Mog the forgetful cat, autumn and guest blogging #littleloves

Mog the forgetful cat, autumn and guest blogging #littleloves

How is it Friday already? F has almost finished her second full week at school. She still loves it but she’s full of cold and tired out. After school club went better this week too. I can’t remember if I mentioned it last week but she is only going one day a week and last week she said she cried when she was there. Every day after she asked if she was going and got really upset. Luckily this week went better and she hasn’t mentioned it since. The staff also said she played happily with some girls from the class.

This week has been pretty average so I’ve struggled a bit for things to feature below. We didn’t do much at the weekend really. I took F to her first school birthday party which was in the park on Saturday. On Sunday, my parent’s visited and I did lots of chores around the house but that’s about it. Both girls are full of cold and E spent most of yesterday crying. She’s slept worse than ever the past couple of nights too. It’s times like these when I really see the benefits of joining in with Morgana’s #littleloves and searching out the positives. So here’s what I’ve enjoyed this week.


I seem to be doing lots of reading in the car outside the school this week. I’m sure you all know what it’s like having to arrive early to get a parking space. 4 out of 5 mornings I only have F with me so we have got into the habit of taking some picture books with us to read while we wait. I shared our current favourite picture books on Instagram. last night. The Usborne look inside the body is one of her favourites this week.

I also found a little time to read this month’s The simple things magazine before picking F up yesterday afternoon (E was asleep).


I managed to watch last Friday’s cold feet over the weekend. Another great episode and I can’t wait to watch more tonight or over the weekend. I’ve not found time to watch any more of series one of Doctor Foster or the new series of Stella that I’m recording.


In the kitchen this week I’ve pretty much stuck to old favourites. I did make homemade pizza on Saturday which always goes down well. I made ham and peach ones since stoned fruit is coming to the end of its season. It sounds a bit strange but it’s no more strange than ham and pineapple. I had ham and peach at university years ago now and introduced it to my husband last year.

I haven’t had time to do any crafts or activities with the girls this week so the only other thing I have “made” this week is an autumn bucket list that I look forward to posting on the blog next week. I love autumn for walking in the woods, collecting conkers and setting up autumn-themed activities for my girls.


F had her first none uniform day at school last Friday. Because she only went to preschool 2 days a week, she has never done anything like world book day. This one was book themed for The Book Trusts Time to read campaign. The campaign is all about finding time to read with our children, something I am passionate about. F went as Mog the forgetful cat and from the limited information I got out of her, I think she enjoyed the day. I shared a blog post on Monday full of ideas for book-themed fancy dress costumes.

Book themed dress up costumes


I can’t think of anything to share here music or podcast wise, nor anything funny that F has said. I did hear that a guest blog post I wrote for The Book Trust to use as part of their Time to read campaign is going to be published on their blog today. It’s all about how I make time to read to my children.

And lastly …

This weekend could be very similar to last weekend. F has another birthday party tomorrow and we have no plans for Sunday as yet. I’d love some nice weather so we could have a walk in the woods or something like that. Cross your fingers for a dry day.

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  1. September 22, 2017 / 9:37 am

    How cute does F look in her dress up as Mog! Adorable!!! Love homemade pizza, I used to make it all the time but have not done so in quite a while! May have to give it a go next week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you. I’m sure you’ll all enjoy it. I seem to be making it every Friday at the moment!

  2. September 22, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Ahhh, we love those push and pull books 🙂

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      They are perfect for toddlers.

  3. September 24, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Aww F looks so cute in her cat dress. I always make pizza with the children at work but haven’t attempted it at home with Olivia yet, i will have to give it a go.

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      She’ll love the rolling and helping add the toppings I’m sure.

  4. September 25, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    That dress is gorgeous! How cute does F look! I’m one for reading on the school run now. We have an hour to kill between drop offs so the little one and I have read 3 (really long) books about dinosaurs and I’ve got about half way through my Blogosphere magazine. Hope the girls are both getting over their colds now x

    • Claire
      September 25, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you. I figure it’s a good way to use the time and beats standing in a cold, wet playground any longer than necessary.

  5. September 26, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Oh I love her cat outfit that’s so cute. Sounds like you had a busy week. Hope the weekend was nice for you. Autumn is fully here now I am trying to accept it. Still stuck in holiday blues though here. #littleloves

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:22 am

      The holiday blues must be hard after a long one with your family. X

  6. September 27, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Such a cute selection of books. Children’s books are a massive weakness of mine, I could honestly spend a fortune! xx

    • September 29, 2017 / 3:23 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!

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