Sunny Days, Saying Goodbye and Slimming World #LittleLoves

Well, we had a couple of days of summer over the past week, didn’t we?  I may even have worn a pair of shorts, and not been cold, hurray!  A pity that now it is chucking it down with rain, but we can’t have everything.  We’ve been having a lovely chilled week for the past seven days and it really is lovely having nowhere specific to be.  Only two more weeks and then another school year starts all over again but I’m planning on making the most of the time we have left.


I’ve been trying to catch up with some blog reading this week and I loved this post by Beth over at Twinderelmo, Tomorrow.  I’m sure as mums we all have days like this where we promise to ourselves tomorrow we will be less shouty and more fun mum, I know I do.


I eventually watched Gone Girl this week with hubby and we both loved it.  I was mentally preparing myself for the ending as I know a lot of people were disappointed by it but I think by being a bit aware it didn’t feel such a disappointment.  We were both a bit like, “Oh!” and that was about it.  What a crazy lady she was.

I caught up on Pitch Perfect 2, not one for hubby to watch as he’ll chatter through it so it was a bit of me-time and a lot of cheesy singing.

And one for O, we watched Wreck-It Ralph, one of my kiddie fave films.

Just to prove we haven’t been complete couch potatoes I also watched O having a fantastic time playing with his cousin on New Brighton beach.



Saturday was a bit of a scorcher and we had already decided earlier in the day to go out for dinner.  As it was so warm I popped on what is usually one of my holiday dresses, and it was nice to feel so summery.

Sorry it's a bit blurry!

Sorry it’s a bit blurry!

(The cardi was on because the air con in the restaurant is usually on full blast but I did take it off and enjoy the sun).


Yesterday was A-level results day so I “heard” how well our students had got on.  The vast majority had done really well and a few had done amazingly.  I was so proud of them and it is those moments that make all the hard work and homework chasing worth it.  Fingers crossed the Year 11 results are just as good.


This is a little bit of a sad one but we made our last visit to one of our favourite Italian restaurants.  We have been going as a couple for years and I used to go with my mum and dad.  It was where we commiserated celebrated my A-level results, and we found out last week that it is closing on Sunday, for good.  Sad times, but I am glad we got to go one last time.


No more toffee waffles (probably  good thing!)

No more toffee waffles (probably good thing!)


And Lastly…

Yesterday I took a huge step for me and joined Slimming World.  During the week I uploaded our holiday pics from the big camera onto my laptop and was a little bit shocked at what I saw, and I wrote about wanting to get fitter here.  I hadn’t ever pictured myself as someone who would join a slimming club but I think I will benefit from having a bit of help and the incentive of having a weekly weigh in.  I don’t have huge amounts to lose, just over a stone, but I am looking forward to being able to look in my wardrobe and think what can I wear, rather than what can I fit into.


And that was our week.  Tomorrow we are off to my mum and dads caravan in Wales for a few days and I’m really hoping the weather picks up.  Caravans and torrential rain are not a good mix!

Have a lovely week. xxx



  1. Morgana
    August 14, 2015 / 9:36 am

    I can totally relate to wearing what fits rather than being able to chose what you want. I’ve got a stone to lose too and while I’ve been trying this month I think that come September I will really have to kick it up a gear! Let me know how you get on with Slimming World.
    So pleased your students did well, I bet you’re really proud! xxx
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  2. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    August 14, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    You look gorge in that shot. You honestly have the best hair. I will spend my whole life wishing I could have a fringe, silly cow’s lick. Sob. Loving that pic of O in his shades, such a cutie. Have a lovely weekend xx
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  3. August 14, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    I was just about to say that I thought you had lost some weight lovely, that dress is gorgeous and the colour really suits you. Eating healthy and exercising is tough. But having stayed committed for 9 months now I can honestly recommend staying on a plan. Good luck with it lovely and of course fingers crossed for some sunshine for you xx
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  4. August 14, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Fingers crossed for sunshine and a caravan!!! Well done for joining Slimming World. Making a decision to be healthier is a big one and I really wish you the best. I hope you achieve what you want to. I find I eat way more in summer than in winter – it’s annoying! Well done to your students too! x
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  5. August 14, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Good luck with Slimming world lovely, you’ll do great! You look lovely in your dress though! Very summery. So sad your restaurant is closing 🙁 It’s not quite the same but I spent my 16th and 18th in our local Harvester and it got knocked down when I was 21 to have flats built. I may have cried. Have a lovely weekend x
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  6. August 18, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Loving the summer dress! Those toffee waffles look AMAZING!!! Good luck with slimming world, I think its one of the easiest diets to stick to.. 🙂
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