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Love the Little Things #9

Less than one week to go! Can you even believe it??? Thankfully I have had a slightly more productive week than I did last week, though it has been hectic! I am gleaming that four year olds these days have a far more advanced social life than I ever did at that age, or now for that matter! Not that I am envious you understand. In fact, maybe it will be a useful skill to add to my CV should I ever decide to apply for a job as a taxi driver!

Moving on…. here are all the Little Things I have been loving this week:


Lewis performing in his nativity. He was a donkey bless him. Well, not just a donkey – the donkey that was Mary and Joseph’s sidekick. It was actually quite well done. The younger children had ‘parts’, and the older children narrated, so everyone got their moment in the limelight, which I thought was a nice way to do it.

I also watched Santa Paws. Have you seen it? The acting is very amateurish in (most) places, but let’s just say, I got quite emotionally attached, and I was genuinely concerned for Santa and his Puppy at one point! It was all okay in the end though.. phew!


This –

Planning NI

Hurrah! We officially have planning permission for the works we want to do to the house – just as well since we have already started  to do some little bits, like taking out walls… I always knew it would go through… but it is nice to have it in writing.


It’s all been very festive again this week. Christmas carol singers in the street, songs on the radio, me singing with the kids. When Lewis, Aaron and I stand and play the piano together (none of us can actually play) and sing Jingle Bells with all the gusto we can muster, it really is a good thing we live rurally! But we love it!


I actually think it has been milder this week, though when I am sitting watching the twinkly lights on the tree, eating mince pies in my pyjamas, I still like to be cosy. So winter socks and comfy jammies have been appearing as soon as the boys go to bed!

Woolly socks


I had a mammoth bake-off one day, trying to prepare for the Christmas rush, but the prettiest thing made was these little guys –

marshmallow snowmen

I’m sure you have seen pictures of marshmallow snowmen elsewhere – don’t they look so cute and simple to make. Trust me, it is more fiddly than it looks, but the little guys were worth it!

And that concludes my little loves round up this week. Now I will be taking a Love the Little Things break for a few weeks, but you can still catch up with me here and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I hope you have had a lovely little week too?

Tips for Winter Survival

Winter Survival Guide

As happens every year, it is again forecast that we in the UK and Ireland are to experience one of the worst winters known to our generation! I’m not overly concerned, but I have decided to draw up a little Winter Survival Guide. A to-do list of sorts detailing all the things I can prepare to make sure my little family can cope with whatever nature throws at us.

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