Plane Spotting, Wallpaper and Stealing My Sons Hat #LittleLoves

I wasn’t too sure whether I was going to join in with Little Loves this week, I haven’t written my usual Friday post for a while and I have to admit I’ve been missing thinking about the lovely things of the past seven days.  O is in nursery today as all the grandparents are off on their jollies and seeing as he usually sulks if I’m there too early I thought I’d put together a few little loves before heading to pick him up.


I picked up The Sleeper by Emily Barr from our local carnival back in the summer and have just started reading it in the past couple of weeks.  I’ve read a couple of her books and they do grip me straight away and this is no different.  You may find me tucked up in bed at 9pm later with a cuppa and my book.


We took a little trip out on Sunday afternoon to go plane spotting so we watched lots (and lots) of planes taking off and landing.  There is a pub that is virtually at the side of Manchester Airport  so O was in his element.




Pass, I’ll do better with this one next week.


A little bit of a lame one, but I am very excited that we have made an appointment for someone to come and put our wallpaper up.  My husband is the worst DIY’er ever, and there is no way I would have let him attempt to put them up.  I can’t wait to see my beautiful Laura Ashley Summer Palace wallpaper up rather than stacked in the corner of the dressing room.



My 3 year olds hat!  I picked this up for him from Boots last week (age 3-6) and it fits me perfectly, and is ridiculously cosy.  I may claim it for myself.


And Lastly…

I’ve been feeling a little bit out of sorts lately and this often happens in September.  Once the initial new school year optimism has worn off and the reality that there is more to do than there was last year but with even less time the anxious part of me starts to resurface.  I always find it hard to go from being chilled out and relaxed holiday mum to back to work mum, especially as O also struggles with the change as he has got used to me being around.

I had a good chat with hubby (with wine and big hugs) and he always puts things into perspective for me. I need to be a bit kinder to myself and try not to get too stressed out about the little things.




  1. September 18, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    I’m feeling exactly the same at the minute!! I was all positive one minute then feeling a bit overwhelmed!
    Love the little hat no wonder you want to claim it! Have a great weekend x

  2. September 18, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    You are one of the people whose Little Loves posts have inspired me to join in too, for the first time this week.

    September often makes me feel a bit like that, and I’m not a teacher. I think that change in seasons always affects me a bit. I love Emily Barr’s books. I know that I have read The Sleeper, but I can’t for the life of me remember how it ends. Hope you enjoy xx
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  3. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    September 19, 2015 / 6:26 am

    Oh lovely. I’ve been having a rubbish September too for other reasons, but feeling much the same. Hope talking to the hub helped. Loving the hat! And exciting on the wallpaper xx
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  4. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    September 23, 2015 / 8:21 am

    September is such a tricky month isn’t it? I totally get that feeling and can relate. I find having a proper chat (and wine) definitely helps me get perspective too.
    Loving the look of that wallpaper, no wonder you can’t wait to get it up!
    Hope this week is being good to you xx
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  5. September 24, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Oh honey I’m sorry you’ve been feeling a bit yuk, I’ve missed your weekly posts. Hope to see you tomorrow. Yay for the paper and snuggly hats! #WeLoveAutumn x

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