Rainbow waterproofs, Mr Bloom and marble cake#littleloves

Rainbow waterproofs, Mr Bloom and marble cake#littleloves

This week started well with Friday morning a playgroup followed by a Macmillian coffee morning cake sale at school. We had a busy but fun weekend which I have shared plenty of below. My working week was going well until E woke in the early hours of Wednesday morning being sick. After getting next to no sleep and with a poorly little girl on my hands I had to ring in work and explain. That’s the downside of being a working mum, whatever you do you feel guilty. If you need to stay home you feel bad to your boss/colleagues and if you go in you feel bad for your child.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings here are my little loves from this week.


This month I have been featured in the love my books newsletter. A couple of months back they sent me a copy of The something which I read with F and we did some activities based on it. You can find out more on their website

On Wednesday I shared 7 inspiring autumn children’s books that we are enjoying reading.

autumn children's books


Mr Bloom live. We took the girls to watch him do a short show at the theatre in a nearby town. They both really enjoyed it and were clapping and dancing along to all the songs. E isn’t one to stay still so we did have some trouble keeping her happy and in one place! I’m definitely┬ákeen to take F to more theatre shows but I think we will leave E with her grandparents instead for a while yet.

I’ve been watching You baby me mummy’s Facebook 5 minute motivations and learning so much from them. Any other bloggers enjoying them?


It was my husbands birthday on Sunday so F helped me bake him a cake on Saturday afternoon. We made a delicious chocolate and vanilla marble bundt cake.

F also made lots of things at forest school. She made a dream catcher, a clay face, a volcano, rain cloud in a jar, leaf print wall hanging and a chocolate orange muffin that was cooked on the campfire. She absolutely adores forest school. I wish you could see the look of excitement on her face. When asked what she likes least about forest school her answer was “going home”.


I’m going to hand this section over to F who wore her waterproofs for forest school. It was certainly a lot muddier than we went in the spring/summer! I adore this colourful outfit. I think she’ll need a warmer coat though soon.

I also wore my wellies too but soon discovered a hole when my foot became very wet. Any recommendations for affordable but reliable adult wellies?


Sorry can’t think of anything for here this week.

And lastly …

We’ve got a busy weekend ahead so let’s hope E is better and no one else gets ill. I hope you all have a nice weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with a preschool toy review and giveaway.

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat



  1. October 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    F looks amazing! I’m almost wishing I could get that exact same outfit in my size! I’ve been meaning to watch Aby’s facebook lives but I always forget and then lose myself under piles of work. Hope you all have a great weekend x

    • Claire
      October 7, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Thank you. I love the colours. I’m learning so much from Aby’s videos.

  2. October 9, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Oh I do love the idea of forest school and all those fun activities. I know that my youngest would have been in her element if we’d had one round here that she could have gone to. My eldest would hate it though, she’s never been one to get messy!
    Have a wonderful week xx

  3. October 9, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Oh I do love her raincoat and wellies. SO pretty! Sounds like a great week. Cake looks and sounds delicious too. #littleloves

  4. November 18, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Hi, Claire! It looks like you have a week full of activities. I hope E is better now. I loved how you described excitement about forest school. I was wondering, how you make F motivated to give it a try in a first place? Did she like it from a beginning?

    • Claire
      November 20, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      E is all better now thanks. Yes F loved forest school from our very first mums and tots session.

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