Living Danishly, banana bread and French plaits #littleloves 

Living Danishly, banana bread and French plaits #littleloves 

We’ve spent a lot of time with family this week. F was made up to have two grandmas come to watch her swimming lesson on Wednesday and even more so when my mum stayed over Wednesday night. The week had flown by. For me the longest days are the days when I’m on my own with my two girls and no plans. I’ve had none of those this week so it’s flown by. Tomorrow it’s just the three of us but we’ll be going to playgroup in the morning and I’m sure I’ll think of something to fill our afternoon with. Anyway here’s what I’ve loved this week.


The first couple of episodes of Apple tree yard. I’m gripped by this psychological thriller and can’t wait for the next episode.

E trying so hard to crawl. She’s turning round and getting really strong at pushing herself up and she’s moved a very small amount backwards. I’m sure it won’t be long. We also spotted her second tooth has appeared.


I started reading The year of living Danishly last summer. It’s really interesting learning about the Danish culture but it’s also really entertainingly written. I’ve not picked it up (or any book) for months. This week I’ve read a few pages here and there and enjoyed it.

On Wednesday I shared our favourite winter children’s books. These are the books we are reading most nights at the moment.


F has declared “boomerang” as her favourite song. She’s singing along to it every time it comes on the radio. She also sing along to “talking to you” by Izzy Bizu. It’s still novel listening to her sing along to songs that aren’t nursery rhymes.

I heard a podcast this week about fringe hours (finding little pockets of me time) which is what inspired me to pick up a book, even if only for a few minutes here and there.

I took E to be weighed this week and I heard that she weighs just 15lb 8oz at almost 8 months. F who I would say is small for age, weighed that at 5 months. Don’t get me wrong no one is concerned as she is following her growth curve perfectly.


I plaited F’s hair for the first time. French plaits no less. She’s always had curly hair and I couldn’t even get a bobble in until 12 months ago. She loved the plaits, although she’s not let me do them again since.


I made a banana bread loaf yesterday. Other than that I’ve not made much else. I’ve slipped a bit with my meal planning and consequently, I’m cooking the same meals. I’m also finding myself wondering what to cook each day. I need to get back on track with meal planning.

And lastly

Yesterday the weather was pretty miserable but we managed to take the girls to the park. F loved scooting around, splashing in puddles and playing in the playground. It would have been so easy to stay home all day but just an hour outside completely changed the day.

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  1. February 3, 2017 / 7:57 am

    I’m really intrigued by the Danish culture, as there are a lot of books out about it currently, so I’ll have to look into one of them really – I’ll see if my library has this title.

    I’ve been terrible on the meal plan front lately also. The plaits looks super cute!!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    • February 3, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Glad it’s not just me.

      This is a library book. Just glad
      no one has reserved it. I’ve been renewing it for months!

  2. Stacey- A Mums Blind Love
    February 3, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Looks like you had a great time at the park, i love F’s coat. And how cute are those little plaits.

      • Stacey- A Mums Blind Love
        February 3, 2017 / 8:42 pm

        I never look at their children’s items

        • February 3, 2017 / 8:44 pm

          Some seasons are better than others for kids. I’ve fallen in love with a spring coat for F from there.

  3. February 4, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I’ve had that book on my amazon wishlist for about a year, good for you to taking some time out to have a read. Think I must be the only person in the world who’s never listened to a podcast, I’ve seen a few lately that I’ve bookmarked to listen to later, just need to actually listen to them now. How cute are F’s little plaits! Hope you all have a lovely weekend x

    • February 4, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      I don’t listen to many podcasts and it’s only very recently I discovered them. X

  4. February 4, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I’ve heard lots about that book, I must see if my library has it. My sister in law actually lives in Denmark, it’s glorious. I need to catch up with episode two of Apple Tree Yard, enjoyed the first one. Enjoy your weekend xx

  5. February 4, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I’ve got the ingredients ready to bake banana bread tomorrow too! Those plaits are just the cutest. I’d be interested to read that book I think, I’ve been readying a hygge book recently x #LittleLoves

  6. Carie
    February 4, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I’ve got a Year of Living Danishly on Audiobook and it’s so funny , and made me want to visit Denmark even more!!

    • February 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Yes I want to visit Denmark too. I’m enjoying the mix of informative reading and the writers humour.

  7. VieChoufleur
    February 5, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Aw, those little plaits are so cute! That book looks interesting, will have to check it out. I’m also watching Apple Tree Yard – it’s very faithful to the book so far but I can’t quite remember everything that happens so it’s definitely an interesting watch. Banana bread has to be one of my favourite things to make! (And eat, haha). Hope you’re having a great weekend x #LittleLoves

    • February 5, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      We love banana bread too. It is an interesting watch and I imagine a good read too.

  8. February 5, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Ive been really getting into Danish culture lately especially hygge I’ll definitely have to find this book.

  9. February 5, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Fringe hours sound interesting I’ve not heard of that term before but a little me time sounds great. #littleloves

    • February 5, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      I think it’s an American term but it’s basically about finding the little windows of time in your day to make a little me time.

  10. February 5, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Gorgeous braids. I really need to read that book, living danishly. They got something we don’t going on we really must take notes. lol Hope you have had a lovely weekend #littleloves

  11. February 6, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Apple Tree Yard is so gripping isn’t it? I read the book a few summers ago and couldn’t put it down. Because of the complex plot I can’t remember much so the tv programme hasn’t been spoiled for me at all.
    I’ve never heard the term fringe hours before, it’s such a good way of describing that kind of time though. I need to be more aware of mine and what I use the time for xx

  12. Not A Frumpy Mum
    February 9, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    G is trying to crawl too, he can get up on his hands and knees but then isn’t too sure what to do so rocks back and forth before slumping to the floor. Still no teeth here though. xxx

    • February 9, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Tooth number 3 can’t be far off here. Think I’m in for a long night as she won’t settle. We’ve not got as far as rocking. Sounds cute. X

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