Gin, Clique and DMs #LittleLoves

Gin, Clique and DMs

It’s been a ridiculously busy week this week, which for some reason means I do better at blogging because I need the escape more. It ended up having the highest highs and lowest lows.

The low I need to take time to deal with it, sort out a plan, do it and get out the other side. Farcically, it caused me to feel so sorry for myself (a drama queen to the end), I crawled up on the lovely new rug in my office on Friday to cry. I told Mr J when he got home, which transpired to him hearing “I lied on the phone for an hour and cried”. There’s no hope of sympathy there. 

Of highs, I’ve had a really rewarding week at work, one of my committee papers got through with no problems – which seemed to catch everyone unawares. We also decided to bring another paper forward by a week, so it needed to be submitted on Friday, and it was. Which wasn’t without its comedy moments. It probably won’t get through as easily, but it’s done and I’m happy with the work that’s gone into it.


As mentioned, all I’ve really read is draft upon draft of papers, which has left me a bit numb. On the flip side, because I get to escape from work to some real enthusiasm for reading, the boys have asked to start on the Harry Potter books. We’re a couple of chapters into the Philosopher’s Stone and I am loving reading through their eyes.


I wanted a new series to watch this week as I knew a few projects warranted distractions. Browsing through BBC iPlayer I found Clique, and it was just what I needed. It’s a six-part BBC3 series from earlier in the year, so absolutely perfect for binge-watching. Not knowing what to expect, it’s a thriller focusing on the lives of a group of university students in Edinburgh, it kept me watching so it did the job.BBC Three Clique


Spotify has been my friend again this week. I’ve been sticking with The Fratellis and throwing lots of old favourites in to make me happy, this week has mainly been about Supergrass and James. 


The planets went up on the boys ceiling this week so I am leaving the room as is for a while. We’ve moved on to thinking of the end of the school year and making gifts. This year we’ve moved on from malteser vodka and we’re trying on raspberry and mint gin. It seems to be infusing really well so hopefully it’s going to be well received.Raspberry and Mint Gin


These aren’t mine… yet. But I’ve continued to struggle to find a pair of shoes I like and are comfy enough for me. I’ve continued to get it wrong between the weather in Cardiff and in London. In better news, I didn’t get my feet rained on this week.

I have kept to my vow as to not get my DM boots back out of the cupboard. Although I haven’t found any shoes I really like. And I feel like I’ve tried so many on. I decided to stick with what I know and go with DM shoes. I tried to be a little different with a pair of DM Lites, but they really didn’t do it. And so, I’ve found these. I was a little worried that they were too much like school shoes. But my style guru, Mr J, has given them a nod of approval, so I’m not going too adrift. Roll on pay-day.DM shoes

And Lastly,

Whilst the children seem to be completely exhausted and ready for the summer break, they’re still doing really well. B and E seem to come so far this year. I don’t know how much is down to the decision of separate classes, but it’s been the making of them. So, imagine the excitement this week when B was given the class award for his maths work. It’s the first either of them have received so it’s just been such a super proud moment. A great way to finish the school year.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    July 10, 2017 at 10:10

    Oh, how I wish I lived closer to give you a big hug. Hopefully those new DM shoes will perk you up x

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    Chantal - Capturing These Days
    July 10, 2017 at 16:49

    Sending lots of love your way! That gin sounds delicious, I hope it goes down well! xx

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    July 11, 2017 at 13:27

    Ooh raspberry and mint gin! That sounds delicious. Hope you’re ok lovely xx
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