Love The Little Things #3

Jess McGlynnOctober 17, 2014

This week has seriously gotten away from me, the last post I wrote was my little loves last Friday!  Having a (slightly self-inflicted) bout of illness followed by Meg getting poorly has just turned my days upside down and I don’t know whether I’m coming or going at the moment.

Anyway…here are my little loves from this week.

Having finished Dan Brown’s Inferno, I was in no mood for anything heavy so I picked up a book by one of my all time favourite chick lit writers, Jane Green.  I was hoping for a warm and fuzzy story but this didn’t quite transpire; the one time Green goes for a slightly more serious topic and it happens to be the book I choose!  I also started The Blackstone Key which was a random book I picked up at the library.  It’s the first in a mystery series set in the 1700s and so far it’s really quite interesting.

It was the finale of one of my guilty pleasures this week: America’s Next Top Model.  I have found it really interesting having male models included in this cycle as it diluted a lot of the cattiness usually found in the show…but only by a little.  Who knew boys could be so mean?!  I won’t admit to being surprised by the winner as I’d looked it up after watching the first episode, although having watched the series Jourdan would most definitely not have been my first choice.  You know, fashion expert that I am.  Not.

I drew a total blank at this one initially.  For a musical family we have been slightly devoid of music this week (unless you count the background music on Fifa 15).  The best I can offer is Andrea Faustini’s rendition of the Earth Song on X-Factor.  He is my absolute favourite this year although I don’t know whether he will make it to the final.

Talk about goosebumps.

Although Meg has been unwell for a couple of days this week she still managed to persuade me to set out some craft for them, so we had a go at making and decorating crowns.  It was quite good fun and I have been very amused watching Meg and Eli walk around regally greeting one another as ‘Queen Meg’ and ‘Prince Eli’

Lots and lots of thick jumpers.  It has been so cold this week I have spent the majority of my days huddled under a blanket with a hot water bottle in an attempt to warm up.  It doesn’t really bode well for the winter when I’m like this is October does it!

And lastly…
We went out to a charity night last weekend to raise money for our local food bank and had such a great time.  One of the things we have struggled with since moving here is making friends, especially James as he works such long hours, so being able to be sociable and talk to other adults (I’m making us sound like lonely hermits, which we’re not. Much) was just really nice.  Winning three prizes on the raffle was also a bit of a bonus.

What have you been up to this week?


Comments (8)

  • Life at the Little Wood

    October 17, 2014 at 10:33

    I'm totally the same with the jumpers Jess! I have a jumper AND a cardigan on today! I love Winter, but hate the cold (go, figure!) The little crowns you all made are so sweet – things like this keep them amused for ages don't they? Hope you'll be feeling better this weekend poppet xx

  • Anna-Marie

    October 17, 2014 at 14:57

    Im with you huddled under a blanket! Its been so cold this week, but today is like a ini heat wave! So warm!! I used to love ANTM but I think it got silly when they did senior year or whatever it was, Im hoping they bring back just the bog standard show! Have a lovely weekend xx

  • Claire@ClarinasContemplations

    October 17, 2014 at 19:22

    Haven't got into X Factor at all this year, but man – can that guy sing!! May just have to give it a cheeky watch this week! Sorry to hear there've been sick bugs around the McGlynn household, but hopefully you're all on the mend now (hot water bottles and blankets are flying round here too!) Hope your next book is less disappointing! x

  • Jenny Ripatti

    October 18, 2014 at 13:21

    Ahhh good for you for going out having time together and for a great cause together. Love the photo. Also love your craft project. I will have to take a peak at your book recommendations. I am trying to read a book a week. Lovely #littleloves

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    October 19, 2014 at 11:41

    I've got that Jane Green book but haven't got passed the first few chapters, definitely a different type of book to her usual stuff.
    Love the crowns, have a lovely week! xx

  • Lauren_W

    October 19, 2014 at 17:14

    I haven't watched Americas Next Top Model for years, I didn't even know it had men it in now!

    The Blackstone Key sound like a great book.
    Your night out sounds wonderful, especially as it was for such a good cause. And go you with three raffle wins!! xx

  • But why mummy why?

    October 20, 2014 at 10:31

    Andrea's voice, its just WOW isn't it? I can goosebumps every time.
    Those crowns are super cute, must make some with E xx

  • Hannah

    October 22, 2014 at 18:45

    Lovely list of loves from last week 🙂 the books don't sound my usual but may give them a go. I've been wearing lots of jumpers too!!

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