Despite my best efforts to have a relaxing half term, I seem to have spent most of it being a taxi driver to my offspring. In fact I don’t think we’ve managed one lazy day all week; I definitely wouldn’t profess to feeling recharged! One week isn’t long enough is it?
It was my birthday at the weekend so we did manage to do lots of fun things including our first encounter with an Escape Room. Have you had a go? Sadly we didn’t manage to escape within the hour (largely due to too much inter-family squabbling) but I reckon we solved about 80% of the clues.
We had friends round for dinner on Saturday and on Wednesday, I hosted a girlie hot tub evening, which was great fun. I purchased some festoon lights to pretty up the area a little bit and I’m really pleased with the result.
Anyway, on to some Little Loves for the week…
Remember my dalliance with the library? I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve still got three books sitting on my book shelf, racking up a fine as I type!
I seem to have inadvertently squeezed out all opportunities to read books of late. In fact I can feel the ‘o’ word (overwhelmed) looming, so I know it’s time for me to sit down and do a little stock take of my life. Either a few things have to go, or I need to prioritise better. The fact that I’m two months behind on my monthly massage subscription kind of says it all!
I read this fantastic little post from Hippo Chronicles which resonated with me in many ways.
Firstly, I absolutely LOVED the final episode of Cold Feet on Friday. Did you watch it? The whole series has been fantastic this time round. The characters have remained true to self and the storyline has been poignant, funny and relatable. Did I mention that I LOVED it? ?
Another series that has just come to an end, is The Davina Hour. It’s a chat show with a difference, where Davina McCall gets together with a small group of people to discuss a different contemporary issue each week: friendship, parenting, happiness, stress.
This week the discussion was on smartphone addiction. One person on the show had spend 13 hours on his phone in one day! It really was fascinating. You can probably catch all episodes on the W Channel if you’re interested.
After the George Michael documentary last week, I’ve been listening to the MTV Unplugged version of ‘Listen Without Prejudice’. I had forgotten just how well I know all his songs; amazing how we remember the words twenty years on isn’t it?
I’ve actually been wearing skirts this week. I very rarely bare my legs, but I decided that my purple cable knit tights needed an airing. My daughter kindly referred to me as an Oompa Loompa whilst wearing them but thankfully I don’t dress to please her.
Oh and they match this week’s nail colour so double joy!
I’ve also been loving my cross body bag that I purchased a few weeks ago. I did a LOT of research before buying and am now actively trying to resist buying another one! You can see my favourites from the high street here.
Ok nothing to see here people, move on!
Today is the last day of our build, no more cups of tea to make! The project was originally supposed to be finished at the beginning of the summer holidays so I’m more than glad to see the back of them this week. We can finally enjoy our new garden room in peace! I’ll show you round some point soon, I promise.
Hope you all have a great weekend.