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:


I read the debut novel, Confessions of a Mother Inferior, by fellow mummy blogger Ericka Waller.  You can read my review here. I have also started Gone Girl as I have heard such good reports on it. I am only a few chapters in, and I’m hoping it is just slow to get started, as it is not grabbing me yet!


Last weekend Mr C and I watched Hannah. Saoirse Ronan stars as a young girl who has been trained to fight for survival. The opponent is the CIA. It was a weirdly mesmerising film. I’m not entirely sure if I liked it or not. Here is the trailer if you fancy a peek:


Still a lot of reminiscing going on over on Cool FM this week as they celebrate 25 years on air. My favourite oldie of the week has got to be – I’ve got the key, I’ve got the secret, I’ve got the key to a – better way… la la la.  Did you sing along? Please don’t tell me you haven’t heard of it, you will make me feel very old indeed! (Okkkayyy.. now I have gone to search for a link for this song and it says 1993 – which makes this song 22 years old! It would appear I may actually already be old!)


Lots of tea! I go through phases of wanting herbal tea, and this week I tried a new fruit one from Asda. It’s lovely, and I have nearly finished the box!

Lemongrass tea


Lewis made me a brooch at one of his little clubs. So very sweet, of course I had to wear it immediately while doing my household chores! It hasn’t had a public outing yet, but I’m thinking of perhaps attaching it to a shopping bag or similar. I guess I now know how my mum felt when I used to present her with salt dough ornaments! (Actually I think this is better!) What can you do???

brooch craft

And Lastly:

I saw some snowdrops – not in my garden sadly, but still, it is a sign of Spring, and it is very much welcome!

What are  your #LittleLoves this week?



  • Not A Frumpy Mum says:

    Aww, how cute is the brooch, so sweet!
    I used to love Urban Cookie Collective (definitely showing my age now) xxx

  • That song! So many memories!
    The brooch is super cute, perfect to go on a bag or something.
    Enjoy half term xxx

  • Alice W says:

    Ooh I’ve seen Hanna, it’s a little bit eerie isn’t it? That’s a very sweet little brooch, perfect bag accessory like you say 🙂 hope the week is still somewhat relaxing! Xx

  • That song doesn’t even strike me as being that old! That’s how old *I* am 🙂 I love that brooch – what gorgeous little charms! I have to admit I’m not a huge fan on the fruit teas – they always smell nicer than they taste to me! I bet it is refreshing though. Have a lovely weekend Mel Xx #littleloves

  • lifewithmunchers says:

    Can’t beat an oldie!
    That brooch is gorgeous! so talented!
    Hope you enjoy the school break and have a lovely weekend x

  • We saw snowdrops this week too! I liked Gone Girl, will be interested to see how you get on with it. I love a cup of tea! Have a great half term x

  • That song brings back so many happy memories of my childhood, i was 7 i think when it came out and remember my mum used to have us dancing around the kitchen to it! lol! How cute is that brooch? Can’t beat homemade gifts from your children! I noticed all the new shoots in my garden this week, i can’t tell you how ridiculously excited that makes me. I am SO ready for Spring! Have a lovely weekend honey xxx #LittleLoves

  • Awh that wee brooch is adorable! Hooray for half term eh?! Ours started on Thursday past, so it’s spread out a bit, at least if means 2 short weeks 🙂

  • Emma Kershaw says:

    I definitely remember that song lol it does make you feel old doesn’t it! I’m loving green tea at the moment, great #littleloves 🙂 xx

  • I am getting into my teas. I love a good grapefruit and camomile or peppermint green tea! Yummy. The brooch is beautiful what a great sentiment. Enjoy half term!!! #littleloves

  • Yay, a fellow herbal tea drinker! There aren’t that many of us around you know! Might consider the movie for tomorrow night and loving the handmade brooch. Have a fab weekend – even with the MIL!

  • Louisa says:

    That song brings back memories of a 12 hour disco, tiny green hot pants and a certain, tall lovely young man. Probably the least said about that the better. Crikey I am soooo old. All I need to hear now is Hadaway and I’m transported to another time. Have a great weekend xx

    • mydaysni says:

      He he he… isn’t it great how mucic can do that! Thank goodness we weren’t so technologically advanced though eh! Imagine if there had been a facebook… arghhhh!

  • lifeatthelittlewood says:

    Oh my goodness, I remember that song so clearly! 1993? Really?? Honestly, I am feeling really ancient these days! Oh bless your wee man and the brooch. Very sweet indeed! Have a great half term Mel. Hope the taps meet the MIL’s approval! 😉 xx

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