Despite me saying that I was going to link up with Little Loves every Friday, I have totally failed for the past 6 weeks. I love reading the Little Loves posts, so I am going to try and join in again as much as I can.

Ikos Olivia Grounds

We returned from our amazing holiday on Monday, and thankfully the kids are still off until next week. We went to Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki in Greece, and over the next week I will be sharing our adventures from this truly amazing resort. Since coming back Katie has had an exciting week. She was very lucky to see 2 of her favourite bands at the Liverpool Echo Arena.


My husband surprised me with Girl on the Train at Manchester airport. I am about half way through, and whilst it is not my usual read, it really is a gripping book. I have absolutely no idea how it is all going to turn out, and thankfully there have been no spoilers on social media.  And what better place to read it than lying on a beach, with the sun beating down on you and the sound of the waves in the background.

Girl on the Train


The day after returning from our holiday, husband and daughter headed off into Liverpool to watch The Vamps. Katie and I watched them last year and they were brilliant. As I was taking Katie to see Little Mix on the Thursday, I delegated this concert out to the husband. They were snapped by the Liverpool Echo outside, and appeared on the website in The Vamps fan gallery. Look how excited my husband is lol.

The Vamps


Little Mix in concert. Oh my word they were fab, and those girls can certainly sing and dance. They put on an incredible show for nearly 2 hours at the Liverpool Echo arena last night. I took my daughter and her friend as Katie wanted to go to a concert rather than having a birthday party back in January. We headed into Liverpool early and had dinner at Las Iguanas. Then it was time to buy a programme and head into the arena. Katie declared our seats the best ever as we were in block 1.


Lots of incredible memories from Ikos Olivia. It is the second year on the run we have gone abroad over the Spring break, and the weather was glorious. I will have everlasting memories of the beautiful grounds, the amazing service we received and the family fun we all had together. And did I mention we had our own private pool.

Ikos Olivia Private pool


New holiday clothes. Is there a better feeling than the sun on your arms, being able to wear sleeveless dresses and putting on suntan lotion. Katie chose most of her holiday wardrobe herself, and she got some gorgeous clothes from George at Asda and Sainsburys. I love this striped blazer that she wore in the evenings, when it went a little cooler. I just wish they did it in my size.

Striped Jacket from Sainsburys

Katie 3

And lastly

We have nothing much planned for the next week, apart from back to the school run and clubs. The weather is so grey and miserable since we got back, so I will leave you with this picture and hopefully we will see the sun soon.

Sunshine Postcard