Little Loves 3/52

Happy Friday, how’s your week been? The past couple of weeks have flown by and I am very happy it’s the weekend!  It’ll be February before we know it.

Read I saw this book pop up on Sian at Potty Mouthed Mummys Instagram at the weekend and I had to have it. It arrived on Wednesday and I have just started to read through it.  It’s fab, and   I think most of my weekend will be spent playing with the big camera and finally getting to grips with manual mode.


Watched I caught up with the first episode of the new series of Revenge and looking forward to watching the second on Saturday.  Oh, how I want a holiday home in the Hamptons!

Heard O singing along to Frozen.  I’m not sure if previously he was a bit young for it, but at the moment he is a bit of a Frozen obsessive and I have to admit quite enjoying cuddling up on the couch to watch it, especially while the weather has been a bit rubbish.  He’s now started to learn the words and it is so cute to hear him singing along!

Made Hot chocolates with squirty cream and marshmallows. The perfect drink whilst your watching Frozen on a chilly Saturday afternoon.

Wore Nothing too exciting this week.  I did get my gym gear on and went for a lunchtime spin class on Thursday after dropping O off at preschool.  I have to admit I quite like having a few hours to myself on a Thursday afternoon.

And lastly…I guess we all have Blogging goals that we’d like to hit.  One of mine was to make Mumsnet Blog Of The Day and this week it happened with this post.

I had some lovely comments from other parents who shared my concerns but there were also a few people who really didn’t like it.  As someone who still keeps my little blog largely to myself it felt very strange to see people discussing something I’d written, and to see it being shared so many times. The blogging community is so supportive but when people outside of that read a post you are opening yourself up to criticism and that isn’t always easy to take.

So that was my week, have a lovely weekend, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a bit of snow next week. Are you?



  1. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    January 16, 2015 / 9:50 am

    I’ve seen this book lots now and as I’ve recently bought myself a new big camera I think that this book should defo be my next purchase! Need to get to grips with it to take better product photos for my shop, my iphone just doesn’t cut it!
    I’m so pleased you mentioned Revenge last week, I’ve now caught up and I love it. I totes want a holiday home in the Hamptons too, perhaps we can go halves..!! 😉
    Have a lovely weekend xx
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  2. January 16, 2015 / 11:59 am

    I’ve seen a lot of mention of that book (via Sian!) too and I want to the book *and* a DSLR camera now!! I think I’m going for a record of being the only family not to have seen Frozen for as long as possible! We are still Despicable Me obsessed over here (bit behind the times I know!). Congrats on your post getting all that exposure! Must be weird to have the pool of commentators opened up like that though, I can imagine. Have a fab weekend Jo Xx #littleloves
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  3. Mummy Hearts You
    January 16, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Yay! Well done for making blog of the day!! The hot chocolate looks immense! Yummy indeed xx
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  4. January 16, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Well done on your Mumsnet achievement! Amazing!
    And I now NEED that book! x
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  5. January 16, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Everyone is making me want a dslr, and not just so I can buy that book! Congratulations on your post. I actually mentioned it in my ‘read’ section. I found it thought provoking… I think you do have to have tough skin if you want to be a ‘big’ blogger though, some people say some crazy things! Have a lovely weekend x
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  6. Life at the Little Wood
    January 16, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    I ordered this book after seeing it on Sian’s blog too! We are so in tune Jo! 🙂 Aww, it was so amazing to see you on Mumsnet. I hope noone was mean though? Your hot chocolate looks amazing – i’d love some right now! Have a fab weekend pet xx

  7. January 16, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Hi, I’ve been eyeing up this book too on Amazon. My husband bought me a new camera for Xmas so think I’ll have to treat myself to this book.
    Your hot chocolate looks amazing. Might have to go and make myself one now.

    Have a lovely weekend xx
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  8. January 16, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Well done you on the mumsnet blog of the day – it’s such an exciting thing! (I’m still riding high from mine last week!) Good luck getting to grips with your camera too – it really does open a whole world of photography when you can get your head round it!
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  9. January 16, 2015 / 11:22 pm

    That book sounds great – good luck with learning more about your camera and well done for making blog of the day on Mumsnet 🙂
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  10. A Little Londoner
    January 18, 2015 / 9:02 am

    That book is something I need to invest in! I have a lovely Canon 500 that I never use, because I don’t know how and never have the patience for the manual! Must it on my list! Oh that hot chocolate – yummy!
    You must be so chuffed getting in mumsnet front page – well done you! Great achievement xxxxx
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  11. Louisa
    January 18, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    I need that book to learn how to get to grips with my new camera. My iphone camera is totally rubbish!
    Well done on blog of the day. Your post was excellent and sadly a reality for many parents #littleloves
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  12. January 19, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Yay for your mumsnet of the day! Always nice to get the recognition when you work so hard. The hot chocolate is to die for! Could go that right now! Hope you had a nice weekend x
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  13. January 20, 2015 / 11:47 am

    This lovely book seems to be cropping up more and more on blogs and Instagram, definitely need to invest in a copy for myself as i really want to get to grips with my DSLR this year. Congratulations on being Mumsnet’s Blog Of The Day, such a great achievement. It was a very well written and thought provoking post so you should be proud! xxx #littleloves
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