It’s been one of those weeks when something happens to make you appreciate what you have that little bit more. We took some time out on Wednesday to absorb the news and chat over lunch in a new cafe not far from us. I guess that’s the beauty of both working from home, we can pop out for lunch if we don’t have any skype meetings lined up.
Without further waffling, here’s what’s made it onto our #littleloves this week:
I’m still reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and it really has grown on me now I’m halfway through and has turned into a fantastic book. One that even makes me look forward to the 45 minutes between parking up near the little dude’s school and actually picking him up. Needless to say I’m glad I persevered with it.
On my kindle is Letters to Iris, another truly wonderful book. It’s beautifully written, thought-provoking and delves into such emotionally charged subjects, you can’t help but shed the odd tear, or seven. Here’s what the blurb says:
‘Tess has a secret – one which is going to turn her life upside down in just nine months’ time. The only person she can confide in is her beloved grandmother. But Iris is slipping further away each day. Then chance brings a stranger into Tess’s life. Gigi’s heart goes out to Tess, knowing what it’s like to feel alone. She’s determined to show her that there’s a silver lining to every cloud. As their unlikely friendship blossoms, Tess feels inspired to open up. But something still holds her back – until she discovers Iris has a secret of her own. A suitcase of letters from another time, the missing pieces of a life she never shared. Could the letters hold the answers that Tess thought lost for ever?’
We’ve mostly made a mess. The little guy has been digging for dinosaurs in his excavation kits and we’ve been playing with kinetic sand, both things he got at Christmas and we were yet to put to use.
Moving swiftly along…..
Lovely things about the kids, in both the moody teen’s school report and the little dude’s parents evening this week.
We also heard from the local Beaver colony – they have a space for the littlest to start in two weeks. He isn’t really one for sport, so I’d been looking for an after-school activity he might enjoy and Beavers it is. I’m hoping he’ll enjoy the fact that it’s something different every week.
We’re yet to decide what we’re up to on Mother’s Day. Depending on the weather we may well end up at a zoo, where we can take advantage of the mums go free offer a few of them are offering on Sunday. The little one has been busy creating things at school for me and the Mr picked him up from school today and took him to choose a present, which he loved doing. Although I’m not too sure the Lego Star Wars playset he had to be talked out of buying me is quite what I had in mind for a Mother’s Day gift.
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to.