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Easter Holidays, the Beach and Dreamy Sunsets #littleloves

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.


I ‘heard’ there’s a new series starting next month called Jamestown, which looks really good. It follows the first female settlers in America. It’s from the makers of Downton Abbey so it should make fantastic viewing.

And lastly…

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!


  • Anna-Marie

    April 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    That sunset is amazing! Beautiful in fact.. The book sounds like something I would enjoy! Hope you find out what day they go back! Can’t believe they messed up the dates! Haha!

    • Mum Reinvented

      April 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      They go back Monday and while I’ll be kinda glad to get rid of them (evil mum alert), I’m dreading getting up at ridiculous o’clock every morning until the end of June 🙁

    • Mum Reinvented

      April 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      We found out today it’s Monday and now I’m wishing it was Tuesday – just one more day of not having to drag myself out of bed at 6.30am!

  • Helena

    April 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Nature sure does hold lots of beauty that sunset is gorgeous.Jamestown is by the same people who created Downton Abbey you say then surely it will be met with rave reviews. #LittleLoves

    • Mum Reinvented

      April 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      I never actually watched Downton – think I’m the only person in the world who didn’t. But I know everyone raved about it so Jamestown should be a good one to watch!

    • Mum Reinvented

      April 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Ha ha some of it is rather vomit inducing. I do have to put some chick lit down though as it gets too much. Even the book I’ve just read, which is a thriller had the lead male calling his girlfriend ‘princess’ all the time. I was about to stop reading – it was bugging me that much, but I’m glad I didn’t now actually as it turned out to be a great read. We’re lucky the beach is just a 5 minute drive away, it’s lovely just to be able to go down there whenever we fancy.

  • Stacie

    April 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    That sunset is utterly stunning. I’ve never watched an episode of Downton Abbey, shock horror I know! That book sounds great and definitely something I’d enjoy, love a good crime/psychological thriller. Enjoy the rest of your week, hope you worked out when the return to school was! xx

    • Mum Reinvented

      April 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Ha ha I’m not the only one then, I’ve only watched one episode of Downton and didn’t get what all the hype was about, although it’s something I’d usually love. Hope you’re having a good week x

  • Jenny

    April 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Oh what a beautiful sunset. I love it. So beautiful. Always makes me happy to see a sunset or sunrise. Mother nature can be so amazing. Sounds like you had a great Easter holiday. I am just catching up #littleloves (sorry for late reply).


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