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!

Jodi Picoult The Storyteller


I haven’t watched a thing! But the programme I am most upset about not watching is Nashville. New seasons have previously been aired at the start of February on More4. Now, I have discovered that TG4 is already showing Nashville Season 3 throughout Ireland. I have this channel, but the first 4 episodes have aired and it isn’t on until 11.30pm – that would mean I wouldn’t get to bed until well after midnight! Shock horror! They have an online catch-up service, but I can’t get it to work – possibly due to being on a UK server.  Do I try to catch up on YouTube as I have discovered they are on there – is that even legal? Or do I wait and hope More4 show the new series, and at the usual time of 10pm? Does anyone have any contacts with More4 that can put me out of my misery?!  Email me 🙂

(I realise this may not exactly fit the theme, but I Love Nashville, so go with it!)


Apparently my local radio station, Cool FM, is 25 years old. To celebrate they having been playing some of the tunes they reckon ‘they made famous’. The other day they played Jessie, by Joshua Kadison. I loved that song as a teenager! Jessie just wants to run away from it all and live out her big dreams. Now, why would that appeal to a teenager? Hmmm…


I dread this section, and I always forget that I can totally abuse my kids for it. So here we have Aaron, sporting a lovely jumper we bought last week in the Primark sale for only £3! (Drool not included.)  I’m not sure how I manage to put him in a jumper that says #STREET yet he still manages to looks like a farmer! I don’t care. He’s my wee cutie!

Primark Jumper



…the beds. Emmm… breakfast, lunch and dinner. Emmm…. okay, so I haven’t really made very much. Apart from a cool collage of my gorgeous boy (see above).

And Lastly:

I discovered that my camera can do this:

Yellow colour digger

I am easily pleased, I know! Admittedly it could get a bit tedious if I started using the colour selector on all my photos, but sometimes, it just might work!

What things are you loving this week?

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  • I’m desperate to know when Nashville airs over here, I can’t seem to find the info anywhere, boo.
    That Jodi Picoult book does sound good, I haven’t read one of her books for a while so might have to pick this up xx

  • I couldn’t stop laughing at your ” wore section” your little farmer is so cute, drool included!! The book sounds really good, I wish my brain would just engage in reading…..but I’m just too exhausted! I think it’s fine up watch programmes on youtube, you are not downloading, so watch away! Hope you have a great weekend xxxx

  • Not A Frumpy Mum says:

    I’ve not read a Jodi Picoult book in a while, not since I tried to read one I just couldn’t get into and it put me off. This looks a good one though.
    I am loving the lighter nights, it’s so nice to drive home whilst it is still light. Roll on Spring! xx

  • Haha my eldest Riley always gets roped in for the ‘wore’ shots. He’s that used to it now that every morning when i get him dressed, he grabs my big camera and asks to have his photo taken! LOVE Aaron’s jumper, he looks super cool! Colour selector is such a good tool! Our camera’s are capable of so many things, i’m yet to understand how to use mine properly, but good luck exploring all the features! xxx #LittleLoves

    • mydaysni says:

      I know, we buy all these super fancy gadgets and then don’t figure them out properly. Seems like a silly thing to do, but I haven’t figured out my phone, tv, camera…..

  • lifewithmunchers says:

    Wow, £3 is a bargain! drool or no drool!
    I love learning new stuff about my camera. I’m obsessed with you tube tutorials at the moment.
    Have a great weekend x

  • Louisa says:

    My old camera could do that, I’m disappointed my new one doesn’t, I got some cracking photos with that effect and I have no idea how to edit myself to achieve this! Aaron is sooo cute, the drool finishes his outfit perfectly 🙂 xx Happy Friday xx

  • Emma Kershaw says:

    Your little man is so cute! I totally forgot that I could use the kids for the Wore section, great idea 🙂 xx #littleloves

  • lifeatthelittlewood says:

    I loved Joshua Kadison!! 🙂 I totally had his album and played it on repeat one Summer Mr M and I were apart. Ah, the memories! 😉 How cute is your wee man??! My 3 could never look #street either. Those country genes are just far too strong! Have a great weekend Mel xxx

  • Mummy Hearts You says:

    I think I would be pleased if I found out my camera could do that! lol.. Lovely round up this week xx

  • I have been abusing the kids for my wore section lately too. It’s a must and an easy one then. hahaha Your little one is absolutely adorable and clearly loves the camera. Don’t they all. lol Jodi Picoult is a great writer I have numerous of her books but haven’t read this one. Will have to put it on my list. Lovely #littleloves

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