Love The Little Things #24

At the minute it feels like I have a much neglected little blog. This week has been slightly crazy and I’ve barely had the time to check in at all. Hubby has been down in London for the past 2 days, my Year 11’s, 12’s and 13’s have all had exams this week (so lots of last minute revision sessions) plus we’ve had the builders at home so we are living like vampires in the house of eternal darkness. Perfect timing just as the sun decides to show it’s face. Throw into the mix I’m in the middle of exam marking which takes up almost every spare minute and there’s not much time left for anything else.

Who needs windows?

Who needs windows?

Nearly all my spare time has been spent with O so he may feature quite a bit in this weeks little loves.  Here we go:

Read I read our little chalkboard. Not something I usually do but I had a very special reason this week. My clever little boy wrote his name all by himself. Such a very proud mummy, and one of the benefits of him having a name that is largely made up of circles and lines!


Watched I know I’ve mentioned this here before but after being away and already being behind I had the last three episodes of Revenge to catch up on. On Sunday afternoon I settled myself down for a Revenge-a-thon whilst the little man was sleeping and the big man had been sent to the supermarket. Oh my goodness gracious me, I was not disappointed. The last episode was fantastic and I’m already giddy for the start of series 4.

The other special moment I watched this week was O eventually kicking the ball over the posts at Rugbytots. Apart from a one off fluke he has never quite managed it before but every week he has been getting better and better and last Saturday he cleared the posts 3 times in a row. Another very proud mummy moment!  My little man amazes me a little bit more every week.

Heard Recently one of my fave radio stations (real radio) transferred over to Heart. I have to admit I’m not overly keen on the DJ’s but I am liking the music they’re playing so it’s keeping a slot on my car radio memory thingymajig! Driving home from work they played “Walking On Sunshine” One of my faves as a kid and particularly appropriate as the sun was beaming down. There may well have been a bit of tuneless singing along going on too!

Made Apart from dinner not much else. To try and make this section look not quite so pathetic I did make home made burgers and my own pasta sauce. Not fancy but made by my own fair hands!

Wore Jewellery! Generally, apart from my wedding and engagement ring I don’t tend to wear any jewellery at all, but I’ve treated myself to a couple of necklaces. I was a bit unsure whether I would wear them and was contemplating returning them, but then I wore the pink one last week and loved it. The other is a lot more blingy than anything I would normally wear but it looks really pretty on, just need to find an occasion to wear it.


And lastly…I’m not entirely sure I’m loving this but I’ve been off this week to sign O up for pre-school, starting in January. I naively turned up with the mornings we’d planned to be told there were no morning sessions available whatsoever for the next academic year. There’s already a waiting list! I’ve got him booked in a couple of afternoons from Jan and reserved his morning places for September 2015!!

Finally, something that did make me smile. A gorgeous bunch of flowers from one my students who’s just left. Always nice to feel appreciated!


Have a lovely week and see you all next Friday!



  1. mummyhargreaves
    June 13, 2014 / 6:44 am

    hi there, love your necklaces, don’t wait for an occasion honey, pop them over a plain t-shirt with a skirt or jeans and hey presto! A huge well done to your little man on writing his name, hooray and hi5 to you for getting through such a busy week x x

  2. June 13, 2014 / 7:35 am

    Wow – my blog has been as dead as a dodo this week and I’ve not really had an excuse – you definitely win on that one! Glad you’re back for Little loves though! So cute he wrote his name – I love big milestones like that and well worth a photo! xx

  3. pottymouthedmummy
    June 13, 2014 / 7:57 am

    Oooh those necklaces are gorgeous!!! My want!

    I love how twinny we are this week, I’ve just bought H a chalkboard (he doesn’t know it yet but will give to him at the weekend). H is now settling in well to rugby tots too and loves it. I love their little uniform.

    Have a lovely weekend! xx #littleloves

  4. Jenny
    June 13, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Oh how lovely is that getting flowers from students. So sweet. Bet you are the coolest teacher ever!!! Oh looks like you are doing a big renovation job. WOW, go you!!! I know what you mean I am so busy this week, and with no wifi I can to resort to cafes or pubs at night after the kids go to bed and leading up to vacation this is not ideal. Frustrating. Bet exam time is so hard for you. Way to go on O writing his own name that’s amazing!! So clever. REVENGE was amazing. It did not disappoint at all! I love it. Can’t wait to get season 4 in action over here. Might have to start watching the usa side Always comes faster there. hahahha Lovely #littleloves

  5. June 13, 2014 / 9:56 am

    Love the necklaces! And definitely don’t save them for something special – just wear them every day! x

  6. butwhymummywhy
    June 13, 2014 / 10:16 am

    Love love your necklaces!
    Revenge was so gripping wasn’t it? And that twist at the end…! Cannot wait for the next season.
    O is so clever writing his own name, E cannot write her’s well she can make lots of lines in an attempt, lol xxx

  7. Lauren
    June 13, 2014 / 12:19 pm

    The jewellery is beautiful. And well done Oliver for writing his own name. Clever boy xx

  8. A Little Londoner
    June 13, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    I used to love Heart when I lived in London,best of luck with the renovations, hope ye get out to enjoy the sunshine once exam time is over x

  9. June 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Just sang tunelessly along to Katrina myself, haven’t heard the song in ages. The necklaces are really lovely, especially the top one – not sure if it’s vintage but looks it. When my little one wrote her name for the first time, I posted it to Facebook – does make you a proud mama doesn’t it?

  10. lifeatthelittlewood
    June 13, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Aww, I love your necklaces JoJo-gorgeous! And little O writing his name already?! Wow – you have a smart one there! Annie has only recently got hers, and she’s a year older! What a sweet pupil too- it’s the little gestures that make it all worthwhile, isn’t it?
    Have the loveliest weekend gorgeous lady xxx

  11. June 13, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Ooh I haven’t heard of Revenge but will definitely look it up now – loving the recommendations! Having your house that way must be hard work – we had our bathroom renovated – it took a week and felt like a *massive* upheaval so I can only imagine! Love the necklaces too and the idea of just wearing them over a plain t-shirt with jeans. Have a fab weekend hon X #Littleloves

  12. June 13, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    So, it looks like I need to get on the Revenge band wagon hey…I will seek it out.
    The flowers are lovely, there is a huge sense of pride and achievement sometimes in teaching isn’t there. Well done you.
    Ace news on the name and the rugby- our babies are awesome aren’t they?!
    That song is a guilty pleasure for me too. Happy Weekend

  13. Melanie C (@MelTimeBlog)
    June 15, 2014 / 9:12 am

    Our local radio station closed and the hosts moved to Metro Radio (I think it’s called), I never followed them. Heart has *just* started a station in our area, so I may have to give them a go! xx

  14. June 15, 2014 / 9:46 am

    OMG! REVENGE!!! I must admit I caught up a few weeks ago online, but OMG!!!! I WANT THE NEW SEASON NEXT! What are you watching now?!

  15. June 15, 2014 / 10:03 am

    Looks like you have LOADS going on! It will be great when you get your house back & sun streaming through those windows 🙂

  16. June 16, 2014 / 7:29 am

    Oh Jo, you’ve been a busy bunny! (sounds like you could do with another holiday!?) . Ok, gotta show A LOT of love for that there song-i mean c’mon! I share the same name as the singer hehe. What a great feel good song. Love the necklaces, I’m off shopping today & a statement necklace is on the list! xx

  17. Kate (aka MakeshiftMummy)
    June 23, 2014 / 9:55 am

    Hi Jo, don’t ever worry about leaving your blog to actually go and live your life. I worried for far too long about that and now I have found the joy in blogging again and do it as and when I can. You sound so busy and I don’t know how you do it all to be honest. I am training to be a teacher and have a 5 year old, a dog and a cat and going through the fostering process. I sometimes wonder if we bite off more than we can chew? Loved this post 🙂 great layout xx

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