Love The Little Things #13

We’ve been having a lovely week so far, it really feels like Spring (and the warmer weather) is just around the corner and I can’t wait.  This is what we’ve been enjoying.

Read Mostly menus! We have been out twice for dinner in the last week and even managed a mid week takeaway so I have mostly been reading menus.  Not good for the figure (especially with hols in 9 weeks), but it has been gorgeous food.

Watched I’ve been watching The Widower on ITV on Monday night for the past 2 weeks and I’ve been hooked by it.  Really looking forward to the final installment next week!

Heard The best thing I heard this week was my little boy on our first proper telephone conversation.  He was staying over at Nana’s on Wednesday night, and I rang on way home to check he was okay.  He told me all about his day, something mumbled about sand and planting, whilst shouting Mummy down the phone every couple of mins!

Made A fool of myself! Does that count? On Thursday we had a family day out to Manchester and visited MOSI.  In the experiments section there is a dance mat game about recycling so me and the other half stepped up.  It took the first couple of minutes to figure out what we were doing and then it got competitive. In my eagerness to beat him I tried to step on one of the squares, at the same time as O jumped on the mat too.  O tripped and ended up under my feet, tripping me up too.  In my attempt to not land on him I ended up sprawled across the floor of the museum.  At least the other visitors had the good grace to look away as they sniggered!

O enjoying himself after my MOSI dive. Ouch, my back!

O enjoying himself after my MOSI dive. Ouch, my back!

Wore Don’t you just love it when you rediscover something in your wardrobe?  I bought a dress from White Stuff last year, wore it a couple of times and then it got put to the back of the closet.  One day last week I was having one of those “I have absolutely nothing to wear” moments and pulled it out in desperation. Teamed with a black long sleeve t-shirt, black tights and heels it took on a new lease of life and I’ll be wearing it lots more in the future.

And lastly…as mentioned above O had a night out on Wednesday which meant me and hubs had a night in.  The plan had been to go out but after a long day for both of us, we decided to go for a takeaway instead.  Usually it’s me that’s on pick up duty as someone has to be in for O, but as he wasn’t there we both went.  We ordered the takeaway, went for a drink and then picked up the food to come home.  It sounds silly as it’s something we used to do all the time, but it was so lovely to have the freedom to pop to the pub.  The lie in the next morning was fab too!



  1. March 28, 2014 / 9:10 am

    Oh, it sounds like such a lovely week Jo! (Apart from the falling bit – ouch!). Your dress is gorgeous – very yummy mummy chic – and I totally know what you mean about a date night ‘in’. Sometimes a cosy night in can be every bit as lovely! Have a great weekend xx

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:39 pm

      It was lovely, nice to not have to worry about the TV volume and no baby gates needing closing. I’m not sure my mum appreciated O’s 6:15 wake up call! x

  2. Expat Mammy
    March 28, 2014 / 10:21 am

    LOVE that dress, sounds like a perfect night

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you, it’s a bit big at the too which is why I’ve not really worn it, but a strategically placed safety pin has solved the problem! x

  3. Morgana @ butwhymummywhy
    March 28, 2014 / 10:35 am

    That dress is so cute! Love finding forgotten stuff in my wardrobe.
    I’ve been catching up on The Widower while cooking dinner this week and it’s really good, I’m intrigued to see how it will end.
    Thanks for linking up xx

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:41 pm

      He must end up caught, mustn’t he? The only downside is that it clashes with One Born Every Minute! x

  4. Jenny
    March 28, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Love the dress and yes even if you make a fool of yourself in public which is something I would totally do too it counts as made! lol Great round of little loves this week as always love reading them. Glad you got to enjoy a few dinners out. So much fun. #littleloves

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:42 pm

      I love eating out, we used to do it all the time before O came along, and even now we still manage it more than my waist would like! x

  5. March 28, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Your dress looks very fitting for spring: if & when it decides to resurface! I can imagine you’d have felt mortified at your kinda #epic dance fail, but it does sound like you may have entertained those watching!! (it made me chuckle!) Out for din dins TWICE? Ah mann, i quote those ‘essex’ characters & say I’m ‘well jel’ (i don’t watch em, just quote them). #littleloves

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:44 pm

      I know, I’m being spoilt and one was without a small child to entertain too! The other half has been building up his brownie points! x

  6. Lauren
    March 28, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Widower, I think I’ll have to grab it on catch up.
    That dress is lovely. Sorry about your fall, although it does sound funny *sorry*.
    The phone converation sounds adorable x

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:46 pm

      The phone call was very cute, although 2 year olds have a very limited attention span so he kept getting distracted by what was going on in the background! x

  7. pottymouthedmummy
    March 28, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Ooooh I loves that dress!!!! And I fall over A LOT so I can sympathise here. Good job I didn’t see also as I have a fit of giggles each time I see someone stack it, I can’t help it!!!! xxx

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:47 pm

      I do too! And couldn’t help laughing at myself as I realised how ridiculous I looked. My husband was busy trying to pretend he wasn’t with me! x

  8. wrymummy
    March 29, 2014 / 7:12 am

    That dress is gorgeous! So nice to find something at the back of the wardrobe. I’m sorry but I had to laugh about your fall in MOSI! That’s so nice you got a night in with your hubs a bit like the old days. I miss that casual drink in the pub so much!x

    • March 29, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      Don’t worry, I’d have laughed at me too. We hardly ever go for a drink, just the two of us, so it was lovely. And we didn’t have to sit in the family friendly section either 🙂 x

  9. Mummy Hearts You
    March 29, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I love the dress! Gorgeous xx

  10. March 29, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Love the dress! Isn’t it nice sometimes to be able to nip somewhere like the pub. Last weekend the munchkin was at her friends on Sunday afternoon, me and Mr C were able to nip for a quick drink (just coke for me)

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