Little loves

The simple things, sunshine and in the club #littleloves

May 13, 2016

We’ve had lovely weather some days this week so I’ve spent plenty of time in the garden. We’ve made some real progress on the areas of our home I would like sorted before baby arrives, as well as attempted potty training the ladybird (not going well at all).


I picked up a copy of the simple things magazine whilst dong the food shop on Monday morning. The sun was out and the ladybird was at nursery for the day so I had a lovely hour in the garden reading it. It’s the first time I have picked this magazine up and it was a lovely relaxing read. For a second I considered subscribing and then I tried reading it whilst the ladybird was around. This resulted in the magazine being closed for me, whilst she said “no reading mummy”. A gentle reminder to find time to relax on my two days a week when she is at nursery before the baby arrives!


Even though I missed the first series of in the club, I found a 5 minute catch up on the iplayer and decided to watch the first episode of this second series. I loved it and can’t wait to find time to watch this weeks episode when the ladybird is at nursery next week.


I don’t have a lot of clothes suitable for the hot weather but I do have a few nice bits that are maternity/nursing that I hope will see me through the summer. I bought a lovely maxi dress from the essential one which I have worn a couple of times this week.

I’ve bought the ladybird a few summer pieces. I love this watermelon dress from next. Oh and the cute hat which was bought in accessorize last year.



A few weeks back when I was struggling to find something to wear for a family event I tried the dress I mentioned above on. I felt the stripes made me look like a beached whale (I’ve got used to it now). The ladybird was around and obviously heard me say this. When I put the dress on this week she pointed to my bump and announced it was a whale! A reminder that we need to watch what we say around her.


We’ve made real progress with the nursery this week. The curtains are up and some shelves and a wardrobe frame is fixed to the wall. This weekend we plan to add all the drawers, doors and rail to the wardrobe and build the cot. I plan to use Monday and Tuesday to put the wall stickers up and put all the baby clothes and bits a way (and pack my hospital bag). I’ve also ordered all the last bits that I think we need before the baby arrives. Fingers crossed by this time next week we are all sorted.

I also made a lovely lamb and aubergine dish last night. I made enough of the lamb and aubergine sauce for another 2 meals so these are now in the freezer. I need to have a bit of a clear out and also take stock of exactly what is in the freezer. Ideally Id like enough quick meals for a good few weeks in there. I plan to mainly use these when my husband is at work and I’m still recovering from the birth/adapting to life as a mum of two.

And lastly….

I have lots of ideas for blog posts so I am hope that in the next week or so there will be more than one blog post a week!

Let’s hope this weather lasts in to the weekend. I hope whatever you are doing you have a great one.


  1. Love the watermelon dress! So very cute. I have a huge list of potential posts but just haven’t got round to typing them up! In the club is good isn’t it? Loved the first season! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Ohhh baby stuff! I haven’t finished the nursery yet and Q is 9 weeks old! Mummy fail! Freezing meals for those first few weeks is a great idea – we still have some left which I need to eat as I’m running out of space in there! x

  3. 35 weeks – not long left how exciting! Ladybird is so cute in her dress and hat! Have a lovely week with fingers crossed a little bit of relaxation for you. Xxx

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