You know those ‘Thank god it’s Friday’ kinda memes? I could be one of those in human form this week. It hasn’t been a particularly bad week by any stretch of the imagination, but I will be cracking open the wine tonight that’s for sure. We kicked off the weekend with a day off school on Friday and joined my niece for an impromptu birthday celebration. Saturday we went to her party at a pottery painting place, where the dino mad 5 year old painted a T-Rex, of course! After the party we jumped in the car and drove three hours to Lincolnshire, to see the Mr’s grandad. We had a lovely time catching up and taking him for lunch. If only we lived closer so we could do it more often. We will be making it a monthly thing now we’re back in the UK though and hopefully turning it into a bit of a holiday while we’re at it too.
Anyway, onto this week’s #littleloves:
We headed to the library last week and picked out some dinosaur books for the dino crazy boy. I desperately tried to steer him away from the reference books and towards something he could try reading himself (he’s such a cute little weirdo and loves dino facts). And I’m so glad that I did. He has absolutely adored reading about dinosaurs by himself. And that’s reflected in his choice of school book this week too. Do you ever feel like you’re learning about things with your kids?
I’ve been sent a beautiful book this week. IKIGAI – The Japenese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. Described as a refreshingly simple recipe for happiness. It promises to show us how to leave urgency behind, find our purpose, nurture friendships and throw ourselves into our passions. Sounds pretty damn amazing to me!
Infact I only managed to watch it on Monday night! But it was worth the wait. And I couldn’t help but giggle as I saw the flamingo-fest unfold before my eyes. If you love flamingos, or like me are kind of intrigued by the extent of Anna-Marie’s flamingo ‘problem’, you need to watch this.
TV wise it’s been more of the same. Liar, Outlander, This is us, Victoria, Cold Feet. Please don’t let this amazing season of tv come to an end!
Taking a leaf out of Donna‘s book, I’m going to attempt to bake with the little dude once a week after school. We kicked the week off with this delicious banana bread, which bar putting it in the oven, he made all by himself. And boy is it good! He even made an extra one for his cousins, which we delivered to them at school the following morning.
My gorgeous new furry boots. They’re sooooo comfy and the furry bit just adds extra cosiness. I’ve been desperately trying to keep them clean and dry – seems not very well! What’s with the grass on my boot!?! Argh!
I may have also bought yet more new pyjamas. A girl can never have enough, right?
The dulcet tones of an entire primary school full of children singing songs at Harvest Festival yesterday. The poor little things braved the driving rain to walk through the town and up the hill to the church. Before treating us to various songs I’d never heard before. I’m pretty sure songs about conkers, allotments and cabbages weren’t part of the Harvest Festival repertoire when I was a child. But it was so sweet. The little one loved standing at the front of the church with his class belting out a song. It was his first Harvest Festival, as they didn’t tend to do them in Malta. And he’s loved learning about why it’s celebrated and picking out what he wanted to donate himself.
Right now we don’t have any plans for the weekend. We’re heading to the park with my sister and my nieces and nephew after school to let off some steam and then we’re playing it by ear. A visit to the in laws is well overdue, so we’ll no doubt be paying them a visit and perhaps having a day out too. I’m just happy to be turning off the alarm!
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to.