Friday, July 11, 2014

Love The Little Things, Week 28

I've not been around much, in case you hadn't noticed! Normally at the end of term you start to wind down, but work has been busier than ever with new schemes of work to write for September and end of year assessments to get done. Plus, we've had a lot going on with the step-daughter's mother which has taken up a lot of our time. Normal service to resume soon, but for now I am back with Butwhymummywhy's Love The Little Things.

Read


With being so busy, I haven't had chance to pick up a book lately. However, I've had a few sneaky peeks at blogs on my lunch and managed to pick up my kindle when I've got in bed for a bit. These are the blogs I've been reading this week:

Life As A Widower  - This is a blog written by Ben who was widowed in 2012. Ben writes about his life with his son so touchingly and poignantly. I had drafted a post the other week about how crap things were at the minute and after reading his blog, I deleted it. I realised that, through all the shit we have going on, I need to be thankful and grateful for what I have.

School Gate Style - I love Avril's blog! She always knows how to put an outfit together and she always looks stylish. I am currently coveting her boyfriend jeans which she managed to pick up for £7!

The Adventures of  a Potty Mouthed Mummy - She wrote a very honest post about Brit Mums, that, if I had gone, I would have probably felt too. I'm just not sure things like that are for me now. I used to really want to go but after seeing the instagram pictures and the blog posts that came from Brit Mums, I'm just not sure I am that sort of blogger.

Watched


Of course, the World Cup! I've really enjoyed it actually and got into it this year. So has Charlie, judging by this picture! However, it's costing us a fortune, as hubby insists we have to have a 'beer' if we are watching the football and it's a bit annoying that the matches don't start until 9pm!






Heard


I keep hearing Radio One play this and it's grown on me.

The Vamps, Somebody To You


Rixton, Me and My Broken Heart 


Ed Sheeran, Sing 


Wore 


Still having a Summer work wardrobe debacle. As I said, I ordered a load of things and in the end I kept one item - a black maxi jersey skirt. Boring, I know. But it has actually served me well for work. This is the link to the skirt as I can't get a large enough picture to put here. 

I also ordered this dress from Joe Browns and I love it. It's not all that flattering, but I like the fit and I like it can be worn over leggings or it's long enough to go bare legged. 

I've also gone and ordered a few pairs of boyfriend jeans as I seem to be obsessed with them - I'll let you see them when they arrive!












Made


I made paella - I am obsessed with this too. I just love it soo much. It's addictive! I blogged the recipe here, but stupidly forgot the pictures, so here are some in the preparation stage. 






And lastly, one more week to go!! I cannot wait for the Summer holidays. I really need a rest and the house also needs seeing to, things like cleaning windows etc often get neglected when it's busy at work. I am also looking forward to taking Charlie on his first proper holiday! We're only off to Hoseasons, see here, but it will be great fun. I also can't wait just to spend some time with hubby and Charlie. I miss my boy terribly when I am at work and 6 whole weeks will be just fab! And I had to share this photo: 




18 comments:

  1. Oh yum, I love Paella though I've never made it myself - I'll take a look at your recipe.
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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    1. You should definitely give it a go, it's yummy! x

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  2. Firstly I LOVE Rixton Song! Great choice.. Ive never tried Paella, I should as its looks delicious!

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    1. Ohh you must try it, it's fab! I am addicted x

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  3. Paella is one of my favourites so I'll definitely be checking out the recipe :) Hope you have a great holiday and a good weekend xx

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    1. Thank you - one more day to go! woop! x

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  4. I love boyfriend jeans too and I like the wide leg cargo-pant style - I find it more flattering on me. Paella is yummy, I'll have to check out your recipe. Loving a bit of Ed Sheeran 'Sing' too at the moment. Great Little Loves! Sam X

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    1. Aw thanks. i wasn't sure at first, but they have grown on me! x

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  5. Ed Sheeran's "Sing" is such a catchy tune! What s greay pick! Your paella looks delicious. Im definitely trying your recipe soon.

    Happy weekend!
    Maria
    Cmntsblog.wordpress.com

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    1. It's yum! And it's an authentic verison too from Spain! x

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  6. Aw, thank you for the mention - that's made my day as I'm currently laid up with a disc issue in my back and literally can't move :( so the upside is I get to read everyone's blogs but the downside is I can't get dressed....no fun! Anyway, I look forward to seeing how you get on with the jeans you ordered and also if you want something in particular from the shop, just drop me a mail - I can't open properly till I'm able to get about again but hubby can help for you if you don't mind it being a bit less pretty looking packaging-wise!!
    Oh and I met that guy Ben at Britmums last year - amazing guy. Off now to read Potty Mum's review as I'd missed it with being away. Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Oh no! that sounds horrible, how has that happened? Is it the ongoing problem you have? At least you get to chill out for a bit, but not in the best circumstances. I will email you now as long as you don't mind sorting that out? xx

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  7. Hello and welcome back, sounds like you have been busy. It's difficult to asses the whole brit mums, lots of the little loves crew went so it can't be that bad however I am aware of the hierarchy of blogging and that it can be really clicky which wouldn't suit me as I just find it very school playground however don't we all experience a bit of this at work, it seems to occur in many circles. I hope you enjoy your break x

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    1. Haha yes you're right, can't be that bad if they go. I just think it's not me. Yep definitely experience this where I work, it's terribly cliquey x

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  8. I read that post too and thought that's exactly how I would feel also, although I'm determined to ho next year if I am
    Still blogging! Paella looks amazing!x

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    1. It's really yummy! And it's a recipe from a paella cooking lesson in Spain, so it's a pretty authentic version! x

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  9. Work is crazy for us too, seems busier than normal but only 4 more get ups before the summer hols. Can't come fast enough! x

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