It’s been a while since I last took the time to share my #littleloves. Its been a funny few weeks with yet more teenage tantrums, relocation woes and the Mr working away every few weeks. I guess some weeks you really can’t see the wood for the trees and it’s that bit harder to pick out the things that have made a week that bit more enjoyable. But I’m determined to move forward, recording those little things that make life a little more enjoyable no matter what it’s throwing at you at the time.
So without further whining, here’s this week’s #littleloves:
I ordered Still Me, the latest instalment in the Me Before You series by Jojo Moyes before Christmas and was thrilled when it arrived on its release date yesterday. I’ve been dying to get my hands on it since I read the first chapter on a review site a few months back. Needless to say, I’ll be devouring it over the weekend.
On my kindle is The Hygge Holiday. It’s like a hug in a book. Following Clara as she stumbles across a pretty but forgotten village while on her travels through the English countryside. She seizes the opportunity to help turn a small local business around and manages to have quite an effect on the village and its inhabitants as her Danish influence takes hold. I’m about 2/3 of the way through and already it has me taking the time to appreciate the little things that bit more. Everyone needs a little hygge in their life after all.
I also watched the moody teen get behind the camera at a college we looked at this week. She had decided upon 6th form, but it seems college is more appealing at the moment and after having a look around and chatting to some of the students, she seems to really like it. Who knows what she’ll end up deciding upon by the time September comes around, but at least she’s exploring all of her options.
I ‘made’ the decision (see what I did there) to join Slimming World at the beginning of the month and 3 weeks later I’m 9lb down. I’ve been enjoying cooking up a storm in the kitchen and trying to find new ways to include fruit and veg in my diet. I’m the biggest fruit and veg dodger you’ll ever come across, so the fact that I cooked this huge bowl full of crispy kale (aka crispy seaweed – it’s just like the one you get at a Chinese takeaway) yesterday is a bit of a miracle. It was seriously good though and so cheap and easy to make.
I haven’t worn either yet, but I treated myself to a new pair of black pinstriped trousers and some new trainers this week. I’ve been wearing the same comfy old pair of trainers for years so it was definitely time for a new pair.
I’m off to see the little dude’s assembly this morning. It’s the first one parents have been invited to and it’s a celebration of their work so far this year. He is so excited and can’t wait for me to watch it. So far he’s let slip that he’s doing a little song about the Arctic, which is the latest project his class are working on.
This weekend is likely to be another quiet one. The Mr is working abroad again next week, so we’ll no doubt be staying close to home and preparing for his trip. But at least that gives me plenty of time to read my new book – silver linings and all that!
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to.