Eleanor Oliphant, The Goonies and New Buys #LittleLoves

Happy Friday, it feels like this has been a long week and I am more than ready for a couple of days off.  The scaffolding for the extension has gone up this week to build the walls for the first floor.  It’s really exciting to see but I am looking forward to it being finished and not living on a building site.

Without further ado here’s the highlights of the past week.


After seeing so many people raving about this book I treated myself to a little Mothers Day present and bought Eleanor Oliphant.  I read a few pages on Sunday but have yet to pick it back up and this week has been quite busy. I’m hoping to get stuck into it over the weekend.


One of the things I love now that O is getting older is watching with him the films I watched growing up.  He loved Karate Kid over Christmas and last Saturday we ordered The Goonies off Amazon Prime and snuggled on the couch together to watch it.  It’s been years since I’ve seen it all the way through and there were so many parts I’d forgotten.  Such a fab family film.


G seems to have developed a really wicked chuckle which has had us all giggling this week.  He is such a cheeky little boy and his laugh is just another signal he’s going to be keeping us on our toes.


Maybe not quite a decision that has been just this week but one that I did write about on Monday, you can read about it here if you’re interested. I made the decision to keep going with my blog. For so long I have left it very unloved and I had thought I was ready for walking away from it. But G has started going to sleep easier at night and I’m starting to find some time again in the evenings and I guess I’m just not ready to leave it, not yet anyway.


I’m cheating this week and rather than I wore, I’m going with I am going to wear as with payday this week I have treated myself to a few new things from Topshop.  I have been stuck in a skinny jean rut for the past few weeks and I’m not even that big a jeans fan, but they are so practical when running around after the boys.

I love this skirt but I am slightly worried it could be a bit too long on me but I’ll have to wait and see when it arrives.

In the hope of warmer weather I opted for this t-shirt. We got engaged in Venice so the place will always be special to us

And I just couldn’t resist these super cute PJ’s, forever a Friends fan!

And Lastly..

It feels at the moment that the house is always full of people, the builders are here most days (sometimes weekends too) and it has started to feel like a treat when we have the house to ourselves during the day.  In just over a couple of weeks we will have to move out when they knock through to the main part of the house and I will miss our home and our family routine so much.  We keep telling ourselves it will be worth it in the long run, and it will be, but for now I’m making the most of the rare lazy day we get at home.

Linking up with the lovely Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat



  1. Life at No.6
    March 16, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Good luck with the extension! Eleanor Oliphant is top of my reading list – everyone seems to be reading it at the moment! Hope you have a lovely weekend! xx #littleloves

  2. March 17, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Eleanor Oliphant is such a good book. Love your pay day treats! I haven’t shopped in Top Shop in years – maybe once I lose another few stone. The Goonies and Karate Kid, that takes me back. I may see if I can get my little one to watch them with me. Have a great weekend. #littleloves

  3. March 17, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Ooh cute skirt! And great film choices. I’m looking forward to introducing my kid to 80s movies when he’s a bit older.

  4. March 18, 2018 / 7:56 am

    I’m so glad you’ve decided to continue to write your blog, I know how you feel though I’ve been struggling with what direction to take my blog this year and still am to be honest. But I like you have have to decided to carry on and see what happens. Xxx ps I love that Venice tee.

  5. March 18, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Renovations are so hard, we spent so many years and often do still spend days and weeks in a building site but it is worth it. I adore how it feels afterwards, definitely rewarding but such hard work. I love that you are finding some time to spend on your blog again, sometimes we just need a break don’t we #littleloves
    Kerri-Ann recently posted…Why I love my Thursday afternoons {Life lately}…My Profile

  6. March 19, 2018 / 2:08 pm

    One of my favourite things to do is introduce my girls to films I loved as a child. We recently watched jumanji and they were on the edges of their seats!
    That skirt is gorgeous, crossing my fingers that it’s the right length for you. As a fellow shortie I totally relate to this predicament! xx

  7. March 21, 2018 / 9:51 am

    Oh, I have Eleanor Oliphant on my to-read list, everyone I know who’s read it says it’s amazing. I love introducing old movies to my kids too – we watched ET at Christmas (still love it!). The Karate Kid was one of my all-time favourites growing up x

  8. March 22, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    We watched the Karate Kid over Christmas and Joe loved it, we also watched the new version with Jaden Smith which I love just as much. The Goonies is one of my all time faves a real Sunday afternoon film. I love that skirt and am loving Eleanor too x
    Sarah Christie recently posted…Everybody needs a Doris, My Review of the iRobot Roomba 980My Profile

  9. March 23, 2018 / 7:56 am

    Yay, it’s good you’ve decided to keep up with blogging. I absolutely adore that skirt btw and I really want to re-watch The Goonies. I loved that when I was young. I just finished Eleanor Oliphant, I really like it, but I’m still not sure about it. I’d love to hear your thoughts. x #littleloves

  10. Michael Ross
    April 2, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I have also read Eleanor Oliphant. Well, just the half, couldn’t get time to finish, but now I’m thinking of spending more time on that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge