#LittleLoves – Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories

Eee by eck can you Adam and Eve that half term is over already? As per usual we’ve had yet another busy week which of course has meant that time has flown by. Somehow or other we’ve managed to keep the kids almost constantly content and entertained all whilst maintaining some form of sanity, that in itself is a parenting miracle!

Without any further waffle I will get to the point of my post and list my #LittleLoves from the past seven days, so here goes…


Due to the endless activities throughout the week I am yet to complete reading the book which I have now had on the go for the past three weeks. Whats the hurry though? I’ve got all day, well I would if I wasn’t so blumming busy running around like a blue backsided fly burning the candle at both ends.

I have however managed to read a couple of blog posts throughout the week one of which I really related to as a fellow parent and a human being. Georgina Clarke’s post ‘Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Being The Perfect Parent got me to thinking that as parents we are judged far too often and spend way too much time worrying as to whether we are ‘the perfect parent’.

#LittleLoves - Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories

It may be eight years too late but I am beginning to realise that there is no such thing as a perfect parent, there is no such thing as a perfect person. We are all human, we all make mistakes and this goes for the parenting malarkey too, it’s a learning curve which we thrown into the deep end of with hundreds of differing opinions to take on board and absolutely no instructions whatsoever!



Whilst driving back from Derbyshire the other week I tuned into Radio 1 to keep the kids entertained and to give myself a little background Music to keep me moving and grooving as I made my way up the M6. Radio 1 were playing ‘old school’ tunes one of which was frapped up to full volume as I hadn’t heard it in years and although it isn’t a favourite it seemed to capture my mood at the time.


I have since downloaded ‘Fatman Scoops’ Be Faithful to keep me upbeat whilst cleaning around the house, this has been played countless times throughout the week given that I’ve had a fair amount of cleaning to do thanks to our ever ageing basset hound Molly.



After dropping some ‘not so subtle’ hints to parents earlier this year they very kindly bought me two tickets to see London Grammar for my birthday. Having waited for what felt like forever the day finally arrived for my husband and I to travel down to Manchester to watch this amazing band play live.

Here’s one of the many videos which I recorded during the show.

It was the first time that my husband or I had ever seen London Grammar play live and I cannot quite find the words to express how good they were. I will simply say that I had goose pimples on my goose pimples!

We also met some lovely guys in the crowd whilst we waited for the bands to come onto stage. As I promised Emma and her Mum Julie that I’d feature them in a blog post, here is a picture of us along with a spanish ‘mega fan’ who had travelled all the way from Spain to the UK just to see London Grammar play live and I totally get why because they ROCK!

#LittleLoves - Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories



After receiving devastating news regarding our basset hound Molly I am pleased to say that we have made massive progress this week in terms of her health. Although we only have a short amount of time with our perfect pooch left we have altered the house a little along with our routine to suit her needs more so and as a result we’ve found that she seems far more settled, happy and content. I am therefore hoping we may be able to extend the vets prognosis of ‘weeks’ to perhaps a month, two months or maybe more so long as her quality of life remains satisfactory.

#LittleLoves - Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories



Following the family wedding my sister-in-law very kind gave E some hair accessories which she had been sent a little to late for the big day. We have since used these leaf themed hair accessories to decorate E’s hair with and they look perfect for the season!

#LittleLoves - Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories

I too have found myself wearing an array of hair accessories all of which were purchased for the wedding but I am not allowing to go to waste, come Monday when I have my mop chopped and coloured I will no doubt find that most of these will no longer be of any use so I may as well make the best of them while I can.


And Lastly

We’ve done so much throughout this week with the kids but along with days out and about as a family I’ve also managed to squeeze in a little time for myself. Earlier this week I enjoyed a massage from my good friend Amber and the following evening I attended my first ever Yoga session led by another friend, Elaine.

#LittleLoves - Perfect Parenting, London Grammar Live & Autumn Hair Accessories

I enjoyed the Yoga so much so that I found myself purchasing a Yoga mat moments after returning home and with a little luck it should arrive before next weeks session.

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. October 27, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    A little bit of me time as well as a crazy week well done you!! I know what you mean about the whole perfect parenting/humaning thing-it’s so hard to get out of your head that it’s just impossible and actually not a thing! Those hair accessories are gorgeous and so different-glad they can get some use. Have a wonderful weekend x

  2. October 28, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Yoga is my sanity saver – now you’ve started you won’t be able to stop. I’ve not heard of London Grammar before – I’ll have to check them out. Lovely photo of you with your pooch – I hope she feels more comfortable soon. Pets are such a huge part of the family aren’t they?

    • October 28, 2017 / 11:08 am

      I doubt I’ll be stopping yoga as it’s so relaxing !

  3. October 28, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Half term has flown by hasn’t it. Ah so sorry to hear about your beloved Molly, and glad she seems more settled now. They really are a huge part of the family #littleloves x

  4. October 29, 2017 / 8:16 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Molly Rach, I know how much of an impact our poochy pals have in our lives. I’m glad you have a little time yet. We have another week of half-term yet and I’ve got lots of crafts and creativity planned. Hope you have had a fab weekend x #LittleLoves

    • October 29, 2017 / 8:46 am

      A two week half term? Gosh that’s different !

  5. October 30, 2017 / 8:12 am

    As soon as I saw London Grammar live, I needed to read. I saw them at Kendal Calling around 2013/14 (?) and her voice is mesmerising. I still haven’t made it to a second gig but good to read they’re still as good!

    Sorry to hear about Molly and hoping your adaptations help x

    • October 30, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Thanks Donna, London Grammar are amazing – I must must must see them again!

  6. November 2, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I think I heard that song on Radio 1 too. Like you I turned it up loud and sang along. Memories came flooding back!
    Oh I’m so jealous of your London Grammar gig. I bet they are absolutely mesmerising live.
    Hope you’ve had a good week this week and sorry I’m so late in popping by and commenting xx

    • November 3, 2017 / 9:11 am

      London Grammar were just amazing , I wish I could do it again.

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