Since making the decision to reduce my working hours last week, I’ve felt so much lighter and less overwhelmed. I’ve even had time to take my little pooch for an autumn stroll – he loves a seasonal romp in the leaves. I also sat down and wrote a post about dealing with life when it goes belly up – personal experience this last year has taught me a lot so if that’s you, then go have a read.
So what else have I been up to this week? I hear you cry. To follow is this week’s #LittleLoves…
I have a new book waiting in the wings but have to admit to not having started it yet. In fact I’ve had a fairly book-free week. Instead I’ve been catching up with a few blogs.
My eldest daughter is currently fighting depression and anxiety. I am therefore often drawn to blogs on this subject. The Hippo Chronicles is a blog I discovered on Facebook. This week she shared a post on what it’s like living with anxiety on a daily basis. She didn’t realise that she had it for so long, meaning that she got help a little late in the day. If you’re wondering if you might be suffering from anxiety then please do take a read.
I know I’m late to the party with this one, but I’ve finally got around to watching Gilmore Girls. Verdict? I LOVE it! A bit like Friends, I actually think I could sit and binge watch one after the other. Not having watched it the first time around (I had a 6 month old baby – what TV?) I have 7 series to watch. SEVEN! I shall never be bored again.
Way too much political banter for my liking. I kind of brought it upon myself a little when I asked an innocent question on Facebook the morning after the election result. The less said about that the better.
Since then I’ve been trying to focus my mind elsewhere. I’ve been loving this song by Hillsong (the Christian worship band from a huge church originating in Australia) this week. The main message of the song? Be Still.
All the rose gold. I have been a hard-core silver jewellery person for so long but last year, I got my first rose gold charm bracelet from Thomas Sabo and I absolutely love it. But you can’t wear rose gold with silver now, can you? So I asked for this lovely Cluse watch to go with it and I haven’t had it off since! It’s an absolute steal at £89 and goes with everything.
I’ve also been wearing my poppy with pride this week. You’ll notice another little piece of rose gold jewellery sneaking into this photograph – my daughter bought it for me for my birthday. Cute isn’t it?
We had another birthday in the house this week and thus this pile of chocolatey, caramel gorgeousness was created. Let’s just say that it went down very well with the 8 teenage girls we had in the house that evening.
I stole this recipe from Sarah over at Taming Twins. Have you come across her yet? She’s a huge Pinterest girl so if you’re over there, then go and check out her boards – there are loads of really easy to make yet very impressive cakes showcased on there.
I’ve had this low level panic about Christmas going on all week. Usually, I’ve bought a few presents before my daughter’s birthday but this year I’ve not even got a single idea! So I nipped out to Sainsbury’s yesterday and made a start – just the odd bits and bobs (the ones I will no doubt forget about in December and re-discover mid March) but it made me feel better. Have you started yet? Please don’t tell me you’ve finished or we might have to part ways!