Beautiful Books, Brownies and Boots…

Jess McGlynnOctober 2, 2015

I have been killing it this week with finding a routine for my freelance work and blogging; it’s the first week I really feel like I’ve found my stride and I have even managed to fit in time for myself which almost never happens.  I know it might seem like a small thing but not having to sit down and work in the evening just to meet deadlines or having to turn down invitations at the weekend is just the best feeling.  Long may it continue!

Also…how on earth is it October already?!  Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year but I do feel like I just blinked and September was gone.


I finally finished The Bone Clocks this week…what a long and arduous read that has been!  And finishing it might I got to turn to my TBR pile on my beautiful bookcase.  It might be overflowing with books I’ve bought and not gotten around to reading yet but it looks pretty and that’s all that counts…right?


Have you seen the Mean Tweets Live segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show?  They are so bad but so funny and we have been giggling over them this week.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, basically celebrities read out mean things which have been tweeted about them.  You can find the videos on YouTube and if you want somewhere to start, try the Music Edition.  I snorted my tea over Pharrell Williams.


I have been surprised this week by how many compliments I received over several of my outfit choices.  Anyone who knows me will know that I am not fashionable in the slightest, despite my best efforts, so to share my outfits and actually have people ask me where they were from was quite strange!  All that aside, I have loved being able to bring out the autumn clothing this week; there’s just something so lovely about warm boots, knitted jumpers and scarves.


As much as it pains me to admit it, the song which has been playing on repeat in my head is Justin Bieber’s new track, ‘What Do You Mean’…I caught it on the radio a couple of times on the school run and have to admit that as much as he tends to polarise opinions (with me firmly being on the negative side) it does have quite a catchy tune.  There…I’ve said it!  Just don’t make the mistake of watching the video.  Apart from anything…that hair?!


James made the most delicious brownies this week after I mentioned that I quite fancied some home-baked goodies.  They were serious melt in the mouth delights.  Never mind the fact that they had about eight bars of chocolate in them and we’ve still got a mountain to eat our way through…

And Lastly…
I have been working really hard this week on my Instagram account; it is my favourite social media platform by far but somehow also seems to be my weakest.  So I’ve been trying to work on my photography and editing skills…if you don’t already follow me please head over and say hello…I look forward to seeing you over there.

Have a great week all…



  • But why mummy why?

    October 2, 2015 at 10:13

    Well done you on finding a routine that works! I've yet to get there and feel like I haven't accomplished half of what I wanted to this week.
    Those brownies look amazing! I haven't made any for ages, think I'll have to change that and make some at the weekend. xx

  • Potty Mouthed Mum

    October 2, 2015 at 10:13

    I'll ignore the Bieber comment ha ha, but I love everything else. Especially that grey top! I really love the mean tweets segment, always cracks me up. Love the Benedict Cumberbatch one. Have a lovely weekend xx

  • rebecca beesley

    October 2, 2015 at 10:13

    You have so much to juggle so well done for fitting it all in. Instagram is my favourite too. X

  • Caroline

    October 5, 2015 at 08:32

    Those brownies look delicious. Might have to add brownies on to my list of things to make soon. I really struggle with Instagram so would love to hear any tips you uncover!

  • claire

    October 5, 2015 at 08:32

    I love that grey jumper. Those brownies look and sound amazing!

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    October 5, 2015 at 08:32

    I am the same hunny been trying to work on my instagram account too. It's hard to know what times and which pictures get the most hits. Sometimes my flourishes and then nothing for weeks. It's frustrating. I got you though since I met ya love your little ones adventures so I think you have done good. Use the hashtag lots that helps. Love love your tops they are gorgeous. My kind of top. Lovely #littleloves

  • Louise Fairweather

    October 8, 2015 at 13:35

    Some beautiful pics. I try not to bake brownies as I can't stop eating them!

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