Love The Little Things #22

Ola, little love ladies! Hope you’ve all been having a fantastic week! It’s Friday already so as usual I’m linking up with the lovely Morgana at butwhymummywhy to celebrate the little things going on in the past week.


Since Sunday we’ve been holidaying in Spain with the in-laws, doing not a lot really but it has been so nice to chill out in the sun and just relax. We’ve had a couple of cloudy days but generally the weather has been great, sunny but not too hot which means my blond hair, blue eyed boy can play in the sun to his hearts content without me worrying that he’ll frazzle!

The best bits have been:

Read Lots and lots, I finished my Vintage Teacup Club book in a couple of days (lovely book, perfect for lazy summer holiday reading) and have moved into book two. I’ve read more crappy magazines than you could shake a stick at and even read the paper for the past few days, bliss! I’d forgotten just how much I love losing myself in a book, I need to find the time to read more at home!

Watched O loving his plane journey! He has been on a plane before but it was his first time in his own seat, so we placed him by the window for prime viewing. My bag was stuffed full of CBeebies mags, sticker books, snacks, plane friendly toys (nothing loud, or that will roll!) and the iPad was loaded with Tree Fu Tom to keep him happy. We only needed one episode of Tom as he was happy to look out of the window for most of the flight with a running commentary of what he could see. Funny how seeing a journey through a 2 year olds eyes can completely change your perspective of it too, and the flight just seemed to fly by!


Heard Not a lot! We spent the first couple of days at the in-laws villa which is in a little village high up in the Andalucian mountains. Lying on the terrace it’s so quiet and peaceful, perfect for getting away from it all.

Made An attempt at speaking Spanish. Languages are not my strong point but I do try to make the effort, and can just about hold my own in a bar or restaurant, although the accent needs a bit of work!

Uno gin et tonica, por favor?

Uno gin et tonica, por favor?

Wore Floaty tops to cover the increasing tummy from all the food being eaten! The healthy new lifestyle starts on Monday, honestly! It will!  The shorts have been out too, and my legs have even got a bit of colour!


And lastly…Me and the Big Mr can be a bit competitive. Neither of us like to lose, especially against each other. The hotel has a pool table so on the first night we had a couple of games, won one each and as we were out of 1 Euro coins, called it a draw. Last night hubby thought it would be a good idea for a decider, which I’m delighted to say I won. Fair and square, without him potting the black or something else silly. For the next year I’m the Pool Champion. Something to keep reminding him of from time to time !

Lastly, the bonus of going on holiday with you parents in law is that you have built in babysitters which means as well as spending some lovely family time, we’ve had the chance to spend some couple time too!

It’s our last day on the coast today before heading back to the villa and flying home on Sunday.  So as a very final and lastly, I’ll be loving one of these sat in the beach bar later enjoying the sun with my boys.  It’s actually called Sunshine (perfect name!) and it’s non-alcoholic too!

Sunshine in a glass!

Sunshine in a glass!



  1. Notmyyearoff
    May 30, 2014 / 7:38 am

    It looks like you’re having a really lovely holiday. And little O looks so cute with his headphones on. We go on holiday next week and I hope Z is well behaved on the flight too!

    • Not A Frumpy Mum
      June 3, 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Thanks, he loves his headphones, insists on wearing them! xx

  2. butwhymummywhy
    May 30, 2014 / 7:43 am

    Sounds like you’re having a wonderful holiday. So jealous of all that you’ve read!
    So pleased that O enjoyed the flight, so much easier all round when they take to it.
    Enjoy your last few days! xxxx

    • Not A Frumpy Mum
      June 3, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks, we had a lovely time, missing the sun now though!

  3. lifeatthelittlewood
    May 30, 2014 / 7:56 am

    Oh Jo- I cannot tell you how jealous I am of your sunshine! So glad you’re all having a great time. I have The Vintage Teacup Club on my holiday reading list now, thanks to you – so looking forward to actually reading a book again!! Enjoy your last few days sweetpea, and safe home xx

    • Not A Frumpy Mum
      June 3, 2014 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Emma, it’s a lovely read. A tiny bit predictable but I don’t mind that. You can have my copy if you like. It’ll only sit on my bookcase gathering dust xx

  4. May 30, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Jojo, your IG pics have been lovely, & looks like you’ve had a fab time. Please bring back some sunshine!! Hope you have a fab few final days xx

    • June 3, 2014 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks, I wish I had brought the sunshine back. My tiny bit of a tan is fading fast! x

  5. May 30, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Looks like you’ve had a lovely holiday! so nice to just chill out 🙂

    • June 3, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks, we all slept for hours for the first couple of days. I think I had 3 naps on the first day, must have been ready for a break! x

  6. Mummy Hearts You
    May 30, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Looks like your having a fab time! and the sunny pictures are making me very jealous!

    • June 3, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks, it was great. So lovely to be in the sun! x

  7. Jenny
    May 31, 2014 / 7:55 am

    Glad you are having such a great time lovely. Love the photos and little O in the plane window. adorable I will be doing the same very soon with Buba. Glad O travelled well. You sound prepared which is good. Loving your little loves vacation style this week. #littleloves

    • June 3, 2014 / 5:11 pm

      O loves planes so he was chuffed to bits at the airport and plane spotting from his window seat. Not long til you go now, exciting stuff! xx

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