Catastrophe, Half Arsed Gym Attempts and Supermarket Flowers #LittleLoves

In a week where we have witnessed such sadness, it is always nice to look back and try to look for the good in each day. #LittleLoves is the perfect way to reflect on a sad week.

Charlie’s school report came home on Monday ahead of Parent’s Evening and I have to say it made me a little teary reading what a lovely all round boy he is. I know as a parent you can somewhat be biased, but there’s never been anyone who knows him well that doesn’t mention his kind caring nature. He absolutely adores his little sisters and I think they are so lovely to have such a gentle lovely brother. He is doing so well especially with his Maths and reading. Charlie often just picks up a book and reads for pleasure; no prompting he just is an absolute bookworm. He reads faster than I can buy! He is such a lovely kid who makes me so proud.

I have been re-watching the first series of Catastrophe on Sky Box sets and I just love this show. It is so funny but there are far too many times where I think, oh God I am Sharon aren’t I?! It’s such a funny show and if you haven’t seen it, DO! The current series is on channel 4 but the first series has had us in utter stitches. My husband has been here in the evenings so my trashy TV has been kept to a minimum in favour of football (yuck)

We also went to see the new Beauty and The Beast on Saturday. We treated ourselves and sat in the big posh electric seats, I even managed not to fall asleep! I am never a fan of “real life” remakes of Disney films but this was just wonderful. I really want to go and see it again as it was that good. The kids loved it too and it’s nice that the original songs have been kept in.

I’ve been working my way through the Ed Sheeran album. Am I the only one who flicks to the ones they know? I have become addicted to Galway Girl but after a long drive shopping, I finally reached the last track and my God. Supermarket Flowers is actually about his Nan yet his written in the way of his Mom. Having lost my Mom almost three years ago, it felt like every single word was pricking at my heart and I drove in utter floods of tears. It is such a beautifully written song but I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to it again in any sort of hurry.

This week I finally re-joined the gym so I was donning Nikes finest as I strutted in for my induction. My old gym was basically a geriatric haven so this new trendy gym with lots of glass, glossy white and club thumpy music was a complete world away. Nevertheless, I donned my finest new gym wear for the induction…then haven’t actually been since. Oops. There’s just been too many trashy magazines and coffee dates that have got in the way of my exercising; Must try harder. At least I looked the part on Tuesday!

I’ve also been rocking my gorgeous new ring that I was sent from Pia jewellery. It matches my nails which pleases me greatly. I also have a giveaway running to win £50 to spend on their site (plug plug)

Charlie has made us so proud this wee with his excellent report and wonderful follow up Parents Evening. I have also made an effort to try to be more active on my IG stories. I keep meaning to film a day in the life for YouTube as a way to document more of our days before the girls go off to school and I am all sad and lonely. Filming me eating crisps watching reality Tv probably wouldn’t be as interesting…!

It is Mother’s Day on Sunday and it’s always such a bittersweet day. I know most think it’s an over commercialised day but always make the effort to spoil your Mom. One day you won’t get the chance so give her an extra cuddle on Sunday. I hate to be morbid and drag everyone down so I’ll stop here! Have a good one all x
B xx

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  1. 24th March 2017 / 10:49 am

    That ring is gorgeous! I cannot wait to see Beauty and The Beast! Its my favourite Disney film! Someone told me to watch Catastrophe this week, I saw a clip and am definitely going to catch up with it. Great news about the school report. I always get so upset when the teacher says nice things! Have a wonderful weekend. Popping over from #Littlelove

  2. 24th March 2017 / 10:50 am

    I discovered Catastrophe recently and it’s so funny! I’d never heard of it before – I’m always late to the party. Well done to Charlie for his fab report and parent’s evening, so lovely to hear how highly the teachers think of our little ones and how well they’re doing. Have a great week x

  3. 24th March 2017 / 10:54 am

    Ooh that ring is gorgeous Beth! Well done Charlie on his school report- it makes you so proud and is such a relief when they get a good one! #LittleLoves

  4. MARGARET gallagher
    24th March 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Never heard of catastrophe -think I go round with my head in the sand loving your Pia Jewellery great feeling when you have a pat on the back because your child is following the example set by you x

  5. 25th March 2017 / 3:10 pm

    We loved Beauty and the Beast too – and yay for going to the gym, even if you haven’t been since. I really need to get back on it! x

  6. Lorna Ledger
    25th March 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Wow love your ring, and Love Ed Sherean! xxx Have a lovely Mothers day x

  7. 29th March 2017 / 9:23 am

    Your nails, and that ring!!! So beautiful. I’m off to enter you giveaway right now xx