Roller Skating, Backstreet Boys and YouTube…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnMarch 18, 2016

Isn’t it funny how quickly time goes by.  You miss a week or two and then suddenly the end of March is looming!

It’s been such a beautiful week this week; I’ve had washing out on the line every day and is there any better sign that Spring has arrived than that?  Sitting and working with the sunshine beating through the window is such a good feeling.  I just hope it sticks around and doesn’t start raining again any time soon.


I’ve managed to get in quite a lot of reading this week.  I’ve started a book called The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.  I had heard good things about Kazuo Ishiguro although this was one book I hadn’t come across before.  I talk it about it in more detail in this post but it’s basically a fantasy book about memories and whether it’s better to know everything, the good and the bad or whether sometimes it’s better to be able to forget things.  Quite interesting but not really what I was expecting!


I got to watch one little girl be very pleased with herself this week when she finally managed to conquer rollerskating.  She had been out practising every day since the weekend and she managed to go all the way along our patio without falling over.  She was literally beaming from ear to ear and it was so lovely to see. 


I bought two new bottles of nail varnish this week; a coral colour and a peach.  They are both Rimmel 60 second nail polishes which I love as I can get my nails painted so quickly.  The polish doesn’t always last but it’s really easy to touch up and both colours just fill me with thoughts of Spring which is a winner for me.


I watched a documentary about Backstreet Boys this week (I needed something only semi-interesting to have on in the background whilst I worked) and it put me in the mood for some of their older albums which I haven’t heard in so long.  The kids looked at me like I had completely lost the plot when I was belting out some of their classics whilst cooking the dinner but I enjoyed myself!


Eli had a playdate earlier in the week so I made some little fairy cakes for that whilst also filming a tutorial to share on my newly revived YouTube channel.  It’s my first video of this kind and I am hoping it has turned out okay although I haven’t finished fully editing it yet.

And Lastly…

As I just mentioned I’ve decided to try a little bit harder with my YouTube channel.  I got into vlogging in the early part of last year but then it sort of waned; I really enjoyed it though and it’s one of my goals for this year to regularly vlog and share videos.  I’ve got a couple of new ones on there so I’d love for you to check it out!  

Feel free to share your channels with me as well and I’ll pop over and subscribe as I love connecting with similar vloggers.


  • Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I'd love to visit Oslo as it looks like a beautiful city! I'm also impressed with the roller skating x x

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I have the coral rimmel nail varnish, I absolutely love it and wore it for most of last summer and have already started wearing it again. I'm hoping the rain stays away too! xx

  • Jen Walshaw

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I loved roller skating as a kid and love that it is coming back!

  • claire

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    How fun, learning to roller skate. I never mastered it as a child! Sounds like a great week.

  • Izzie Anderton

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Let's hear it for some warmer weather and hope that the temperatures continue to climb. Well done to your daughter for mastering the roller skates. Here's to another fabulous week x

  • Sonia

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I'm reading another Kazoo Ishiguro book at the moment 'Nerver Let Me Go" and am loving it, will check this one out next x

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Love the look of your weekend break, how exciting, Oslo looks like a beautiful place. Well done on the roller skating too, my daughter loves it.

  • themummydiary

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Sounds like you've had a great week, Backstreet Boys eh, there's a blast from the past! I used to love roller skating , it's such a great activity so well done to your little girl.

  • MumReinvented

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I loved the Backstreet boys! How cute is your little one's beaming smile after learning to skate. Have a lovely weekend x

  • Erica Price

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    It's been quite a while since I read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro, but I've always found his novels thoughtprovoking.

  • Ness

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Sounds like a really good subject for a book. I wish I could forget some of my memories!

  • Mikencharlotte Cobb

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Love this post! I love (or used to love) the Backstreet boys, I walked down the isle to them, not in person. We are also teaching our 7 year old how to skate, well hubby is i still cry on a pair of skates! Maybe something to put on the hit list before 40?!? hmm! watch this space! Great post!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Looks like you got quite a lot done and well done to your little one for mastering skating.

  • angela

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I remember going to see the Backstreet Boys in concert in Glasgow 20 years ago, they were amazing

  • missingsleep

    April 4, 2016 at 08:23

    Well done to your daughter she looks so happy with herself in that picture! I never quite got the hang of it as a kid x

  • Kate Williams

    April 4, 2016 at 08:23

    I want to get more into vlogging this year too, its on my (rather long!) To Do list

  • Oana Chirila

    April 4, 2016 at 08:23

    I need some new and fresh looking nail polish, coral sounds lovely! My cousin lives near Oslo, hope we will be able to visit one day, as it looks beautiful.xx

  • Kara

    April 4, 2016 at 08:23

    I am a bit hit and miss with youtube as I can finding editing the videos tedious at times. Want to take mine to a rollerdisco, used to love them as a child

  • Laura Asbury

    April 4, 2016 at 08:23

    Rollerskating is something I want to get Leo into!

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