It’s been a funny old week. The kids have gone back to nursery and school so routine has returned, but it’s also the one week of the year which always has a huge black cloud hanging over it. Yesterday was the third anniversary of losing my Mom. It’s never a nice day but one that seems to bring it all back. I know it will never get easier, but it has gotten different. I don’t want to dwell so let’s go straight onto this weeks #LittleLoves
I have been reading everything Disney related I can find. We are looking at booking in trip in the next few months so I am obsessively stalking Pinterest. If anyone can recommend any good sites or books, I’d love you forever!
I also guest posted over on my lovely friend Mim’s site Love From Mim all about coping with grief. Thank you to her for hosting my post, it was very therapeutic to write. You can read my guest post here.
I caught up on all the Car Share episodes at the weekend. My sister had told me about the safari park episode and my god she was SO right. I was howling with laughter as it was just so so funny. I wasn’t sure about Car Share when it started but it’s definitely one that is not to be missed.
I also watched the Little Boy Blue drama all about the tragic killing of Rhys Jones in Liverpool back in 1995. It was so brilliantly done and I’m sure I wasn’t alone when I was horrified when his Mother wasn’t allowed to touch or hug her 11 year old in the morgue and was threatened with arrest. Such a harrowing senseless murder; the Soham murders were also featured on channel 5 this week. I was gobsmacked to read it’d been 15 years. The chilling images of Holly and Jessica still haunt me and now as a parent you can’t comprehend what all three families went through with the children all murdered. Not lighthearted viewing but ones that are so important.
I got back in the gym after two weeks of not going as the kids were off. I have been downloading some tracks to try to get me motivated. Does anyone else find it easier to run to a strong beat?! I highly recommend Faithless Insomnia to get you in the groove; it is my go to track when I’m flagging. I was amazed at Slimming World this week to hear the lady tell me I had lost 3.5lbs! We were very naughty with fast food in Blackpool and I also went out with my husband and sister and brother in law at the weekend where copious amounts of gin was consumed, so I was flummoxed but very chuffed. I still have about 4.5lbs to lost until I’m happy but I’ll get there.
After a huge unexpected gain at Easter, I’ve been able to get back into my “skinny” jeans this week. My leopard boots also got an airing at the weekend when we went out for a meal. I am totally rubbish at taking photos of myself.
I did snap my eldest girl in this heart dress from Myleene Klass’s kids range, which I completely forgot she had and just adore.
My wonderful friend Lauren from Blogger Mummy Lauren made me well up this week. I hadn’t mentioned Mom’s anniversary so was taken aback when she sent me such a lovely gift through the post. I have only met Lauren once but we chat daily and I am so lucky to have such ace friends who are so thoughtful when I am feeling down. So a huge thank you Lauren – you are a one in a million.
My husband is going away on Saurday morning to work in Norway so it’s going to be a very long few weeks without seeing him very much. I am hoping our National Trust cards will arrive so we can make the most of the Bank Holiday. Charlie is doing a Race for Life next Friday with his school, which feels very apt given the crappy date this week. It’s very emotional but such a lovely thing to see all the kids come together and do at school.