[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arch has been an odd one in many respects; we’ve seen snow, rain, sunshine and hail. We’ve been skiing, celebrated Mother’s Day (probably the less said about that the better *grits teeth*) and have endured two weeks of mock exams.
I always look forward to the last Friday of the month because it’s my opportunity to share all of the lovely little things that have been happening over the last few weeks. So here are my ‘Little Loves’ for March…
I have tried so hard to knuckle down with a new fiction read since finishing Eleanor Oliphant, but I’ve failed. I got so far with Matt Haig’s ‘Stopping Time’ but it probably didn’t stand a chance trying to follow such an awesome book.
So I’ve moved over to non-fiction and this little book, ‘How to Break up with Your Phone’, both excites and terrifies me in equal measure.
I’m about halfway through and haven’t yet reached the part where you have to put some of the very persuasive arguments for breaking up with your phone, into practice. From what I can gather so far, it’s not about ditching your phone altogether (that would be impossible given that a large chunk of my work is on social media) it’s more about tackling the hold it has over you.
I shall let you know how I get on!
I’ve got so much to share with you today, I’m not sure where to start! I’m big into podcasts at the moment; they are so convenient to listen to when driving, walking the dogs or at the gym. There is also one on every topic imaginable!
This month I’ve really been enjoying One Girl Band and What She Said, both hosted by creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be amazing bloggers!
Two episodes that I have found incredibly helpful and insightful this month have been One Girl Band’s interview with Lucy Sheridan who talks about overcoming comparison and What She Said’s interview with Jen Thorne from A Beauty Junkie who tackles the age old issue of losing your blogging mojo.
These particular episodes spoke straight into areas where I feel a bit weak at the moment. In fact I wrote my own blog post inspired by both of these, all about what to do when the negative voices strike.
I’m going to leave you with one of my favourite tracks by Philippa Hanna who my girls and I are looking forward to seeing in concert next week at Shepherds Bush. This song is so beautiful.
There are a few things we’ve been enjoying on the box this month. I think I would be hard pushed to find anyone who didn’t devour the 6-part drama series ‘Save Me’ over on Sky Atlantic. Wasn’t it fantastic? The storyline, acting, script, everything about it was gripping. It’s still available on catch up if you missed it.
We also all enjoyed watching ‘The Founder’ on Netflix – a film about the founder (clue’s in the title ?) of Mcdonalds. What an unusual character he was! Definitely worth a watch and good family viewing for anyone with teenagers.
I always come a little unstuck in this section but this month I’ve made my home look all pretty for Easter. Is that allowed?
I’ve been on the look out for one of these white decorative trees for ages but many of them were expensive or a little spindly looking. I bought this one online from The Range and I can highly recommend it. Opinions are divided in this house but I’m a firm believer in finding any excuse to decorate.
Obviously I haven’t worn nothing but I sadly have very few photographs that are blog-worthy. Someone tell me how these people who share the most stunning outfit shots, do it. Do they have a photographer following themaround all day long?
We’ve had a few sunny days so I’ve lived in these animal print trainers from New Look – a complete bargain at £15 and so comfy!
I’ve also finally had the guts to crack open these checked cigarette trousers from H&M which I bought last year but for some reason, haven’t had the confidence to wear. Until now!
Please, please ignore the tip that is my bedroom and do not tell my children that it looks like this, okay?
I wore the trousers to work with my black suede sock boots from Boden but I think they would look equally fab with trainers. Apparently these trousers are bang on trend at the moment. Who knew?
Today marks the start of the Easter holidays which quite frankly, couldn’t come soon enough. We’ve had so many coughs and colds during the first quarter of the year which usually indicates that we all really need a rest.
We have very little planned, other than The Boy heading to Euro Disney with school for 5 days. My eldest is working sadly, meaning that she won’t get the time off that the rest of us will. But we do have our lovely day out planned in London to see Philippa Hanna and I think a little trip to Westfield might be in order too.
I hope you enjoy the Easter break, whatever you do to mark it.