So here we are in September already, autumn is literally just around the corner and the weeks are whizzing by at lightning speed. The dreaded ‘C’ word was mentioned last night as I worked yet another bar shift and at that point we were still in bloody August!
It wont be long though before the nights draw in and the shops are filled with festive Music, although it’d be nice if they’d at least held on until after Halloween this year! So rather than focusing upon the future I’d best take a moment to reflect upon the past, the past seven days to be precise for this weeks edition of #LittleLoves.
I have a theory that ‘children can never be spoilt by books’. For this reason I buy each of the kids plenty of books throughout the year including at least three on each of their birthdays and a further three or four (or more) at Christmas. Jesus, now even I’ve mentioned the ‘C’ word!
Following E’s birthday we’ve had a collection of new books to read together, including Martin Waddell’s & Barbara Fish’s ‘Can’t You Sleep Little Bear‘? I read this to the children earlier this week prior to bedtime and although it’s slightly lengthy for a children’s picture book it was certainly worth the time, effort and various voices that I added whilst reading for emphasis. The children loved this classic story, as did I and I am sure it will remain a firm family favourite.
During the summer of 2015, a few of my ex students were involved in a rather tragic drug related incident whilst spending time at the Kendal Calling Music Festival. Sadly one of the party involved lost his life due to this incident, whilst his friends who were also involved found themselves with severe medical implications and facing criminal charges. Years later, the BBC have interviewed a few of the individuals involved to share the story of a how a single ecstasy pill changed the lives of a group of young friends forever.
‘One Night Of Ecstasy‘ is split into eight short-form episodes all of which are available to watch on the BBC IPlayer, whilst this isn’t a program I particularly enjoyed watching it is certainly something I wish to share as I feel it delivers a hugely important message to anybody considering using drugs whilst at festivals, parties, home or anywhere else for that matter.
Having hosted our first ever sleeper over for J and his friend I spent the majority of one night earlier this week listening to two boys excitedly giggling and whispering to each other in the dark whilst hoping that they may eventually fall to sleep.
It was so magical listening to my little man and his best friend whispering away to each other, it reminded me of when I was younger and I too had my friends stay for sleep overs and whispered endlessly about anything and everything into the early hours.
The children have spent the majority of the week playing both inside and outside whilst at home. It’s not that we can’t be bothered taking them out but it’s just that we’ve done so much this summer that we’ve actually needed a little bit of a break from the endless activity.
I therefore got back to basics and threw together a fresh batch of home-made play dough for the kids to enjoy. Both J & E spent literally hours moulding and playing with the dough, it was certainly worth the effort and will no doubt be back on the table along with the box filled with play dough tools come tomorrow morning.
I haven’t worn anything particularly different in terms of clothing this week. I have however found that my hair has grown to an unmanageable length forcing me to braid my locks each and every day. Thankfully I have now booked an appointment with the scissors aka (the hair dresser) for later next week.
Paul seems to quite like my hair being longer and whilst I plan to maintain the length, I cannot wait to have it thinned out and styled. Until then I will continue to go for the Queen Elsa style braids to keep my mop out of my eyes and away from my face.
Having spent hours listening to various DJs mixing tracks I’ve found myself getting the itch to give it a go for myself. I am yet to buy myself a set of digital decks which aren’t currently in my budget as such but I have spent time bidding upon whilst browsing Ebay. Thanks to an incredibly good friend, I have however managed to acquire a certain piece of ‘DJing’ software which is so far proving to be bloody good fun.
I cannot wait to acquire my very own set of decks to give the whole ‘DJ thang’ a spin, it’ll certainly give me something to windle away the hours when E starts school later next week.
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.