Spinning, Travel & My Little Evacuee…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnNovember 20, 2015

…and another week whizzes by in the blink of an eye.  We are creeping ever closer to Christmas (I actually started my shopping this week) and although I love this festive time of year I do feel like it has just raced past.  

I am challenging myself to slow down next week and take things a little easier; we have been racing from one end to the other this week with barely a minute to sit down and spend some family time together and I want that to not be the case next week.  At least it’s something to aim for!


I finished the scandalous read which was ‘The Bolter’ and have mixed feelings about it.  I can’t decide whether I feel sorry for Idina or not…still mulling on that one.  But finishing it meant I picked up the next letter in my Authors A-Z and started a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  Which is always a great feeling.

It’s at this time of year that Pentatonix release their Christmas song and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it.  I will never forget the goosebumps that Carols of the Bells gave me when I first heard it and although their song this year isn’t quite as atmospheric I still think it’s pretty good and I think we could all do with some joy in the world right now.

I’m trying to feel more confident about wearing my faux fur gilet and took it for a spin this week.  I love it but I feel so conspicuous in it!  

The sound of my own ear drums ringing?!  I went to my first ever spinning class this week (hence why I can’t walk today!) and it was really enjoyable but the music was so loud.  I debated whether I’m getting a little too old for a class which involves dimmed lights, club music and neon lights … the jury is still out on that one!  I did feel great for having gone though and glutton for punishment that I am, already have my bike booked for next week’s class.

Eli’s class have been learning about WW2 over the last few weeks and today they have to dress up as evacuees.  We sourced Eli’s outfit from various places but decided to make him a gas mask box.  It was just a simple affair; a box covered in brown paper with some string attached but I think it was quite effective.  I also have to say that although I am totally biased, he looks adorable in his flat cap.

And Lastly…
Ever since I wrote about Bruges I have been angling for a trip away and James surprised me this week by booking some flights.  I adore travelling but it’s not something we have done much of since the kids arrived.  I’m not lying when I say I cannot wait.  I am seriously like a kid at Christmas.  I imagine it’s quite annoying but I just love it.


  • Lisa

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31

    I am so desperate to get away somewhere a bit different, but at the mo its european family vacay's for us, which of course are lovely! You'll have to let me know how your book goes, it looks intriguing x

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31

    Ooh, where are your flights to? How exciting? We spent a morning in Bruges a few weeks ago so off to find your post on it.
    I love spinning, which is something a few years ago I never thought I'd say, so good for toning my wobbly bum! xx

  • Sian PottyMouthedMummy

    November 24, 2015 at 11:31

    Embrace the faux fur gilet! I have two and love them. So snuggly. I do feel a bit like a pimp but hey ho! X

  • Morgana

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    I've been tempted to book myself into a spin class but keep wimping out! I think I need to find someone to go with.
    Love the gas mask box, it looks great! xx

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