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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16 thoughts on “Feeling Hopeful with #LittleLoves

  1. mumreinvented

    Ha ha I’ve never braved cannelloni because I haven’t the slightest clue how you’re supposed to stuff them – looks amusing! I’ve got Amazon Prime too and watched Leap Year recently, it was great (I like a soppy rom com). Love the new outfits! Have a great week x

  2. emmasouthlondon

    I took a day out, to Hastings… it was pouring with rain – torrential actually – but a day off. And isn’t gale force winds and heavy showers what the Great British day at the seaside is all about?!!
    I loved hearing about your week!
    Emma 🙂

  3. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    I signed up to my free month of Amazon Prime and it was really good, cancelled in the end though as you had to make the yearly payment in one go, had it been monthly I might have kept it up as it was useful having free postage! x

  4. A Little Londoner

    Oh I’ve seen Leap Year- A bit silly and yes very stereotypical! Love your outfits, tje dress is lovely on you! Im the sane with books, just can’t get into them!! Hope you have a lovely week xxx

  5. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    Hahha I used piping bag or a ziplock with corner cut off and squeeze whatever I want into my noodles that way. It’s so easy. Love the pinkclove outfits the dress is stunning on you. Great movie Leap Year for just a relaxing night in. Lovely #littleloves


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