Holiday Plans, Tea & Cake & It’s Almost Half Term #LittleLoves

Yay for Friday, and double yay for it being the last Friday of this half term.  This is always by toughest half term at school as the mornings and evenings are so dark, everyone is in a bit of an after Christmas slump and the weather is generally miserable.  Have you noticed that the nights are starting to get that little bit lighter?  It’s so much nicer driving home from work when it’s not pitch black outside.  Come on Spring!

Here’s what we’ve been loving this week.


I’m still a bit rubbish in this category but I did read a couple of fab posts this week which I’d like to share.  The first one was from Pippa at Red Rose Mummy On Dressing Boys, and how limited the choice can sometimes be.  As a mum who isn’t a huge fan of catchphrase t-shirts (I’m a cheeky monkey, etc) or outfits that have Minions all over them I completely agreed with everything she said.

The second post I want to share was a very personal one from Kate at Pouting From Heels On Trying For A Baby.  Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while will know we struggled to conceive our second child and I remember all those feelings so well and know how heartbreaking it is to want something so much and for it not to happen.


On Wednesday night we watched How To Die: Simon’s Choice on BBC2.  If you didn’t see the program, it documented a man who was suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and had chose to end his life in Switzerland with an assisted suicide.  We had a very personal reason for watching the program as a family member was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease last summer and made the same decision as the man in the program and ended his life a few weeks ago in Switzerland.  Motor Neurone Disease is such a devastating illness and it is heartbreaking that there is no cure.


Sorry for the feeble link, but we made an alteration to our Disneyland Paris booking.  We were supposed to be going in two months time as a family of three.  After chatting about it, we decided it would be better to postpone the trip until after the baby was born as it would be quite tiring walking round the parks all day and frustrating for O if Mummy couldn’t go on the rides with him so we are now going next February as a gang of 4.  Our first family holiday with the new addition, I’m starting to panic a little bit about that already.


I’ve treated myself to a few new bits and bobs this week and bought myself a bodycon maternity dress.  This isn’t something I would normally wear in my non pregnant life but I’m loving my bump and love wearing clothes that show it off. I completely forgot to take a photo when I was wearing it, but I’ll share another bump shot instead.


(Apologies for another weak link) We had to go to the hospital this week for our second 20 week scan to check baby’s heart as they couldn’t get all the measurements they needed last time. I know it’s fairly routine, we had to go back twice with O as he wasn’t in the correct position, but you still worry. No need to though as everything was normal!

And Lastly..

I never take for granted how lucky we are to have both sets of grandparents living so nearby who are always more than willing to babysit. On Saturday I had a phone call from my mum as she was looking after my nephew. He wanted O to come and play so could she pick him up and take him to soft play. It didn’t take too much thought to say yes and I had a lovely couple of hours to myself.

Just a few more hours and then I’m work free and looking forward to a week at home.

Have a lovely half term!



  1. Notmyyearoff
    February 12, 2016 / 7:12 am

    I was going to say “nothing like a lovely cup of tea and cake with a couple of hours to yourself”, then thought how old do I sound! I think it’s a good decision to postpone Disney a tiny bit. When we went to Mauritius, I only managed because we pretty much did a big tour in a taxi, literally getting out to see the big sights, then jumping back in. Walking for ages would have been painful!
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  2. February 12, 2016 / 11:30 am

    Oh I long for my Mum to call to take my girls for a couple of hours – sounds like bliss! There is nothing better than hearing the heartbeat of your baby, all so exciting. Have a lovely weekend XXX
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  3. February 12, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Unexpected moments on your own are to be cherished! Hearing your baby’s heartbeat is definitely NOT a weak link – such a special moment. Enjoy your week off x

  4. Kate / Pouting In Heels
    February 12, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my post. Very kind of you! And I’m thrilled to hear that all went well with the scan 🙂 X

  5. February 13, 2016 / 6:41 am

    I think postponing Disneyland sounds like a good plan, there would be nothing worse than doing it when you are too tired to enjoy it properly, I was constantly tired when I was pregnant second time round, even more so than after a bad night once the baby had actually arrived! Have a lovely half term x
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  6. February 13, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Love that little crab plate, how cute! I miss my mum being nearby (she’s in another country) as she always used to just ring or pop round and disappear with my daughter, which was bliss. Sounds like a good idea to postpone Disneyland and you’ll all love it when you’re there. Have a lovely weekend x

  7. February 16, 2016 / 8:16 am

    Oh I do think there is a better sound than a babies heartbeat.. Wonderful! Unexpected days to yourself are always a treat.. Hope your enjoying half term xx
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  8. Morgana
    February 19, 2016 / 7:47 am

    I think postponing Disney is a good idea. We’re heading there in October (after years of me nagging the husband) and I cannot wait. We were supposed to go in April but as we’re having our bathroom done too, we’re going to spread it out a bit. xx
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