Welcome to my third instalment of the ‘Liked And Loved’ series which I aim to continue throughout the year to create a kind of ‘happy list’ to look back upon.
March has certainly been the month of transition in terms of the seasons, it finally feels as if Spring has arrived. Here are some of the many things that I have ‘Liked and Loved’ this month.
Watching J Play The Trumpet To An Audience
J has never really shown any interest in Music up until recently when his school introduced J and his class to the Trumpet. He has since been learning how to play the ‘toot toot’ and after a lot of hard work and practice he took part in a school concert!
The concert was held in front of a large audience in another school far bigger than the one which he attends. I was so incredibly proud to see him standing there with his class on that stage. They all looked and sounded fantastic!
Spring Has Arrived
Spring has certainly sprung, the clocks have turned forward by an hour, the daffodils are in full bloom, the sun has been shining and there’s the smell of freshly cut grass is in the air.
I’m definitely all for the transitional, in-between seasons as I love watching the colours change and feeling the temperature alter.
Beauty and the Beast
Paul and I had a lovely evening out to the cinema together as a couple. We finally got to watch Disney’s latest adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ featuring Emma Watson.
It was quite simply fantastic, so good that I am now desperate for it to be released on DVD so that I can grab a copy and sing along to the songs from the comfort of my living room.
Despite having to work on Mother’s Day I had a wonderful day as I was spoilt rotten by Paul and the kids. I was given a bouquet of flowers, two pot plants, lots of chocolates and a massive card which is currently stood in the living room windowsill blocking the majority of light from entering the room.
I don’t care whether we are living in the dark, I adore my card and especially all the drawings that the children carefully crafted within it.
Whilst I love writing my blog from a personal perspective I am really enjoying carrying out product reviews which there has been numerous amounts to get through over this past month.
It’s quite exciting working with brands to promote their products especially when it means that our family benefits from making use of all the fabulous bits and pieces that we are so kindly sent.
As I’ve already said, Spring certainly seems to be the season for change and it’s not only been the seasons that have been changing! To celebrate such changes we have had a couple of family gatherings, one of which included a rather tasty meal out in a restaurant.
It was great to get the kids out and about eating somewhere other than the kitchen table, they were surprisingly well behaved and we all enjoyed spending time together with close family.
Our little Princess E is currently ‘Moana Mad’. She adores the film and has watched it countless times over the past few weeks. We have since had Moana dress-up days, Moana drawing, Moana crafting, Moana role play and of course we’ve had the Moana Soundtrack playing on full whack.
It’s so lovely to see our little lady loving her Disney divas, especially those that promote the idea of being a free spirit and following your dreams. Moana is far from a diva, she is a hard working, head strong and passionate young girl, the ideal role model for our little lady to look to and to follow. Although saying that I do not wish for our daughter to jump aboard a raft and to sail away to battle against the elements!
Getting Back To Being A Book Worm
With all thats been going on recently I’ve barely had time to look at a book never mind to read one. Thankfully this month things seem to be settling down a little and I’ve finally had time to complete the books that have been sat upon my bedside begging to be read.
I’m now able to starting looking at and buying some new reading material. Should you have any suggestions then please leave a comment or drop me an email as other than returning to my comfort zone (Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Jane Green and the usual chick lit genre) I’d like to invest my time in reading something worthwhile.
One of my close friends just happens to be a rather talented masseuse, she learnt the trade shortly after taking the brave step into self-employment. I have since enjoyed countless pampering sessions under Amber’s healing hands.
Like myself, Amber is super quirky and we seem to be on a similar wave length, we share similar interests and often spend most of my massage sessions chatting like ladies in a knitting class.
Earlier on this month I visited Amber for a neck, shoulder and back massage which let me tell you was bloody wonderful and I returned home feeling as if I was floating on a cloud!
Nursery Parents Evening
Every few months E’s Nursery hold a parents evening to discuss the children’s progress. It’s a fantastic opportunity to hear about what your little ones get up to when you’re not around and to find out all about their progress from another persons perspective.
I was proud as punch to hear that E has been getting along so well, she has come on leaps and bounds since starting pre-school which is reassuring considering that she starts School in September.
Our little lady is such a character, Paul often tells me that our daughter is a mini-me. In a way I guess he’s right as just like her Mummy she loves Music, she’s a brilliant little dancer, she is an amazing artist and she is also headstrong, bossy and as stubborn as a mule.
It will break my heart to see her starting School in September, thankfully though Nursery are doing everything they can to prepare both E and myself for the transition and I cannot tell you how grateful I am for all that they do.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed reading what I #LikedAndLoved in March.
If you fancy sharing some of your own #LikedAndLoved points from the month then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what you #LikedAndLoved this month!