already read a number of books in the Supertato series, we couldn’t wait to get started on this one. It follows Evil Pea as he makes his return and plots to take over the supermarket – way more fun than it sounds, trust me. It’s a great story, with lovely bright pictures, made even better by the fact that a certain young man could read it all by himself.


James Corden + Julia Roberts = need I say more. Loved this!

I’ve also caught up on Liar which I pretty much watched through my fingers while screaming at the tv. And I’m up to date on series 3 of Outlander and completely in love with Jamie all over again.


Feasts Sabrina Ghayour

I made a seriously good spiced lamb hotpot from my new recipe book Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour. I did take a snap, but it really didn’t do it justice. It was so good, even the fussy 5 year old asked for seconds. It certainly made a delicious change from my usual repertoire and is a recipe we’ll definitely be making again.


More comfy boots and jumpers, so nothing to see here. Although I did hear we were in for a ‘heatwave’ this weekend. Needless to say after freezing half to death after moving here from the Med in July, I’ll be thrilled if the temperatures do infact creep past 20 degrees.


Anyone else have a small excitable child going crazy over Christmas already? I’m not sure if I can cope with another 2 and a bit months of ‘can I have this’ and ‘mummy we need to add this to my Christmas list’!

And Lastly…

As you can see by the pic at the top of this post, we went on another hunt for dinosaurs at the weekend! We enjoyed a lovely meal with the in-laws, before wandering to their local museum. We’d been meaning to take the dino crazy dude to this particular museum for a while, as we knew it had a small dinosaur exhibit. And he certainly wasn’t disappointed. We had a lovely afternoon. I may have even geeked out a bit over a chair Henry VIII once sat on – yes I know, I have issues!

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!

little loves


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  1. October 13, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    My 4 year old claims they are making Christmas things at school already! I really want to read the cold feet book. Love the look and sound of that cook book.

    • Mum Reinvented
      October 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Ha ha I bet my little monkey is making Christmas things already too. I know they’ve started learning songs for their Christmas concert already! The Cold Feet book is brilliant, nothing really new in there and it’s definitely more of a case of following them over a few months after Rachel’s death than years as the title suggests, but I loved it nonetheless x

  2. October 16, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Loved that Julia Roberts and James Corden video, thanks for sharing it!
    I like the sound of that cook book, I’ll have to look it up AND the Cold Feet book.
    Have a lovely week xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      October 16, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it! I can’t believe that woman is 50 this month, she looks amazing! Think Feast is only £6 in Sainsbury’s at the mo. It’s a lovely book. And the Cold Feet one is brilliant. Every bit as funny and heartwarming as the show x

  3. October 16, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I have added Cold Feet to my ‘books I need to read’ list on my iPhone. Infact I think I have a few on there that you have recommended. Keep them coming please #littleloves x
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