First shoes, first uniform and shiny things #littleloves

First shoes, first uniform and shiny things #littleloves

This week has bee an improvement on last week for sure. E seems just about back to herself for now at least and I’m eventually feeling a lot better. Unfortunately, my husband has now caught it! Sunday was the worst I’d felt in a long time and I spent the entire day pretty much in bed. Fortunately, I was well enough for work on Monday. It’s been a long week and apart from a friend’s house warming party on Saturday, a not very interesting one. Still, I’ve found some little loves to share this week so here goes.


Despite not picking a novel up in months, this week I’ve added lots of books to my must read list! I’m naturally a book lover but rarely find the time since becoming a mum. Once I do restart, I certainly won’t be lacking in inspiration. My recommendations came from work colleagues and this blog post by Hayley from home.

F has been enjoying this book about superheroes this week. I published a review of it yesterday.


E getting more and more confidence cruising around the furniture. She doesn’t stop and has even been known to move around using just the walls for support.

I enjoyed watching Kat Molesworth’s weekly vlog which was blogtacular week. If you don’t subscribe to her youtube vlogs you should check them out.


Nothing! We didn’t make it to forest school last Friday as F went to stay at my parent’s for a couple of nights since both E and I were ill. I did use my time with just E to make her a treasure basket. This time I filled it with shiny things.


Yesterday I bought E her first pair of shoes. It’s getting harder to not put her down when we are out and about so we decided she’d benefit from shoes. Her dinky little feet are only a 2 1/2 F. Aren’t tiny shoes just the cutest thing? F has only ever been able to wear pumps and t bars so it’s a real novelty to be able to but ones like these.

I took F shopping for school uniform on Saturday. M&S had 20% off so I decided to make the most of it. She loved it. She was twirling around the changing room in a pinafore. On Monday she had another settling in session at school. This one was her first without either me or my mum staying with her. Bless her, she wanted to go in uniform.


I might have mentioned before how much I enjoy hashtag authentic podcasts. This week it was full of tips on growing your Instagram. If you love Instagram as much as I do, you’re sure to love these podcasts. Don’t forget you can find me on Instagram as ladybirdsadventures.

I also heard from F’s new teacher how well she did on her first school settling session without me or my mum. She getting really excited about school.

And lastly…

Have you seen I have a giveaway running until midnight on Sunday? It’s my first giveaway too. If you have a baby or toddler you might like to enter to try and win 1 of 3 copies of Little mouse’s big secret.

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  1. July 7, 2017 / 9:02 am

    Glad to read the settling in at school is going well, that must be a relief. I remember the summer holiday before Little Miss started school and how many times she tried on her uniform. I have the sweetest video of her explaining her uniform on her first day. Your shiny treasure box is a fab idea, how creative. Have a good week

    • Claire
      July 7, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you. I can see our summer involving uniform trying on sessions too!

  2. July 7, 2017 / 10:06 am

    How adorable are those little shoes, the first pair is always so special. I listen to that podcast too it’s so good isn’t it. Have a lovely weekend. #LittleLoves

    • Claire
      July 7, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      The first pair are special. I love all hashtag authentic podcasts so much.

  3. July 7, 2017 / 10:33 am

    So sorry to read that you’ve all been poorly!
    Those little tiny shoes are just the cutest. I look at my girls’ first shoes now and can’t believe they were ever that little.
    Thanks for the heads up on Kat’s vlog, I’m off to have a watch now. xx

    • Claire
      July 7, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      I got F’s first shoes out earlier they were a size 4! I still can’t believe the size of E’s tiny ones. I hope you enjoyed Kat’s vlog. I loved her blog and I’m so glad she vlogs.

  4. July 7, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Aww it’s so exciting buying their first shoes – we also visited Clarks this week to pick our daughter a new pair of shoes in their sale 🙂 #LittleLoves

    • Claire
      July 7, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      I bought F a new pair too. Love clarks sales.

  5. July 7, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    Sorry to hear you were all ill – the trouble with family and illness is the fact that is does make the rounds! Hopefully you’re rid of it now! I bet it’s a relief knowing that F is settling into school just fine as I’m sure that’s going to be quite the adjustment come September. How cute are E’s new shoes?!! It seems like such a long time since we got our little ones first shoes! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    • Claire
      July 7, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      It’s tough but hopefully, we’ll get a break now. It is a relief. Despite only just being 4 and being shy, I do think she is ready for school.

  6. July 8, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Oh so so adorable. Everyone remembers their little ones very first shoes. I love it. So cute. They grow up way too fast don’t they? I hope you have had a great weekend so far. #litteloves

    • Claire
      July 16, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      They really do. I dug out my eldests first shoe which seem massive against E’s tiny ones!

  7. July 9, 2017 / 2:12 am

    Those shoes are the cutest things ever! My sons would enjoy that book about superheroes! That’s a great giveaway. Have a good weekend. #littleloves

    • Claire
      July 16, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Aren’t they. The superheroes book is great.

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