I love having the chance to reflect each week through Morgana’s #LittleLoves.
My week started with a half marathon on Saturday, (the one I wish I hadn’t signed up for) but I survived and I even ran without headphones. I really enjoyed some parts of it, but it was unbelievably windy in some parts and incredibly hilly in others. Of course, I knew it was a trail half marathon but the wind was insane! The scenery was the best of rugged, untouched countryside and I loved running down hill with my arms outstretched through the wind.
One thing is for sure – I won’t be running a long distance race ever again. I don’t enjoy running more than 5 or 6 miles, and I was so pleased to be back at the gym this week!
The back door into our garden has been open all week and I have loved watching the two of them play. I’ve also enjoyed the house being much tidier! A little sad, I know.
A bit of a funny one this week, but it’s been very much on my mind. Emails. My blog inbox is getting a lot busier, which is really fantastic and exciting, but I’m not really sure what to make of it all. I’m getting over not feeling bad about saying no and not worrying if they think I’m awful. I have no intention of posting more frequently, as I don’t want to spend every evening buried under a laptop or write about anything and everything. Blogging is very much a hobby and I feel very happy with the balance – I would like to keep it that way. I’ve realised how precious I feel over my blog.
The other thing is that I set up a Facebook page for my blog. Lots of people have asked me over the last few months to set one up as it’s the best way for them to follow it. After I’d set it up I felt so anxious all day. Blogging is such a funny thing – it is so enjoyable, yet really quite stressful if you find social media and ‘putting yourself out there’ so uncomfortable. Anyway – it’s done and it’s there.
Lots of fellow Little Lovers recommended ‘The Truth About Teeth’ and ‘How the Other Half Eats’ last week and I watched both on Tuesday night. I knew both of them would be right up my street and they were. I found them both fascinating. It was so interesting to hear what each family was saying about the other in ‘How the Other Half Eats’.
I also went to see Pitch Perfect 2 with one of my sister in laws last weekend, needless to say – I loved it!
I feel so awful that I bore you all each week with my bad taste, but the teeny bopper in me cannot be quashed. I have been loving ‘Love Me Like You Do’ by Ellie Goulding this week. I would love to know what connects us to certain songs at certain times. I really dislike the fast version though.
In April we felt ready to rid our home of gluten and sugar. Jared has real problems tolerating both, and neither do favours for my waistline, so in April I nervously removed it from our cupboards. I’m pleased to report that we’re feeling fine about it and it’s something we probably should have done years ago.
This week I had a go at making Madeleine Shaw‘s granola and her squash curry. Both were really lovely. I’ve been a fan of Madeleine’s for a while so I was thrilled when I found out she had a book in the pipeline.
We don’t eat dessert very often, but this week I’ve been making little yoghurt desserts for the boys each night and they love them! Ru starts going a bit wild when he sees it. It’s usually combination of natural yoghurt, banana, berries and chia seeds. I know, my kids are deprived, but they taste so good.
The sun seems to have summoned a whole host of floral blouses that were hiding away in my wardrobe – some old, some new, some bright and some…yellow.
I won something – I can’t quite believe it. My story telling finger puppets were entered into the Sykes Cottages crafting competition and I won! I’m SO pleased. £100 worth of crafting goodies will be heading my way very soon. Can you believe it? I can’t.
In a weeks time I’ll be heading to London for Brit Mums – it seems to have crept up on me.
Happy weekend to one and all!
#LittleLoves is a chance to remember all the things that made up your week. Linking up with Morgana.