A Week Or Two Of Firsts #LittleLoves

Since starting blogging almost four years ago now I have taken part in various different linkys, but the only one that I have constantly returned to is this one, the Little Loves.  Life is so busy right now but I love being able to sit down and reflect over the last week although I have to admit I am struggling with keeping all my balls in the air now.  For that reason I have decided that I am going to join in with Little Loves on a fortnightly basis rather than weekly.  I wouldn’t want to stop writing these posts but I know I can’t commit to the writing and commenting at the moment which isn’t fair to the others who are linking up.  So my little loves are of what has happened over the past two weeks rather than seven days and our last fortnight has been a bit of a hectic one!


I went in to visit my new place of work this week so lots of reading up on how they work and getting my head around things.  I am so excited to start and can’t wait for September.


The Handmaid’s Tale on Channel 4.  This was one of my A-Level English Literature texts and I still  have my battered, annotated copy somewhere in the house.  I know the book inside out and I have loved seeing it brought to life.  I did watch the film version when I was studying the novel and it was a disappointment but I have loved this adaptation so far.


I’m handing this one over to O because he made his own pizza.  We were away in Windsor last weekend (more about that later on) and the hotel we were staying in had a children buffet which involved the kids making their own pizza.  He loved it, getting to choose his own toppings, so not a veg in sight, and he kindly shared it with his brother afterwards!


If O claimed the made spot this week, G is having the wore section for himself as he has been wearing his first pair of shoes.  They are absolutely adorable although  don’t think he is overly keen on them!   He is so close to walking, he just lacks the confidence to let go and be off by himself but we are expecting it any day now.

He has also been sporting his I Am 1 t-shirt as my little man turning one, how did that come around so quickly?  We had such a lovely time celebrating and luckily the sun came out on his big day.  Turns out this birthday business is a bit exhausting and he was fast asleep for half five on the day but I think that means he must have enjoyed his self!

I did manage to wear my new pink top a couple of times so I’m going to sneak it in here.


It has be the Manchester One Love concert of this one, how good was it?? I have to admit feeling very teary watching it but also so proud of how people had come together.

And Lastly…

A few weeks ago I wrote that we had received a really exciting email and yesterday I was able to share that news, we have been asked to be Generation Graco ambassadors.  Last weekend we went to Legoland in Windsor to meet the team and the other bloggers who were also member of the Generation Graco panel.  It is my first time being a brand ambassador and I am still pinching myself that I was asked.

First job visits, first shoes, first birthdays and our first visit to LEGOLAND.  It’s been a really exciting and hectic couple of weeks and we are looking forward to a much quieter weekend.  I hope you have a lovely one.



  1. June 9, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Ahh the first pair of shoes, they are so cute!! Exciting news about your new job and becoming ambassadors for Graco as well 😀

  2. June 9, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    You have had a busy few weeks. The hotel in Windsor sounds great for kids. I love those tiny shoes. My youngest is 1 today! Well done on the ambassador role.

    • June 10, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Happy birthday tiny Ladybird! The hotel was a Marriott one but they were so good with the kids, giving O a little bag of popcorn, and he could have had a slushy if he had liked them. The childrens buffet was fab and I loved that they had to wear the full chefs outfit to make the pizzas. xx
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  3. June 9, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    What a fun idea for a hotel to have a station for children to make their own pizzas! Congratulations on being chosen as part of the Generation Graco too 🙂 #LittleLoves

  4. June 10, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I really want to watch The Handmaids Tale, although I have a feeling I will be an emotional wreck watching it. Thats just by going on the contents of the trailer. We made pizzas at home this week too. It’s such a fun thing to do with little ones! So good that the hotel put this on! G’s first shoes are adorable. Happy 1st birthday!!! It’s scary how fast it goes isn’t it? I hope you have a lovely week to come. #littleloves xx

    • June 11, 2017 / 9:11 am

      I think it helps knowing what’s going to happen but it is quite surreal seeing it being acted rather than imagining it in my head. It’s worth watching though! xx
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  5. June 11, 2017 / 10:44 am

    We are aiming to make pizza this week! I think Parker will enjoy doing it. Happy 1st Birthday to your little one, it goes so fast. Enjoy your weekend xx

  6. June 11, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Oh how cute are those little shoes! Also loving your pink top. Well done on becoming an ambassador for such a great brand, how exciting. #littleloves
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  7. June 14, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Legoland is just down the road for me – we used to go there loads! I hope your little men enjoyed it and congratulations on the brand ambassador role – super exciting! Your new job it coming round quickly isn’t it? And I can’t believe your boy has turned 1 already either – where does the time go? xx

  8. June 14, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    You have been busy. I cannot believe G is 1, time has flown. Sounds like a really lovely couple of weeks and I LOVE that top, where is it from? Thanks for joining in with this week’s #littleloves
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  9. June 19, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Ahhh the first shoes are just so special and it must be so cute to watch G toddling about. And a massive well done on becoming a Graco ambassador!! I look forward to seeing what you think of their very light sounding buggy 🙂

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