Hello my lovelies, it’s the end of another glorious week of sunshine and if the weather forecasters are to be believed, we are all in for a wonderful weekend of wall to wall sunshine. I can hardly remember those awful grey, drizzly days that I was droning on about last week. It’s amazing how a bit of sunshine can spark the amnesia, isn’t it?
How has your week been? By contrast to last week, I’ve spent far too much time indoors working (bar walking the dog and snapping the gorgeous sunny meadow scene above), when I should be outside enjoying the sunshine. We’ve also been preparing our garden for the chaos that will be descending next week – in the form of skips and mini diggers. We’ve been told that the new garden room will only take 4 weeks to erect. Hmmm, whilst I wouldn’t class myself as the skeptical kind, I’ll believe it when I see it!
Anyway, plenty of Little Loves in the past seven days, so here goes…
I did manage to put my feet up for 30 minutes this week, enough time to read a bit more of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. Whilst it’s a fairly easy read, one you can dip in and out of, it’s not thrilling me. I will persevere as I’m not one for giving up on a book once I’ve started, but if you’ve got any absolute page-turners that you can recommend, please do let me know in the comments below.
I seem to have ditched reading in favour of writing this week – planning future blog posts and sharing Becky’s wonderful home on my blog earlier in the week. I’m off on a retreat day tomorrow though, so shall be packing my books and enjoying some guilt-free quiet time. I can’t wait.
I managed to watch the last episode of ‘Paula‘ this week. Oh my goodness, it was gruesome! I was completely hooked right the way through and definitely did not see the twist coming at the end. It was one of those programmes that I kept thinking about afterwards. Did you watch it? Would love to know what you thought.
Whilst at the gym last night, I also caught up with a few podcasts and vlogs. I loved having a look round Brummy Mummy’s new home – it was a great distraction from the hot, sweaty mess that I was in! You can watch all of her ‘moving’ vlogs by clicking on the link below.
Something else I’ve had the (dis)pleasure of watching this week, is Love Island. My teenage girls seem to be hooked on it and in the name of ‘bonding’ I’ve sat through a couple of episodes. Wow! It really is so shallow and epitomises everything that I dislike – girls parading around in skimpy bikinis, bed hopping, bitching, manipulating one another for money. I know, I know, I used to watch Big Brother many eons ago and it wasn’t much different, but now I’ve got very impressionable teenage girls on my hands, I’m seeing it through different eyes!
On a lighter note, I’ve been loving Rise Up by Andra Day this week. If you’re not familiar with this soulful lady, take a listen; she’s a cross between Adele and the legend that was Amy Winehouse.
I instigated a little chat about this top over on Instagram earlier in the week. I loved the print so much that I couldn’t resist but I don’t think the colour really suits me, unless I’ve got a tan (I’m working on that one). The style is also not my usual choice – high in the neck and slightly frilly. I’ve worn it a couple of times this week and had compliments however, so perhaps it’s just me.
Only the best dessert ever! I’m going to share this one on my blog at some stage because it was a huge success and very easy to make. Not the best photograph but here is the finished result of my white chocolate and red berry cheesecake.
What are you doing for Father’s Day? I’ve struggled to get my three into gear this year so I’m not sure if the husband will be waking up to anything other than the usual (the girls surfacing around midday and the boy spending the lion’s share of his morning on the Playstation). I am giving him the special treat of cooking us all a BBQ for lunch (including my dad) so that’s nice. Don’t worry, I’m sure I can persuade one of them to bring him a cup of tea in bed.
Whatever you are doing this weekend, make sure you’ve got plenty of suncream – it’s going to be a scorcher!