Tesco Dancing, Retro Tunes and A Night Away #LittleLoves

Well, that was a quick couple of weeks wasn’t it?  I’m just hoping the next three go just as fast as I am ready to finish work now.  I have a really busy couple of weeks coming up with mocks for my year 12 and 13’s and end of year tests (even though they still have a term to go) for my Key Stage 3 classes which means lots and lots of marking.  11 working days and counting!


Hardly anything and I do have a little apology to make as I am so behind with blog commenting.  I have been so tired in the evenings that all I have managed to do when O has gone to bed is collapse on the couch.  I had put it down to general pregnancy tiredness but after seeing the consultant this week I have low iron levels which explains the exhaustion.  I’m hoping once my new iron tablets kick in I’ll have a bit more energy!

Hot off the press, I have just read the email confirming O’s primary school place for September.  He got in at our first choice school.  I am absolutely delighted and because I cry at everything at the moment, I burst into tears!!


O dancing away in the middle of Tesco cafe.  The child is bonkers!


We made some fairy cakes yesterday for the first time in a while.  I have a tendency to leave them in the oven a little too long and they end up rock hard but I took these out just in time and they were lovely.  The plan for today is to decorate them with funny faces.


As I mentioned last week at the end of my little loves my husband and I had a night away on Sunday in Manchester and obviously it was an excuse to buy a new dress.  I didn’t want anything too fancy as we were having a late Sunday lunch but wanted to feel like I’d made an effort.  I still had some Next vouchers left over from Christmas and I treated myself to a dress from their maternity range.  Why so much maternity wear is stripy I’ll never know but it is a lovely material and fit nicely with my 7 month bump.


On Sunday we went to Restaurant Bar and Grill and as it was a relatively nice day we sat outside on the terrace, they did have the heaters on so it was lovely and warm.  The DJ was playing a lot of retro hits from the mid 90’s which was around the time that my husband and I first met.  I’m a bit rubbish at knowing the names of these songs and who they are by but they were the songs that were constantly playing in his car and they were perfect for a chilled out Sunday.

And Lastly..

We stayed at the King Street Townhouse in Manchester on Sunday and it was such a lovely hotel.  We normally stay at the Hilton when we stay over Manchester but I fancied somewhere different and we got a good deal on booking.com.  The bed was honestly the comfiest bed I have ever slept in and the bath was fantastic.  I’ve made my husband promise to take me back when I’m not pregnant as we didn’t get to try out the infinity spa pool on the 7th floor (and the concierge told me that if you ask nicely they’ll bring you up a glass of something sparkly to enjoy whilst your in it!)


Have a wonderful week, and see you next Friday.



  1. April 15, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I’m loving this post with the read,watched,heard,wore etc- may use this format for a post too!

    Hope the iron tablets kick in quickly for you

  2. April 15, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    I am so glad you got your first choice of school. I was following you on twitter this morning before you had heard, such a relief for you. That hotel sounds amazing especially with an infinity pool. We stayed at the Hilton for our 10th wedding anniversary even though the building scares me. We always said we would love to go back though. Have a great week x
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  3. April 15, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I want to go in the infinity pool! Haha, I hope you get to go back, that sounds amazing. I had low iron in both my pregnancies so know that exhausted feeling. Put your feet up as much as you can, and lots of green veg and meat (those iron tablets are nasty haha). Hope your energy picks up soon xx
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  4. April 16, 2016 / 6:22 am

    Aww I love this weeks round up. I want to try the hotel too. I used to work just by it and always thought I would love to take a dip in the infinity pool as it was being built. I hope the next couple of weeks zoom by so you can enjoy the end of your pregnancy x
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  5. Katie Haydock
    April 17, 2016 / 10:32 am

    This is a lovely round up and you look lurvly in your dress 🙂 it’s nice to have something new to wear when you’re off out.
    The iron tablets are like magic and will make you feel great in no time xXx

  6. April 20, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Congratulations on getting your first choice of school, must be such a relief. I hope the iron tablets help you feel less tired soon. Sounds like a lovely night away (love the sound of the infinity pool). Another fab dress. I find I’m ok with stripes on my top but full dresses make me feel like a beached whale! I hope this week is going fast for you.
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