How has it been 3 weeks since I joined in with Little Loves. Life seems to be busy at the moment…. a good busy so I won’t complain. I have had some lovely blog events and reviews over the past few weeks, with more on the horizon.

Daughter and Lisa Faulkner


After hearing so many good things about Big Little Lies, I picked up the book in Sainsburys last week. Always a winner when you can combine food shopping with book buying, and at less than £4 it was a bargain. I have not started it yet as I am saving it for when we go on holiday. But I have been reading my OK magazine. Husband got me a 6 month subscription for our wedding anniversary (whatever happened to diamonds), so I have been immersing myself in the celebrity world.

Big Little Lies


We are still watching Gilmore Girls and are currently coming to the end of series 5. We started watching it in January, so definitely no binge watching in our house. We tend to watch 1 episode an evening, which I guess is the result of having older kids who go to bed later. Less time for tv watching.


During half term, Katie and I travelled down to London for an amazing blogging event. We got the opportunity to bake with the lovely Lisa Faulkner, and we made Madeleine Hot Air Balloons. Being the independent 11 year old that Katie is, my help was not needed apart from the occasional whisk and tidying up. We both loved the day, and agreed that we should do more baking together at home.

Baking with Lisa Faulkner

Icing cakes

Finished madeleines


The sound of seagulls as we headed to Lytham St Annes a few weeks ago. There is nothing like getting out in the fresh air and enjoying the seaside. We spent the day in a beach hut and it was just what we needed. The kids got on, we had fish and chips overlooking the beach, and we played football on the sand.

Fish and Chips at the beach

Beach hut at Lytham


Not quite wearing yet, but I have been shopping for lots of summer dresses as we are off to Greece soon. And you can never have too many dresses can you, well that’s the line I keep saying to the husband.

And lastly

I had a fantastic evening with my mum last week. We went to our local Hallmark Hotel for a 3 course meal, and it was such a nice evening. We chatted, ate nice food and I came away thinking we should do it more often.

Me and my mum