Fat Chance, Mrs Biggs and Hitting the Beach #littleloves

Fat Chance, Mrs Biggs and Hitting the Beach #littleloves

It has been yet another week we’ve been stuck inside with various illnesses. Other than a trip to the beach on Sunday, to dig for dinosaur bones if you ask the 5 year old, we’ve been housebound yet again. Typical that it’s our first week of the Easter holidays. Here’s hoping this weekend and our second week of the holidays will be better. There’s so many things I wanted to do with the kids and I’ll definitely be glad to spend some time outside of this house!

There have been things to love this week however, even if I’ve had to look really hard for them:


I devoured Fat Chance in one sitting this week. It’s absolutely brilliant and I couldn’t stop laughing out loud the whole way through. It’s so funny that I dissolved into hysterics while describing it to the moody teen while we were waiting to see the doctor the other day. Needless to say everyone else in the waiting room thought I’d gone nuts, but it really is THAT funny.

It’s about Zoe and Greg, who’ve let themselves go a bit, from the super fit couple they once were. Zoe persuades Greg to enter a competition to win £50k – awarded to the couple who loses the most weight out of six chosen by the radio station where Zoe works. Queue much hilarity. It’s heartwarming, yet so funny all the way through. If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, or even just fancy something to put a smile on your face, this is definitely for you.


I was looking for something to watch on Netflix the other night when I stumbled across Mrs Biggs staring Sheridan Smith. She is such a brilliant actress and can turn her hand to pretty much anything. As you can imagine she’s brilliant in this. Plus it’s good to get another perspective on what is of course a very well known story. We’ve all heard about Ronnie Biggs and the ‘Great Train Robbery’, but how many of us know anything about his wife and kids?


As usual for me this one is pretty limited, but we did plant some seeds on one of our terraces. I kill everything, hence my obsession with fake succulents – yes I even kill them. But the little one loved planting seeds at school recently so my mum sent me some nasturtium seeds as she seems to think I can’t kill them. Only time will tell I guess.



My new beach bag from Matalan is about as exciting as it gets this week I’m afraid. Fed up of being cooped up in the house on Sunday the Mr, the littlest monster and I headed to one of our favourite beaches. This grainy old photo doesn’t do it justice really. It’s all red sand, soaring cliffs either side and crystal clear water. We of course went on an overcast, windy and rather moody looking day, but the little one had so much fun digging for dinosaur bones (he’s dino obsessed lately) it was worth it.


I watched Save the Last Dance one night this week. How I love that film! One of my favourite songs from it has to be this one. I can remember dancing to it myself when I was a teen almost 20 years ago – when did I get so old?

And lastly…

With big plans for the rest of the school holidays I’m hoping we’ll all be on the mend to enjoy them. We’re hoping to see the new Smurfs film, head to a toy shop that’s opened up a special Harry Potter shop within it that looks cool according to the teen. Dig for dinosaur bones on the beach again, visit the aquarium, paint some pottery and we still have an easter egg hunt to plan – at the little one’s request. Wish us luck!

Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!


  1. April 14, 2017 / 6:32 am

    Oh Save The Last Dance! I bloody loved that film when I was younger! Not seen it in years!! Mrs Biggs was on the BBC I think a few years ago and I missed it so I may have to check that out! So sorry you have all been ill again! Hope your second week of the holidays is a bit more successful!! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      April 15, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Love that film! I was singing along to all the songs. I thought it was a BBC one when I saw it actually – I didn’t get round to watching it either. It’s really good though, so well worth a watch. We’re finally on the mend now – actually made it out of the house 2 days in a row, fingers crossed it continues! x

  2. April 14, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Oh I used to be obsessed with Save The Last Dance! Such a great film, how is it 20 years old?! Time is whizzing by too fast.
    Enjoy the Easter weekend lovely! xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      April 15, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Ha ha tell me about it! Kind of wish I was young again when I watch old films like that x

  3. April 14, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I hate being stuck in too. I hope you are on the mend enough for your plans. That beach looks and sounds amazing.

    • Mum Reinvented
      April 15, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      We’ve FINALLY made it out of the house – we’ve been out 2 days in a row, so we’re on a roll now – fingers crossed it continues!

    • Mum Reinvented
      April 15, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      It’s soooooooo funny, definitely worth a read! Finally managed to get out over the last 2 days – didn’t know I liked being outside so much until now ha ha! x

  4. April 14, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Ahhh, Save the Last Dance! LOVE IT. I think that book might be just what I need right now, I feel I need a good pick me up. I also love Sheridan Smith, will be checking that out on Netflix too. Enjoy your Easter weekend xxx

    • Mum Reinvented
      April 15, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Such a good film and a brilliant soundtrack – am sure I used to have the CD somewhere. The book is so funny, definitely well worth a read if you need a laugh. His other books are supposed to be really funny too. Hope you’re having a lovely Easter, missing your blog posts x

  5. April 16, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Save the Last Dance! Love that film, might need to dig it out for a watch soon, the soundtrack takes me back to my club days.
    My youngest is dinosaur obsessed just now too, he properly geeks out over them. Digging for dinos on the beach is a great idea.
    I hope you all feel better this week. #littleloves.
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    • Mum Reinvented
      April 16, 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Ha ha definitely, I remember dancing to those songs when I was about 15 and snuck out to go clubbing. Those were the days! Glad I’m not the only one with a dino obsessed little one – it was cute at first and now he drives me mad with facts and figures, singing the same dinosaur songs over and over. We’re definitely on the mend now thanks – long may it continue!

  6. April 19, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I had forgotten about Mrs Biggs, it’s a fantastic series! Glad you came across it and thankful that you mentioned gardening today because that’s my next week’s ‘MADE’ in the bag! That book does sound very funny – a humorous, light-hearted read is just what we all need sometimes. xx

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