Love The Little Things #20

After the fab highs of last week, this one had a lot to live up to, and to be honest it really hasn’t managed it.  It’s generally been a bit of a meh week, one of those you just get through, but there are holidays a coming so the next few weeks will be better.

Anyway, after a pretty ordinary week, let’s focus on the good things.

Read Slight cheat as I haven’t really read this yet but been stocking up on books ready for the hols.  Now that O is in his own seat and we have on site grandparent babysitters I’m a bit hopeful I may get to read a couple of books and I picked this up from work for the bargain price of 50p!  Looking forward to getting stuck in.

Watched On Saturday night we abandoned Eurovision and watched a film on Channel 4 instead, Man On A Ledge. We’d rented it on iTunes for a holiday once (on a friends recommendation) and with one thing and another never got a chance to sit down and watch it.  It was brill!  Had me hooked from the very first moments and I loved the outcome.

Heard A very cheesy one, but with Eurovision being on on Saturday Abba’s Waterloo was being played on the radio.  I love this song.  It was our college Karaoke song, and one that always had me up dancing at uni (yes, I am that cool!)  I ended up driving round the block a few times to hear it in full.

Made *Tenuous link alert* I made a trip to our local charity shop, and was pretty chuffed with my findings.  I picked up a gorgeous Wedgewood Christmas tree decoration (roll on December) and the prettiest little tea set ever, perfect photo prop material!

Wore My rain coat on what turned out to be a very wet trip up to the Lake District.  Luckily my little man thought the big puddles were all part of the fun!

And lastly…the complete highlight of my week! My mum and dad look after O on a Wednesday so I arrived to pick him up to find these little treats that my parents had bought for me.  When I asked what the reason was (it’s really not the norm for them to do this sort of thing), their response was “for just being you!”  So after what had been a pretty mundane week this gave me a massive, very much needed, boost!

See you next Friday, little loves. Anyone fancy a choccie? xx



  1. May 16, 2014 / 6:35 am

    Aw what a lovely thing for your parents to do! Unexpected pressies are always the best and most meaningful. I loved Man on a Ledge too – I’m a sucker for a heist film though! I really must take a closer look in our local charity shops too – there are clearly some treasures out there to be discovered. X #LovetheLittleThings

    • May 17, 2014 / 8:44 am

      I have to be in a bit of a rummage mood to go into charity shops, otherwise I walk in and walk straight back out. Great feeling when you get a bargain find 🙂

  2. Mummy Hearts You
    May 16, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Mmmmm Chocolate! what lovely parents you have!! Man on a ledge is a bloody great film! xx

    • May 17, 2014 / 8:44 am

      I wasn’t expecting too much from the title but loved it, fromthe very first minute xx

  3. Jenny
    May 16, 2014 / 7:20 am

    First off way to go you for the prop collecting and your photos are already showing them all beautifully. You learn quick my dear. Love it. I have been trying to do the same this week too! Although I have caught on as quick as you. lol Lovely round of #littleloves this week as always. I love reading them. You will have to tell me if you like that book. I have bought a few inspiring books this week too. can’t wait to actually have a minute to peak in them.

    • May 17, 2014 / 8:47 am

      The only problem is finding somewhere to store them, feels like our house is bursting at the seams at the minute. Serious declutter planned for the summer hols.
      Jen, your photos are gorgeous. They make me want to pop round for a cup of tea and a natter.
      Can’t wait to start my book 😉 xx

      • Jenny
        May 17, 2014 / 9:00 am

        Thank you hunny. Come over for tea anytime my lovely. The kids can play outside in our new yard!!! Good luck on the book hahaha Yes I am finding the same problems where to store it all. I have NO room every closet is packed with kids stuff every drawer with school spanish stuff I am struggling to find space too. Need the garage to be another room that I can safely store things. hahaha

  4. May 16, 2014 / 7:35 am

    Oohh yum! Lucky you getting wine and chocolate – what great parents! x

    • May 17, 2014 / 8:49 am

      So sweet of them, for some reason they were worried I was feeling a bit neglected! Love the colours of the flowers xx

  5. lifeatthelittlewood
    May 16, 2014 / 8:05 am

    Ooh, that book looks like a perfect holiday read – I’m stocking up too, I find my only real reading-time happens on holidays now! Your mum and dad are so sweet, bless them – such a lovely thought! It’s been raincoats all round over here too! The sun is shining today though, and it’s school Sports Day, so I’m hopeful it’ll stay dry for it! Have a great weekend lovely Jo! Xx

    • May 17, 2014 / 8:52 am

      Snap, I’ve started about 4 books this year and not got round to finishing any of them. I love getting the chance to get stuck into a book on holiday!
      So lovely of my mum and dad and such a surprise. And the choccies are scrummy! xx

  6. butwhymummywhy
    May 16, 2014 / 8:29 am

    Love that you’ve been prop shopping, that’s my plan for this afternoon with E. Your photos look lovely.
    How sweet of your mum and dad to get you wine and chocs? Enjoy you deserve them! Have a great weekend! xx

    • May 17, 2014 / 11:32 am

      The chocs are lovely,and the wine will be enjoyed this afternoon in the sunshine 🙂
      Did you get any props whilst out shopping? xx

  7. pottymouthedmummy
    May 16, 2014 / 9:15 am

    I adore that decoration and how lovely of your parents! So sweet. Happy Friday lovely xxx

    • May 17, 2014 / 11:33 am

      Thanks Sian, I love the decoration, can’t wait to get it on the tree in December! Have a fab week yourself xx

  8. May 18, 2014 / 9:59 am

    How sweet are your parents!!! Lovely 🙂 and we’ll done on making the most of the rainy weather!!

    • May 22, 2014 / 6:11 am

      In the past we’d have seen the rain and cancelled any plans but now getting a little bit wet doesn’t seem that important. x

  9. May 20, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Wedgewood?! OMG, you have an eagle eye for a bargain! How lovely of your parents, what a lovely surprise. I think i need to drop hints for similar treats…… X 🙂

    • May 22, 2014 / 6:12 am

      More to do with good timing i think. It had only just come in 🙂 x

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