Sports Day, BBQs and OH THE HEAT! #LittleLoves

I can’t be the only one who has felt this entire week has been dominated by HEAT, oh the bloody heat indeed. As I write this, we have been treated to some rain and I even wore a jacket today. I know I shouldn’t moan but after being in what felt like a permanent state of hot, stickiness it is a welcome reprieve. I am looking forward to sleeping all night without having to peel myself off the bed and needing a fan on me 24/7. Tonight is our school BBQ so I’m looking forward to an evening with friends while the kids have a ball.

We have had some lovely days out as my husband has been working locally this week and had Wednesday and Thursday off. We went for a walk by the river to feed the ducks, lots of trips to various parks and also a day in Ironbridge. It’s been a lovely week indeed.


I read this anonymous post on the Save the UK Fire Service’s Facebook page. It is an account from one of the firefighters who attended the Grenfell Tower fire. It is an incredibly harrowing read. The firefighter was faced with a decision that people shouldn’t have to face. It’s so easy to criticise public services; the police, fire, ambulance all come in for such heavy critism and it’s easy to forget that these people are just ordinary human beings. With their own families and lives, who they go home to carrying such burdens of what they see and experience on a daily basis. It was hard to watch the tower block on fire, let alone have to go inside whilst it’s still a blazing inferno. Seeing and hearing things no one ever wants t face. I absolutely salute our public services and wish that they would be prioritised in this country as they do a flipping amazing job.

Seventeen glorious series of The Only Way is Essex on Netflix. Three episodes in and my husband is despairing. I have watched every sirs of TOWIE since it started, so I was intrigued to go back to the start and a) remember who were the original b) see how much works they’ve had done since it started! (Answer – a LOT! Lydia – what were you thinking?!)

We had a BBQ for Father’s Day and it was lovely to have all the family round. The air was filled with fun and laughter as the kids cousins came round to play. We got the paddling pool out and there was lots of chaos but they all had so much fun.
I headed back to the gym on Thursday after using the hot weather as an excuse. I have to say anyone who wants to go running NEEDS to add Tina Turner Proud Mary onto their playlist. It is the ultimate running song as the beat gets you going and you cannot help but run your heart out to it (I managed to restrain myself belting it out in the gym too!

I have struggled in the heat as my summer wardrobe isn’t as summer as I thought. I really had to dig through my wardrobes and on the hottest day, opted for my H&M charity shop denim dress which was a bargain at like £4 a few years back. I am massively self conscious of my legs, namely as I have two huge moles on them which used to make me so paranoid as a kid. I also have quite a wide frame (big shoulders and hips) so I really stepped out of my comfort zone wearing this without leggings.

I want to teach my three kids about body confidence. This is why I joined Slimming World to not only lose weight, but to feel healthier. I go to the gym regularly but I will always carry my C-section pouch and the tummy left by having huge baby twins in it. Aside from all this, I was too bloody hot to care!

My Charlie made me so proud this week at his Sports Day. They did a different kind of sports day this year where they all did little activities including the javelin, bean bag throwing, long jump and two track events – sprint and hurdles and I am so proud to say he won both! He was so chuffed as were we watching him. My husband was able to attend both Charlie’s and the girls, although as they’re in nursery they only did one little running race. This was eventful as my youngest decided to pull her hat over her head as she ran – it was somewhat hilarious to watch! We aren’t allowed to take photos at Sports Day so you will just have to imagine, and what a sight to imagine!

I am having my nails done for this first time in ages next week as we are off to my husbands friends wedding a week tomorrow. I am really looking forward to a bit of pampering not to mention the wedding itself. Lets hope the weather cools down but the sun still shines. Enjoy the last full week in June – eeek!
B x

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  1. 23rd June 2017 / 9:21 am

    You look so lovely in that dress! We are our own worst enemy when it comes to the way we look aren’t we? I swear we all see ourselves in the mirror differently to what everyone else sees.
    Enjoy the pre-wedding pampering and the wedding too! xx

  2. 23rd June 2017 / 9:23 am

    I’m so pleased it stormed yesterday, I feared I was actually going to melt if it stayed that hot haha. I Love your dress in the photo above, it really suits you! xx

  3. Margaret gallagher
    23rd June 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Great reading
    Haven’t have my nails done for ages -nor my hair cut yet😉
    Good look with Slimming World -once it becomes a habit it will be so much easier and healthier for all the family

  4. 23rd June 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Sending you a fist bump for your C-section pouch. Twinsies! :p

  5. 24th June 2017 / 10:21 am

    That dress looks so lovely on you Beth! And I have my c-section pouch too, thank goodness high waisted bikini bottoms are in fashion!
    Have an amazing time at the wedding today. xx

  6. 24th June 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a really lovely week. You look great in that dress and £4 is an absolute bargain, it’s gorgeous! Hope you’re having a good weekend! x

  7. 24th June 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Enjoy your pampering and the forthcoming wedding. I had my toes painted yesterday for the very first time (I am rubbish at beauty lol). Sounds like you have had a lovely week and yes I agree about the heat. It has been so nice going to bed the past few nights and snuggling back under the covers #littleloves x

  8. 25th June 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Ah congrats to Chrlie for doing so well in his sports day! I am SO with you on the heat Beth, I’ve found it awful, so so hot, I’m so pleased it’s cooled down a little! x

  9. 29th June 2017 / 7:50 pm

    You look amazing in that dress! Hope you had a lovely pamper and a good time at the wedding!
    Eilidh #Littleoves