A new job, a badass and more learning #LittleLoves

A new job, a badass and more learning

Well, as suspected, it’s been one of those weeks where my feet hasn’t touched the ground. And there’s been no time for blogging respite- this is now the third week where my blog consists solely of my Little Loves post. 

Last weekend was full of family fun and it was straight to London on Monday morning. I got home in time for university and will be there until Saturday evening. But there has been moments in between to appreciate some Little Loves.


I’ve been keeping some time back each evening to continue reading The Power, obviously not enough time as I’ve not yet finished, but I am enjoying this new routine.Qualitative ResearchI’ve also been reading lots in preparation for my fifth module. It’s been a little hard going but having got through university yesterday without looking at my watch I’m so happy that it feels like an enjoyable subject.

I can’t believe some days how quickly it seems to be going. I was in touch this week with someone who helped me with my research proposal when I was writing my application, to know I’m getting closer to the place where I have to make the proposal a reality is daunting and exciting in almost equal measure.


It’s been another week of writing lots of papers for work, so I’ve been trying to find music which I haven’t listened to for a while. I don’t know why but I find I work much better when I’m listening to music, but not if it’s music I know too well. 

This week I discovered the playlist Walk Like A Badass which has been absolutely perfect.
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Oh, I’ll have to stretch the imagination again this week- I wore a bandage. I was lucky enough to be able to give blood this week. It’s one of those weird things, I have memories of always going with my mum when I was little. I feel I’ve gotten into the whole giving blood thing too late, there was no reason I didn’t do it when I was younger but it just wasn’t a thing. Now, I try to make sure I’m working from home when Wales Blood Service comes to our local community centre, and fortunately this week it worked out.



I’m going to have to ride of the boys’ birthday for one final week. The party was a success- thankfully. I received some of the nicest text messages afterwards. It seems I might have earned my stars as a cool mum. So yes, now I can turn my hand to a few more home improvements before thinking about CM turning nine!Happy Birthday Cake


Mr J started work this week! It’s hysterical, I bumped into one of the mum’s on the school run who commented that I had lost my housekeeper. I was completely confused. But yes, after almost nine years of being a stay-at-home parent, he’s back in the rat race. Typically, he’s landed on his feet, it’s a job completely up his street and it’s not too many hours. 

I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a little challenging. It’s been quite easy for me to commit to everything work-wise knowing he’s at home. So, we’ve got to learn how to spin an extra plate.

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    January 19, 2018 at 13:41

    Sounds like a very busy week indeed! Hope you get some time to chill soon!

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    January 19, 2018 at 17:53

    Sounds like a busy week! Hope you manage to get some down time soon. Enjoy your weekend xx

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    Jenny Taylor
    January 19, 2018 at 19:45

    Oh so many celebrations and happy faces this week. I have to ask where did you get that beautiful pink mug? I have been looking for a pink one everywhere thats not a tea cup. lol Random question sorry. Hope you have a great weekend. #littleloves

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    January 20, 2018 at 08:14

    A big pat on the back to you for giving blood. Having been the recepitant during Tigger’s birth I’m always very grateful to blood donors. Well done to Mr J on his new job. I’m sure it will all be a little odd adjusting to a new pattern but you’ve got this!

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    January 20, 2018 at 13:43

    sounds very busy!

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    January 20, 2018 at 22:15

    Loving the Matilda cushion!

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    January 21, 2018 at 07:56

    Congratulations to Mr J on the new job! Good luck with your university work, having kids and getting a degree at the same time is super hard work, well done! x

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    Angela Webster
    January 21, 2018 at 18:48

    Good on you for giving blood, such a great thing to do. It sounds like January has been a busy month so far for you, best of luck to the Mr in his new job x #LittleLoves

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    Sarah Christie
    January 22, 2018 at 22:28

    Hope he likes the new job, and the birthday celebrations were fun. I so want to give blood but last time I went the smell knocked me sick and I nearly fainted. I need to be braver next time x

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    January 24, 2018 at 12:06

    Huge congratulations to Mr J on his job. I hope he’s settling in well and enjoying it.
    I LOVE that Spotify playlist too! Great songs and the perfect work soundtrack.
    Hope you’re having a good week so far xx

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