You know, I *almost* decided not to share a Little Loves post this week. I’ve been having a bit of a pity party of late, wondering what my blog has to offer the world but so many of you said that you love my conversational style and in particular these weekly posts, so here I am!
I want to thank anyone who took the time to comment on that post, because it really gave me a fresh boost of energy and enthusiasm. Writing a blog is sometimes hard, especially if you can see 250 people have viewed your post but no bug*** has bothered to leave a comment. Is anyone even enjoying it? Well yes they are! So thank you.
Hasn’t it been beautiful weather? Well it’s beautiful as I type this, so I’m erasing all memory of that cold snap at the beginning of the week. Even though the sun has been shining, I’ve been floored by the clock change at the weekend. Anyone else? I simply cannot get out of bed in the mornings and that’s quite unlike me – I usually wake before my alarm but sheesh it’s been hard work this week.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been loving…
Honestly? Not a great deal this week. I’ve dipped in and out of a few books that I have on the go – The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and Soul Keeping by John Ortberg. I’m holding out for next month’s #bookclub140 offering to be announced and then I’m planning to purchase that. You never know, I might even finish it in time for the Twitter party!
I did read a brilliant article which I’ve been thinking about (and adjusting our lifestyle accordingly) a lot this week. Do you do too much for your kids? Is it time to take a bit of a back seat? This one will particularly appeal to anyone with kids in double figures. Go have a read.
Ooh Broadchurch is hotting up isn’t it? I’m really enjoying this season. So whodunnit then? I’ve no doubt that we are in for a huge surprise.
I was laughing out loud at Catastrophe this week – did you watch it? Such good TV. I just love Sharon Hogan’s character so much; I can only hope she’s the same in real life. Not that I’m ever likely to meet her but if we did…you know…I think we could be friends.
What else have I watched? I managed to catch James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Take That which appeared on Comic Relief last Friday evening. I’ve always wanted to go and see them in concert and want to even more now, especially when they also appeared on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (confession time: this is one of my favourite TV programmes). If you missed it, here’s the clip…
My two girls have been getting their musical game on this week. When the eldest became ill, she completely stepped away from playing her piano or flute and I’ve missed it so much. Together (wonders will never cease) they played and sang along to ‘Jar of Hearts’ and it sounded so beautiful (I’m allowed a little bias, yes?).
I’ve also really immersed myself in this song over the last few days. When I get into a song, I tend to play it on repeat and this one has been great for helping me to remember who I am as a child of God.
And just to keep it real, I’ve also been singing ‘Issues’ by Julia Michaels over and over again. So catchy!
Pretty nails! My son bought me this gorgeous nail varnish for Mother’s Day and I’m in love with it. A perfect colour for spring and such good value for money – just £3.99 from Seventeen by Boots. The colour is called ‘Mocha Tini’ but it’s more of a dusky pink when applied.
If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I’ve declared April a ‘No New Clothes’; to be honest, it’s been long overdue. I’m feeling a little bit panicky about it but no one said anything about accessories, so watch this space for new posts – summer bag anyone?
I made a big decision this week – to take on a new job. I already have two part-time jobs, but for a while now I’ve been thinking about doing some freelance work as a social media manager. I love social media (what blogger doesn’t?) so it seemed an obvious thing for me. And then something kind of landed in my lap. So as of tomorrow, I will be taking over the social media accounts of a local company.
We are starting on a 3 month trial just to see how it works out. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
We’ve got an exciting weekend planned with my dad’s 80th birthday bash kicking us off tonight. My sister and I have agreed to do a short speech but having had very little time to prepare (where does the time go?) I’m not sure how it’s going to pan out. I’ve also got 25 balloons being delivered at 2pm this afternoon. Wish me luck attempting to squeeze those into my car!
Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope the sun shines for you and you get a chance to recharge.