Lukas Graham, Lie-Ins and Quality Time…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnFebruary 26, 2016

I am finding it so hard to believe we are only 3 days away from the end of February.  Don’t get me wrong, I am loving the crisp frosty mornings followed by the beautiful sunny afternoons which are so characteristic of a British spring but we are almost in March; Easter is almost upon us and that is just crazy!

I’ve been a bit sporadic with my posts over the last 2 weeks as we’ve been battling various bugs which keep making themselves a nuisance time and again.  Aside from a sore throat or two we have *finally* it would seem kicked them in the behind so I should be back on form from this point.  She says…


Since my last update I’ve read a couple of good books including I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh.  I had been putting off reading this despite the rave reviews I kept seeing everywhere because I’m not so great with thrillers (I couldn’t read Gone Girl when I was on my own in the house, for example!) but I’m glad I went for it in the end.  I read it in pretty much one day and it has been so long since a book has kept me turning pages way into the night.  Although the subject matter is a little hard hitting for the mamas out there, it’s a really great read and I would definitely recommend.


I don’t want to say Glee again but it is pretty much all I’ve been watching!  I finally made it to THE saddest episode; The Quarterback which is the tribute to Cory Monteith.  I knew it was going to be sad but I didn’t expect that I would find it so moving.  Let’s just say I shed some tears…

We’ve also been watching The Secret Life of the Zoo which the kids are really enjoying and catching up with Cold Case which has finally made a reappearance.  Cold Case is one of my all time favourite shows but after we watched the first season it seemed to vanish from British TV…it’s back now and I am loving it.


No photos included and a bit of a cheat but I was back wearing a rather unattractive hospital gown again this week.  I had a cardiac referral a while back and had to have an echocardiogram as part of it so I was celebrating the first day back at school with a trip to the hospital.  What dreams are made of, right?!  Luckily it didn’t take too long and they seemed fairly pleased with the condition of my heart although I won’t get the formal results for a little while.  The gowns though…it makes me smile every time they hand me one and try to pass off that they aren’t as terrible as they are.  I don’t think anyone can make a hospital gown look good!!


Probably joining many a bandwagon with this one but I am loving Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years’ this week.  I’ve been playing it almost on repeat and it just doesn’t get old.


I spent some one on one time with Meg this week and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to sit down and work on a sequin picture kit she had.  It was quite simple so she just sat and made the picture whilst we chatted away.  It was only maybe 45 minutes but it was so precious and I realised I should do it far more often than I do at the moment.

And Lastly…

We are having a child-free weekend this weekend and although I will miss my babies I am really looking forward to the lie-in tomorrow.  Is that sad or what?!  I’m thinking bacon sandwiches and reading until lunchtime.  I can’t remember the last time I did that!

Have a good week all…


  • MumReinvented

    March 1, 2016 at 10:36

    Enjoy your child free weekend, I'm so jealous! Hope everything goes ok with your hospital results x

  • Mental Parental

    March 1, 2016 at 10:36

    Your lie-in sounds amazing… Whenever we have O sleep out, he's always back home by 10am so I hardly get a lie-in! I love Glee, and haven't got to the episode you're talking about just yet but I know it's coming up… Everytime I see him in the episodes I start to fill up! xx #LittleLoves

  • Imogene Reynolds

    March 1, 2016 at 10:36

    Oh it sounds like you've had a wonderful week! I've heard so much good stuff about that book, I think I may have to add it to my ever growing tbr pile 🙂 xx

  • claire

    March 1, 2016 at 10:36

    Enjoy your child free weekend. I hope the results of your echo come back with good news. I love spending time dong crafts with my daughter

  • Morgana

    March 14, 2016 at 10:58

    Hope you had a lovely child free weekend. I can never seem to lie in when I get the chance to, silly body clock! xx

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    March 14, 2016 at 10:58

    I'm so jealous of the lie-in, O is going through a wake up at 5:30 phase and it is killing me, I'm knackered. We've had sore throats here too so there must be something going round.
    Hope you enjoyed your child-free weekend. xx

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