Delilah, reindeer and cosmological wisdom #littleloves

luther

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Things have gone a bit haywire lately and all the usual reading materials have been somewhat abandoned (albeit that I have still read plenty of great blog posts and one too many Christmas Gift Guides!). I have been reading loads of Christmas stories with the kids at bedtime and we’re still loving Santa comes to <insert name of our town> that I bought last year – it makes Christmas feel really real to be talking about Santa landing in real places just around the corner from where we live!

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Catastrophe, London Theatre and Elementary Art #littleloves

Robin Schulz Sugar

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The Cuckoo's CallingSince I last posted I’m afraid to say that I haven’t really picked up The Life You Want again – BUT! – I have started reading the book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott which is an interesting read if you have ever had any desire to be a writer and what to expect (and not to expect!). I also saw that JK Rowling had the third in her crime trilogy (written under pen name Robert Galbraith) out and I was intrigued so I have bought the first in the trilogy, The Cuckoo’s Calling, on my Kindle and started that too. Needless to say I’m not really getting anywhere fast with any of them but it is good to have something to turn to should the telly selection suddenly taper off, however:

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Love the Little Things 21.11.14

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Nothing but blog posts! I don’t think I’m going to be finding much of a window to open a book now til January what with the rapid approach of Christmas, and the children staying awake and making demands some nights as late as 9pm due to 5 year old’s cough and 2 year old appearing to go through a transition from napping and still sleeping nicely at night, to napping and not wanting to sleep at bedtime.
Favourite blog posts this week: Amy from 2 Boys 1 Mum’s House Pregnancy, Jo from Not a Frumpy Mum’s More than Just a Target, and Emma from Brummymummyof2’s 13 Views from the Parenting Frontline.

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Love the Little Things 14.11.14

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Red magazine

Everything Blogfest from the programme, to the Twitter feed scrolling above the panellists heads on the day to the free copy of Red magazine that was included in the goody bag!

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The apprentice

Some entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking panel discussions and ‘Think Bombs’ at Blogfest on Saturday. This was my very first blogging event and it was, on the whole, a very positive, enjoyable experience. People watching took on a whole new meaning too as the people I was watching were strange yet familiar at the same time. I guess this is a bit like going to a school reunion after a 25 year gap and seeing people who are both well known yet completely different…

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Love the Little Things 07.11.14

I haven’t linked up with Little Things for a while – Thursdays and Fridays are always so manic both in and out of the blogosphere! But I think it’s time to slow down and, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, appreciate the good things that I’ve been up to lately so I’m back!

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My current book, Skios by Michael Frayn has been on hold for a while now as I just haven’t found the time. However, I started up my very own (Tuesday) linky last week, The Truth about… offering the chance to share some of the unvarnished truths of parenting and life in general that, essentially, gives both writer and reader the reassurance that they’re not alone, a good laugh, a fascinating insight, support and encouragement when the going gets tough. I’ve been able to share some brilliant posts this week including The 20 Week Scan by Louise over at Little Hearts Big Love (made me cry a bit!) and On Highwaymen by Michelle over at Learner Mother which really made me laugh!

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