Monday, June 2, 2014

Love The Little Things, Week 22

Ooops, managed to miss posting last week, for one thing or another, but I am back and as usual, linking up with Butwhymummywhy. I also should have done this Friday!

Anyway, here is week #22 of Love The Little Things.


Ok, this week I am cheating! I have been reading Spot  to Charlie. He gets bored of trying to decide where Spot is after a few pages though, as though he's thinking "Who gives a toss where Spot is, I'm off to play!" And off he goes... We have not actually got to the end of the book yet, but his reaction makes me laugh.


Hubby went out one night last weekend so I sat down to watch The Butler, a film about a 'black' butler working in The White House. I was bored after 10 minutes and contemplated turning it off. But I persevered and I am so glad I did. Of course I knew that black people were treated horrifically and even up to quite recently, but this film really put it into perspective. I'm teaching Of Mice and Men to one of my classes at the moment, and I thought how useful this film would be for contextual reference.


This one was difficult this week. Nothing has really stuck out to me whilst listening to the Radio etc. However, I have heard the sound of bikes whizzing up the mountain just behind our house at about 4am in the morning. That means the TT* is about to start.


Ah, a tenuous link here this week! I 'made' Charlie's room, or rather, I put the finishing touches to it. When we moved in, it had a really old fashioned fitted cupboard in it. So we took it all out, but behind the cupboard hadn't been painted for god knows how long. So I set about painting it the other weekend and finally finished it. I am really pleased with the colour. Originally I wanted something much lighter, but I think it's lovely. I love this picture that my Aunty bought for Charlie for his christening. I am just waiting for a mount to put in the frame.

Charlie also got this frame for his birthday. I need to get round to printing the pictures for it. 


Now this one I am super excited to share! I have never been a trainer type of girl. Much preferring pretty ballerinas etc. However, for months now (in fact about two years), I have lusted over a pair of converse, but could never justify to myself the £48 price tag for the ones I liked. Anyway, I saw these in the Next catalogue and just decided to take the plunge. I adore them, hubby wrinkled his nose when he saw the colour, but I don't care, I'm wearing them, not him! What do you all think?

And lastly...

It's half term, yippeee!! Most of you are at the end of your half term and ours starts today. I cannot wait. To chill out. To drink wine. To play with Charlie. It's also TT, so I am looking forward to some bike action. Also,  I finally got round to putting the frozen vodka mix on the Tesco order that Emma from Life At The Little Wood mentioned the other week. It is yummy!

*The TT, otherwise known as The Tourist Trophy, is a national motorcycling race on the Isle of Man. It's held on public (closed) roads and is a track of approximately 37 miles. Whatever I say about it, will never do it justice, so for some race footage, see the video below.


  1. I love the shoes. I'm very much a ballet pump type of girl too but I've got some trafford centre vouchers I've promised myself I'll put towards some converse. Great colour too, what do men know? x

    1. I'm a ballet pump girl too, so it was a bit of a change for me, but I really do love them! And they go with so much x

  2. Charlie's room looks fab, you've done a great job. I adore that print!

    You cannot beat Converse, and I love the colour too. xx

    1. Aww thanks, I'm pleased with it. The ceiling still needs doing,but I can't reach that! x