So here it is, the final Friday of June 2022 and what a month it has been! Here are a few of my #LittleLoves from what has been an incredibly busy but brilliant month.
Other than newsfeeds and scrolling through various social media platforms, I haven’t done all that much in terms of reading this month. I do however read with my kids each evening and E is currently midway through a rather riveting Jacqueline Wilson book. I personally just don’t get a huge amount of time to read and I really ought to treat myself to some new books on my Kindle for the summer… we will see.
After booking tickets late last year, booking both the dogs a place in kennels and then booking a last-minute hotel days before the event, we finally got to go and see the amazing Ed Sheeran perform at the Manchester Etihad Stadium this month. It was the first outdoor stadium event (other than festivals if you count those) that I’ve attended and to say it was magical is an understatement.
Though my Mum was a little hesitant in coming along and rather nervous at the concept of being around sixty thousand people without seating, she soon found her way and before we knew it she was dancing along to Ed while only metres away from the man himself. It was such a delight to watch Mum smiling, laughing, dancing and having fun, especially after all that we’ve been through over these past few years. It was a well-deserved night out for us all, and a memory which will remain with me for a lifetime.
Having watched Ed Sheeran play live in Manchester at the beginning of the month, we’ve spent the following weeks with Ed playing via Alexa on repeat.
Other than a couple of batches of cheese straws, I can’t say I’ve made a huge amount this month. My son, on the other hand, has been busy baking all sorts of goodies including brownies, cakes, and the most delicious scones I’ve ever tasted!
Like most of the UK, we started June by celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee with the beautiful bank holiday. We attended several gatherings over the Jubilee weekend including a party in the Square where we enjoyed a number of bands playing live in the beautiful sunshine whilst tucking into burgers and a few beers. We were all dressed in the Union Jack colours of red, white, and blue to honour the Queen and we had the most wonderful weekend.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, I’ve been doing my best to get on track with the tasks around the house that need completing. We’ve got so much painting to get done it’s unreal and in a bid to try and tidy things up prior to our efforts I spent quite some time tidying and clearing clutter from the kid’s room (whilst they were out of course) and I’ve managed to empty almost six bin bags full of toys and clothes which are either no longer used or no longer fit. I feel quite proud of my achievements although dread all the painting that we’ve to get done over the next few weeks.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this month’s #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.