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.


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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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