A Muddled Week – Little Loves

It’s definitely been one of those weeks.

Far from easy on too many counts.

It’s been two years since the children’s Nana Window’s passed. There’s been melancholy, reflection and hugs.

I still don’t know how much the children ‘get it’, they are so resilient and also choose the most surprising times and acts to remember her. They make me so proud.

It’s been a week where compassion and gratitude have been brought to the fore.

Two words to which I need to pay a lot more attention.

So, in a muddled week, here are my Little Loves:


It’s still all about journals and books. I’m on my last module of the academic year and I’m having a love-hate relationship with the subject area. It’s really interesting, but I’m struggling to link it with my proposed thesis. 


In a fit of rage against Sky we cancelled our subscription. Unfortunately it’s transpired we don’t get Virgin and our broadband doesn’t cope with our devices and streaming Netflix.

So now we have to plan our tv and watch real time, like in olden days. I doubt this is going to last and we’ll have to kiss and make up with Sky.

As a result, Thursday has become my favourite tv night and I am loving ‘The Good Fight’. It definitely fills the hole left by Alicia Florick.The Good Fight


My love of Spotify continues and I have discovered the Release Radar which has been great on train journeys. 

I’m now finding music I’ve not heard before, which I enjoy. I feel so much better.


Not much, I am in the midst of plans to decorate the boys’ bedroom but I want to get my assignment submitted first. So in the meanwhile these s’mores have been as good as it gets.Fruit S'mores recipe


I feel like it’s a transition period and I’m having to plan what I wear as typically the weather in South Wales is the opposite of what I’m greeted with when I arrive in London. So I’m in maxi-skirt mode most days, I need a few more and am really struggling to find ones to suit.

And lastly,

To be a cliché, we found bluebell woods! I was lucky enough to win a photo shoot with Sweet Whimsy Photography. So at the weekend we headed to Wenallt Woods. These are some of the photos I took but I’m so looking forward to seeing Donna’s.Wenallt Woods Wenallt Woods Wenallt Woods

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    May 5, 2017 at 07:51

    Sorry it’s been a muddled week for you. My husband wants to get rid of sky and I am against it! I can’t bear to part with it and I know if we do we will only go back to them. Those s’mores look A.Mazing! Yum! Love Spotify!! Have a wonderful weekend, popping over from #LittleLoves

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      May 6, 2017 at 23:02

      Don’t let him do it!! – Or at least investigate the options before you do. Hope your weekend is going well. x

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    May 5, 2017 at 08:35

    I can’t believe that it has been two years since Nana Windows passed away. Anniversaries always stir up the emotions, so I hope that you are being kind to yourself. Hubby just attempted to cancel our Sky subscription, cue a two-hour online chat with them and now we have more services for less than we were paying them – good work hubby!

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      May 6, 2017 at 23:01

      I wrote a comment on your blog about time, it’s odd isn’t it- how slow some days go but how fast time is passing. I might need to let my hubby speak to your hubby!

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    May 5, 2017 at 11:43

    Anniversaries like that are so hard, I do hope you’re ok and looking after yourself.
    The Good Fight is such a good watch isn’t it? I think I’d say I’m enjoying it just as much as The Good Wife.
    Loving the look of those smores! YUM!
    Have a good weekend xx
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      May 6, 2017 at 22:59

      Thank you x I saw the previews for The Good Fight and my head sank thinking why would you try- I am so glad it’s proven me wrong.

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    May 5, 2017 at 11:58

    Oh I used to love The Good Wife so going to have to watch The Good Fight now! Sounds awesome! Oh those Smores look AMAZING!!

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      May 6, 2017 at 22:58

      I have missed out on so much great tv recently, I almost feel more determined to be in for The Good Fight! But stay away from the smores- your running journey is so motivating.

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    Mum Reinvented
    May 6, 2017 at 11:21

    Sorry to hear this week has been tough. Those smores look absolutely amazing! Love your bluebell pics, what a great win aswell to win a photoshoot! Have a great weekend

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      May 6, 2017 at 22:57

      I will be honest, despite the fruit we didn’t manage to pass the smores off as healthy 😉 Thank you for your kind comment. x

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    Kerri-Ann Hargreaves
    May 6, 2017 at 16:24

    Those bluebell photos are beautiful, I can imagine how excited you are to see the photographers. I hope you have a great week #littleloves

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      May 6, 2017 at 22:56

      Thank you x I love the world which blogging opens up- for bluebell woods, rapeseed fields! x

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    May 6, 2017 at 21:59

    Sounds like a tough week. I hope you are OK. I couldn’t go back to watching TV when it’s actually on! Love the bluebell photos. We went to the woods today – no bluebells!!

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      May 6, 2017 at 22:55

      Thank you so much x It’s our first year of bluebells, although I suspect we’re going to be too late for rapeseed fields this year. Ambitions for next year set!

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    May 8, 2017 at 17:50

    Well done on winning the photography session. Getting out amongst nature certainly refreshes the old batteries I feel and these photos are great. #LittleLoves

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    May 8, 2017 at 21:09

    Just sign up for sky in your partners name and you get all kinds of good deals! We got a 42 inch TV when we moved house and I think my friend got it half price for a year or something. Worth looking into anyway… Those smores look amazing! I’ve only watch episode one of The Good Fight but I don’t know if I love it as much without Alicia Florrick.. will have to keep watching. #LittleLoves

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