Hello there! Is everybody and their home still standing? It would blow you away this week! Literally! I quite like a good storm when I’m all snuggled up indoors, but the weather has been harsh all week, and life must go on. Well, the school run must go on, at least! Actually, I think I’ve had quite a productive week! So, roll up, roll up, and read all about it in this week’s Little Loves!
There was a blog post this week which made me think. It brought a lump to my throat. Written by the lovely Jo at Not a Frumpy Mum, the post was entitled Dear Teacher – Please Notice Him. Lewis started school this year, and I hope he is well behaved when there. It just never occurred to me that this could be detrimental. I so hope this isn’t the case, and as he’s is in a small class of 18, and he quite likes bit of attention, I doubt it. Go and have a read, and see what you think.
I have heard this little video from a Northern Ireland schoolboy making the rounds. I think the thing that amuses me most is the fact that it has gone viral. He has a ‘country’ style Northern Ireland accent – totally different to the Belfast accent, which is perhaps why it is doing so well. Apparently he really does talk like this – who knows? Please note: I am a country girl, but I do not talk like this! However, I do know some people who do!
I deliberated over whether to tell you this one – I don’t want to ruin my wholesome image! Ha ha! So I’m going to start by telling you it is a 15 rated comedy film starring Cameron Diaz, playing the part of a Mum. (Who incidentally is doing quite well for herself as a mummy blogger.) It’s called Sex Tape, and basically the couple lose some copies of their tape and have to try and get them back. The reason I’m telling you is because this is undoubtedly the funniest film I have watched in a long time. Mr C and I were in stitches! Even the next day I kept having flashbacks and giggling to myself! If you haven’t seen it you should – but perhaps not with an actual 15 year old in the room, or your parents, as footage does include some making of the tape in question.
I actually braved the snow and the storms and headed out for a little retail therapy. I have yet to find a good fitting pair of skinny jeans, but I did buy some jegging type trousers. And some new boots and a coat. I’m pretty close to my head to toe waterproof wish, and now my trousers ends aren’t getting all soggy in the rain – hurrah!
I was trying to be creative and ‘make’ a new blog header. The plan was a little collection of items that would represent all the things I talk about in my blog. Simples? – No… not really! And then the arranging, and then the standing far enough back when taking the photo so that when I resized all the items were in the correct place. And the light at this time of year is just awful for taking photos! But I did it! It is far from perfect, but a whole lot better than the last attempt! Which sums up me and my blog quite nicely!
I am also trying to eat a little healthier. Can’t say it is going very well just at the minute, but I did make up some lovely Roasted Vegetable and Tuna Pasta, as an alternative to bread at lunch time. Small steps people! Small steps! You can find the recipe here.
The truth is, the thing I have been loving more than anything this week is… my bed! I have been in bed by about 9.30pm every night. I think there is a little bug trying to get me – but I determined not to let it because let’s face it – with two young kids the ability to actually spend a day in bed if needed, is nil!
How has your week been?