Saturday, 10 January 2015

# Little Loves 10/1/15

When I started blogging late last year one of the main reasons I decided to do it was so I would have a record of all the special little moments, funny stories and milestones we share as a family but too often forget about or take for granted when life is so busy. So during a late night catch up on some of my favourite blogs  I stumbled across a new one to me, 'But Why Mummy Why' and a weekly post Morgana who's blog it is does called #Little Loves which is all about exactly this - appreciating the little things which when pieced together make up your week.  So I thought I'd give it a go...


A new blog I've come across this week and been loving is 'Bump to Baby' and in particular the post 'Two years of blogging'. As a new blogger its so interesting to read about why other people started their blog, the journey its taken them on and how they feel about it now. Alex from 'Bump to Baby' talks in the post about what a nice community the blogging one is to be a part of and I have to agree. In the short time I've been writing my blog people have been so supportive and friendly.


Browsing through Netflix one evening we came across a docu-film called Black Fish.  Its not our usual kind of thing and to be honest Mark was more interested in watching it than me, but I stuck with it.  It actually ended up being one of those "I'll just watch 5 more minutes" but you can't stop watching it.  The film is pitched as being the truth behind Sea World's treatment of the Orca Killer Whales.  Whether it is in fact the truth or just what the film makers believes to be the truth, its definitely an eye-opener and easy to see why its such a controversial film.  Its not an easy watch, in fact at some points it was pretty uncomfortable and upsetting, but its something a bit different and worth a watch.


My Links of London Sweetie bracelet.  I was given this as a wedding present from my Godmother and really love the simple style of it.  When Lucas was born I was given the 'L' charm (I still need to add a 'C' to it) and at Christmas I added to it again.  My Auntie who lives in Hong Kong sent me a silver charm which has Charlotte's footprint on one side and Lucas' handprint on the other.  Its from a company called Small Print and is something I really treasure.


Our whole family loves the new Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars song, Uptown Funk.  On a wet, dark, miserable morning you can usually find Lucas and I having a little sing and dance to it in our kitchen over brekkie while Charlotte giggles away in her highchair.


We've recently started weaning Charlotte and so out came our Annabel Karmel book which was our go to book with Lucas.  Charlotte was definitely ready for solids and has been gobbling up the basic fruit and veg purees no problem.  I felt like she was starting to get a bit bored of them though, so this week we introduced chicken with Anabel Karmel's  'One Pot Chicken' recipe.  This was a real favourite of Lucas' and so I was hoping it would be a hit with Charlotte too (it was).  Chicken, onions, carrots and sweet potato cooked in low salt chicken stock and then blitzed up with the hand blender.  So easy and so yummy for Charlotte.

And lastly

Thank you so much to all my readers and followers, whether its on Bloglovin, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  I've only been blogging for a little over a month and am still finding my feet but am loving it and am looking forward to really getting stuck in this year.  I'm so excited to see how it all goes and would love you to come along for the ride!





  1. Just popping over to say hello from #littleloves - it's a great linky to get involved with and everyone is so friendly!

  2. Hello! Fairly new to blogging myself and new to the #littleloves linky, but I think it's an amazing place to discover blogs =)
    And and I feel so positives after I read all of the posts =)
    Loving the braclet =)

  3. I'm a bit of a #littleloves old timer (been joining in a year) but it is such a lovely linky and a really nice one to catch up on everyones week with. I love your bracelet, it's gorgeous.
    Jo (Not A Frumpy Mum) xx

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I'm loving reading everyone else's #littleloves already xx

  4. Oh 'Uptown Funk' is my absolute most favourite tune at the moment! The boys go crazy dancing when they hear it and i've been using it while working out! Those Links of London bracelets are so beautiful, my mum has one and every Christmas/Birthday we buy her a new charm for it, they really make wonderful keepsakes. xxx #LittleLoves

  5. Uptown Funk is a favourite of mine at the moment too!It has such a catchy beat.. Love your bracelet.. Popping over from the #littlelloves linky xx

  6. Annabel Karmel - what a star. A lovely post, hope you had a great weekend xx

    1. Thanks, you too! I know, lots of inspiration from Annabel Karmel :) xx

  7. Your bracelet is absolutely gorgeous, a wonderful keepsake with all those charms. So pleased that you've linked up, going to go for a little look around your blog now! Have a lovely week xx

    1. Thanks! Love your linky! Looking forward to next week's. Hope you have a great week too xx