A broken phone, a date and a concert – #Littleloves

I dropped my phone in the garden whilst the sprinkler was on last Friday and I can’t get it to work. I only sorted out a replacement yesterday, so I haven’t taken many pictures this week. I find not having a phone a bit of a relief – it doesn’t nag me from my pocket or distract me, and it was a welcome break. It’s so nice to arrange a time to meet someone and just go ahead and do it, without texting, calling or changing plans – just like the old days.

Today I am heading down to London for Brit Mums and I’m really looking forward to it. I am definitely feeling more excited than nervous, but it’s still going to be a little overwhelming. I have my little list of bloggers I want to meet, so we’ll see how that goes! I love being in London and I’m so proud to be a slow walker on the underground – the slow walkers that used to annoy me oh-so-much when I lived there. I’m staying at a friends house for one night, so I’m looking forward to that too.


I received my prize this week from Sykes Cottages, and was so thrilled to receive as part of the prize ‘A Year in Crafts’. I’ve eyed it up so many times in Hobbycraft and it’s finally mine. How did they know? I have a few people I want to buy it for because there are so many sweet projects.


Aside from Jurassic World – absolutely nothing!


Last night I went to see the ‘Singing Children of Africa’ at church and it was utterly joyous. Smiles, energy, dancing, harmony, drums and voices like nothing I’ve ever seen. They really put us to shame with the amount of zeal and enthusiasm that they have for life – the way they move their bodies, clap, wave their arms, bob their heads and jump around. My only regret is that I didn’t take Winston with me, as I know he would have really enjoyed it. Feel a bit bad about that (!)

Jared and I visited the school that the children attend when we went on our honeymoon to Kenya (almost 7 years ago now). We spent a whole day in classes, playing and dancing with them. It is such an amazing project and one that gives them not only an education, food and a future, but a trip of a life time. You can sponsor a child here.


I made Madeleine Shaw’s pecan pie bites that were really scrumptious and so sweet. I think next time I won’t add the honey. Win and I have also been making berry and banana ice lollies – really yum and totally appropriate for breakfast time.

I also finished making bits for a picnic basket I’m giving to a friend. Considering giving her it early because I’m so excited!


Jared and I are so rubbish at having date nights or going out together, but this week we made it happen! We went to a Japanese restaurant in Leeds that I love and then to see Jurassic World.

Jared bought me these pony skin leopard heels for Christmas and I absolutely love them – the sort of thing you didn’t realise you wanted, until you have them. Kept it quite simple with my favourite blue Levi jeans and an army green tee.


And lastly…

A very mumsy one this week, but I love this picture of Ru I took in a pair of lederhosen before church on Sunday. I found them at a car boot sale in Spain when I was pregnant with him and then couldn’t find them upon our return. I found them on Saturday night and even though they are aged 6 months I couldn’t bear to see his body not in them. His 17 month old bum is well and truly squidged in, and look at those knees!

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#LittleLoves is a chance to remember all the things that made up your week. Linking up with Morgana.




  1. butwhymummywhy
    19th June 2015 / 9:43 am

    Oh my goodness how cute does Ru look in that outfit?!
    Sounds like a wonderful evening at you church, and so lovely that you’d previously visited their school too.
    Enjoy Britmums! xx
    PS LOVE those heels

  2. pottymouthedmummy
    19th June 2015 / 11:11 am

    Oh my word cannot handle those lederhosen!!! Far too cute.

    I’m rather jealous of your crafting goodies, what fun!

    Sorry about your phone, but it is nice to be separated now and then.

    Have a lovely weekend xxx

  3. 19th June 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Those lederhosen are SO sweet! Also ice lollies for breakfast is absolutely acceptable 🙂 the singing evening sounds great, what a fantastic way to raise money for such a great work. Have a fun weekend Britmums-ing xx

  4. 20th June 2015 / 6:34 pm

    How cute does Ru look in those lederhosen! That book looks great, I’m terrible at anything crafty though. Hope you’ve had a great time at BritMums x

    • 23rd June 2015 / 7:17 pm

      You should get the book – once you start crafting you quickly improve! It’s a good one and thank you xx

  5. 20th June 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Church outfit is amazing! So cute. Those pie bites to drool or die over that is the question. What a lovely round up this week darling. Crafts sound great and I will have to check out jurassic world everyone is mentioning. #littleloves

    • 23rd June 2015 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks Jenny! Jurassic World was my hubs’ choice but I still enjoyed it! 🙂 Hope you have fun with your family xx

  6. Natalie @ Little Jam Pot Life Blog
    22nd June 2015 / 8:15 pm

    Ru’s outfit – adorable!! as are your shoes! Pecan bites look immensely good, i must try these! x

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