It’s the end of another week and what a cold, wet miserable one it has been. To top it off, we’ve had a sore-throat/cold doing the rounds here. Having valiantly fought it off for the last 10 days, I think I’ve finally succumbed as the throat of razor blades is refusing to budge. Every week without fail I get towards Friday and cannot remember a single thing worth mentioning here. But Little Loves has slowly become an integral part of my week and I value the opportunity to reflect on the good bits, so here goes… Read I’ve been ploughing through Missing by Susan Lewis this week. I’m determined to finish it before it’s due back at the library next… View Post

At 15 years of age, you think you know everything. Remember that phase? The fact is, whatever stage of life we’re in, we do know more than we did in the last. Even the defiant, opinionated 15 year old has a point – she (for argument’s sake) certainly knows more than a 5 year old and a decade of experience does give you some sort of wisdom. But does she know everything? Absolutely not! Turning 40 seems to be THE milestone that everyone dreads. I guess it’s because it is slap back in the middle of most people’s lives. Assuming we’re going to reach the ripe old age of 80, once you’ve hit 40 everything must be downhill, right? Wrong!… View Post

I have a whole collection of notebooks in my home, from hard backed and floral, to spiral bound and functional. I love nothing better than to sit down in a coffee shop with a brand new note book and a pen. Whether the purpose is to empty my mind, make plans, or craft a blog post, there’s something deeply satisfying about actually writing notes, rather than tapping away on a keyboard. I don’t think that I will ever lose that joy, no matter how attached I am to my iphone! My latest acquisition is a hand-made leather bound journal, from Amazon. If you’re a notebook hoarder like me, you’re going to LOVE this – it really is the king of all notebooks! Not… View Post

All we needed was the excuse of a 50th birthday, and one Gin Cocktail Masterclass was booked. With three months to look forward to the event, Sunday 15th January couldn’t come soon enough. If ever there was a gin-lover’s paradise, I think that this place would be it – the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery in Whitchurch, near Basingstoke. Before registering we were greeted by this amazing building. If only it hadn’t been pouring down with rain! Not long in and our heads were quickly turned by the venue for our cocktail-making masterclass. A true vision in purple… We had booked a tour of the gin distillery as well as the masterclass and I would highly recommend both. The girl running our masterclass… View Post

I read some literature not so long ago, that talked about ‘kicks’.  At the time, I was commencing yet another course and the reading material that accompanied it, urged us not to treat this course as just another ‘kick’. What’s a ‘kick’ I hear you cry?  Well if you’re well known for starting things and not finishing them, getting excited about something new and then losing interest when reality sets in, then you are probably very familiar with ‘kicks’.  They are likely to be as much a part of your life, as they are mine. Sewing. I decided one new year, that I wanted to turn my hand to something new.  I duly enrolled on a curtain/blind-making course and purchased a… View Post