#LittleLoves – I’m Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

In typical parent fashion I am that shattered following a week of running around like a headless chicken that I have f*ck all energy left for the weekend. I must have reached ‘that age’ where Nana naps are now needed as I found myself waking from a two-hour sofa slump earlier this evening wondering who’d put the clocks forward.

So excuse my rather late post but I’ve spent the past hour or so bringing myself back to Earth with a hot bath and a shit load of caffeine. So without further ado here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the past week, happy reading!

Read

I may as well skip this section as until the summer arrives and my children’s social life settles down a little (because as a parent your social life gets thrown out of the window in exchange for becoming a chauffeur, chef, cleaner, entertainer and general lacky) I may as well give up on reading. I barely have time to fart never mind to stick my nose between the pages of a book at present!

#LittleLoves - I'm Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

Bring on our holiday to Majorca when I fully intend to hit the sun lounger with shades, sunhat and some summer reads most of which will no doubt be of a chick lit genre possibly edging into the 50 Shades territory.

 

 

Heard

I remember as a kid my Father would often buy me presents which I would open, assess and quickly come to terms with the fact that he’d actually got the gift for himself but wrapped it for me with the intention of sharing said items. From Soda Streams and scalectrix sets to games consoles all of which were placed in ‘communal family rooms’ and were mostly used by my Father come 1am upon his return from the pub. Looking back I totally understand and although I vowed never to do this for my family I too found myself falling into a similar trap whilst purchasing Paul’s Fathers Day gift last month.

 

London Grammar’s latest album ‘Truth is a Beautiful Thing’ has managed to creep its way into my car as well as onto my IPhone to listen to whilst working. The Music may be new to me but already at least five of the tracks have become firm favourites including a seriously sassy cover of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ which I believe rivals the original!

 

Watched

It was recently brought to my attention that one of my past students had made a seriously bold and brave move all whilst being documented and filmed by the BBC. To say ‘coming out’ is a difficult thing to tackle, imagine ‘coming out’ to the nation! This is precisely what Ross decided to do as he shared his experience of ‘coming out’ to his parents on national television to offer awareness, understanding and support to others in similar situations.

#LittleLoves - I'm Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

Sexuality is never a choice, it’s not something you simply decide upon overnight and although many people view homosexuality as ‘abnormal’ I personally find it rather abnormal that people should have to come forward about their sexual preferences in the first place.

Who cares whether you fancy women, men, or both for that matter. What difference does it even make?

I have watched Ross’s story featured in the ‘I’m Coming Out’ series on BBC Iplayer and have to say I am seriously proud of this young man and the way in which he has gone about his business. He has put himself out there by recording his experience of coming out and as a result has offered a lifeline to other people struggling with such situations, what an amazing young man, way to go Ross!

 

Made

I haven’t been particularly crafty this week unless you count sneaking a few biscuits down the hatch whilst the kids weren’t looking. I have however after being pushed and prodded to do so by a good friend signed up with LinkedIn  and am now officially ‘out there’ in terms of my career search.

#LittleLoves - I'm Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

On the very same day I completed my LinkedIn profile I was sent yet another ‘Dear John’ email which was a little bit of a kick in teeth considering the time I’d just spent putting together what is essentially an online CV.

I’m hoping that come Autumn once the kids are both in School I may get lucky and find a new role, I can only keep my fingers crossed and keep trying right?

 

Wore

Whilst browsing the web for new jeans I came across yet another top which struck my fancy and somehow fell into my shopping basket. I may have lost weight (a serious amount of weight to be precise) but I am still a huge fan of floaty tops as they cover the wobbly bits and hang fairly nicely now that my cake shelf has diminished.

#LittleLoves - I'm Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

I’ve found myself wearing this casual top with jeans whilst around the house, on the school run and at work. It’s a wardrobe win as it covers a multitude of sins, is light weight, cool and requires no ironing whatsoever!

 

And Lastly

I joined E and her Nursery for a sponsored pram push earlier this week, I was half expecting the heavens to open and for the whole thing to be called off but as luck would have it the weather warm and dry which was ideal for forty odd children to push their prams, trolleys, wheelbarrows and god knows what else along the beach all in the spirit of raising money for Nursery equipment.

#LittleLoves - I'm Coming Out, Pram Pushing & Floaty Tops

E and I had an absolute blast pushing Baby Annabel (minus the dummy or the bottle which activates her nails down a blackboard irritating crying) along in her rather plush Silvercross pram. E managed to walk the whole thing with only minor amounts of whinging which considering she had barely slept the night prior to the pram push due to a mid-morning asthma attack was pretty impressive to say the least.

J also took part in a sponsored walk this morning (also to raise money for his school), he too seemed to enjoy his time out and although I wasn’t there I’ve been sent some stunning pictures of him and his friends enjoying their walk.


Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing some of your own #LittleLoves then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.

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7 Comments

  1. July 8, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve tried and failed to understand Linkedin, I signed up some time ago yet I can’t get my head around what information I should be sharing on there.

  2. July 8, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Oh she is so cute with her stroller there. WOW what an amazing thing your student has done. I think more should be open and less judgy like you said it’s not a choice it’s who they are and why does it make it’s love. Love is love in all forms. This is fab awareness for other kids to feel safe to do the same. No one should ever have to hide. Love that stripe floaty top. Have a great weekend. #littleloves

    • July 8, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Isn’t it awesome? So proud of Ross

  3. July 8, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    What a brave kid <3

  4. July 9, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    I have not watched the programme that Ross did, but I can totally understand how proud you must have been watching it. What a brave young man for doing it #littleloves x

  5. July 11, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    How cute is she pushing that pram?
    I’ve finally set up a Linked In profile too though mine still needs lots adding to it and if I’m honest I still don’t really get it! x

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