I really enjoy looking back and summarising over the events that have taken place throughout the week, I find it is often hard to narrow down the ‘best bits’ from the past seven days. Listing things under headers and categories tends to make things easier for me to remember. I have therefore opted to participate in a weekly #LittleLoves series which enables me to do precisely this!
#Littleloves is a series hosted by Morgana, a parenting and lifestyle blogger who writes regularly upon her blog ‘coffeeworksleeprepeat’. #Littleloves gives bloggers like myself the chance to reflect upon the little things that they have ‘loved’ throughout their week, whether it be something they’ve watched on the box, a special event or even getting an extra ten minutes in bed one day.
My own #LittleLoves posts will take place each and every Friday from here on in, right here on this blog, my very own little space on the tinterweb. I will be highlighting my ‘memorable moments’ from throughout the week under given headings/ categories. I am really looking forward to writing these posts and reading yours too, so be sure to post a comment with your own ‘little loves’ and if you are a fellow blogger, then why not link up too? For further information visit http://www.coffeeworksleeprepeat.com/little-loves
So here goes… Here are my #LittleLoves for this week and my first post as part of this awesome series.
I recently became a member of some online blogging communities and from there took the time to subscribe to a range of parenting and lifestyle blogs. I have greatly enjoyed receiving all the email updates for newly published blog posts and have tried to read the majority of my inbox. I will admit that I have been somewhat surprised by just how many people seem to spend their time posting product reviews rather than blogging for pleasure.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a product review every now and then and have written a fair few of them myself over the past few years, but I feel that it’s a great shame when each and every post a blogger seems to make becomes an advertisement for the latest this or that on the market. I know that ‘money is what makes the World go around’ but reading endless promotional posts just doesn’t float my boat and so I have found myself sifting through my emails, weeding out the posts which are of actual interest to me, these being the real life accounts of parenting, the highs, the lows and a little added humour.
One particular blog which seems to have stuck out for me this week and which I find myself regularly returning to is Alison Perry’s ‘Not Another Mummy Blog‘. Alison seems to provide a wholesome read with a side salad of humour, my perfect dish when it comes to reading. I really enjoyed reading her recent post upon ‘Snap Chat’ and her initial thoughts upon the features of this peculiar and perplexing app. I love it when I read something that I feel I can personally relate to and Alison’s blog seems to fit the bill.
For those of you that know me, you will know full well that I am a creature of habit. I tend to watch the same things week in and week out, unless of course there is anything else I fancy adding into the mix. I am a complete saddo when it comes to my TV schedule, most of what I watch is recorded on series link and certain programs I watch so religiously that they are now inbuilt into my weekly schedule… Yep, I’m incredibly sad but you know what? I’m very happy with my life and my TV choices for that matter.
Basically I watch two soaps, one of which I view via the Dailymotion app simply because I am far from patient and somehow find myself needing to stay up to date with the latest from my Australian favourite, I am of course referring to Home & Away as the other soap you may have suspected it to be is crap in comparison. The other TV soap which I watch without fail is said to be the most depressing soap aired in the UK, that is of course ‘Eastenders‘. I am a fan of ‘Duffers’ even though it does tend to be a tad depressing at times.
Other than my soaps I also watch some series such as The A Word and Gogglebox. Sadly the latter seems to have come to an end last week, at least it didn’t show up in my series link, this of course makes viewing time for my favourite box set. Paul and I have been trying to finish watching the complete series of Desperate Housewives since last summer! We manage to get through two to three episodes a week and are currently on season seven of eight. I absolutely love catching up with the ladies of ‘Wisteria Lane’, there’s always an element of mystery and a few laughs to go alongside the Drama, its terrific television.
So what have I watched this week? Well obviously, all of the above, none of which was of particular interest. However, one thing which stands out as memorable clip and which I ‘loved’ watching (because it’s all about those #littleloves remember) is a youtube clip which a fellow blogger recently shared.
This video features two girls, one of which is nicknamed ‘Kiddo Kat‘ on the subway in Frankfurt singing a cover of Prince’s World famous track ‘Kiss’. Only two hours after watching said clip, it was announced on the news that Prince had passed, that was strange to say the least! For those of you that haven’t seen this clip (which probably isn’t many of you as it seems to have gone ‘viral’) be sure to watch the full length of the video as the guy at the end is well worth a watch!
I know this is utter shite in terms of Music but one song which seems to have become our daily soundtrack is ‘The Witch Doctor’. E loves nothing more than to dance around the house like a loon (usually in nothing but her nappy or more recently her knickers) singing “Ooo eee ooo ah ah, ting tang walla walla bing bang” in the loudest voice possible. Even thinking about my little ladies current Music choices makes me chuckle.
The one thing which I made this week and feel was successful is a fairly basic soup recipe which we have made time and time again in this household. However, the fact that E actually put it in her mouth and ate it was enough to make me do a happy dance. We have been struggling for weeks now with E and her eating, we were literally down to three meals which she would eat and I was beginning to feel like a complete failure as a parent in terms of feeding my children. This soup (which we nickname ‘Sheffield Soup’ as it’s where the recipe originates from) has loads of veg in it and by eating this, E has consumed far more than her five a day, and that right there makes me more than just a little bit happy let me tell you!
As I’ve said I am a creature of habit and this includes my daily attire. I usually tend to live in either leggings or jeggings teamed with a swing top. I am not exactly happy with my figure as current and at some point will work upon ‘editing my exterior’ through various diets and other agonising activities such as exercise.
Anyhow, getting back to the topic set, one particular item that I wore this week which I truly love is a simple summer top which I purchased from George. That’s right, I purchase my clothes in the same place that I do my grocery shopping, I am therefore obviously a parent as I no longer have the time to browse the clothes shops the for the latest labels. Actually, come to think of it I’ve never really done that so I will hold my hands up and admit right now that I am crap with clothes.
Lastly I would like to apologise to all of you that follow me on social media for my endless potty training posts. I have probably bored you all shitless by now and it’s only day two! It seems that I have gone ‘potty’ over potty training and quite frankly I am boring myself never mind you, for that I would like to offer my sincere apologies.
I however would like to add that I love E being nappy free (all apart from nap times and night times), it’s yet another milestone for my little lady and each and every one of those moments which mark her growing up deserves a mention as far as I am concerned.
If you have managed to get through that lot then well done and may I thank you for reading. That’s my #littleloves until next week, when I promise, I will try to wittle down the waffle.