Carnivals, Secrets and Getting My Life Back #LittleLoves

After a bit more of a break than I’d planned I am very happy to be back writing my little loves post.  The past few weeks have been so crazy and it’s only now I feel that I can start to wind down and look forward to the summer holidays, one week to go!


After finishing all the books I’d downloaded for Spain I’ve made a start on The Husbands Secret.  I’m only a couple of chapters in but hooked already.  I’ll need a couple more to keep me going whilst we’re away so any recommendations will be gladly received.



Our village carnival parade.  O was on one of the floats for the first time and it was a very proud mummy moment.  We always watch the parade as it goes right past our house but this year was extra special with O being a part of it.



On Wednesday it was our Year 13’s Leaving Do which is the perfect excuse to put a frock on and have a catch up with my school friends.  I put my sensible head on and drove after having a few too many wines at the Year 11 do last week.  I really should know better!


And O was Spiderman for his float.  Up until the night before he was still insisting he wanted to be Dusty Crophopper!  Luckily we managed to persuade him into Spiderman, I had visions of me pulling an all nighter to fashion a plane costume from a cardboard box.  Maybe next year!



Nothing much, until this morning one of my old favourite songs came on the radio.

It always reminds me of summer, uni and my Dawsons Creek album (yes, I was that cool!)


Okay, I’m struggling with this one as up until last night I was still furiously exam marking, so please forgive me the tedious link.  I’ve made a new purchase of Nutri-Bullet.  I’ve just had the email to say it’s been despatched and I can’t wait for it to arrive.

And Lastly…

I feel like I’ve generally been a bit crap recently.  Crap wife, crap mum, crap friend as work has completely taken over my life.  I’m really looking forward to spending some quality time with the people I love over the next few weeks and making sure that O has an amazing summer.


Happy Friday, and it’s lovely to be back.



  1. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    July 10, 2015 / 10:53 am

    I had that Dawson’s Creek album too, that song takes me back.

    Loving that dress and loving having you back. O looks so cute, bless him. Have a gorgeous weekend lovely xx

    PS – I’m sure you haven’t been crap xx
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  2. July 10, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    That song has brought back so many memories – and I loved Dawsons Creek too! Your bath looks amazing. I have just read Grey and am looking for more inspiration for another book to read. Have a wonderful weekend lovely – glad to have you back x
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  3. July 10, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    You’re brave taking your kindle in the bath – mine would be in the water in seconds I’m that clumsy! I used to love Dawson’s Creek and that song! Have a great summer with your family, sounds like you deserve a break x
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  4. July 10, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Such a sweet summery song. I would be a nervous reck with a Kindle or iPad near my bath! I’m sure that they understand you are snowed under with work. I mean you were there for O’s parade :o)
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  5. July 11, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    Oh! I love Kiss Me. Such a good song! I read ‘The Husband’s Secret’ last year and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too. I love that O was in a parade…I cannot wait for mine to do stuff like that. I hope school finished without too much stress, sounds like you need a well deserved break!!! xx
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  6. July 12, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Well done for all your marking, only one more week of work then the holidays! Woo! I used to have Kiss Me on repeat on my iPod when I was a teen, what a song. Hope you’re having fun with the Nutribullet 🙂 xx
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  7. jenny
    July 12, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Welcome back to #littleloves babes. What a busy bee you really are indeed. I can’t believe how much you try to balance so I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself. I feel a bit like that lately that I am a crap mom, crap wife and crap at my blog/work in general. Not sure how to get out of that funk. lol But loving the sunshine here and family so hopefully that will help me full swing when I get back to the UK. O looks so cute in his spiderman outfit. Love it. Hope you have a lovely weekend. #littleloves
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  8. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    July 15, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Love that song and Dawson’s Creek – I was obsessed with that programme!
    So good to have you back joining in with LittleLoves. I bet work has been crazy busy for you recently, not long until the holidays now! xxx
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