For some reason, this week has dragged by super slowly. Not that I’m wishing my life away you understand, I’ve just been so tired. Every day I’ve woken up, longing for it to be the weekend and for the alarm to be a mistake. Now that we are finally in sniffing distance and I have a girlie overnight break to look forward to, I’m beginning to perk up. So what about the last seven days? Well here are my Little Loves for this week…
I’ve been on a mission this week, to keep the Mum Meltdown at bay. Although I’m still working on getting to bed earlier, I have been implementing small acts of self-kindness on a daily basis. Earlier in the week, I bought a copy of Red magazine. I have a nasty habit of buying magazines and then never finding the time to actually read them but this week I found the perfect opportunity whilst sitting in yet another waiting room. I always go straight to Rosie Green’s column which never fails to make me chuckle.
I have to say that we are spoilt for choice as far as TV viewing goes at the moment. After a total drought over the summer, darker evenings are being brightened up with new crime dramas and the return of my favourite reality TV show – The Apprentice. Aside from that, I have bitten my nails through another gripping episode of The Fall this week – so good!
There’s a certain TV advert that catches my attention every single time I hear the music’s opening bars. The advert is for Lloyds bank (a pretty inconsequential piece of information) and I just find the music so incredibly moving. This week I discovered that it is sung by Birdy and is called Wings. Do you know it? This is the acoustic version and I played it over and over again this week.
Autumn is my favourite season for many reasons not least because it gives me a great excuse to cover up the pasty white skin (only two weeks to go before I bare all in Turkey eek!). This week I’ve enjoyed resurrecting my cosy knits and jazzy scarves – the perfect Autumn combo.
Another reason to love Autumn is puddings; proper old-school puddings that your granny used to make. Crumble is my favourite and having picked some blackberries on Sunday afternoon, we indulged in an apple and blackberry crumble with a serving of vanilla ice cream on the side. Yummy.
I simply have to share the exciting news that my girl and I finally visited our local IKEA store on Friday of last week. Can you believe it’s only 20 minutes away and it’s taken us 3 months to pay a visit? We had a lovely morning wandering around the entire store, picking up various items that we don’t need but were so cheap it felt rude not to buy. Kiln jars seemed to be a firm favourite. And cushions. Lots of cushions.