Feeling Hopeful with #LittleLoves


This week saw the start of another new chapter. One where my eldest child, Lewis, is now in P2, I can see an end to the building work and I’ve been giving more and more thought to the future. The past few years have felt a bit like swimming against the current. It seemed like I had to work awfully hard to make even a small amount of progress.  I’m feeling hopeful about the future though, and here are some of the #LittleLoves I have been enjoying in the present.


I have started reading a book and I am really enjoying it. I’m not sure why, but these past few months I have been unable to sit down and relax enough to read anything more than blog posts. This week I bought a book on kindle called The House at the End of Hope Street. It’s about a girl who stumbles upon a very special house, just when she thinks all hope is lost and her life is ruined. I’m only half way through but it has my attention so far.


Mr C recently has taken out Amazon prime, so we are mixing it up with our Netflix viewing. The best thing we watched so far has to be The Internship. I’m not a huge fan of either of the main actors, but it was a good film. Two middle aged men are trying to  make a success of their lives and apply for an internship with Google. It definitely made me think what a cool place Google would be to work in, and gave me hope that I might work again some day.

We also watched Leap Year, starring Amy Adams. She travels to Ireland to surprise her boyfriend with a proposal, but things don’t exactly go to plan. Yes, there is another man involved. It was a bit silly with many, many Irish stereotypes added in, but mildly humorous non the less.


To my boys complaining about the start of the school term. Which actually made me smile as I love that they would prefer to be spending their days arguing with each other. Although I’m not sure how much longer I could have lived with it…


Pink Clove sent me some clothes to review, which was lovely, as I am always in need of up-dating my wardrobe. You can read about it and enter the competition to win an item of your choice, by clicking here. (Ends 07/09/15)



I rather spontaneously decided to make cannelloni this week. It was a nice change, though the recipe I used could have been improved.  The part that confused me the most was exactly how I was supposed to stuff the cannelloni pasta. I’m sure there must be an easier way than the rigmarole I went through?

cannelloniI also wanted to add in here the tower blocks that Aaron has been making. I have been very impressed, I must say.

Tower block


And that pretty much sums up all my Little Loves this week.

I hope you have had a great week?



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