Looking for the Positives #LittleLoves

In a week filled with so much sadness I debated whether to write this post or not, but I suppose in the hard times it makes looking for the positives all the more important.  Along with everybody in the country I was shocked and saddened by the awful attack on Monday night.  When something like this happens so close to home it hits you even harder, but I think Manchester has shown the world what an amazing city it is in the way the people have come together.  The victims will never be forgotten and a lot of us have shed tears for them, for those who went for a night out and never came home.


Not a lot to be honest, I have mostly been reading newspapers, social media posts and other news stories about the events of this week.


For most of this week I have been glued to the news, watching, hoping that when the missing people were being shown that there would be a happy ending for those families.  Watching this on the news on Tuesday night I was moved to tears, Manchester is such a proud city and this encompasses all of that.


We’ve made a last minute decision to throw G a bit of a first birthday party tonight.  We had planned a BBQ for Sunday but the weather is about to turn and so to make the most of the sun we have changed it to today.  There was a lot of running around yesterday to get organised and my husband is finishing the shopping off today.  The positive of leaving it so late was being able to pick up this bargain cake from Marks and Spencers.

(We are also having a family party on his actual birthday on Wednesday which will be a lot more organised, I hope!)


It seems really trivial to write about what I was wearing this week but I am going to include a few photos of what I wore on Sunday to Blog On.  The pictures were taken in Manchester, by a fellow Little Love lady Kerri-Ann from Life as our Little Family, the day before the bomb, when we were all blissfully unaware of what was about to happen.

I do really love this skirt though!


Last night we went to our local church to watch O take part in an I Sing Pop concert with his school.  It was the perfect way to round off the week, watching the innocence of children as they sang their little hearts out.  As they were Christian pop songs, the lyrics and their message seemed to have extra poignancy after the past few days.

And Lastly…

I often wonder why I keep blogging, it’s something I dip in and out of when the mood takes me but despite considering it several times is something I can’t quite give up.  Last Sunday was Blog On (a blogging conference held at Manchester Science and Industry Museum) and it reminded me why I keep at it.  The ladies I have met through blogging are amazing women and the support that they give each other is unbelievable.  Whilst I still have a few spare hours every now and then I will stick at it and continually strive to improve.

Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend and stay safe.



  1. May 26, 2017 / 10:36 am

    You’re right, this one is just too close to home, the town next to mine, where I lived before I got married lost two children. So devastating. That poem gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. To see people rally round has been so heart warming in the midst of such tragedy.
    Your skirt is beautiful and suits you so much. I wish I could have made it to Blog On.
    Enjoy celebrating G’s birthday! xxx
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  2. May 26, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Ahh what a lovely post, and your outfit looks LOVELY (totally okay to talk about in the wake of this week’s events). WHAT a bargain that cake was! Hope you have fun celebrating the first birthday – we’ll be doing that next weekend, I can’t believe it…

  3. May 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I am so glad we “met” through blogging as I think you are amazing. I’ve loved seeing a your family grow and the days where I’m ready to throw in the towel, I always stop and think of the people.
    Your skirt looked just lovely xxxx

  4. May 26, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I’m the same as you about blogging, I dip in and out without having too many goals and just enjoy it. I keep thinking about attending another conference (I haven’t been to one for quite a few years) but can’t justify the cost. The events this week have been so, so sad haven’t they? So hard to drum up the enthusiasm for Little Loves this week cause everything seems so trivial but as you say, it’s important to count our blessings. X

  5. May 26, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    OH I hope the party and celebration went ok… it’s always a mad dash when you change things up. I love love these two photos of you and your outfit you must meet up with KA and I for photoshoots it’s so fun I need to learn to pose better though hahaha The news was horrific this week but we got to stick together and stay positive about all the good there still is in the world even when it’s tainted with evil. United we stand! Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend ahead. #littleloves

  6. May 26, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I love that outfit – it looks amazing! It’s hard to look forward when something like this happens so close to home but if we don’t then they just win. #LittleLoves

  7. May 27, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Wow I love the outfit it looks awesome! Such a lovely summery choice of clothes and so casual but smart too!

  8. May 27, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Great post. It does feel harder when it’s so close and when children were involved. I’m like you with blogging. It’s going well at the minute but can see it dwindling for a while when i start back at work in a week. For whatever reason though I can’t give it up permanently. I hope all the birthday celebrations go well.
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  9. May 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I am so glad you keep blogging! And it’s always nice to see you at Blog On. Your dress is beautiful and KA is great at taking fashion/style photos – just beautiful x

  10. May 30, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    It has certainly been a tough week, but reading the Little Loves posts has made me smile again. It really has been difficult taking in all the news, especially when it is so close to home. It was lovely to chat to you Jo at Blog On, and your skirt was gorgeous. You and KA were definitely rocking your pink skirts that day x
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  11. June 5, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Yep what a few weeks 🙁 So much going on and so much sadness. BUT. I love your post, and mostly your outfit & skirt – you look gorgeous lovely xx

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