This week I finally stopped banging on about my new book by Caitlin Moran (How to be a Woman) and finally read chapter 1 and wow, this really made me think back to a time in my life I haven’t thought about for a long, long time – the onset of puberty! Fortunately I will never have to guide a young girl through this time of
blood and angst blossoming womanhood, but the boys are a completely unknown quantity (hopefully I’ll leave the guidance to their dad at that point!!).
I’ve also read lots of great blog posts and discovered a couple which are new to me too including Parenting Hacks (for parents who no longer give a crap) by Up the Spout and Round About which made me laugh (out loud!).
I finally finished Season 4 of Walking Dead! Wow. Pretty tense ending and I’m ashamed to say I just couldn’t stand the suspense and Wikipedia-ed series 5 ep. 1 so I know how it’s going to go down! I also discovered that there is a new series of the comedy Uncle on BBC3 (why did no one tell me sooner??). I loved the first series – Nick Helm is fab and the script is spot on. Not all sit-coms are funny but this one is. I also watched episode one of the comedy Catastrophe on 4oD which I think might have been mentioned before on #littleloves. Not as funny as Uncle but definitely has potential.
I know this is a bit out of date now, but I was reminded of the song Stolen Dance by Milky Chance whilst browsing about on YouTube the other day. Great tune.
Last week I had a bit of an Amazon session where I go in looking for one thing and then think, ooh, while I’m here I’ll see if there’s anything else I need. Recipe for bankruptcy really, but still.. I was budget conscious enough to discover myself this pair of Converse-alike canvas shoes:
I’m always a little wary of shoe shopping online because my feet are (very unhelpfully) a half size and no-one ever seems to manufacture half sizes these days. On Amazon I’m always keen to read plenty of reviews which say whether a shoe size comes up big or small. Lots of people said these come up small so I went for a 7 instead of a 6 (I’m 6.5). In fact they seem absolutely massive to me – they are about an inch longer than my feet! Fortunately they were only £8 and they’re lace-ups and comfy (better than a squished toe!) so I’ll look forward to giving them an outing come sunnier days!
No, unfortunately I’m not clever and creative and talented enough to have knocked up this cute little cushion – however, I have put together a new Pinterest board to gather some ideas together around creating a pirate bedroom theme for the boys. Their room is looking pretty shabby it has to be said. There is a whole section of wallpaper which has been ripped off and a giant panda is all well and good but they need some clothes storage desperately. I asked JJ what kind of theme he would like and he is still quite into the pirate theme. I’ve a feeling we can do this a bit on the cheap too as I still have lots of pirate bits and bobs left over from his party. It may not happen very soon but it will happen!
I treated myself to an unhurried browsing session in two lovely antiquey/home decor emporiums this week – one called What-nots and one called The Packhouse. I didn’t make any purchases but actually just the experience of wandering through knick knack heaven is quite as nice as a warm bubble bath I think 🙂
We took the kids to Zizzi last Friday and then the hubster went swimming with them later on in the day so that was a lovely end to half term.
Have a great weekend Little Loves!