Love The Little Things #46

This has been a bit of a crazy week.  It started with a 10k obstacle course on Saturday completing Survival of the Fittest in Manchester.  We arrived way too early and spent an hour and a half shivering in the wind and rain but as we started the race the sun came out.  I did find it tough, much tougher than I expected and the reason why soon became clear as I was hit by a lovely bout of gastroenteritis .  On Tuesday I did something I haven’t done in years (if ever) and spent a whole day in bed!

Anyway, that’s enough of the negatives, let’s focus on the good things of the week because there have been a lot of those despite the sickness with the highlight being celebrating my special little man turning 3 on Wednesday.

Read To be honest, not a lot.  I’ve struggled to concentrate on much this week but I have been catching up on a bit of blog reading and have the lovely Emma (Life At The Little Wood) to thank for making me a blubbing mess on Wednesday with her post about her gorgeous son Noah and his tale of unrequited love.  A real tear-jerker for any mum of boys.

Watched My little boys face.  He has been so excited for his birthday and loved opening his presents and playing with all his new toys.  His whole face lit up when he saw he had his very own Marshall (Paw Patrol).  Priceless moments!

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Heard This week O has really been making me laugh with what he’s been coming out with.  Whilst strapping him into his car seat he kept asking, “What’s your head at Mummy?”  I couldn’t even answer for laughing.

On Thursday we took him to Chill Factor for a post birthday treat to play in the snow.  He was much more interested in watching the skiers and boarders on the big slope (especially when they fell over).  He kept pointing “look at that kid” or “that kids going fast”.  The average age was around 35 so not quite kids, little man!

Made I made a start on my Christmas shopping, hurray!

Wore My survival of the fittest T-shirt, and a lovely shiny medal at the end too!


And a pair of toddler mittens!! On our trip to the snow slopes my husband forgot his gloves and the toddler ones we had borrowed from my 3 year old nephew were too big for O so as I have pretty small hands hubby kindly suggested I wear them whilst he borrowed mine.  I’m not too sure how to feel that they were only a tiny bit too small for me!

And almost lastly… It always takes me forever to choose cards for people as I like to find one that will really make them laugh or smile.  When I saw this card for O it was perfect and describes him perfectly.


And finally…today is my birthday. Sadly, I’m not turning 25 anymore (add on 10 and we’re there) but we do have a nice day planned. Lazy morning before heading into Manchester for the opening of the Christmas markets, so we’ll be sipping champagne in the French market on King Street before heading over to St Ann’s Square for a hot dog and hot choccie (with a wintery shot of Baileys). A touch of shopping before heading back to our local for a kiddie-free meal!

Have a great week, see you little loves next Friday xxx



  1. lifeatthelittlewood
    November 14, 2014 / 9:18 am

    Happy, happy birthday my chick! That sounds like the loveliest day you have planned. I really hope you enjoy every second! Thankyou so much for my little mention, although I’m sorry again that I made you cry! 🙁 Your birthday card for O is definitely too true. I wish we could find the pause button! Lots of birthday love xxx

  2. Emma
    November 14, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Hippy Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day in Manchester and enjoy those bubbles 🙂 Glad you are feeling better and I love the card so very, very true.

    Em xx
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  3. November 14, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Ah Happy Birthday to Little O! And to you today honey! I love him asking you ‘where’s your head at Mummy?’ – they are just so funny sometimes and they don’t even realise! Have fun at those Christmas markets and enjoy the kiddie- free meal – living the dream! 🙂 X #littleloves
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  4. November 14, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    Happy Birthday, hope you’ve had a lovely day. Congratulations on completing the Survival of the Fittest.
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  5. November 14, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    Happy birthday, Jo! That sounds like a perfect way to celebrate! And happy birthday to little O, too, he looks so adorable. Can’t believe you managed to complete the 10K with a tummy bug on the way! You poor thing. Hope you feel 100% again now. xx
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  6. Mummy Hearts You
    November 15, 2014 / 10:06 am

    Belated birthday wishes lovely! Hope you had a lovely day! We have dipped into the christmas shopping! I absolutely hate hit, but thankfully all children are done! #phew

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx
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  7. November 15, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Happy belated Birthday to you and your little man. I saw some champers on instagram I think?? Lucky girl! It feels like everyone has started their Christmas shopping, except me! And huge congrats on survival of the fittest! Wow! See, being the grand age of 25 + 10 isn’t stopping you at all! Have a lovely week xx
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  8. November 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday – hope you had a great day and are having a fab weekend. Well done on the 10K obstacle course – I need to get back into fitness and despite hiring a PT it’s taking longer to get my motivation back that I had hoped!
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  9. November 16, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Now that does explain why you found it tough, your body clearly knew what was coming. Boo hoo to that. I am glad you were better for your birthday. I am off to the markets on Tuesday when I am in the office! Yay for the christmas markets x
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  10. November 17, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a fab day planned – Congrats on the race too, I started Day 1 of the 30 Day Shred again yesterday – I’ve got to get back on track! Hopping over from #littleloves – Kerry x
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  11. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    November 20, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Happy belated birthday to you and O! The chill factore sounds fun, I’ve heard so much about it I really must take my girls.
    Well done on your 10k too! xx
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