Though I’ve partaken in the #LittleLoves linky for many years now, I’ve never before hosted it thus this month marks a first for me. Welcome to the first of what I hope will be many #LittleLoves monthly posts ahead. You are, of course, very welcome to join in with this blog linky. You can find further information and guidance on how to be part of this by clicking here.
So without any further waffle, here are some of my own #LittleLoves for May.
Whilst I’d love to tell you that I’ve had the time or the energy to fixate myself upon a fiction book, that’s sadly not the case. I have however started to flick through the Florida book in the hope of gaining some tips prior to our travels this summer.
Paul and I were a little stuck on what to watch this month thus did the obligatory Netflix flicking until we found something to our taste. We eventually settled on watching ‘Lovesick‘, a three-season sitcom which we somehow completed within a fortnight and very much enjoyed watching.
Alongside our Netflix binging, we’ve continued to watch our regular Friday evening episodes of Gogglebox and the weekly soaps, one of which has been particularly heart-wrenching to watch. Eastenders is currently covering the story of a young lady (Lola) suffering from a brain tumor. Most of you will know that I lost my Dad a couple of years ago to the same disease (GBM/ brain cancer) thus I’m sure you will understand it’s been a rather difficult watch. It is however an issue that needs to be highlighted, especially as currently only 1% of cancer funding is focused on brain cancer research. Treatments haven’t really progressed at all for this disease and essentially it is a death sentence as there is simply no cure for this vile, cruel, disease.
The BBC (with a huge amount of guidance and support) has done the story a huge amount of justice and I’m hoping that, whilst this has been a massively emotive storyline from start to finish, it will raise some awareness and in turn aid funding for this cause.
Though I don’t tend to watch or listen to the Eurovision song contest, this year was different as my daughter had heard all about Liverpool hosting the contest on behalf of Ukraine and she was keen to both watch and listen to the various entries thus we made a night of it. We have since had ‘Stefania‘ (last year’s winning song from Ukraine) being played on repeat via Alexa ever since.
Our young man turned the grand age of fourteen this month and, as always, requested that I make a ‘chocolate squidgy log’ to celebrate the occasion. Though it lasted less than twenty-four hours before being entirely eaten, it was terrifically tasty and enjoyed by all.
My daughter was somewhat keen to get her glad rags on for the coronation this month. I dug out the union jack headbands, a red and blue spotty dress for E, and a striped blue dress with a red scarf for myself and we were dolled up for the do.
With our young man turning fourteen, we made a weekend of the occasion spending the Saturday with family (opening parcels, eating cake, and basking in the sunshine whilst catching up) then traveled to Blackpool on the Sunday to swim at the Sandcastle Waterpark. Much fun was had and many memories were made.
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