Oh Friday how ready I am for you this week! I had some bad news about my grandad this week, he’s terminally ill and as he’s reached the grand old age of 95, they can’t offer him any treatment or operations because he just won’t recover from it at his age. It’s at times like this all I want to do is be with my family, not 2000 miles away, which has inturn made me question what on earth I’m doing not living near them in the first place. It was a week where the teen decided I didn’t have enough on my mind and decided to test my patience aswell. A note for parents of future teens, take away their electronic devices. Once they get over not having them they actually turn into functioning humans capable of conversation and even the odd nicety. I’m doing a little better than I was now we’re coming towards the end of the week. I’ve done enough feeling sorry for myself and as always having this linky to focus on always manages to show me that even when things get tough, there’s still lots to be thankful for.
So onto my #littleloves:
I finished The Midwife’s Confession, which was a bit of a slow burner to start, but turned into a fantastic read. Why would a respected midwife and beloved friend commit suicide? As her friends begin to piece together what happened, they begin to wish they hadn’t. It’s another mysterious read, uncovering secrets that were never meant to be told. And another book I might not have ordinarily picked up, but I’m glad I did.
I’m onto The American Girl, which is about 17 year old Rose, who falls pregnant in Boston in 1968 and is shipped off to Ireland, where her parents were born, to have the baby in a home run by nuns. Her baby is adopted and it springs forward to the present day, when her daughter and grandaughter attempt to find her. I’m about half way through and so far it’s a great read. Sad and heartwarming in equal measure.
I also watched caught up on Little Boy Blue and watched 2 episodes last night. It’s brilliantly done, the acting is so good it’s like you’re there with them, but oh how I cried. It’s just so heartbreaking to watch.
My dinosaur obsessed 5 year old decided he would make a family of diplodocuses (no idea if that’s the plural of the word, although he could probably tell me!) from lego and he’s so proud of his creations. There is a baby somewhere but I couldn’t find it when I went to take a quick snap of them. He is so obsessed with dinosaurs he can tell you their names just by looking at a picture in a book and he can tell you all kinds of things about them too. He’s absolutely fixated on them and asks to look things up on the internet. He heard (no idea where) about a dinosaur fossil recently being discovered in China, so I had to google that for him and print all the details out so he could save it. Funny how they become obsessed with things when they’re little like that.
I actually have something to share this week in the ‘Wore’ section – gotta be a record! I was sent some clothes from Simply Be to review and one of the things I got was this gorgeous top. Don’t get too excited, that’s not me wearing it, I made the teen be my model for the photos I took because I don’t do photos (another reason for her hatred of me at the mo). Maybe when I’m thin!
The crazy 5 year old and I have also braved the pool for a swim a few times. I have a gorgeous new swimming cossie from Simply Be too in a lovely bright blue, which is a mile away from the black I usually hide in. But I thought who cares, no one else will see me in it in our pool and just the colour of it is enough to make me smile. I won’t lie it takes me about 10 minutes to fully submerge myself in the freezing cold water of the pool (I’m not brave enough to get straight in until at least July), but once you’re in it it seems to warm up and it’s absolutely dreamy.
The weather has definitely perked up here. There’s certainly no need for coats or jumpers on the school run anymore and this morning it was a balmy 16 degrees when we got into the car at 7am, so we’re hoping to make the most of it over the weekend. More dips in the pool are in order and here’s hoping we get to the beach again early one morning. The beach is our new weekend morning hangout. We’ve been up early the last few weeks in a row and headed down there, the 5 year old and his dinosaurs in tow (we even persuaded the moody teen on one occasion) and enjoyed a bacon sarnie on the sand. It’s the perfect way to start a weekend morning.
Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to!