Little Loves – Downhill Running, Busy Kids and Memories of Greece

Another 2 weeks has passed since I last joined in with Little Loves, and what a fortnight. Last week we were in Greece, and this week has been a blur of high school transition days, work, family life, school reports, SATS results (both amazing) and orthodontic appointments for the teen. I am ready to flop on the sofa this evening with a bottle of wine and Gilmore Girls.

Glass of wine


I am loving Big Little Lies (thanks to all the Little Loves people that have mentioned it in their posts recently). I am about half way through and it has gripped me from the first page. And my reading spot last week wasn’t too shabby.

Big Little Lies


My family running down a big hill which is 1.3 miles from top to bottom. The husband has done it for the past 4 years (coming in 8th position last year), but this year the kids also joined him. It meant that he had to run with Katie and it was great to see them crossing the finishing line together. The teen did brilliantly coming in around 50th out of 300. They keep saying I should join in, but I am quite happy with my role as ‘official family photographer’ at the finishing line.

Donwhill Run - Cheshire



Amazing memories (sorry to use it AGAIN). I have been part of this crazy blogging world for nearly 4 years, and last week is something I will remember for ever. Experiencing Sani Dunes hotel in Greece during its soft opening was incredible. Our 5 days  were filled with sun, pools, 6 course Michelin star meal, drinking champagne overlooking the sea, and incredible service from all the staff.

Sani Dunes outdoor pool

Sani Dunes Hotel

Sani Dunes volvo experience

Sani Dunes Hotel at Sani Resort


The kids have been full of it this week. They seem to be so busy at this time of year, and they have been telling us all about Duke of Ed hikes, high school transition days, Enterprise days and of course the plans for the year 6 leavers assembly.  One things for sure, there WILL be tears and lots of them (from me, Katie seems to be absolutely fine).


Summer dresses, hats, swimming costumes and factor 50.

Sani Dunes Resort Halkidiki

Sani Dunes in Greece

And lastly

My little lady is off to London for 2 days next week on her end of school trip. She is so excited, and of course I will be feeling anxious when she is there. But my anxieties are nothing compared to the memories she will make, and the amazing fun she will have. A perfect trip for the end of her primary school journey.


14 thoughts on “Little Loves – Downhill Running, Busy Kids and Memories of Greece”

  1. What an amazing couple of weeks you’ve all had! Your holiday looks fantastic. I would love to see the run in action, although not sure I would be brave enough to run down such a steep hill.
    I’m gearing up for all the end of school emotion too – only two weeks to go!

    • It really has been a fantastic few weeks, and yes I will be stocking up on the tissues for the next 2 weeks. Saying goodbye to primary after 11/12 years is going to be hard isn’t it. You will have to take a trip to Cheshire next year for the run. It’s such a great atmosphere as they have a carnival in the park afterwards x

  2. I absolutely love that last one of you, you are fab in front of the camera got skills and don’t know it girl. I am jealous I didn’t realize they had a press week there I am dying to check it out looks so so gorgeous I could have gone last week with the kids We are always looking for places like as we tend to go to the same ones all the time and now we are bored of the ones we already been to. Always need inspiration. #litteloves

    • Wow Jenny that means ALOT as I really don’t think I have any camera or posing skills at all, so thank you. The hotel is amazing but the age limit is currently age 12 plus (though they are removing this limit for 2018). It really is an amazing resort as are the Ikos hotels, and Greece is beautiful x

  3. I loved Sani Dunes what a gorgeous resort, I just love the whole Sani/Ikos concept it is incredible and those pics of you are so lovely Tracey you should not hate having your picture taken lovely lady, that book looks great I will have to try it x

    • I have nearly finished the book and it has gripped me from the very first page. And thank you for saying that Sarah, I just need to get more confident infront of the camera. And Sani was just amazing wasn’t it x

  4. I’m so glad you got the amazing experience at Sani Dunes – it looked incredible! Of course you’ll remember it forever, these opportunities don’t come along very often. I’ve watched Big Little Lies but not read it – I wonder if the book is as good as the TV series which I LOVED! x

    • Aw thank you Suzanne, it was certainly an amazing experience. Ah I REALLY want to watch the series now but we don’t have Sky. I might have to buy a NOW entertainment package for a month if they show it on there x

  5. What a gorgeously jam packed Little Loves!
    Your holiday looks and sounds amazing, what a wonderful opportunity and time as a family.
    Gosh, I’ll be the same when N leaves Primary school. We got invited to a highschool open evening last week and it freaked me out! Haha
    Hope you’re having a good week xx

    • I really am going to be an emotional wreck for the leavers assembly and then the final day. It goes so quick Morgana. Greece was amazing and I am still pinching myself we got to experience it together x

  6. It looks like to had an amazing time in Greece, your dresses look beautiful. A downhill race sounds like lots of fun although if it was me I would be rolling instead ! Hope your daughter enjoyed London x

    • Aw thank you Angela. How did I not know that Debenhams sell gorgeous dresses that don’t cost the earth. Ha I would have been rolling down too, and yes she had an amazing time in London thank you x


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