Firstly I have to apologise that I was seriously bad at commenting last week on the #LittleLoves posts, I will be making the rounds twice today to play catch up as it just completely slipped my mind with BritMums and then the week of many disasters.
Those who caught up on the blog yesterday will no doubt have seen that this week has been a tough little cookie for me and that means I’m more pleased than ever to be joining in this week and really hunting out the things which have made me smile and brought a little joy and happiness to my days.
I have started this fabulous new book by Greg Illes called ‘The Quiet Game’; think John Grisham but slightly less lawyer-ish. It is set in Natchez, complementing my current love of the Deep South of America and I am just loving it; it has been ages since a book has gripped me so much that I’ve got my nose stuck in it as I’m sorting washing and cooking dinner but this has done just that. I obviously haven’t reached the end yet but if you like John Grisham then I would really recommend it.
I caught up on the new series of Long Lost Family this week. It always make me cry but I just love it so much. Best of all was seeing Nicky Campbell when I was waiting for my train to BritMums on Friday; he actually spoke to me (well he spoke to Lisa from Hollybobbs but I was standing right there so it sort of counts)
There have been lots of little summer sales popping up all over the place this week and I have treated myself to a few new bits and pieces for my holiday which haven’t actually arrived yet. I did snap up these joggers from H&M which have become my new favourite loungewear. They are really lightweight and loose and so comfortable. I’m afraid it’s all about the comfort factor for me.
Some amazing stories and inspirational words from some of the speakers at BritMums over the weekend. I especially loved the keynote from Caprice on the Saturday. It was an incredible story and had me welling up by the end; in particular how hard she fought to have her children and the incredible miracle of making the decision to find a surrogate to carry her baby, the surrogate becoming pregnant and then finding out she herself had fallen pregnant naturally. Just amazing.
Lots of lovely holiday plans. That’s totally cheating isn’t it? But it’s about all I’ve managed this week. Although I did construct a tent by myself…it only had two poles and it’s just a small beach tent but it was hard work and I did almost give up. It’s not my forte in the slightest so I got a huge sense of accomplishment once I had done it. Especially when the kids retrieved their sleeping bags and retreated inside for a whole two hours. Oh the blissful peace and quiet…
I am sharing my Fresh Five over on Tots 100 today and the focus is all about bloggers who have written books. Alongside my own (ha!) there are also some other lovely choices so if you are looking to pick up some summer reads then hop on over and take a look.
Hope you’ve all had a great week.