Little Loves – Ikea Day Bed, Cirque du Soleil and Happy Birthday Mum

Another 2 weeks has passed since I last shared our Little Loves and phew, what a busy but fantastic fortnight it has been. Here are some of the things we have been up to.


I have finally finished my book, The Secrets to Happiness, and was another great read from Lucy Diamond. I can’t wait to start reading Summer at Shell Cottage.

Lucy Diamond Books


As part of my mum’s 70th birthday celebrations, we watched Cirque Du Soleil in Manchester on Wednesday night. It was my first time watching a Cirque show, and WOW what an evening. Amaluna was breathtaking and mesmerizing from start to finish, and Katie was captivated by all the stunning costumes. What a brilliant evening with my mum, step dad and my little lady.

Cirque Du Soleil

Family at Cirque Du Soleil


Finally I have something for this section. No it’s not a beautiful cake lovingly made by myself, or some Autumn crafts I knocked up. And I actually can’t take any credit for it, other than making countless cups of tea. So over to my husband and his Ikea creations. A new day bed for daughter which has transformed her small box room. Plus a new sofa bed and unit for the teen.

Ikea day bed


The family singing happy birthday to my mum on her ‘special’ birthday.  We had a lovely day celebrating with afternoon tea, and then a family meal in the evening. What a great day it was.

Happy birthday mum


Over to my little lady this week. As she is 10, I can no longer get away with choosing her outfits (bye bye pink and glitter). But I have to say she has a great knack for putting clothes together. For afternoon tea on Sunday she wore her gorgeous lace dress with her stripy jacket, and teamed it with a large pink flower in her hair.


Daughter at Nunsmere Hall

And lastly

I am so excited as I am off for a girlie night away tomorrow to Birmingham. A city I have never visited, and I am looking forward to girlie gossip, food, alcohol and laughter. Have a great week x

Girls weekend

Little Loves A

12 thoughts on “Little Loves – Ikea Day Bed, Cirque du Soleil and Happy Birthday Mum”

    • Thank you Sarah, she had a wonderful birthday and she deserved to be treated. Cirque was amazing, just need to go to Vegas to see one of their shows now x

    • Girlie weekend was amazing thank you. I shall write more about it in my next little loves post. Girls weekends are certainly good for the soul x

  1. Enjoy your girly weekend! I read The Secrets of Happiness this year and really loved it. Lucy Diamond writes the perfect feel good books doesn’t she? Summer at Shell Cottage is also a great one. Happy Reading! 🙂

    • I still haven’t got round to starting it yet, but I am sure it will be fantastic just like her other reads. Girlie weekend was amazing thank you x

  2. Gorgeous photos. I think we all own this ikea bed for the big kid bed as they get older. it’s amazing we have it for B. Great when you have company over too.Have a grand time on your girlie weekend. Much deserved soak it in. Hope you have had a lovely weekend. #littleloves

    • It is certainly a popular bed isn’t it. Katie has put some fairy lights around the top of it and it looks gorgeous. Oh to be a little girl again. Girlie weekend was amazing and I shall write more about it in my next little loves x


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