Today I come bearing Spring flowers. Why? Because it’s almost the weekend and I’m jetting off to the Alps for a few days tomorrow. Yippee! I should really be getting my house in order and sorting out the washing but I’ve begun to relish this part of my week – looking back and focussing on the good bits, however small or insignificant. So here I am with my Little Loves for this week…
Having spotted it being aired on Sky TV last weekend, finishing Room became a matter of urgency. So much so that I read the latter half of the book in one afternoon. I don’t know about you, but I hate watching a film before I’ve read the book, preferring to use my imagination to visualise what the author has created.
Oh my goodness, what an emotionally draining story! I found it quite slow going to start with and I honestly couldn’t see how the whole book could be about this one Room and written through the eyes of a 5 year old! Then out of nowhere came the twist and the book took off from there.
It is an incredible book but I was so exhausted after reading it, that I will certainly be giving myself a few weeks before launching into the film.
I know I’m incredibly late to the La La Land party but I finally went to see it on Wednesday. I dragged my youngest daughter along for company, because I thought she was the one least likely to hate it out of my family.
I was nervous that it wouldn’t live up to the hype and during the first half I was questioning whether the writer, director, producer, or maybe all three…had been on drugs. But by the second half, I was loving it! The storyline totally picked up and I was swept away by the romance. I really did enjoy it.
We’ve also started watching The Replacement. Ooh it’s good. No spoilers please!
I listen to such a variety of music during the week and lots of it. Having teenagers who share the same Apple ID, means that I get to keep up with the latest stuff too. Two songs that have been particular favourites this week are actually not particularly current, the first is by Bethel music, another ‘go to’ when I’m in need of a bit of grounding and the second is by Birdy – such a stunning and quirky voice. Here they are if you’d like to broaden your horizons a little…
Above all else, this week has been about my Invisalign braces. Want to know how I’m getting on after a whole week? I still am only able to eat or drink for 2 hours out of 24 but I can now successfully remove it without downloading a pint of drool and pulling a tooth out at the same time – definite progress! I don’t find it hard to sleep with and my speech isn’t affected at all, which is one of the things I was concerned about.
1 week down, 51 to go!
Other than that, I’ve christened this burgundy smock top that I bought from New Look a few weeks ago – it’s a great addition to my Spring wardrobe. I have also made a decision this week…wait for it… April is going to be a ‘No New Clothes’ month. I’m counting on you to hold me to that!
Don’t fall off your chair but I actually created something this week. Ok ‘created’ might be an exaggeration but I can confirm that the carrot cake packet mix from Marks and Spencer’s is amazing! I did have to add a raw carrot and some sunflower oil so there was a little ‘making’ involved.
Remember my recent post about marriage being hard and not spending enough time together making it even more difficult? It’s been a year in the making but we are now finally on the cusp of our 4 night break and I can’t wait. See you on the other side people!
Have a wonderful weekend.