Love The Little Things #15

This week has been lovely.  No work, a family mini-break and lots of quality time spent with my boys!  The highlights have been:

Read The Grand National forecasts!  A very serious business in our house.  We always spend Saturday mornings on National Day reading the pundits opinions and picking our horses.  My 3 horses didn’t do to well (my own fault for picking horses with names that make me laugh.  Shakalakaboomboom, I’m talking about you!!) but hubby backed the winner and is taking me out for dinner tonight with his winnings!

Watched The Grand National!  It’s a bit of a tradition that we go out to watch the race somewhere and as we were in Wales we went to the Caravan Park clubhouse to watch it.  It was packed, but luckily we managed to get a table and it was fab to watch it with a crowd!

Glasses on, ready to watch the horsies!

Glasses on, ready to watch the horsies!

Heard For a Mother’s Day pressie my other half son bought me some speakers for my dressing room that link up to my old iPod.  It’s been the perfect excuse to listen to some of my old favourite songs and there’s been quite a bit of singing into my hairbrush this week.  One song guaranteed to have me dancing round the room is Shakira, Hips Don’t Lie.  It used to be my phone ring tune too!

Made I love being off work (did I mention it was the Easter Hols?) and love the time it gives me to spend time at home.  The fave thing I’ve made this week is Ice Cream Cupcakes with O.  They almost look too pretty to eat.  Well, they would if O hadn’t slopped the cake mixture everywhere but all good fun!

Wore Again this week, it’s not something I’ve worn but my little cool dude has just been bought his first pair of sunglasses, and refused to take them off for over an hour.  Hopefully it will put a stop to the moaning from the back of the car that the sun is in his eyes!


And lastly…Last weekend we were in Wales and it was a bit cold, a bit wet and a bit rainy but we had a fantastic time.  O loved the swimming pool and puddle jumping and more than any of that, he loved being with his Mummy and Daddy all weekend!



  1. Mummy Hearts You
    April 11, 2014 / 6:58 am

    Oh Yum with a capital Y! Those ice cream cup cakes look delish! We did a silly sweepstake for the grand national, I never bet on it normally. It was just a bit of fun within the family so not loads of winnings! But I took it home with me! It was quite fun to watch though, I never normally bother!

    • April 11, 2014 / 10:44 am

      Well done for winning the sweepstake. It’s not about the money, I’m a £1 each way kind of girl, it’s just nice to know I’ve won (but I didn’t, oh well, maybe next year!)

  2. pottymouthedmummy
    April 11, 2014 / 7:06 am

    Aww love that bottom pic. H loves his sunnies too, so cute! Have a lovely dinner tonight 🙂 xxx

    • April 11, 2014 / 10:45 am

      Thanks, I love the last pic too. Lots of jumping in puddles on a wet walk! x

  3. April 11, 2014 / 7:22 am

    The national is a total institution in this house too. I am usually really lucky but this year, not a thing. In fact, we all did badly so no treats for us. 🙁
    Wales is the best isn’t it, sounds like a lovely break despite the weather. Hope you have a fab Easter week. x

    • April 11, 2014 / 10:46 am

      My husband almost always wins, it’s a bit of a running joke. I don’t know how he manages it, maybe he has insider info he doesn’t share with me!

  4. Jenny
    April 11, 2014 / 7:56 am

    Ahhh those ice cream cupcakes are AMAZING. and yes way too pretty to ever eat. I hope you didn’t! Or did quickly because they do look yummy. lol Great week of fun adventures it looks like. Glad you still enjoyed your trip to Wales great last photo there. I love walking away photos. They are great. #littleloves

    • April 11, 2014 / 10:48 am

      I came down this morning to find that my husband had eaten half of one! He was “saving” the other half for me. Erm, thanks (I think!)
      I love the walking away pic. I was busy snapping away whilst we were walking, something I never would have done in my pre blogging days, I love how many photos we’re getting as a result! x

  5. lifeatthelittlewood
    April 11, 2014 / 9:50 am

    Oh, so lovely Jo! What a brilliant name for a horse – we need to get a pet so I can call it that! 😉 Your little holiday sounds just perfect – you can’t beat a caravan break. And look at those cupcakes! Amazing. Get the kettle on, I’ll be round in five xx

    • April 11, 2014 / 10:50 am

      It is a great name, I drove my husband mad saying it at all day Saturday! Pity it didn’t win though 🙁
      The cakes are pretty fab, afternoon treats for later. See you around 3 😉

  6. April 11, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    ‘No i can deny my hips don’t lie & i’m startin’ to feel ya boy’ Oh yes, the beats of Shakira! lol. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week, & i’ve got A LOTA time for silly named horses-that’s usually my tactic!

    • April 12, 2014 / 1:03 pm

      I love Shakira! Plus I’m very jealous of her hair! x

  7. My Life As A Mummy
    April 11, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Those IceCream cupcakes look amazing!

    Good song choice as well. Takes me back to my clubbing days

    x x x

    • April 12, 2014 / 1:04 pm

      The cupcakes were gorgeous, I’m already planning a new batch next week! x

  8. Lauren
    April 11, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    Ahhh well done with the winnings! Glad your husband is taking you out as a treat.
    The ice cream cupcakes look amazing. Well done x

    • April 12, 2014 / 1:06 pm

      It was a compromise, it was either a meal out or take me shopping for something pretty. I think he thought this option would be less expensive! x

  9. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    April 14, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Love your ice cream cup cakes! Shakira’s Hip dont lie is anawesome exercise song for me. I tend to dance to it in my living room to sweat =) #littleloves

  10. butwhymummywhy
    April 18, 2014 / 7:49 am

    Those ice cream cupcakes are super cute, my girls would love them. Will have to check out your post so we can give them a try xx

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