Blackpool, Chocolate and Joining the Trust #LittleLoves

Easter has been and gone and lets just say it has left it’s impression – namely on my waist as I had a HUGE unexpected gain at Slimming World. Well, I say unexpected, obviously I expected to put on just not that much. I was mortified. However, school holidays are never good for me as my routine goes all out the window and I go with the flow. They’re back at school and nursery on Monday so life is too short not to join in the fun and be a killjoy. So onto this weeks Little Loves. I’ve missed a few out as I was rushing to finish after our Blackpool trip!

I like many others were waiting on tenterhooks on Tuesday for the girls primary school allocation. I clicked on around 8am to find out that they both have been allocated our first choice school and will be joining Charlie at his school come September. We had the letter confirming it and reading it in black and white really hits home – they are off on their big journey. They all will be attending the school I attended as a wee mite and I love that they get to share the same lovely experiences I did, at such a wonderful little school.

We are now officially up to date with Line Of Duty meaning we can watch Gogglebox again without any spoilers ruining it. Finding Dory has also just come onto Sky Movies so we have been enjoying it. We saw it when it came out last summer and Dory is such a brilliant character, how can you not love her?!

I caught the end of Mind over Marathon last night and had a little sob at Rhian’s story. She lost her son and then her husband within 5 days. It was inspiring to see how running was helping people with mental health issues. I will be watching to see if they make the finish line of the London Marathon.

I’m also super sad that Teen Mom 2 has finished. I’ve heard that they’re putting another girl in next season? Not keen on that! I have recorded the programme about the Junior Doctors that I’m looking forward to catching up on along with Born to Killl that started on channel 4 last night. I do like it when there’s some good TV on.

The cheesiest thing ever – but I made some ace memories with the kids on our trip to Blackpool. It is the first time I’ve taken all three away overnight without the husband and whilst we had a few tantrums (standard) as a whole it was really lovely and I am totally embracing no fear parenting. I love travelling and taking them to new places so this has given me the confidence to make it happen more.

I also made the decision to join the National Trust. I have ummed and ahhed for a while and decided to take the plunge just in time for Easter Sunday where we went on an egg hunt. I also took the kids to Attingham Park on Tuesday which was lovely as the sun was glorious. I am looking forward to many more trips over the coming months.


We travelled up to Blackpool on Wednesday and stayed the night,. It was so lovely to get away and spend time with the kids. I am sad that the Easter holidays are coming to a close. Saying that it’s not long until the Bank Holidays and Whit week. Time to start planning our NT days out so any hints for the Midlands would be super! I’ll leave you with my vlog from Blackpool. Enjoy!

B xx

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat
Share Post


  1. Louise Crocker
    22nd April 2017 / 9:04 am

    Phew, im glad Th e trip went ok. Sounds like you had so much fun. Last year I took my 9 year old and 5 year old to Sportsfest. We set up camp and stayed overnight, it was fantastic. I’d like to take them to Bestival this year.

  2. MARGARET gallagher
    22nd April 2017 / 5:20 pm

    So glad you ALL had fun
    Didn’t need the wine in the bathroom then after far allπŸ‰πŸˆπŸ‡

  3. 23rd April 2017 / 9:53 am

    Glad the trip went well! Great news on getting the twins into your first choice school too! I’m rather jealous of your National Trust membership – I’ve wanted one for years. Have a great week!

  4. 23rd April 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Yay I’m glad that Blackpool was such a success! I love our National Trust memberships, we use them whenever we go away on holiday anywhere in the UK as well as around here πŸ™‚

    Stevie xx

  5. Jayne Townson
    26th April 2017 / 6:05 am

    It looks a little cold in blackpool, but it sounds like you all had a fantastic time. Congrats on getting your children places in school, that’s good news.

  6. 27th April 2017 / 10:45 am

    It sounds like you had fun in Blackpool with the kids. I’ve never taken my two away on my own so I am super impressed! xx

  7. 27th April 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Well done you for taking the kids away on y our own, I’m not sure I’d be brave enough! I can’t believe your girls are going to school in September, how quickly has that come round! xx