A Great Book, A New Dress and Old Music…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnJanuary 29, 2016

It has taken me almost completely by surprise that it’s the end of the week already; I don’t know how it has gone by so quickly.  We are almost in February…February!!  Although I’m not one for wishing the year away I think it will be nicer to head into Spring and maybe have some warmer weather without the bitter winds and torrential rain we’ve had too much of lately.

But onto this week…


I’m not really the type of person who enjoys fantasy books but a few years ago I picked up one by Robin Hobb and fell completely in love with her trilogies about Fitz and the Fool.  There’s something so hypnotic and magical about the world that she creates and I can totally lose myself in the stories for hours at a time.  I was given the first book in her latest set for Christmas and have been dying to start it; which I did this week.  I also finished it as well which is a bit of a shame!  I tried to drag it out as the second book is still only available in hardback but I completely failed.


I am finally all caught up with the last season of Scandal so I can start on the new season now.  It always leaves me with my jaw on the floor, although I do get a little bored of the President-Olivia thing; we all know it won’t go right in the next season either!


A couple of new things for me this week one being this dress.  I am so not one for wearing dresses as I find it easier to just grab my skinny jeans in the morning when the kids are needing breakfast and help with their uniform but I love the look and style of this one so I gave it an airing.  Typically it was on the windiest and wettest day we’ve had.  Trying to wrestle with two children, two water bottles, two book bags and keep my dress from whipping up around my ears was probably not the wisest decision I’ve made.


I was sorting through some boxes and I came across a whole load of old CD’s from way back when; a time when I thought I was much cooler than I actually was.  Blue, Cover Drive, Blazin’ Squad etc…so I’ve been playing them in the car this week.  Quite a few times the kids have asked me what on earth I am making them listen to, which sort of makes sense!  I was pleased to find my Lawson album too though; love those guys.


I have been terribly lazy this week and haven’t made a thing!  We haven’t even eaten home most nights so I haven’t even got a meal to share or anything.  Eek!  Perhaps I could go with ‘made no effort to do anything?!’

And Lastly…

I started back at spinning last week which was my first time since Christmas.  I was feeling really smug thinking how it hadn’t caused me as much pain as I’d been expecting and then yesterday was just intense.  There were quite a few times that I wondered what would happen if I just dropped sideways off my bike.  I go with a friend and I spotted this when I was trying to explain to her later on how I felt…it just about sums it up and I’m sure anyone who’s been spinning will agree!


  • MumReinvented

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    Ha ha spinning sounds EVIL! Don't think I'll ever be brave enough to try it. Love your dress, its gorgeous! I love finding old cds like that. I think I may have a similar old music collection to you. I took all my old cds out to my car recently and sing along to them (badly) much to the embarrassment of my teen! Have a great weekend x

  • Kerry

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    Gosh you are good going to spin!! I haven't done a thing for far too long. Bone bloody idle, that's my problem! Love the dress. I have been wearing loads recently, they help hide the Christmas belly! I can get away with calling it that, it's still January after all xxx #LittleLoves

  • Emily Vaughan

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    Love that dress, hopefully next time you wear it it won't be so windy haha. Well done you on the spinning class, I couldn't think of anything worse haha xx

  • Morgana

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    I've never tried spinning. I want to but I'm too scared!! Need to find someone to go along with I think.
    That dress is lovely. I know what you mean about outfit choices and weather though, I can never seem to get it right!
    Enjoy the weekend xx

  • Anna-Marie

    February 2, 2016 at 12:25

    Spinning does not appeal to me, I watched a video and my legs went weak at the thought of it! So good for you for going! Gorgeous dress.. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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