It’s been a really long day and a really long week come to think of it. My head is spinning and I feel as if I have the entire World sat on my shoulders yet am unable to relieve the pressure as it continues to pile on. I would have written this post earlier but I was in dire need of a long soak in the tub to wash away my worries and to destress.
Thankfully I feel a little better now that I’m clean, dry and curled up in the comfort of my bed so before my head hits the pillow and I sail away to the land of nod I’ll share a few of my #LittleLoves from the past week, what better way to end a crap day than to look at the lighter side of life?
Although I haven’t read a great deal myself this week due to time constraints I have spent a fair bit of time reading with an array of children within the local Primary School. Earlier this month J brought home a letter asking for parents to volunteer their time to support reading within the school, I of course was more than happy to volunteer my time and will continue to do for the foreseeable future.
It was an absolute pleasure to listen to the children read their books to me, it also provided me with a really good insight into further literacy options for my own children as I came across all kinds of books which up until now I had never heard of.
Following a night spent trick or treating with the children Paul and I settled the children to sleep and slipped away to watch the final of this years Great British Bake Off. Despite the cat having been let out of the bag earlier in the day thanks to a ‘spectacular social media spoiler slip up’ both Paul and I thankfully remained entirely unaware as to whom the winner was until we saw it for ourself.
After tooling around with a tonne of tracks I came across this classic, nineties, old school number which has since become a firm favourite on my mix list. ‘Oceanic- Insanity (Dream Tripping) is a absolutely classic rave choon (yes that’s spelt c-h-o-o-n) from the yesteryear, I dare you to listen to this track and not dance!
Paul and the children spent quite some time carefully carving these perfect pumpkins for Halloween. J’s pumpkin was based upon Bendy (from Bendy and the Ink Machine) whereas E was thankfully quite happy to go with a more basic design jazzed up with a zig-zag lid.
Earlier this week I dropped by an old haunt (well it was heading towards Halloween so why not?) to have a drink with a few friends as they celebrated ‘Goth Night’, a small shindig which enabled me to head out dressed entirely in my own clothes without judgement.
I’m no goth but I do tend to favour ‘the darker side’ when it comes to fashion. It took very minimal effort to get myself ready for the event given that my wardrobe is filled with fifty shades of black! I wore a Boo-Hoo black number paired with purple striped tights and my Demonia boots for good measure (seven inches to be precise!).
Meanwhile the kids were ecstatic to get gothed up in their glad rags ready for Halloween, a few face paints and a couple of hair chalks alongside the creepy costumes and we were good to go!
Earlier this week I visited my local hair salon for a ‘total transformation‘ in terms of colour and style. It may have taken a couple of hours to complete and a little time getting used to but I adore my new look and cannot thank Ann (my hair dresser) enough for her efforts.
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.