Simple Things, Glee and Getting Outdoors…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnJanuary 22, 2016

I cannot tell you how pleased I am that Friday is here!  I’ve been struggling with a cold this week and it’s not been terrible but I just feel like I’m doing everything about ten times slower than I normally would and I’ve been desperate for the weekend to arrive so I can hand over the reins to James and get some rest!

So onto the things I’ve loved this week (and being ill is definitely not one of them…)


I have seen The Simple Things magazine recommended by a couple of people over the last few weeks so I thought I’d get myself a copy and give it a go.  It made perfect reading for the days when the weather was just too miserable to get out and do something else and I love so many of the concepts about slow living and of course the Nordi/Scandi inspired decor section was right up my street!


I’ve been having a bit of a Glee-marathon whilst I’ve been on the go-slow this week.  Sky have all the boxsets on demand and it’s just too easy to sit and watch a couple of episodes when I’ve some spare time.  We watched the first two seasons when it originally came out but missed the rest so I’m enjoying catching up.


January is the season of the new so I’ve been enjoying wearing a couple of new things.  This grey check shirt from Next is one of my favourite new pieces, even if a few people have pointed out that I really didn’t need anything else checked, or anything else grey!  I also got a pair of comfy lounge pants in the sale which I’ve been wearing this week.  I wouldn’t usually go for this style…I think my proximity to Liverpool must be starting to get to me!


I am loving Shawn Mendes – Stitches as the moment.  I didn’t like it when I first heard it but it’s one of those songs which definitely grows on you and now I find myself humming it round the house.


We had a go at making some weetabix faces from breakfast as a treat this week.  It’s something Eli has been desperate to do for weeks but we just never seem to have time in the morning.  The kids both had loads of fun and it was a great way of getting them to add some sneaky fruit into their breakfast which they wouldn’t have otherwise eaten.

And Lastly…

This week I was invited to join an Instagram community as a moderator called Love Life Outside.  It’s a wonderful little community and some of the photos are just completely stunning.  If you want to join in that would mean a lot, just use the hashtag #lovelifeoutside on any of your outdoor pictures.


  • Morgana

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    Love the look of that hashtag community, I'll be sure to join in when I've got a good outdoors pic. You know me, such an instagram addict! xx

  • MumReinvented

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    What beautiful instagram pics, I'll have to have a look at them all on IG. The Simple Things is a lovely magazine isn't it. Haven't read a copy for ages so you've just reminded me to treat myself to one. Have a lovely weekend and hope you feel better soon x

  • Tracey Williams

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    I love Stitches and it was our 10 year old daughter who got us listening to the song. And we all need comfy lounge pants in our lives, especially at this time of year. Hope your cold goes away and have a good weekend #littleloves

  • Claire@ClarinasContemplations

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    A lovely little round up! That magazine sounds right up my street! Sorry you've not been feeling well… Hope you feel better soon!

  • Anna-Marie

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    I love Glee, was gutted when it finished! Your shirt is lovely.. Going to head over to the instagram account and check it out.. Have a lovely weekend x

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