#LittleLoves – Birthdays, Blondie & Baking

The weekend has once again arrived and along with a couple of bar shifts I also have plans to attend a rather elaborate BBQ come mini-festival at my friend’s house which includes an overnight stay and a few hours of being kid-free whilst having alcohol fuelled fun.

I am yet to pack bags for both the children and ourselves but given that I have a bar shift shortly I foresee bag packing may be delayed till I can be bothered aka when I arrive home from work.

I am desperately trying to play catch up and get on top of the jobs, I have therefore decided to tackle my weekly #LittleLoves post a little earlier than usual.



Given that the kids will be at school in less than a fortnight I along with most parents in the UK have found myself emptying my purse to cover the costs of uniforms. I no longer have one school-aged child but I now have two school aged children both of which require a full set of uniform.

I have found myself reading and re-reading the uniform guide for my children’s school to make double sure that Mummy dearest (that’s me) doesn’t make the usual cock-up and forget any essentials.

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking

So far I have purchased shoes, pants, t-shirts, jumpers, cardigans, dresses, pumps, shorts, sports tops, bags, lunch boxes, PE bags and pencil cases. Other than a few pairs of tights and socks I am fairly certain that I have it all covered, at least I blumming hope I do as its cost me a freaking fortune and woah betide if they should lose or leave said items on the school yard this year!



It’s either a sign of my age or just a phase, either way I seem to have spent the past week submerged in eighties Music. You cannot beat Blondie, Deacon Blue or Bananarama no matter how cheesy they may be, they still rock in their own right!



Other than the usual suspects (Eastenders, Home & Away and My Dream Home) I have watched very little on the television. We have however spent a little time watching ITV’s latest documentary upon trainee ‘EasyJet’ pilots, one of which just so happened to be from my home county, Cumbria!

‘EasyJet: Inside The Cockpit’ is definitely worth a watch, although be warned that you may not fancy flying following watching said programme as it certainly brings to light that the vast majority of budget airline flights are often controlled by trainee pilots, that may explain the ‘double bump’ landing in Palma this year!

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking



Unlike most weeks when I find myself wracking my brains for ideas as to what exactly I’ve made throughout the week, I have actually made quite a lot over the past seven days or so.

Firstly I made E’s birthday cake which may not have been entirely as I had planned it but it did the job, it tasted alright and she certainly seemed happy with the result.

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking

Paul and I also put together a rather tasty buffet which was enjoyed by all and left us with a fridge full of goodies to feast upon for a few days following.

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking

As I mentioned earlier, we are off to a party later this weekend and as part of this we are each taking a cocktail to share. I decided upon making ‘Blue Lagoon’ which I will share the recipe for shortly.

Having done a ‘Blue Peter’ and made the cocktail earlier this week I can confirm that it tastes lovely and is literally LETHAL, bring on the party!

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking




We’ve had really odd weather recently, I’m never sure whether it’s going to rain or shine and due to this I’ve found myself sticking to light-weight clothing with bold, bright patterns twinned with a chunky cardigan or shirt.

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking


And Lastly

It’s been a fraught but fantastic week, we’ve had double-dos in terms of birthdays both of which were greatly enjoyed. E was spoilt rotten earlier this week, I can barely believe our little lady is now 4-years old, where on earth has the time gone?

#LittleLoves - Birthdays, Blondie & Baking

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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