Looking For Rainbows #LittleLoves

I always knew this was going to be a tough week. There were two possible outcomes for the end of it, one which would make me the happiest girl in the world and one which would break my heart. Unfortunately it was the latter. I apologise in advance as this is not likely to be the cheeriest of Little Loves but there have a been a few little rays of light in an otherwise dark few days.

My blog reading has been pretty non existent this week and I really need to catch up on some commenting from a couple of linkies I joined in at the start of the week, I will get round to it I promise. I have read some lovely comments on my post yesterday which explains what happened this week and they have made me feel like I’m not alone and provided some comfort. One person I have to mention here is the lovely Caroline from Sweetnener and Spice. She is an amazing lady and has been so supportive these past few days. It really does help to talk to someone who knows exactly what you are going through and to listen to your ramblings.

On Sunday we went out with the in-laws as an early Mothers Day treat for my mother in law and on the way home they offered to take O for a few hours. I can’t remember the last time we had a child free Sunday afternoon so we headed home and curled up in bed to watch a film. Hubby was choosing and picked Home Front, a bit of a thriller with Jason Statham. I have to admit I rolled my eyes when I first heard who was in it and wasn’t expecting too much from the film but it turned out to be quite good and had me hooked to see how it would turn out.

On Saturday night it was my husbands bosses surprise 50th birthday party. As I have been living in comfy pants recently it was nice to have an excuse to get dressed up. Due to a lack of exercise and the hormones I’ve been taking I have piled on a few extra pounds and a lot of my usual going out gear is a bit snug so I had to rethink my outfit. I forgot I had this dress, a little bargain buy from La Redoute a couple of years ago, but it was so comfy due to it’s stretchy material.


Heard (*Warning; Tenuous Link Alert*)
We heard some very happy ducks as they got fed a full loaf of bread. Saturday was such a gorgeous day and it was lovely to be outside.


A promise to myself to get healthier. For the past few weeks the exercise has been non existent, far too much chocolate has been consumed and it has left me feeling a bit urghh. Later today I’m off to get some smoothie ingredients and the legs are a bit sore today after my first spin class in weeks yesterday lunch.

And Lastly…
This week has been shit (sorry, there’s no other word to use) but I am very lucky that I have had some wonderful friends who have been there for me every step of the way and who I know will still be there as we contemplate what to do next.




  1. Louisa
    March 13, 2015 / 9:43 am

    I am so sorry that you are going through this. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling and cannot offer any wise words of comfort just a huge virtual hug. I’m so glad you have a good support system to help and support you. xx
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  2. Jenny
    March 13, 2015 / 9:53 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress. Wow! It’s a lovely outfit. I am the same I am SO FAR behind commenting on the blogs I love these days I feel horrible as I always want to support all those I love so much. Lovely capture of little O feeding the ducks. #littleloves
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  3. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    March 13, 2015 / 10:43 am

    I’m sorry to read that you’re having such a shitty time at the moment, you’ve done well to still join in this week. Sometimes it’s little things like in this kind of post that help us to see the small good things through the darkness. Sending all my love xxx (PS, you look hot in that dress! 😉 )
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  4. March 13, 2015 / 10:58 am

    Although I haven’t commented on your blog before I wanted to let you know that I’m sending a virtual hug your way. 🙂 All the very best as you go through this difficult time.
    PS you do look amazing in that dress! 🙂

  5. March 13, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Sorry this week’s been shitty, I am definitely sending big hugs. We’re having our first child-free day in London tomorrow – this is a first child-free day in like forever but it is needed. sometimes its just the ticket right? to spend time together even if its not doing much, it means a lot. That dress looks beautiful, Im slowly building my confidence back up with my style since having kids. hard but good. That quote is brilliant, I read a lot of stuff like that that we were in a very dark place back in 2011-2012… long story but quotes always help to lift us up and this is so right, having the bad makes us appreciate the good even more. x
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  6. March 13, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    So sorry you have had a crap week.. It cannot of been easy for you.. Sending you huge but gentle hugs xx

    You look amazing in that photo too, hope you have a good weekend lovely xx

  7. Life at the Little Wood
    March 13, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    It’s been an awful week for you Jo, and i admire you so much for still finding some positive in it, i really do! You look beautiful in your dress and i really love the picture of O with the ducks too. So sweet! I’ll have an extra big hug for you tomorrow sweetpea xx

  8. March 13, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Sorry it’s been so rubbish, well done for finding the little things within a pants week that were lovely nonetheless…enjoy the smoothies, they really do give you a kick of healthy-ness 🙂 xx
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    • March 14, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Awwwww, lovely lady. I am so so sorry that this week has been really shit. My heart breaks for you. I’m sending you lots of love and massive hugs. You look absolutely stunning in that dress. I am so glad that you and hubby were able to spend some time just the two of you. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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  9. March 16, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    I very briefly met you at the blog meet up at the weekend (you were leaving as I arrived) and I’m sorry we didn’t have time to speak properly. I had no idea you were going through such a hard time and I’m so sorry. It must be rubbish. We struggled to conceive our first child and it was oe of the hardest periods of my life. I really hope the fertility gods give you a break sometimes soon. Sending fertile vibes and hope that your dearest and nearest are looking after you. xxxx #littleloves xxxx
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  10. March 16, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    I really am so sorry that it was the latter. I cannot imagine what you are going through and my heart truly goes out to you. I am so glad that you got to have a little rest on Sunday afternoon and you look so gorgeous in that black dress! x
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  11. March 17, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I think you have done incredibly well to have even gotten dressed, let alone look so stunning! A little bit of sunshine and the outdoors always help I find as well, and it looks like O enjoyed it! Hope you are doing okay missus x
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