Love the Little Things 12.09.14


Due to unforeseen circumstances I have had a little time on my hands this week and took the opportunity to pick up my current book A Landing on the Sun by Michael Frayn, managing to get about half way through. It’s an intriguing concept which gets you thinking about what we mean by terms such as happiness and quality of life.
It’s also JJ’ s first full week at school and he’s already been sent home with a little book so he can practice recognising the words ‘the’ and ‘and’. I think it’s going to be hard going!

the puppy


Big school

Great British Bake Off! Nobody binned anything this week but the tension is mounting now it’s down to the final six. I’m also loving Big School with David Walliams and Catherine Tate. I watched the first series and loved the gentle humour and nutty characters but I have admit I’m missing the extravagant science experiments – maybe they decided they couldn’t stretch that joke any further!


After reading the top ten albums of Denise over on Listen, Watch, Read, Share I was reminded of a couple of great Moloko songs from the early noughties. Which then made me think of a couple of great Portishead songs from the early nineties. I still find this one absolutely mesmorising after all these years – some songs are just timeless…



Nothing new or exciting for me this week but JJ was treated to this amazing S.W.A.T team fancy dress outfit from Costco (apologies for the fuzzy phone photo!). Not the cheapest at £16.50 but considering it includes a full police kit of walkie talkie, binoculars, cap, sunglasses, handcuffs, baton, whistle and even a working torch I thought it was pretty fab!


I’m gutted that I didn’t have time to link up last week now because I made so many great things for JJ’s pirate party and this week I have put my feet up a bit and don’t have much to show for my time.


I’m just so happy that JJ seems to be enjoying his new experience of being a big schoolboy! Nothing has phased him – in the words of Moloko he has given himself up into the moment, and the time *is* now!

Happy Friday Little Loves!



17 thoughts on “Love the Little Things 12.09.14

  1. Aww, so glad that he’s settled well into school. I feel your pain with the homework though – getting four year olds to settle into the homework routine is definitely not easy! The SWAT outfit is very cute indeed – he looks so pleased with himself! Have a great weekend Sam! Xx

    • I know! My friend at work said she had missed the beginning being away on holiday and I was like, er, no, five episodes down (now six!) and reeling off all the cake, biscuits, bread, etc, etc. I will miss it when it ends!! X

  2. I used to love that Moloko song, reminds me of being in my early 20’s and partying with my friends! Love the Swat team outfit! x

    • Thanks Jo! Moloko were great. JJ had great fun running around in his SWAT outfit at his friend’s birthday party but had to shed all of his accessories and I ended up with handcuffs and batons and all sorts dangling off me which raised some eyebrows down the local sports centre! 🙂 X

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