Semisonic, Trauma and Serendipity #LittleLoves

Semisonic, Trauma and Serendipity

What a week it’s been. Fortunately I’ve only been in London one day this week, fortunately because we seem to be virus-ridden. CM was sent home from school last Friday, which is so unlike her. And just as CM went back to school, it knocked E out. Fingers crossed it’s going to bypass B in favour of allowing us to enjoy half-term next week.

Work-wise, despite only being away for a day, it’s been manic. I’m so excited about a new project which is coming off the ground. Who needs to be a completer-finisher when there’s always some new. I’ve finally hit the point where I’ve been here so long I can re-purpose work. I’m not sure if it’s thrifty, vintage or just life. But it’s adding to the enjoyment.

And to add to it further, here’s this week’s Little Loves:


Fall off your chair, but my main reading this week has been for university. I’ve slightly surprised myself in that I’m enjoying it and find myself relating it to through blogging rather than work. My assignment is focused on ethnography – which I’m equating to the joy of writing. It’s so interesting, like life, full of nuances.

I also thought I’d share this post: Be More You. It’s no surprise that you won’t find me with a pink bike in a gorgeous pink dress, but hopefully you might find me trying to be a little more me. I think my tipping point was either the notice of redundancy, or knowing that in spite of that I was still wanted. Or maybe it was just moving back to Wales. I feel myself becoming more who I want to be. And I know I need to work on making sure I support friends, loudly.


I randomly revisited Semisonic this week. I have no idea why, but I am absolutely loving everything my memories hold from originally loving these albums.

Channel-hopping last weekend, I caught Keala Settle singing This is Me on Graham Norton. I had no clue. Needless to say, this half-term definitely involves me taking the children to see The Greatest Showman.


Wow. How glad am I that I’ve only been day-tripping this week with no overnights? Trauma. I was ever so slightly disappointed that ITV chose to air this over three consecutive nights rather than keeping me going for three weeks. But I am grateful that they didn’t keep me on edge.


Horrible Histories

Distracting myself from my assignment, I’ve managed to ‘find time’ to start creating invitations for CM’s ninth (9!!!!) birthday. In true serendipity style, Horrible Histories is at the Sherman Theatre on the weekend of her birthday. I am really enjoying trying to carry this one through across the party.


It’s been almost a fortnight since I’ve worn my watch. Ticking the numbers off my bucket list, I managed to secure some of my brother’s valuable time to tick off number 19. I feel like I have become addicted to Hustle Butter which is meant to keep my tattoos in tact. I seem to be putting it on as often as I’m used to checking my watch.

Hustle Butter

And lastly,

It’s half-term! What a week do my children have in store!? They are going on a plane for this first time! They’re going up to Edinburgh with my parents for the night. I, on the other hand, get the great job of getting them to the airport for 5am before leaving for work at 6. Coffee will be in hand.

I have however been really fortunate. I was trying to plan for my one day off when our Barnado’s support phoned. So now, for our family day we’ll be going to Bristol for the day with other families with children with ADHD. We’re going to explore I am Curious and the Aquarium. I’m hoping they’ll have the best experience and I’ll have the chance to both learn and have fun with my three. I couldn’t believe that it was planned for the only day I have off- it seems serendipity is contagious!

I hope you have a great week in store. x

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  • Reply
    February 16, 2018 at 20:32

    Oh, you absolutely have to see The Greatest Showman. Amazing film! Heard mixed reviews of Trauma. Those invitations look amazing! Enjoy your half term xx

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    February 17, 2018 at 07:47

    I took Roo to see The Greatest Showman this week. An emotional movie but truly fantastic.

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    Mum Reinvented
    February 17, 2018 at 23:46

    Those invites are fantastic! Love your tattoo too! Sounds like you have a great half term planned. Enjoy!

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    Sarah Christie
    February 18, 2018 at 19:05

    I haven’t seen the greatest Showman it looks amazing I am going to have to catch it, your invites look fab I bet you are thrilled with them. Have a great time in Edinburgh have a lovely week x

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    February 21, 2018 at 13:14

    Those invites are brilliant ,what a great idea. I’m yet to see the greatest showman, I might have to wait for the DVD. I hope they enjoy their first plane trip x

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    February 22, 2018 at 13:10

    Love your tattoo! I’ve not heard of Hustle Butter, I’ll have to look it up.
    Hope the kids are enjoying half term and the early wake up wasn’t too terrible! x

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