Love the Little Things 29th August 2014


A landing on the Sun

This week, after recently finishing ‘One Step Too Far’ I decided to steer away from more properly ‘light’ summer reading (the summer is after all, more or less over) and I clicked into another book I downloaded on my Kindle several months ago: A Landing on the Sun by Michael Frayn. Frayn wrote one of my favourite books, ‘Headlong’ so I knew I would like his style of writing which tends to take you right along on a journey with the main character, as if you are inside their mind and a fly on the wall to their thoughts and discoveries. I was introduced to this book after reading The Happiness Project back in February and it was one of the books on the recommended reading list so, despite the fact that it is set within the walls of Whitehall and deep inside the grey civil service there is an element of mystery and intrigue and I’m fascinated to know what the secret ‘strategy unit’ project is and how it relates to happiness.



After tonight (Thursday!) I’m hoping that I will have had a chance to catch up on this week’s GBBO. I love that show and I also love puddings so this is right up my street!!


I’ve quite enjoyed listening to Scott Mills and his partner in crime Chris Stark filling in on the R1 Breakfast show this week. They have the potential to be genuinely funny.

We’ve also been treated to several new words from EJ whose language skills are finally picking up!


Fave winter boots

I rediscovered my current fave winter boots this week which is a bit of a sad thought – August isn’t even over yet! I also wore my raincoat quite a bit during the first part of the week when we were treated to a brief reminder of last winter’s floods.


Epic fail on this front! It’s been one of those weeks where it’s either non-stop children or work and not much in between.

And lastly…


We finally got a chance to catch up with my sister in law and nephews this week. T is ten so quite a bit older than my two but O is just a couple of months apart from EJ and it was lovely to see them play together and make friends (for the most part!). We took them swimming on the rainy bank holiday which was fun and then were treated to lunch by my mother and father in law. They are moving back to the UK from Germany this week and waiting for their new house in Wiltshire to be ready to move into so we had the opportunity to share two days in their company before I had to return to work.

I have been finishing off my last purchases for JJ’s upcoming pirate party and need to make sure I have everything in hand during the coming days.

The most exciting delivery of the week however, was my new iPhone which is the first Apple device I’ve ever owned believe it or not! I’m still trying to get to grips with it at the moment but I love the look and feel of it and I’m so excited that I will finally be able to properly use apps and set up an Instagram profile! Get me – dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century!

Happy Weekend Little Loves



22 thoughts on “Love the Little Things 29th August 2014

  1. Ooh you wrote about GBBO too! This week’s was a killer!! Man those boots are amazing. I have shoe envy! I’m glad you like Scott Mills too. A lot of people seem to be getting bored of him (maybe that’s why he’s now doing Strictly!) But I still love him! #littleloves xx

  2. I love your boots, I’m a bit of a boot addict, always on the lookout for a new pair!
    It’s nice to have a break from Grimmy in the mornings, I’m pretty sure (at my age) I’m not his intended audience so he starts to annoy me.
    Enjoy playing with your new iPhone and looking forward to seeing your Instagram pics. xx

  3. I must of been the only one who liked Chris Moyles! I have switched off from Radio one now he has left! Cannot stand his replacement!! GBBO was crazy this week!! Have you watched? its a must!

  4. You’re on Instagram – yay!! 🙂 As always, I really love reading your weekly round-up Sam. I missed GBBO this week – have it taped and ready for tonight. I always end up starving after though – not good for the thighs! 😉 Your boots are gorgeous – I could really be doing with some cosy ones this year – I really hate cold feet! Have a lovely weekend sweetpea xx

    • Oh hope I didn’t give anything away about GBBO! I know what you mean though – I was absolutely desperate for cake after episode one! Fortunately we didn’t have anything even marginally cake like so I was saved from myself 🙂 I love my boots – I bought them after just getting fed up of my Uggs year in, year out. It’s nice to have a change. Lovely to see you back honey! xx

  5. Boots look great. I need to pull all mine out or buy some new ones. I have been in the usa all summer and have no warm clothes now. lol It’s definitely going cold here. So cute that your nephew and little one got to catch up. Love the happy smiles. I am so sad I missed that GBBO that everyone is raving about. I have never seen it but heard it’s highly entertaining. Great #littleloves this week hun!

    • You know you can catch it up on iPlayer Jenny? I recommend it! The kids had great fun together – I’m sure you recognise this what with your recent time in the US getting your children together with their far flung cousins! Sorry I didn’t manage to link up last week but some weeks I just don’t feel anything I’ve done (or haven’t done!) is worthy of a post!! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend my love. X

      • Thanks Hun. No worries I understand. A lot of people were taking the week/month off before school kicked up again. Oh nice one I will have to check it out.

  6. Those boots are gorgeous. I love a good pair of warm winter boots, I too have had my rain coat and my wellie boots out this week. It seems such a change from the vest tops and flip flops of a few weeks ago. That photo of EJ and his cousin is uber cute. I love seeing Little Miss H play with her cousins. It warms my heart. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #littleloves

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