#LittleLoves – Pancakes, Pirates & Pyjamas

I’m afraid this weeks #LittleLoves post isn’t filled to the brim with positivity. It’s been a pig of a week in terms of sickness and stress for us all. I came down with some sort of virus last week and rather than fighting it off my body decided to let it move in, unpack its belongings and make itself right at home.

Thankfully I have finally been prescribed some antibiotics and am getting back on track bit by bit but it’s really taken its toll on my body both physically and mentally. So here goes with trying to find a few #LittleLoves somewhere within the seven days of suffering.


Other than Doctor Google which is designed purely to scare you into believing you have days or possibly hours left to live I have read very little this week.

One thing I did manage to read which brought a smile to my face and gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling within (which wasn’t temperature induced) was a simple sentence written into my sons ‘Home-School Diary’ by his Teacher informing my husband and I how well J is getting on at School.

#LittleLoves - Pancakes, Pirates & Pyjamas

It’s the little things that make the massive differences and for us, knowing that our son is working hard and putting his best efforts into School life is enough to keep us more than happy.



With being ill I thought it best to get some rest and what better way to kick back and put my feet up than to stick on a classic, cheesy, girly, romance film. Dirty Dancing is one of my all-time favourite films guaranteed to make me feel better no matter how bad things may seem.

#LittleLoves - Pancakes, Pirates & Pyjamas

Following watching Patrick Swayze shirtless and sweaty for what must be the 300th time I began wondering whether the ending should have been different. Surely we are all wondering the same thing, Do they or don’t they stay together?

After a quick google I soon found there to be a few deleted scenes, this particular scene I thought I ought to share with you as it beggars belief how or why it could ever be removed and certainly answers a few questions for the die-hard fans.



I will openly admit that I am a bit of a 50 Shades fan and following going to see the recent release at the cinema I decided to download the soundtrack.

#LittleLoves - Pancakes, Pirates & Pyjamas

What better background Music for the bedroom? No I’m kidding… or am I? I think you can gather given how crap I’ve been feeling that I’m not up for anything unless it’s relaxing in a hot bath or getting some shut-eye wrapped in blankets.



It was Shrove Tuesday this week and so of course we made Pancakes for the kids. I also threw together some flapjacks as snackage earlier on today but otherwise I’ve stayed well away from crafts and cooking as I simply haven’t been well enough to do anything of the sort.


As you may have guessed given the above information, I have spent the majority of this week slouching around in my jim jams trying to stay comfortable. It has been far from glamorous but who gives a crap when you feel like death warmed up?

And Lastly

As most parents will be well aware, it was World Book Day yesterday. The one day of the school calendar most of us parents tend to dread as we have to find a book themed costume which isn’t too warm, too cold, too uncomfortable or impractical for our kids to wear for the day.

J had decided a few weeks ago that he wanted to dress up as a Pirate. Having watched all four Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, he is now obsessed with anything Pirate related and has spent weeks staggering around the house pretending to be Captain Jack Sparrow with his trusty shot gun and sword.

Thanks to a good friend lending us a few bits and pieces we managed to put together a fairly good costume for J to wear for the day. We kindly explained to him that Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean is technically not based upon a book, it is in fact based upon a ride! Thankfully J was happy to adapt his costume to fit in with Treasure Island and despite dressing as Long John Silver he couldn’t help but to continue with the Captain Jack Sparrow swagger!

#LittleLoves - Pancakes, Pirates & Pyjamas

I don’t care less whether he was Billy Bones, Long John Silver, Jack Sparrow or Captain Hook for that matter. All that matters to me is that J had such good fun getting into costume and playing the part. It’s so lovely to see our son gaining confidence and enjoying his time at School.

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.




  1. March 4, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Wow! I had no idea there were unseen scenes available. Thank you for sharing. I do hope you’re feeling better soon- but if you’re managing to catch up with favourite films I hope it’s a little bit of a silver lining. #LittleLoves

    • March 5, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      It was nice to kick back for once yeh

  2. March 6, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Love love love a bit of Dirty Dancing and after watching that scene it give me hope that they stayed together! #littleloves

  3. March 8, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Sorry to read that you’ve been poorly. I hate this time of year for all the bugs and illnesses going round. I do hope you’re over the worst now and on the mend.
    J looks fab in his pirate costume. You’re right as long as the kids are having fun and enjoying dressing up nothing else matters really. xx

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