Strawberries, love Nina and a bit of me time #little loves

Strawberries, love Nina and a bit of me time #little loves

I’ve got quiet a lot to write about this weeks so I won’t waffle on too much here. Another week has flown by!


Not a lot really! I did read the menu when myself and my husband had a rare child free meal out on Sunday. I do mean rare (I really couldn’t tell you when the last time we went out without the ladybird was or where we went). She spent Saturday night at my parents, her first time away without us overnight. Partly so we could get lots of jobs done round the house on Sunday and partly so her first night away wasn’t when the baby was born. We missed her but got lots done and treated ourselves to a meal out just before she arrived home. Next week is our 5 year wedding anniversary so we treated it as an early celebration. The dessert was particularly yummy.


I’ve watched quiet a bit this week. I particularly enjoyed the first episode of the new BBC 1 show Love, Nina. It’s a book that has been turned in to a tv drama by Nick Hornby. It’s set in 1980’s London and is really funny. I’m looking forward to the next episode tonight.

We also signed up to Amazon prime instant video. I have to say so far I’m not that impressed. Everything I wanted to catch up on is charged extra. If anyone has amazon prime, I’d love to hear your recommendations for films/series to watch.


Every time someone knocks at the door, the ladybird shouts it’s the postman with a present for me and when it’s not she says “I really want the postman to bring me a present”. I guess it’s because we’ve had so many deliveries recently, most of which have been things we need for the baby.

I couldn’t stop laughing last night when the ladybird asked her daddy if he wanted some sprinkles. He looked a bit confused but said yes anyway and she poured a box of jigsaw pieces all over his lap. You’ve got to love a three year olds imagination!


I’m still wearing the same maternity wear but last saturday, I got my hair done and also my toe nails painted which was a lovely few hours at the salon. Yesterday I shared a photo of my bump on instagram, I’m 38 weeks tomorrow.

Realised I haven't shared many bump photos. This is meant at nearly #38weekspregnant

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The ladybird wore this gorgeous new top that I treated her to when Boden had 25% off a few weeks ago. This photo doesn’t really do it justice but it features brightly coloured dinosaurs (I would take a better photo but it is now covered in strawberry frozen yogurt).

The sun might not be out today but the ladybird is still enjoying her home made frozen yogurt lolly.

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Strawberry scones ready to go I the oven. #baking #littleloves #lifecloseup

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I’ve made quiet a lot this week. Mainly in the kitchen. I started by making Strawberry scones on Friday. I used a recipe from My lovely little lunch box. Myself and the ladybird enjoyed one still warm from the oven and the rest went in to my new mini chest freezer for once the baby arrives.

I’ve already managed to almost fill our new freezer. This week I have baked a lemon drizzle cake and a banana bread and put both in there. I made the ladybird some homemade chicken nuggets and cooked up 3 family size portions of pork meatballs. I made a really simple batch of strawberry frozen yogurt lollies for the ladybird too (you can see her enjoying one in the picture of her in the wore section).


I made the ladybird her first busy bag which I had meant to save until the baby was here but I ended up giving it her Wednesday afternoon (we were stuck in the house all day, I really need to get out most days or we both get a little fed up). I need to make a few more though before the baby arrives. It kept her entertained for a while, until she started pulling the velcro dots off!

First busy bag. Complete success. Need to make more before baby arrives.

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Lastly, I found a little bit of time to do some crafts this week. On Tuesday afternoon, when my energy disappeared and the ladybird was still at nursery, I found time to do a little crochet. I’m really hoping to finish this dolls blanket for the ladybird soon (I started it almost 3 months ago whilst off work sick). I also managed to cut out and iron some fabric for a cushion I am planning to make for her bedroom. Hopefully I will get the sewing machine out this weekend or on Tuesday.

And lastly…

I’m looking forward to having my husband around for three days this weekend. We’ve not made any plans but we do have a few remaining bits of diy that need doing. I’m really hoping the weather picks up soon, it’s freezing here!



  1. Not A Frumpy Mum
    May 27, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    A great Little Loves post this week, and what a lovely bump you have. We’re the same with deliveries at the minute, I feel a bit guilty as almost all of them are baby related purchases.
    I’ve seen the Boden dinosaur tops on their website, they are so cute. I bought O some dinosaur shorts from there and then had to buy the t-shirt that the little boy model had on with them because they went together so well, it is a very cute outfit!
    That dessert looks delicious! xxx

    • May 27, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      Boden clothes are so cute. Love the dinosaur stuff. The dessert was delicious. Thank you for the bump compliment, I think we are having a small baby some how! x

  2. May 27, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I wanted to watch Love,Nina but forgot il have to see if it is on catch up. It is so nice to have a little child free time – it’s rare in our house too! Enjoy your weekend lovely not long left for you (sorry i think I say this to you every week!!) Xx

    • May 27, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      It’s on catch up as thats how I watched it as I only heard about it from my husband on Sunday. Don’t worry I know what you mean, I’m not quite at the stage of being totally fed up with being pregnant. x

  3. Mummy Hearts You
    May 28, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Love the crochet blanket! I really like the summery colours! Strawberry scones! Yummy!!! Your bump is perfect! Have a wonderful weekend xx #LittleLoves

  4. May 28, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I absolutely love the Boden dinosaur bits for girls. They are so cute.
    Your strawberry scones look delicious.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    • May 31, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Boden have just sent me a catalogue with even more beautiful dinosaur clothes! Must resist. The scones were so good. I’m about to do more baking for the freezer. I can’t wait to enjoy it all once baby is here!

  5. May 29, 2016 / 7:53 am

    What a gorgeous bump! My little one keeps moaning he hasn’t had any deliveries lately (my mum often sends bits through for the kids) but as I’ve had some new clothes and make up arrive this week he’s most annoyed it’s all been for me – makes a change ha ha!

    Those strawberry scones look gorgeous!

    I think I watched Outlander on Amazon and a film called The 100 Foot Journey was good too. There’s not much I couldn’t find on Netflix to be honest.

    Have a good week x

    • May 31, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      I think we will be trying netflixs. I can’t say I’m that impressed with Amazon prime. It certainly does make a change when we get something new but most of our bits are ever for the baby or purely practical for me. x

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