Posted on February 27, 2016

Photography Skills, Exam Results and School Trips #littleloves



A day late on my #littleloves, but that’s nothing new for me! I had planned on writing it yesterday but time got away from me what with work, school runs, cleaning (hate cleaning) and my lovely mum arriving to stay with us for the week.

Onto my #littleloves:


I finished reading The Stylist, which I really enjoyed. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, you’ll absolutely adore this one.

I’ve now moved onto a pre release copy of Life Swap, which is all about the grass not necessarily being greener on the other side and one that I’m really enjoying so far.


Last week the little one and I went on a school trip to the Playmobil Factory so I got to watch him playing with all his school friends and having a whale of a time playing with the millions of Playmobil toys.

school trip



toy horse


Yet more Slimming World meals. I lost 3lb last week, which took it up to 12lb in 3 weeks, so I’m rather chuffed with that. Saying that I seem to have maintained this week, which is a bit odd as I’ve exercised and eaten less than I did the last few weeks. Perhaps you really do eat more on Slimming World to lose weight – weird!


My new Fitbit ChargeΒ which I won in a competition a few weeks back. I’m still learning how to use it (I only opened it yesterday) so I’m enjoying seeing just how much sleep I get (about 6 hours according to what it told me this morning) and I’m going to use it to try to make myself walk more.


My 14 year old’s exam results. Considering she moved schools in September and hadn’t been to an English speaking school for five years prior to our move I’m absolutely thrilled with her results and she pretty much aced them all.

And lastly….

Last weekend the weather was beautiful so we headed down to the beach (pic at the top of the page, just check out the colour of that sea!) and the local nature reserve for a wander and the teen got snapping with the camera. She loves photography and seems to be having a lot more joy with my new DSLR than I am so I’m considering giving it to her for Christmas (not that she doesn’t practically keep it in her room as it is) and buying her a new lens or two, then just getting a new one myself or maybe just making her take all the photos in future. Such is her love of photography she might even consider it as a career. These are two of the pics she snapped (plus the beach one), all of them are unedited and I think they’re pretty good considering she’s never used a DSLR before and is only 14 bless her.

bug hut

fairy tunnel

We’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us. Today we’re off to the 14 year olds ‘party’, then it’s the 4 year olds tomorrow. Wish me luck with all those kids!



  • Reply Natalie February 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    What an amazing picture! Oh I will have to try The Stylist as I love the devil wears prada. Have a lovely weekend and good luck. We also have a kids party! X
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented February 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

      It’s a great book, quite a funny one too. Good luck with the party πŸ˜‰ x

  • Reply Steph February 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Well done on your weight loss – you’re doing wonderfully! I’m pleased to hear that your daughter is settling in ok at school πŸ™‚ x #LittleLoves
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  • Reply Mum Reinvented February 28, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Thank you, I’m getting there. She’s doing so well bless her, I’m all ‘proud mum’ at the mo. x

  • Reply Carly February 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Wow the Play Mobil factory looks fab!! My four year old would love it!
    I am also doing SW! I have been going for three weeks but I am not finding it easy! I think its because I like making cakes so much!!
    Have a fab week. XX

    • Reply Mum Reinvented March 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Ha ha I love cakes! That’s why I need to do SW in the first place! I make a chocolate cake every week and ice it with melted nutella and it’s 2 syns a square (makes 9) so I use that and hot chocolate options to take the edge off my cravings. It’s not ‘proper’ chocolate cake by any stretch of the imagination but it seems to be keeping me on track – for now anyway! x

  • Reply Tracey Williams February 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    You are doing brilliantly on SW. Its so hard when you have been really good all week and then you maintain but at least you didn’t put on. Sounds as if you have a busy week coming up, and well done to your teen on her exam results. Have a great week x

    • Reply Mum Reinvented March 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m treating myself this week so who knows what the damage will be when I weigh in on Saturday. Will be worth it though and I can get straight back on track x

  • Reply Anna-Marie February 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    That beach picture is gorgeous!! Well done for loosing the weight, your doing fantastic! Congratulations to your daughter too! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend xx
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    • Reply Mum Reinvented March 1, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ It is a lovely beach, lucky we have such a nice one nearby, way too crowded in the summer though! x

  • Reply Morgana March 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Well done on your weight loss and well done to your daughter too with her exams!
    Hope you survived the weekend of parties πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Reply Not A frumpy mum March 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Love the beach picture and the last couple, it looks gorgeous. Well done on Slimming World, it really works doesn’t it? And is so easy to follow! xx
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