Sunshine, Podcasts and Haircuts #littleloves

Sunshine, Podcasts and Haircuts #littleloves

As is tradition it seems, the 5 year old fell ill at the weekend (again). He had some terrible mosquito bites which quickly got infected and turned into cellulitis which caused him to go all floppy and tired while we were out on Sunday. Queue a trip to the doctor for yet more antibiotics and numerous lotions and potions. He’s definitely perked up again now and was well enough for his school trip on Wednesday, which he loved. But he still has these huge angry red marks all over his skin.

Weird skin infections aside, this week has been full of dips in the pool, travelling (the Mr) and lots of sunshine. And isn’t everything always better when the sun is out? Anyway onto my #littleloves for the week:


I’m almost finished Are We Nearly There Yet? It’s such a fab book. I love the fact you’re laughing one minute and it’s so touching the next. I’m not sure what to read next though. I’ve got so many books on my kindle waiting to be read, I never know which one to choose next!


I may have sobbed throughout this promo for This is Us series 2. I cannot wait for series 2 to air in the autumn.

The Durrells is one I didn’t watch when it was first one, but have recently discovered on catch up and have fallen in love with. I’m at the end of series one and can’t wait to see what madcap adventures occur in series 2!


I ‘made’ a new contact this week, which has worked out rather nicely for me as I’ve bagged myself a new social media client. It’s funny, just as I was thinking of throwing myself into a course, revamping this blog and perhaps actually concentrating on my own social media, now this has come along. For me jobs are like buses, they all come along at once or you wait what seems like ages for one. But I guess that’s the nature of the beast and I can’t wait to get my teeth into this new project.


I ‘wore’ my new haircut. Does that count? I finally got to a hairdressers appointment after the little one was ill last week and I missed it. I was in the chair at 8.15 after dropping the kids off to school and home by 9.15 with a much shorter ‘do. I’ve had half my hair cut off (literally) and although it’s a teensy bit shorter than I envisaged (It was very long and I wanted it to hit my shoulders but it’s above my shoulders), it’s so much lighter and I can’t stop flicking it about. Now I just need to decide on what colour I want it!


blogtacular podcast

Having caught up with all the live episodes of Hashtag Authentic, I was looking for a new podcast to listen to and came across Kat Molesworth’s Blogtacular The Podcast. I’ve listened to a few episodes so far, picking out the more relevant ones for me and my favourite is the interview with Emma Gannon, who it turns out has her own podcast, so that’s another one on my list for future listening. I’m fast becoming a podcast convert. Considering I hadn’t ever listened to any and it’s now something I do every weekend – usually as I read #littleloves posts, I’m discovering new podcasts to listen to and new ideas and inspiration every week.

What we haven’t heard yet is whether we will be moving, so things are still uncertain. But it should be today or early next week, so I’m on tenterhooks at the moment.

And lastly…

Did you hear about the fab new linky from Anna Marie from Mummy Hearts You? Each week she alternates between linking to her favourite blogs, vlogs, tv shows and instagram and this week it was the turn of the vloggers. Why not head over and link up your own post? (Shameless plugging there, but I persuaded her to turn it into a linky so I need to do my bit!)

We don’t have any plans for the weekend yet. I’m thinking the beach definitely needs to go on the list if the weather is as gorgeous as it has been this week and of course several dips in the pool will be called for. Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!


  1. May 19, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Thanks for the plug! Haha!! Thanks again for joining in.. sorry to hear little one has been ill again!, it’s. ever ending isn’t it? Glad you finally managed to get to the hairdressers! I hate going but feel so much better for it after.. hope you have a wonderful weekend xxx

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Ha ha well I have to plug it seeing as I made you turn it into a linky. I even remembered to write a post for it! Now I just need to get one sorted for the next one. I think my 5 year old is permanently ill – he’s on first name terms with the doctor, literally! x

  2. May 19, 2017 / 11:20 am

    You know me, I love a good podcast and all the ones you’ve listed are fab aren’t they? I’ve recently discovered some more good ones so I think I’ll be dedicating another blog post to them.
    Well done on your new client! You’re so right with paid work being like buses, I’m finding it to be that way too.
    Enjoy the weekend! xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      May 20, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Ooh fab, I’ll look forward to that! I’ve just been sat here listening to another 2 podcasts while reading little loves posts – it’s my saturday morning ritual now! Ha ha glad I’m not the only one with the work thing. I feel like I have to say yes incase I lose the others then end up overworked and knackered! Shouldn’t complain though I guess x

  3. May 19, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Weird skin reactions are not nice. I hope your little boys clears up soon. My eldest has a couple of strange ones on her face. I tgink they are bites too but thankfully she’s not been ill with them. Great news on the job front. New haircuts definitely count. I love both the podcasts you mentioned too.

  4. May 19, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve never gotten into podcasts but I think I need to find a series and give them a go I think #LittleLoves

  5. May 20, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Sorry to hear your little boy has been poorly, insect bites can be so nasty. Hope he’s on the mend now. I think I’m starting to prefer podcasts to watching TV, I’ve just added blogtacular to my list. I wish there were more hours in the day to listen to everything. Have a great weekend. #LittleLoves
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  6. May 20, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Congrats on the new social media client! Great news. I love getting a new hair cut too and never have them often enough! x

  7. May 21, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Congratulations on the new client- and the new hair! I think I’m going to have to start listening to podcasts- I’ve never heard so many recommendations since I’ve started #LittleLoves and now think I’m missing out!

  8. May 21, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Podcasts are fantastic to listen to wherever you are. You never know what treasure you’ll uncover until you’ve listened to them. #LittleLoves

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