Love The Little Things #35

So that’s it, summer holidays virtually over. This is my last day off and I’m feeling a bit apprehensive about the return to work. It has been so wonderful to have spend the past few weeks with O and I’m gutted that it’s over.

On the up side hubby has been off again this week so we have been making the most of the time together and been out and about lots as a family and managed a sneaky night away just the two of us. The highlights have been.

Read On Tuesday I was this fortnights host for the Britmums Carnival and this meant I have spent the first part of this week reading all the fab posts that fellow bloggers had emailed in. Every post was wonderful and I’m so glad I offered to do it as I have found myself a couple of new blogs to read and also had some of my current favourites send my their posts too. If you’ve got a spare minute check it out as there are some great posts.

Watched O has discovered a new favourite TV programme so I’ve been semi-watching Team Oomizumi in a morning. He’s glued to it so I get 25 minutes to have a cup of tea in peace and catch up on a bit of blog reading.

Heard Not much music but hubby has talked non-stop about Man Utd’s new signing! I’m not sure if I’ve mention before but he is a HUGE Utd fan so he has been like a giddy kid all week (well until they lost 4-1 to Milton Keynes, but we won’t mention that). I can’t remember the lads name now. Bad wife, must pay more attention.

Made Lots of stewed apples. We have a few apple trees at the bottom of the garden and they are just starting to be ready so I’ve been stewing the first batch, ready for freezing, so they can be pulled out over the Winter and be used for crumbles. I was supposed to be making Apple and Cinnamon jam but that’s going to be a job for the weekend.


Wore A proper date night which gave me an excuse to put on my new Boden dress. Not the best picture but it is lovely! 20140828-221702.jpg

And with a bit of Autumn popping it’s head up I’ve been wearing my new tan brogues. I was really unsure if they were “me” or not and they have sat in the bag for a couple of weeks as I debated whether to return them. After wearing them earlier this week I’m now a little bit in love with them. Definite keepers.

And lastly…On Tuesday night we stayed over in Manchester and went out to one of our fave Italians for a meal. It was so lovely to spend a bit of couple time together, and as we are now officially past it we were tucked up back in bed by 9:30pm.





  1. Mummy Hearts You
    August 29, 2014 / 8:20 am

    Stewed apples! Yummy!! I am not a football fan and I thank my lucky stars that my husband hates it! God forbid if had to watch it in season!!
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  2. lifeatthelittlewood
    August 29, 2014 / 10:34 am

    Oh Jo, I’m so past it too!! Your date night sounds like the dream night out to me! 🙂 The dress is beautiful on you, and you have made me crave apple and cinnamon now. Yum! Have a lovely weekend pet, and good luck for next week. I’ll be thinking of you xxx

  3. Jenny
    August 30, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    I love that you were back in bed by 9:30 that sounds like Mr P and I. so much! hahaha Glad you got out though and I saw champagne yummy and so jealous. Love the outfit as always you look amazing. I bet returning to work is hard. Glad you got the summer with O though that’s awesome. We are back in the Uk now. Our usa summer over and the rain of course welcomed us as usual. We’ll have to get the kids together for a play date soon. Also jealous of your apple tree and stewed apples sounds yummy. So does that jam you are dreaming of making. I love jam on toast! Great #littleloves
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  4. A Little Londoner
    August 31, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    Fab #littleloves! Please upload the recipe for the jam when you make it! Would love an apple tree! Your dress I beautiful, we love Boden in this house! We really need to start some date nights…..we are also in bed at the same time most nights!xxxx
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  5. August 31, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Hi. You looked gorgeous for your date night. Did you enjoy your night away? I love the eatly night. It only seems possible to do that when you are away – there is too much to do at home. Hugs Mrs H xxxx
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  6. butwhymummywhy
    September 1, 2014 / 8:00 am

    My mister is a Man Utd fan too. I wish they’d start winning some of their games, my husband is so depressed after each match now! Especially the MK Dons one, oops!
    Italian food and a night away, sounds like a lovely date night to me and your dress looks fab. xx
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  7. September 1, 2014 / 5:15 pm

    We have an apple tree but I have no idea what to do with them all so gave a big bag to the neighbours next door. I don’t even like apples but the tree was already there when we moved in and it’s huge! x
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