[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the end of another week and what a cold, wet miserable one it has been. To top it off, we’ve had a sore-throat/cold doing the rounds here. Having valiantly fought it off for the last 10 days, I think I’ve finally succumbed as the throat of razor blades is refusing to budge.
Every week without fail I get towards Friday and cannot remember a single thing worth mentioning here. But Little Loves has slowly become an integral part of my week and I value the opportunity to reflect on the good bits, so here goes…
I’ve been ploughing through Missing by Susan Lewis this week. I’m determined to finish it before it’s due back at the library next Thursday. The fact that I’ve fallen out of love with social media a bit has helped. Do you ever get so sucked in that you forget to read actual books?
I did read a great blog post by Tim from Slouching Towards Thatcham this week. It’s one that probably only bloggers will appreciate, so if that’s not you, then you’re permitted to move on!
My conclusion on Tim’s post? Where blogging is concerned (and actually you can apply this rule to many things) everyone needs to reach a point when they realise that they are not going to hit the big time and that’s okay. Either that or they quit altogether. Tim is a great writer; his post is well worth a read.
I know this will be controversial but I’m hooked on XFactor again! Who’d have thought it? I went off it for a while but simply couldn’t get excited about Strictly. Sorry Strictly fans. I’m really enjoying the XFactor auditions this year, there have been some great people put through so I have high hopes for the rest of the series.
Have you been watching Dr Foster? I was full of anticipation for the second series, although I always queried what angle it would take. After this week’s episode, I’m officially ‘Disappointed from Berkshire’. What’s it all about? Chaotic would be the word I would use to describe the storyline. I don’t imagine that I will give up on it just yet but suffice it to say I’m not overly impressed so far. I think I actually enjoyed some of the hilarious banter on Twitter more than the series this week!
The husband and I finally caught up on the incredibly moving docu-drama ‘Damilola, Our Loved Boy’. The tragic story of Damilola Taylor and his family was first aired last year but has been shown a few times since. It’s still on BBC’s Catch Up if you haven’t seen it already. Heartbreaking to watch but so brilliantly acted.
I’ve really got into podcasts lately. Are you a fan? I often choose to listen to a podcast at the gym instead of music.
I follow a few regularly but Sarah Tasker’s Hashtag Authentic is probably my favourite. This particular episode is all about how to stop playing small. I wrote a post myself along similar (but not quite so well researched!) lines recently, so it’s a topic I’m pretty passionate about. In this episode, Sarah interviews the incredibly insightful Tara Mohr.
I won’t spoil it for you but it really is worth investing 30 minutes of your time in.
We made more decisions about our garden room this week. I realise that I’m probably bigging this building up beyond what it deserves, but I can’t wait for it to be finished now. The floor is down, the pool table is in, just the shower room and bar to be completed now.
We opted for white subway tiles in the shower room, which I know are everywhere at the moment but I think they are a perfect addition. If you’re not sure what I mean, then take a look at my latest ‘At Home With…’ post as Sarah from Mum of Three World is a big fan.
Remember the boots that I bought last week? Let’s just say that they’ve definitely been worn, along with the other pair that I didn’t actually end up sending back. I know, I know, I just couldn’t choose between them and the second pair is from Clarks which kind of makes them essential, I would say. My mum would be proud anyway.
One of our local towns had a major overhaul just recently and the grand opening was a couple of weeks ago. My daughter dragged me into the brand spanking new Primark this week and guess what? I popped my Primark cherry by buying a top in there! Am I the only person in the land who has never purchased any item of clothing in Primark? Probably.
Thank you for all your well wishes with regard to our new doggo last week. Some of you also responded to my SOS post over on Instagram with regard to her snarly behaviour towards our existing dog. I’m pleased to say that she has calmed down a lot. She seems to be very possessive of us which makes sense if you think that she’s not had a permanent family to live with for a very long time.
She really is a delight to have around and our two dogs could not have more different personalities. So far she’s proving to be a great addition to our home. Have a great weekend all.