#LittleLoves – Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting my blog and for reading my #LittleLoves posts over the past few years. I have really enjoyed taking part in the weekly #LittleLoves linky. However, like all good things – this has come to an end. Whilst this post will therefore be my final instalment of #LittleLoves I do however have future plans for a series/ linky of a similar nature so keep your eyes peeled.

Without further do I will share my #LittleLoves from the past week gone by for one final time, and then bid this linky a rather reluctant goodbye.



Whilst in the process of cleaning through my bedside drawers I came upon my Kindle well technically Paul’s Kindle but still… It’s been quite some time since I’ve read anything upon my Kindle and after recharging the device I browsed through my previously purchased yet unread books.

Within my collection of ‘paid for but paid no attention to as of yet’ books I found ‘The Bad Mother’s Diary‘ and after reading through the first few pages I was hooked.

I have yet to finish reading this book but am really enjoying the read. It’s great to have a little time to myself and to banish my brain from reality by forcing myself into fiction.

#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary


I couldn’t run a mile never mind a marathon yet that is precisely what my school pal Holly did last weekend. Holly and I haven’t seen each other for a very long time but that hasn’t stopped us staying in touch and showing an interest in each other’s lives.


#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

Having read Holly’s social media posts regarding her plans to take part in the London Marathon I then downloaded the Virgin app and watched her progress throughout the entirety of the 42km marathon on my phone, whilst at the same time keeping a close eye upon the BBC footage should I spot her in the masses.

#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

Not only did Holly do incredibly well but she also ran for the charity ‘Ambitious About Autism’ which supports a cause very close to my heart.

Congratulations Holly should you be reading this post – you should be incredibly proud of yourself!



With the sunshine making the odd appearance throughout the week, I felt the need to skim through some tracks for the summer. I’ve since put together a playlist which includes ‘Friends’ – a rather catchy number from Marshmello & Anne-Marie.

I’ve listened to this along with a range of other recently released dance tracks all of which have kept my chipper and chirpy.



Whilst I haven’t really made or baked anything of interest throughout the week I have however made a huge difference to the house by carrying out a ‘deep clean’.

As you may have read in my past posts throughout the week, E was recently diagnosed with impetigo. Having spent the past week or so on a course of antibiotics (along with her brother to be absolutely sure that we covered all bases) she has now made a full recovery and both Paul and I have made every effort to gut the house from top to bottom, cleaning every single thing that you could possibly imagine.

#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

Every Shopkin, every Num-Nom, every plush toy, every shelf, every nook and every cranny has been scrubbed clean and whilst we probably went a little ‘over the top’ at least I can rest in the knowledge that our house is now squeaky clean and any bugs have now been banished.



#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

Much-like Maisy, our basset hound pup, I too have a bit of a shoe fetish. I’ve spent far too much money on shoes over the past seven days but I’m also far happier with my footwear than ever before. I now have a brand new pair of Skecher sandals, a brand new pair of Skecher Go Walk’s, a brand new pair of Regatta Walking Boots AND a brand new pair of Rocket Dog Chelsea boots.

So far this week I’ve already worn both pairs of Skechers and my walking boots, all of which have been super comfy and my feet are already thanking me. I now need some serious shoe storage as the bottom of my wardrobe is swimming with shoes!


And Lastly

My children my wind me up something chronic at times but I love them endlessly and couldn’t be prouder of them than I am at present. Not one but both of my children took home awards from School this week as E won the ‘Lighthouse Award’ for the second time this year and J was given a ‘Marvellous Marble Award’ for his written work. He was then photographed with his work and featured upon the Writing Hall of Fame board to celebrate his success.

#LittleLoves - Light House Awards, The London Marathon & The Bad Mothers Diary

Paul and I have since spoilt both J & E with a few treats to praise their efforts. They are super proud of themselves and seem extra motivated to keep up the good work.

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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