For absolutely ages I have been seeing these Little Loves posts floating around summing up each week in six lovely little categories. Each week I make a mental note to join in, but this week I have actually managed to write out a whole post. I love things like this that make you realise how much you have actually done in a week. It can feel sometimes like you’re treading water and each day is the same, so hopefully this will serve as a good positive reminder. So, what have I been up to?
Charlie is now 8 and he’s always loved his kip (unlike his monkey twin sisters!) but he’s now starting to want to stay up that little bit later like all his mates. With twin sisters, he always lucks out and ends up with the smallest room in the house. We always tell him that whilst it may be the smallest, he will always have a room all to himself; silver linings and all that. I am a huge fan of making the most of all spaces so in our last house, where his room was tiny, we bought him a cabin style bed from Ikea. This enabled him to have space underneath his bed to play. When we moved, I was six months pregnant with twins so we had to buy a lot of stuff on a budget so he ended up with a cheap mattress that wasn’t very thick and as he is growing, I knew he needed something more substantial to last him.
2017 and almost everyone has a camera on them at all times. We take pictures of the sky, of our food, of our babies, of our feet; hundreds upon hundreds of photos of everything.
My friend accessed her old computer god the first time in a while and sent me a photo of the girls I’d never seen before from when we had visited her when they were three months old. I had to check the date on the file as I had no idea how old they were. It’s funny that without a photograph to remind me, already I find myself forgetting what they looked like when they were small.
With three children at school and nursery, being organised is something I really need to be. Ok so there’s times where I fail MASSIVELY but 2017 is a year of trying harder. The girls will start school in September so this will ramp up my need for totally being on the ball. As you know thanks to my monthly bucket list linky, I love a good list and trying to be organised so I was chuffed to be sent a Stigu spiral bound planner and a Stigu to do pad to try out.
I realise that donating blood may not be an ordinary moment for many, but for me it’s a quick easy thing to do that always leaves me feeling like I’ve done a good deed. With over half of all blood donations being used to help people who have terminal illnesses, it really is so important to me especially given what we have been through as a family the past few years.
I started donating blood about six years ago. My Grandad regularly donated and after he passed away in 2008, I felt the need to take over. Our local leisure centre runs sessions and it’s very simple that you turn up and are seen within the hour. Luckily, I am able to donate and am not afraid of needles.