It’s Friday again? Wow, that week went fast! I have a pretty full diary today (I’m writing this on Thursday) and tomorrow has become rather chocka too what with an unfortunate roots (of the hair kind) incident that needs sorting asap. However, I always have time for that special moment in each week when I get to share some of my Little Loves with you. So here goes…
Well, I finally embarked on a new non-fiction book. ‘The Break Down’ by B A Paris has been easy to get into (a must for me with any book) and I am enjoying reading it in bed whilst the OH watches the snooker *yawn*, in the bath, anywhere I can really! It’s quite a short book so hopefully I will be finished by the end of the month, just in time for the #bookclub140 twitter chat.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to read that my lovely blogging friend Claire, has had her fourth baby this week. She’s had such a traumatic pregnancy (and birth by the sound of it) but is always smiling and this little chap is so loved already. Congratulations to Claire and the rest of her little family.
We simply cannot move on without mentioning ‘Broadchurch’ this week. If you guessed the outcome, then 10 points for you because I had absolutely no idea! Broadchurch has always loved the shock element and this season was no exception. It’s actually left me feeling slightly disturbed! But more than anything, I am wondering what exactly I will be doing with my Monday evenings from now on. Also, what happened to Jim and his wife? Did I miss that bit?
‘Car Share’ is back! I’ve really enjoyed getting into this new series but am not giving into the temptation of watching every episode before they are officially aired on TV. I know we are very much living in a ‘now’ culture but that’s ridiculous! Perhaps I’m just old-fashioned…(don’t answer that).
I’ve been listening rather obsessively to Sarah Tasker’s Hashtag Authentic podcast. I love everything about Sarah’s podcasts – the content, her chatty relaxed nature and most of all she has such a soothing voice! I often listen to it in the gym which isn’t conducive to a lively workout but it does help to stop me from clock-watching.
This week I listened to her interview with Kat Molesworth entitled ‘Is Blogging Still Relevant?’ but the one I would highly recommend you listen to is ‘Finding your right people online‘ with Tara Swiger. If you’re trying to get a brand out there or you’re simply trying to promote your own blog (but have lost your way a little) I promise that these pearls of wisdom will help.
One of the things I really like about this Little Loves linky is picking up tips and great recommendations from other people. Last week Morgana shared a band that she had been listening to – Amber Run. As soon as I played it, I knew that it was my type of music. If you like Bastille, you will love Amber Run. Their new album ‘For a Moment, I Was Lost‘ came out in February of this year. I found it really hard to pick out just one song but this will give you a flavour…
Still ploughing on with my ‘No New Clothes’ month, I have nothing very exciting to share with you this week. Other than make up that is. Not being one who has a particular penchant for a brand, I enjoy discovering new ones. A friend of mine recently became a Younique representative so I’ve been wearing some of their cosmetics this week.
I particularly like Younique’s Mineral Touch Liquid Foundation because it’s light, non-greasy and leaves no trace of a tide mark even when applied by the least skilful amongst us (that would be me). The brush is also a must-buy; beautifully soft, it helps to apply an even amount across the face. I’ve pretty much worn this every day since I bought it and as I don’t normally wear foundation it’s been a pleasant surprise.
As soon as the sunshine appeared, we turned our thoughts to the garden. I think every man and his dog was at the garden centre last weekend!
Of course no sooner had the fruits of my labour gone up, than the weather forecasters predicted an overnight frost. But hey, they brighten up the garden no end.
It’s amazing how much can happen in 12 short months isn’t it? This time last year we were reeling from the shock of our eldest daughter being admitted to hospital and later an adolescent psychiatric unit. She was there for 5 months but has now thankfully been home for 7.
It’s been a difficult journey, one that isn’t over yet, but listening to her play the piano this week – something that she hasn’t touched for over a year – reminded me just how far she has come. Definitely a ‘Little Love’ that needs a mention.
By sharing my Little Loves on a Friday, I hope that you are reminded of the simple pleasures in your week. I always enjoy hearing from you, so don’t forget to stick one or two of your own in the comment box below ⇓.