Most of you know that I’ve been a blogger for quite some time; not writing in this space, but over at 3 Children and It. From time to time, us bloggers like to jump on the back of other people’s ideas…with their permission of course!
Coffee, Work, Sleep Repeat is a blog I’ve followed for a long time. The lovely Morgana hosts her ‘Little Loves’ linky every Friday and I’ve been itching to join in with it for ages. I love the idea of sharing 5 things that I’ve discovered/enjoyed during the week and know I will take as much pleasure from having a nosy at other people’s. So without further ado, here are my ‘Little Loves’ for this week…
One thing I’ve promised myself to do more of (now that I have so much time on my hands *cough*) is reading. Actual books. I’ve finally activated my Good Reads account and plan on using it to find recommended books going forward. For now, I did the lovely old fashioned pursuit of going into a book shop and choosing one that took my fancy.
It might have taken me a whole month to get halfway through but I’m enjoying this book. It’s an easy read, perfect for bedtime – a little bit of suspense, lots of complicated family relationships and a plot that keeps me wanting to know more. Hopefully joining in with Little Loves each week will hold me accountable to actually finishing it (I’m not so great at that bit).
Oh my goodness how I jumped for joy when a new series of Cold Feet was advertised on our TV screens. With the exception of Friends, it is my all-time favourite show, one that I have watched over and over again.
I was concerned for a while, that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. In fact I reserved judgement until the end of the second episode. Now? I’m officially hooked.
I love that they’ve kept the original music. I adore the fact that after 20 years, Jenny (my favourite character) remains her ditsy, blunt and oh so northern self. And with each episode I marvel at the writer’s ability to convey both poignancy and humour into real life situations.
Have you seen it?
“Do you like Bastille?” read the text.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how to answer that initially (I can never remember which band sings what song) but isn’t that what Google was invented for? It didn’t take long to recall just how much I LOVE Bastille and have been singing along to this ever since.
My friend was wanting to offer us free tickets to see Bastille at the O2 *squeals*. A night out for The Husband and I, as well as some quality time with friends. Double whammy! I can’t wait.
A whole plateful of chocolatey goodness. What’s not to like?
This week marks birthday season in our house. The Husband and The Boy have consecutive birthdays so this enormous cake will have to do them both. It’s a Mary Berry special and has about 3 bars of dark chocolate in it – good job birthdays are only once a year!
One thing I love more than anything about the arrival of Autumn is resurrecting my ankle boots. Did I tell you how much I love footwear? Out of all the different types of footwear I own, ankle boots are my absolute favourite. They go with everything from skirts, to jeans, to leggings, to smart trousers. They can be dressed up and dressed down, flat or with a heel.
Ah Autumn…how we love thee.
I popped my Gin Festival cherry on Saturday night and I can confirm that it was absolutely worth it – so many gins under one (tent) roof! I went with my oldest friends from 6th form college and we had a blast. It didn’t take us long to decide that it should be declared an annual event. Here’s a little picture of my favourite tipple…