I was very kindly tagged by the lovely Stevie over at A Cornish Mum, to answer 20 random facts about myself.

Bistrot Pierre at Stokton Heath

When was the last time you cried ?

That is an easy one, as it was around 4.30pm on Tuesday. It has been a challenging and emotional week for me, and I have cried more times than usual. I am an emotional person and I tend to cry when I am sad, angry, upset, even happy. I even cried at the end of The Greatest Showman.

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Another 2 weeks seem to have gone in a flash, and it’s time for Little Loves again. A chance to look back at our last fortnight, and focus on the positive things that have happened.

Little Loves

Read

I am still reading Hens Reunited by Lucy Diamond.  I needed something a little less heavy after Eleanor Oliphant, and this is perfect. I will probably finish it this weekend, and I think I’ll make a start on the Matt Haig book that everybody is talking about. My Mum managed to pick it up in a charity shop for only a pound.

Lucy Diamond - Hens Reunited

Watched

Katie had a sleepover at her friends last weekend, so the husband and teen watched Black Panther at the cinema (which meant I had a Friday night to myself, bliss).… Continue reading

How has it been 3 weeks since I last wrote a Little Loves post. Every single time I tell myself that I am going to be more organised, and then life just gets in the way. Please tell me I am not the only one. And how an earth is it March next week. February seems to have gone in a flash.

Little Loves

Read

I have an Eleanor Oliphant shaped hole in my life, after I finished the last week. It’s hard to believe that this is Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, a book that she wrote whilst working full time. Eleanor is a complex, misunderstood, but likeable character by the end of the book.… Continue reading

I know most people were  cheering to see the end of January, but I must admit it’s one of my favourite months. I know I’m in the minority, and we all know that January will never be able to compete against it’s glitzy neighbour, December. But I love it, and here are some of the reasons why.

Loving January

Birthdays

We celebrate not one, but two birthdays in our house in January. I celebrated mine on ‘Blue Monday’ which is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. Well not when you are celebrating your birthday with a trip to the Trafford Centre, followed by a family meal out.… Continue reading

Apologies for the lateness of this post as I got struck down with a migraine on Friday. All my plans went out of the window, and I ended up sleeping for most of the morning. Anyway let’s focus on the positives, which is what Little Loves is all about.

Little Loves

Read

It took me less than a fortnight to read The Couple Next Door (which is pretty good going for me), and what a gripping read. To be honest I didn’t have a clue what the book was about prior to starting it, and I would never have guessed the storyline. Definitely a good read, and I now have my next two books lined up.… Continue reading

Phew what a week that was. When you have 2 birthdays to celebrate in one week, it is always going to be filled with lots of fun. What I didn’t factor in was the husband getting the flu. Not even man flu, but the real deal which has seen him signed off work for over a week. It has been a real mixture of a week, but plenty of positives and birthday celebrations.

Little Loves

Read

I got this book for my birthday and can’t wait to start reading it. This year I have set myself a challenge to push my boundaries and read books that I wouldn’t normally pick up.… Continue reading

I think I am slowly emerging from the Christmas bubble and getting back to normal life. I am one of those strange people who love January, as we celebrate not one but two birthdays this month. But before the birthday celebrations we need to take our decorations down this weekend. Christmas has been brilliant this year, and even though the kids are 15 and nearly 12, the magic and excitement is there but just in a different way.

Read

It was my mission to read two books over the Christmas period and I failed miserably. However I am very nearly at the end of this book, and it has been a brilliant read.… Continue reading

What a busy but thoroughly enjoyable fortnight it has been. We have all finished work and school and we are ready for the Christmas holidays. The past fortnight has been filled with Christmas get togethers with my mum, afternoon tea with 2 of my bestest friends, Christmas dinner day in work where I get to sit on a toddler chair surrounded by 40 kids, Winter Wonderland in Manchester, School Christmas Fairs and lots more fun.

Dining and Activitiesat Q Lodges Slaley Hall (44)

Read

I have very nearly finished Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery (yes I know, reading a summer book in winter), and it has been a lovely read.… Continue reading

Another two weeks has passed since my last Little Loves. The mocks have finally finished and the teen seems to have handled them pretty well. He has been working incredibly hard, and I hope this is reflected in his mock results.

Little Loves

Husband and I spent a lovely day in Chester on Wednesday. For the first 2 hours it was all about the Christmas shopping, and I was like a woman possessed. Once the bags had been deposited back to the car it was time to wander around the Christmas markets. And of course I had my first mulled wine of the season.… Continue reading

How has it been 3 weeks since I did a Little Loves update. It always get a little crazy at this time of year, but I am determined to keep on top of things and remain cool, calm and collected ahead of the festive season (please remind me of this in a few weeks).

Little Loves

Last weekend I met the lovely Angela from Adventures in Websterland, and we had a delicious breakfast at Bistrot Pierre which thankfully included free refills of coffee. Blogging can sometimes be a little lonely, and it was nice to meet Angela and talk non stop about blogging.… Continue reading