The last week of the Easter holidays has definitely been better than the first week. We’re finally over the virus that plagued all of us for almost 2 weeks and have actually made it out of the house over the past week. We’ve enjoyed some early mornings on the beach – my way of avoiding the crowds and definitely worth it for the peace and quiet. Done lots of dinosaur activities with the dino obsessed 5 year old and generally just enjoyed the last week of the holidays. Now if only I knew if the kids were due back at school on Monday or Tuesday…..
Onto my #littleloves for the week:
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of The One That Got Away and it did not disappoint. I can’t say much about it as it’s not due for release for a few months yet but it’s one I’d definitely recommend pre-ordering that’s for sure. It’s a real page turner and grips you right until the end, with twists and turns throughout.
Here’s what it says on the back: ‘Everyone has one. An ex you still think about. The one who makes you ask ‘what if’? Fifteen years have passed since Stella and George last saw each other. But something makes Stella click ‘yes’ to the invite to her school reunion. There’s still a spark between them, and although their relationship ended badly, they begin an affair. But once someone gets you back, sometimes they’re never going to let you go again…’
I must say, despite chick lit and historical novels (history geek alert) being my first loves book wise, I’m really enjoying stepping outside of my comfort zone and reading different genres lately.
There’s been some seriously amazing sunsets here this past week or so. I seem to spend way too much time gawping at them though and not enough time taking photos. I spotted this photo of last night’s gorgeous sunset on facebook and just had to show you.
We also watched the new Smurfs film on Easter Sunday. We headed to the cinema with the little monkey for the first showing and as everyone else was busy at church or hunting for their Easter eggs, we had the whole cinema to ourselves. The little one absolutely loved it. I thought it was a lovely story – it even featured a bit of girl power too!
I ‘made’ the moody teen get out of her pit, does that count? After spending ages cooped up in her room after being ill it was high time she joined us at one of our favourite gardens on Saturday. It’s such a lovely place with two play areas, numerous animals to see and a great little cafe. Despite dragging her heels a bit (literally), she soon threw herself into taking photos and we even treated ourselves to our first ice creams of the year.
Nothing! Not me (i wouldn’t inflict that on anyone!) the crazy 5 year old who took it upon himself to throw himself into the pool on Sunday, closely followed by his big sister. The pool looks so inviting right now but I’m not brave enough to dip more than my toes in at the moment.
The kids are back at school next week (not that I know when, but the school haven’t helped by marking both Monday and Tuesday as the date they return to school on the school calendar), so it’s back on the diet for me after a few weeks off. I dread to think how much I’ll weigh when I finally step on those scales tomorrow. But it’s 12 weeks until my birthday and I’m determined to give it my all and see how much weight I can lose in that time, as well as how much I can improve my fitness levels in that time. Wish me luck!