Monthly Archives: February 2015

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#LittleLoves featuring Films and Foundation!

I missed #LittleLoves last week! Honestly, half term was such a blur, I genuinely can hardly remember what I got up to!  However, here are the best bits of the last two weeks – all the things I loved the most!

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Make your own washi tape

DIY Washi Tape

As a lover of all things homemade and handcrafted, I have been watching the Washi Tape craze grow and grow. I love the idea of patterned tapes – such a fabulous concept! There is an enormous selection of Washi Tapes available to buy on the market, so much so, I have failed to purchase any as I couldn’t decide on a preferred pattern! I am also a bit of a hoarder, and I struggle to throw out pretty things, especially some of the beautiful gift wrap I receive. So I decided to make some DIY Washi Tape, using some scraps of fabric and paper I had in the house. It was so easy, and can transform the plainest of objects! Here’s how:

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Time for Tea and #LittleLoves

After January dragging on forever, I can’t believe half term is upon us already. Oh how I wish that meant staying in bed until 10am, and basically just doing as I please. What I actually have to look forward to is the usual 6am starts, and my Mother in Law coming to stay. Which is not a problem, but does require a bit more attention on the old housework front! However, between shining the taps, I have found some other things to love this week. They are:

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Confessions of a Mother Inferior: Book Review

Ericka Waller Confessions of a Mother Inferior

I was absolutely thrilled to be sent a copy of the book Confessions of a Mother Inferior to review. If you read my Little Loves posts on Fridays, you will know I am a big fan of most books, with a particular persuasion towards those that might come under the ChickLit category. (Although I think the official name is Humour and Women’s Popular Fiction, according the publisher, Britain’s Next Bestseller.)

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Longer days and #LittleLoves

January is over, hurrah! Haven’t you noticed the days getting longer? Aren’t your spirits lifting just a little bit? Mine are, and here are some of this weeks Little Loves, which always help!


The Storyteller, by Jodi Picoult. A modern day story about guilt and forgiveness. This novel was threaded with tales from Nazi Germany, but from the view of a prisoner and on the flipside from an SS man. I guess you could draw parallels with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I am always astounded with how Jodi Picoult tackles the big moral questions. Questions that others would fear to ask, yet in fairness, she rarely answers them. She leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions, if such a thing is possible. If you haven’t read any Jodi Picoult you probably have no idea what I’m going on about. If you haven’t read any Jodi Picoult, you are missing out!

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