Welcome to this weeks #LittleLoves post. For once this week I have actually had a number of things to select from for each section of this post rather than having to rack my brains as to what I’ve actually done for the past seven days. So without further ado, here goes!
I began reading ‘A Year In The Life Of A Playground Mother‘ by Christie Barlow a few months ago but put it down after a chapter or two as I was simply too busy to spend time sitting reading. I really miss losing myself between the covers of a good book and so this week I made time to do just that.
I really related to the main character, understanding her feelings of being an ‘outsider’ and the challenges that she faced each day for the sake of her children. I thoroughly recommend ‘A Year In The Life Of A Playground Mother‘, it’s a great read especially for parents of school aged children who are all too aware of the ‘playground politics’.
I am a bit geeky as you may well be aware by now, I am fairly intrigued by the whole space travel thing and so this week has been fairly huge in terms of space exploration for the UK with Tim Peake’s return from The International Space Station. I spent last Saturday glued to the BBC news live feed watching Tim Peake’s decent from space and his first moments back on Earth, it was truly amazing to watch.
I have since continued to stalk Tim’s twitter account for any updates on his thoughts and feelings following his return to Earth and was extremely excited to watch his latest interview with the European Space Agency, if you didn’t see it then it’s certainly worth a watch.
One of the best sounds that I have heard this week was the cheering and the chanting from the children taking part in my son’s school sports day. It was a pleasure to watch the kids as they supported one and other on the field and I am incredibly proud that my son came away with not only one but three rosettes, one of each colour to be precise.
The weather wasn’t up to much at the beginning of the week and so whilst the rain pitter pattered against the patio windows, E and I sat down at the table together and investigated ‘lacing and threading’ techniques using coloured thread and wooden beads.
Being only two years old, E is accustomed to playing with quite large and chunky beads, but on this particular occasion I allowed her to try using much smaller beads and charms to create a personalised piece of jewellery. I was really impressed by how quickly she learnt to thread the beads and other than me giving her the letters for her name in the correct order she pretty much made this by herself and I personally think she did a top job!
Whilst on a mad dash into town I came across some lovely ‘Softie’ wedge shoes in ‘Shoe Zone’ and couldn’t leave without them. I have worn them most days since they left the shop and I love how comfy they feel on my feet.
I seem to be forever buying my kids shoes, sandals, slippers, boots, trainers and god knows whatever else they need for their ever-growing feet. One particular purchase that I have made this week is for my very own ‘Princess Anna’, by which I am of course referring to my daughter E. I absolutely adore these welly boots and am fairly confident that E will love them just as much when they arrive!
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this weeks #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing your #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.