Little Loves – Birthdays, Meals out and kids growing up

I usually post about my Little Loves once a fortnight, but this week has been a whirl of fun and crazy times. We celebrated 2 birthdays in the Williams’ house, and this week has been filled with fun, presents and of course birthday cake.

Light Box

Birthday presents


I got lots of lovely books for my birthday, but typically have not managed to pick one up yet. I think I will start with the wonderful Hurrah for Gin, as I fancy giggling myself to sleep every night. I did read LOTS of birthday cards, and when your daughter’s birthday is 3 days after yours, the cards get regulated to the side table.

Birthday cards


My daughter growing up infront of my eyes. I took this picture on the day of her 11th birthday, and it blows me away as to how grown up she looks. For a special treat she had her nails painted, followed by having her hair cut and styled after school. We then had a family meal at Las Iguanas followed by bowling. What a wonderful way to turn 11.

Turning 11

Daughter turning 11


After going out for 4 meals this week, I was very tempted to just sell my cooker. But last night I ventured in to the kitchen and made my first Hello Fresh meal. I received a family box to review, and I was looking forward to making my first meal.  Here is the chilli I made (excuse the presentation, I will never be a food blogger), but instead of using mince it was made with sausage meat. It was delicious and got a thumbs up from the kids.

Hello Fresh meal


Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, yes there was lots of singing and birthday wishes this week. We went to Hickorys in Chester at the weekend, and the staff sang to both Katie and I. No doubt I will hear it again tomorrow as Katie has her birthday party. Here we are with our cocktails/mocktails we made at Hickorys.

Cocktail making

Birthday at Hickorys


I think I have either been in pyjamas or going out clothes this week. I am trying to accessorise more, and whilst I normally wear quite understated jewellery, I love this necklace. I am definitely going to embrace different jewellery and accessories this year.


And lastly

I mentioned about my daughter growing up infront of my eyes this week, and this also goes for my son. He is off to work experience on Monday for 3 days, WORK EXPERIENCE. How an earth did that happen. Just another example of how quick our children grow up. Have a lovely week x

Little Loves

20 thoughts on “Little Loves – Birthdays, Meals out and kids growing up”

  1. I would totally sell my cooker if I could and just eat out all the time. There’s so many places to go and discover! And how lovely is it (and crazy) that you have celebrations right the way from December to January in your house. MKsa Jan so much more less blue.

    • You are definitely my foodie friend Tas, and love looking at your delicious meals on instagram. It has certainly been a hectic month and part of me is looking forward to a quieter February x

    • He has really been enjoying work experience, and each evening I have been picking him up with a huge smile on his face (a rare thing from my teenager lol) x

  2. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter. Looks like you’ve had fun celebrating so far. I need to read Hurrah for Gin, so many people talk about it. Enjoy your weekend xx

  3. You look like you had a fabulous birthday. Love your necklace (and the mojito). Your daughter looks so grown up in that top photo! Hope your son gets on ok with his work experience, that’ll be mine in the next year or so – eek! Have a great week x

    • Aw thank you, I was overwhelmed when I saw her looking so grown up with her hair styled. Son has been loving his work experience, and how fast does it go. Hope you are having a great week too x

    • Aw Sarah I was so overwhelmed when I saw her, she looked more 18 than 11. We have had such a great week celebrating but struck down with a damn virus this week x

  4. Happy birthday to you both! It sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. Your girl really does look so grown up – and so beautiful – in those photos. Your chill looks delicious too!
    Wow, work experience! Good luck to your boy! My son did it in year 10 too. x

    • Aw thank you so much Sarah, she really did look so grown up on her birthday. Morgan has been loving work experience and comes out every evening with a huge smile (phew) x

  5. Wow, what a jam pack little loves Tracey! Belated birthday love to you both. Katie looks so grown up with her hair all done. It’s crazy how fast time goes isn’t it?
    Hope you’re having a good week xx

    • Thank you Morgana, it was certainly a crazy but fun filled week. I loved the way the hairdresser styled her hair, oh to be 11 again. I didn’t get that treatment when I turned 43 lol x

  6. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter, she looks so grown up! Her hair looks gorgeous. My birthday is two days after O’s so my cards get a little corner whilst his take over the whole living room.
    I could happily eat put every day, my waistline wouldn’t like it though!
    Love that necklace on you too. xx

    • She really blew me away as to how grown up she looked with her hair styled. I am glad it’s not just me that gets the birthday cards relegated lol. I guess you also have a crazy few days celebrating birthdays too x

  7. Aw thank you so much for saying that Susan. It has been a crazy January, and I presume you feel exactly the same with having 2 birthdays on consecutive days. Lots of birthday fun x


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