Why Mummy Drinks, Peaky Blinders and Christmas Prep #littleloves

Why Mummy Drinks, Peaky Blinders and Christmas Prep #littleloves

This week I’ve been happily ensconced in a cosy little bubble of festive preparations. Enjoying a ‘day off’ the school run on Wednesday – I spent much of the day in bed. Something I definitely want to repeat more regularly, even if I was working from beneath the cosy folds of the duvet, it was exactly what I needed. I feel rested and much less stressed. It almost made getting up at stupid o’clock in the morning and braving the 2 hour long school run morning and afternoon slightly less tedius.

Anyway enough of my self-indulgence and onto this week’s #littleloves:


Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks caught my eye while doing the dreaded food shop the other day. And funnily enough, by the time I got to the checkout with a moody 15 year old and a hyper 5 year old it couldn’t have been more apt. I’ve only managed to read the first few pages, but so far so good and it certainly sounds much like me.

Here’s the blurb: ‘It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…’


Cillian Murphy is just the dreamiest bad boy ever in Peaky Blinders. I for one, am so glad it’s back on our screens for a 4th series. And the first episode didn’t disappoint.

I’ve also been loving Outlander. Now if someone could transport me back in time to the delicious Jamie, that would be fabulous.

I may have also ‘accidentally’ watched several Christmas films, including Deck the Halls – I love that film!


christmas card

I ‘made’ good progress with my Christmas shopping. I’ve even bought all of my cards. Some of which I bought from a gorgeous shop on Etsy called Beyond The Ink. How ridiculously cute is this Harry Potter inspired card? I’ve bought cards for both kids for Christmas and birthdays, my nieces and nephew and my sister from this fab shop and they’re really lovely. If you have any Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Disney Princess etc fans at home, you’ll love it.

Not only have I got my cards sorted, I’ve been making a real indent in my present shopping too. And I’ve bagged some great bargains in various sales. Next on my hitlist is Sainsbury’s where I’ll be stocking up on presents and decorations thanks to the double Nectar points event this week. I’ve only been collecting them for a few months and I’ll be getting £70 worth of vouchers, effectively for free, to spend. Can you tell I’m fully embracing the whole shopping in England thing again.


Nothing to see here I’m afraid. Best move along….


I’ve been listening to the lovely Ed Sheeran again. His songs just never get old. Have you seen this new video for ‘Perfect’? It’s so cute.

There’s also been plenty of discussions about what to do after the teen’s GCSEs. 6th form, college or an apprenticeship, who knows. But she’s keeping her options open now at least, instead of automatically dismissing the likes of 6th form. We’ve even got a few open evenings lined up in the coming weeks, along with both kids parent’s evenings next week. Wish us luck.

And lastly…

This weekend we’re looking forward to another chilled one. With lunch at the inlaws and a trampoline park party for the teen thrown in for good measure. The next few weeks are going to be pretty manic, so it’ll be some much-needed downtime before the crazy begins.

Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to.

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  1. November 17, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Must catch the video later for Perfect! Adore the song and he nails it every time! That Harry Potter Christmas card is just so cute!!! Love it! Sounds like my kind of book! Will have to check that one out! Have a lovely week xxxx

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Gotta love a bit of Ed Sheeran 😉 You should see the other cards I got, they’re so cute! Ha ha it’s definitely making for entertaining reading x

  2. November 17, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Love the Harry Potter card. That book sounds great too. Well done on all the Christmas shopping. I think I’m still in denial!

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Ha ha I don’t get the chance to be in denial – my little Christmas day baby puts paid to that! He’s been making his christmas list since August! x

  3. November 19, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Absolutely love that card! Thanks for the heads up on the Sainsbury double up this weekend, I managed to get lots of Christmas decorations and a few gifts for family and friends. Winning! I love the sound of that book, not heard of it until now – one to add to the Christmas list! xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Glad you made the most out of the Sainsbury’s thing! I got all my stuff yesterday morning, it was like one massive festive shopping spree – loved it! x

  4. November 19, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    It’s nice to have those chilled out weekends in between the chaos of life isn’t it. Glad you had a restful day, and sometimes as parents we often don’t stop and take time for ourselves. Loving the look of that book, another one to add to my reading list (which I think the majority have been recommended by you). Have a great week x
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    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:46 am

      My ‘day off’ was absolutely heavenly! Was supposed to get one this week, but seeing as I needed to hit the shops anyway I ended up taking the little monster to school. I wouldn’t mind I don’t get a lay in anyway because I’m awake, but just staying in bed that bit longer feels almost luxurious x

  5. November 19, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Its such a big desision isn’t it? Jack went for an apprenticeship and has a great balance on 3 days at work, 2 at college with the added bonus of a wage and great prospects so I hope it all works out well? That book looks great I will have to check it out. Hope you had a lovely chilled weekend ? xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:48 am

      I did a YTS thing when I was younger and absolutely loved it. Fingers crossed she’ll find something she loves. It’s hard where we’ve not been back in the country for long so not only did she have to pick her GCSE subjects in September, she’s now thinking what she’d like to do after her GCSEs which seem just around the corner already! x

  6. November 19, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Well, how cute are those Christmas cards? Makes me wish I hadn’t bought mine now. I’m keen to know what you make of the book ‘Why Mummy Drinks’, the blurb has me intrigued. Hope you have a lovely week! #LittleLoves

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:50 am

      It’s definitely a funny one. I’m still only a few chapters in but so far so good!

  7. November 20, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Loving the HP card – obviously!
    You sound super organised on the Christmas front, very impressive! I feel like I’m getting there now, after an initial panic last week.
    I’m desperate to watch the new Peaky Blinders but I’m waiting for my husband to finish the previous season so we can watch it together, all I can say is he better hurry up!!
    Have a great week xx

    • Mum Reinvented
      November 22, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Ha ha I dunno about the organised bit. I realised I hadn’t brought any lights or baubles with me when we moved back so had a Christmas decoration colour related meltdown this week when I couldn’t decide what colour I fancied. Not that I have, or will be having the colours I want as they don’t ‘go’ with the kids decorations – although I’m thinking of a second tree in the kitchen to show off all their tat (that should read beautiful handmade tree decorations).

      I’m lucky with my partner, he watches nothing but sport, so i can watch series as they air – if they’re not the same night as a big race/match/fight of course 😉 x

  8. November 23, 2017 / 10:26 am

    You sound really organised with your Christmas shopping – I must get cracking! I’ve never watched Peaky Blinders but it looks really good. That card is so cute too xx

  9. November 23, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    YAY for Christmas progress. We made a massive dent in the wrapping this week and it feels so good! x

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