Cold feet, lamb and aubergine Ragu and Roald Dahl #littleloves

Cold feet, lamb and aubergine Ragu and Roald Dahl #littleloves

This week seems to have flown by, despite not doing much. As I write this on Thursday evening, we’ve nearly survived our first full week of school. F has done really well. She really happy to go to school and what little she tells us sounds like she is enjoying it. She’s had her first two party invites so that’s our next two Saturdays booked up. Tomorrow’s is in the park so please cross your fingers for a dry day!

Anyway here’s what I’ve loved this week.


F brought her first book home from school this week. It’s not a book for her to read but a book for us to read to her. It came with a letter about teaching her to hold a book and turn pages as well as the benefits of reading lots of books to her. I think we can safely say my girls are ok on this front!

I share our current favourite books on Instagram on Sunday and it got a really good response so I might make this a regular feature.

Monday to Thursday E is not with us for F’s school drop off. I’m sure you all know how you have to get there early to get a parking spot so we have been reading a couple of picture books in the car. I think F is really enjoying this time reading together.


Last Saturday E slept from 7:30 -10 pm in her cot. This might not sound impressive but this is really amazing for her. I finally found time to watch some shows I love without being disturbed! I enjoyed watching the new episode of cold feet. I watch so little tv lately I only realised it was back by chance a few days before the new series. Already I’m loving the new series and hoping I can find time to watch the next episode this weekend. I also watched a couple of episodes of the first series of Doctor Foster. I’m hooked and couple easily binge¬†watch the series in no time (if my littlest would let me!).


Lamb and Aubergine Ragu

I made a big batch of lamb and aubergine ragu last Friday. I shared the recipe yesterday as part of my contribution to Britmum’s #healthyredmeat campaign. This is one of our favourite family meals. There are only a handful of meals that I know both girls will both eat and this is one of them.


What is with the weather this week? It’s definitely autumnal. My boots are out and so are my warmer tops. Some days I’ve even considered getting our winter coats out!


Wednesday was Roald Dahl day and I heard an amazing interview with him played on Radio 2 whilst driving to school. He was being interviewed by his then 10-year-old niece. I’d recommend listening to it if you missed it and enjoy his books. I loved his books as a child and can’t wait to read them with my girls. I’m not quite sure when to introduce chapter books to F. I’d love to hear from those of you with older children when is the right age to start?

And lastly …

Don’t forget to keep joining in with my Instagram community #mycolourfulkids. I have moved to featuring my favourite 4 images every Tuesday evening. I love looking at everyone’s colourful photos.

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  1. September 16, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Glad to hear F is enjoying school. It did make me laugh when you said she’d got a letter telling her how to hold a book! I’m sure your two were born with books in hand. That ragu sounds delicious, I’ll definitely have to pinch the recipe. Hope you have a lovely weekend and the rain stays away for the party x

    • Claire
      September 18, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      lol, not quite! The ragu is delicious.

  2. September 20, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Oh I will make a note of your hashtag how did I miss this one lady! EEK Sounds like you had a good week. We are huge fans of Roald books here too. I will have to check out cold feet. Looks good. #littleloves

    • Claire
      September 21, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      You should come and join us on Instagram Jenny. I can’t wait to read Roald Dahl again.

  3. September 21, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Oh I do love Cold Feet. It’s like catching up with old friends isn’t it?
    I’ve just started reading chapter books to my E and she’s six and in year two. It’s slow progress though as she has a short attention span. We did them with my eldest from that start of year one I think. xx

    • Claire
      September 21, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      I was thinking F was a little young especially as she will be learning to read herself soon. Thank you for sharing your experiences. x

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