As always I was sad to say goodbye to the summer holidays. We have had a fantastic time, and ended the holidays with a break away at Forest Holidays in Nottinghamshire. This is what else we have been up to over the past fortnight.

Forest Holidays mug

Daughter in the forest


The Ikea catalogue popped through my letterbox this week, so it would have been rude not to have stuck the kettle on and read it with a cuppa. We had an Ikea delivery yesterday, and husband is currently in flat pack hell building Katie’s new bed. I am staying well out of the way, and my job for the day is tea lady.


I went to the cinema on Bank Holiday Monday and watched Bad Moms with my best friend. Seriously, if you have not watched this film grab your girlfriends and GO. It stars Mila Kunis (girl crush) and is hilarious from start to finish. I am definitely team Bad Moms.


Move along, nothing to see in the Made section this week.


The sound of parents up and down the country cheering for the return of school. Whilst I have loved our summer holidays, after 7 and a half weeks of the kids being off, I was craving the routine of life. Katie is about to embark on her final year at primary school (sob), and here is the obligatory back to school photo.

Back to school


It has been a week of wearing my swimming costume. I have got straight back into my routine of swimming at David Lloyd, and we also spent last weekend more or less in a hot tub. I won’t subject you to a picture of me in a costume, so here is our hot tub and our Forest Holidays duck.

Hot tub in the forest

And Lastly

I celebrated my 3rd blog birthday this week. Thank you to my husband who always gives me the time to blog. The kids for not moaning too much when I stop every 5 seconds to take a photo. And after 3 years they all finally know the blogger rule. Never start eating a meal in a restaurant, until it has been photographed several times! Thanks guys x

The Williams

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20 Thoughts on “Little Loves – Back to school, hot tubs in the forest and a blog birthday

  1. Happy third birthday! We had the ikea catalogue too, so obviously I’ve planned a whole room makeover at the end of the month! LOL

    • Tracey Williams on September 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm said:

      Thank you Sam, 3 years have gone so quickly. After today I don’t think I want to see a piece of Ikea furniture for the next month lol. Though daughter has a fab new bed and son has a new sofa bed and unit. Gotta love Ikea x

  2. Three years Tracey, where does the time go! Glad you’ve had a lovely summer. x

    • Tracey Williams on September 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm said:

      It has been a fab summer, but how quickly does it become a distant memory once you start doing those school runs again. We need another catch up soon Lorraine x

  3. I reeeeeally want to watch Bad Moms. Everyone that’s seen it has said its really funny. I loved your hot tub pics, it looks like a brilliant place to go and chill out for a few days. And happy bloggerversary!!!! May you have many many more 🙂

    • Tracey Williams on September 16, 2016 at 10:43 am said:

      Bad Moms is the funniest film I have seen in a long time. If you lived nearer Tas I would come along with you and watch it again. You can’t beat chilling out in a hot tub at the end of the summer holidays x

  4. Happy blog birthday! Am impressed that your family are so supportive. After five years my blog is still a total mystery to my family and blogging is always does when they’re not around!
    Your forest holiday sounds like a lovely end to the holidays.

    • Tracey Williams on September 16, 2016 at 10:48 am said:

      Aw thanks Sarah. The teen is more and more reluctant to be featured now, which I guess is expected. But yes I can’t complain as they are really supportive towards my little space on the internet. Forest Holidays certainly was the best end to the summer holidays. Can’t believe it was only 2 weeks ago today (seems like a lifetime ago) x

  5. I too am team Bad Moms, awesome film
    ps the hot tub looks awesome.

  6. I too was cheering and have been swimming loads this week its been fab, Forrest holidays looks so fab I will have to try them out x

  7. Very jealous of your hot tub in the forest, it looks amazing. I keep trying to persuade my husband to book one of these but he grumbles and says we can go to the caravan in wales for free!
    Happy Blog Birthday, hope you had cake. xx

    • Tracey Williams on September 16, 2016 at 11:18 am said:

      Totally forgot to have cake, pffttt. Hot tub holidays are the best. I just book them and then email my husband to tell him to take time off work lol x

  8. Yay! Happy belated third birthday! It’s a big achievement when so many people give up after a year, you should be so proud.
    I loved Bad Moms too! It was so funny and I’ll definitely be watching it again xx

    • Tracey Williams on September 16, 2016 at 11:20 am said:

      Aw thanks Morgana, I can’t believe it has been 3 years already. Love joining in with your linky, and try and pop by every 2 weeks. Would definitely watch Bad Moms again, such a brilliant film x

  9. Happy blogoversary that is great news. Oh I love love loved Bad Moms what a great film. Will definitely watch it again. I love Forest Holidays they are great and the hot tub with the duck is such fun. Great to have the support. Hugs xx

    • Tracey Williams on September 16, 2016 at 11:22 am said:

      I have not heard a bad word about Bad Moms, such a brilliant and funny film. I remember you going to Forest Holidays. It’s such a great place to chill out and let the kids venture into the forest x

  10. Happy Blog Birthday! And I agree on Bad Moms, I cried from start to finish!

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