Snow, Scandal and Slow Living…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnNovember 27, 2015

Last week I said I was going to try and slow down, to savour the remaining days in November and I really think I managed to achieve that this week.  I scheduled my work so that I would be able to spend time with Meg and Eli after school and I got some tiny niggly jobs done which I just haven’t found the time to do since we moved house.  I even managed to fit in spinning class and getting my hair done but it didn’t feel rushed or like too much.  Hurray for the slow lived life I say!  Or at least…sometimes…


I finished Heresy and am onto my next read, Inkheart.  I have had this book on my to read list ever since I saw that it was a film with Brendan Fraser in it (one of my all time favourite actors) but I just never got around to picking it up until I spotted it in a charity shop a few months ago.  I have already spent too long lost in it this week including the 3 hours I spent at the hairdressers yesterday.  Several people stopped to ask me whether it was good because I had my nose in it for so long.  Oops.

Season 4 of Scandal and not much else!  I do love Sky box sets and have been eagerly waiting their release of Season 4.  I could easily sit and watch 3 or 4 episodes in a row if I’m not careful, especially when every single episode seems to end on a cliffhanger.  I have to say though, I am definitely Team Jake!


This evening we are going to the Co-Operative Christmas Party in Manchester so I will be getting dressed up.  Despite the fact that today is the day I still haven’t actually decided what I am going to be wearing but I’m sure I’ll get round to it eventually…


This is a recording which has done the rounds a few times and I’m sure you’ve all already heard it but just in case you haven’t…we have listened to this a couple of times and it still makes me cry with laughter.

There are no excuses, this week I haven’t made anything.  When it comes to cooking I have been super lazy and we’ve eaten pre-cooked things or take out which is so so bad.  I have got to be on it next week.  I could claim a slight connection and say I made myself sit and write 2,000 more words on my current manuscript but I think that would be cheating!

And Lastly…

Last week I said that James had booked us flights and I have been getting so excited over our upcoming trip…to Norway!  We are keeping it a surprise for the kids and they were getting upset this morning because the day we travel is the same day as their school Christmas fair.  I had to tell them that we had something amazing planned instead that day but I couldn’t tell them what.  As you can imagine they spent all morning trying to guess what it was.  Eli feels it might be a trip to a mountain and Meg thought we might have got them a servant…slightly different opinions on what constitutes a good surprise there!

Have a great week all.


  • Morgana

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    How exciting that you're going to Norway! Such a great idea to keep it as a surprise for the kids too. xx

  • Stephanie Kirsch

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    Ooo I've had Inkheart on my list for a while now, think I may give it a go after reading this! Norway sounds exciting, hope you have a great time. x

  • Suzanne Whitton

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    Ooh the trip to Norway sounds fabulous Jess! How very exciting. I'm sure when the kids hear they will be over the moon 🙂 Never seen Scandal but thanks for the tip, I will def check it out on Netflix. x

  • Louise Fairweather

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    How exciting! Is it just a weekend? Can I come too?

  • Potty Mouthed Mum

    December 1, 2015 at 10:57

    Ooh Norway sounds exciting! So jealous. I adore Scandal. Team Jake all the way! xx

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    December 7, 2015 at 10:16

    How exciting for your trip to Norway, it sounds amazing! I love your hat in the pic, it looks lovely and cosy! xx

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