Little Loves – Eleanor Oliphant, The Greatest Showman and Make Up

How has it been 3 weeks since I last wrote a Little Loves post. Every single time I tell myself that I am going to be more organised, and then life just gets in the way. Please tell me I am not the only one. And how an earth is it March next week. February seems to have gone in a flash.

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I have an Eleanor Oliphant shaped hole in my life, after I finished the last week. It’s hard to believe that this is Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, a book that she wrote whilst working full time. Eleanor is a complex, misunderstood, but likeable character by the end of the book.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Whilst I have made it my mission to read books I normally wouldn’t this year, I have reverted back to some good old chick lit reading. Lucy Diamond is one of my favourite authors, and I am slowly working my way through her collection.


How fantastic is The Greatest Showman. Katie and I had a girlie evening during half term, a trip to Chiquitos followed by a night at the cinema. Whilst I usually hate musicals (don’t get me started on Mama Mia), I left the cinema feeling on top of the world and we sang all the way home.

Daughter at Chiquitos


And talking of singing, I have sang my way through the past week thanks to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. You can’t beat listening to it at full volume whilst doing the housework.


Nothing to see here.


Make up by Katie. The 12 year old has been desperate to do my make up for ages, so I let her loose on me for our cinema trip. I must admit part of me was scared the glittery eye shadow was going to make an appearance, but thankfully she went for a natural look. I may have even be contoured, which is a first for me. Here we are striking a pose before our evening out.

Mum and daughter

And lastly

The husband and I enjoyed a night out during half term, where we enjoyed a 6 course Gastronomy evening at our local Bistrot Pierre restaurant. You can’t beat a night of good food, great service, and of course fabulous company.

Boeuf at Bistrot Pierre

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8 thoughts on “Little Loves – Eleanor Oliphant, The Greatest Showman and Make Up”

  1. Well done Katy your make up looked fab Tracey, and I so hope I get into this book I am not feeling it so fab but everyone seems to love it, and yes time is flying isnt it? I am so booked up for the next couple of months it is going to be crazy x

    • You are always crazy busy Sarah, but I bet you wouldn’t have it any other way would you. She was so excited to do my make up, and is booking me in for another trip to her salon (ie her bedroom lol) x

  2. Oh my eldest is itching to do my make up too, though I don’t think she’d do such a lovely job as your Katy did.
    I know just what you mean about The Greatest Showman, such a feel good film. x

    • I think she knows more about make up than I do. Put it this way, she has way more make up brushes at 12 than I have ever owned in 44 years lol x

  3. Your Little Loves sounds very much like mine this week – TGS and Eleanor Oliphant! Katy did a lovely job of your make up, as I said on Twitter, I can’t believe you don’t wear make up every day! The 6 course meal sounds incredible! xx

    • Yes very similar weeks with our films and books. I only ever wear make up when I am going out out, and yes she did a fab job on me. She now wants to do it next time we go out too lol x

  4. Sounds like your girly evening together was well spent, isn’t The Greatest Showman the best?! I’m desperate to get it on DVD! I’m waiting until the Easter Holidays to pick up Eleanor Oliphant, as I really want to be able to enjoy it. Cannot believe it is March already! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

    • Thank you Stacie. Ah I really loved our girlie evening together, and realised we must do it more often. Oooo can you imagine when it comes out on DVD, everybody will be buying it I bet x


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