Proms, trains and football – #Littleloves

This week has gone so fast. I’m not one to say that often, but the weeks seem to be flying by and I don’t like it. It has been so sunny and gorgeous every day. We spent last Friday on the North York Moors Railway with a dear friend of mine and I loved every second. I adore travelling with no purpose surrounded by nostalgia – the stations are impeccable and full of vintage signs, sights and smells.







Aside from craft books – nothing! I am awful.


Somehow I was tricked into going to watch a local football match with the boys and Jared. They seemed to have a good time watching, playing with a water bottle and eating Smarties. ‘Our’ team lost, but I’m not going to pretend I’m bothered – it was a lovely evening though!




Last Saturday night we attended ‘Proms at the Castle’ in our local town. We went a couple of years ago and it was such a fun evening. This year we took a big picnic, a blanket, rain coats and an umbrella. After a wet first half, the weather perked up and we were able to enjoy the second half without getting any wetter. We bumped into some friends and moved to the front, so that was an unexpected bonus. The music is followed by fireworks, just as it gets dark. The last picture is terrible, but I really love it!

proms at the castle pontefract





Win and I made a sweet paper garland to replace the bunting under our dining room clock. I just fancied a change and it was so easy to make. I finally got the courage to start taking part in Styling the Seasons, which was really fun.



I’ve done lots of walking this week so trainers have been essential – New Balance’s are so comfortable and mean I can walk much faster. I’ve been a bit too hot at times though…also been sporting seriously frizzy hair. My hair is wild at this time of year. It just can’t be tamed.




And lastly…

Turns out Jared and I are heading to Newcastle for a child free night tonight. For some reason I’ve always wanted to visit Newcastle and he’s organised it for my birthday. I was genuinely sad the kids weren’t coming – he thinks I’m totally ridiculous!

Have a good one.

E xx

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




  1. pottymouthedmummy
    17th July 2015 / 7:49 am

    Enjoy your night out! Your pictures are absolutely stunning, love them all. Have a wonderful weekend lovely xx

  2. 17th July 2015 / 10:29 am

    Fab pics and I am happy there are so many of them! What a wonderful week.. wish we could have come to the proms..looked mint! x

  3. ashley cave
    17th July 2015 / 11:04 am

    Newcastle is my home turf. Its a lovely city at night be sure to have a walk over the millennium bridge x

  4. 17th July 2015 / 4:02 pm

    That train station looks amazing! Your night in Newcastle sounds very fun, we have only ever had about three nights out alone but are def in need of one! x

  5. 17th July 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Sounds like a lovely time this week and what great adventures you have had. Lovely station with all the vintage nostalgia for sure. Love it. Your photos are fantastic of your time together. Your little ones are too cute. I am loving your garlands hun and your dining room is amazing. Love the mix match chairs too. I really want to redo my dining room so badly. I love styling the seasons but in no way am I good enough yet to join in. lol I will keep an eye out for yours darling. Lovely #littleloves

    • 20th July 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny – you are very kind! The table and chairs are from ebay. It was a bit of a bargain xx

  6. 17th July 2015 / 6:48 pm

    We’re having a child free night out tonight too! I’ve got a thug for New Balance too, literally the most comfortable trainer ever. Try as I might (OK, I don’t try THAT hard) I can’t get into football, just don’t get it. Proms at the castle sounds good. Music & a picnic blanket never fails to make me happy. Have fun tonight xxx

    • 20th July 2015 / 7:24 pm

      They really are the comfiest! I used to play a lot of football, but I could never ever get into watching it. I don’t get it, at all! Our picnic blanket was totally trashed, but thankfully everything washed out! Hahaa x

  7. 17th July 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Great little loves! I absolutely love that last picture of you all at the proms – that did make me smile. I really like going to stuff like that but it always blimmin’ rains doesn’t it? 🙂 In three weeks time my husband and I are off to Bath for a child free weekend which is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go so I’m happy to see you are going to fulfill one of your bucket list desires too! Whenever we go on holiday in the UK we always end up looking for a steam railway as my boys absolutely love it, and you’re right – if you want to feel like you’ve stepped back into the past in a genuinely authentic way there is no better place to do it. Have a fab weekend Xx #littleloves

    • 20th July 2015 / 7:25 pm

      Oooo! I’ve been to Bath once, but I would love to go again. It’s so gorgeous and lots of quirky little shops. I really hope you have a wonderful time. I love that the railways have lots of volunteers too, so they’re all really passionate and knowledgeable xx

  8. 18th July 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Hope you had a good night out! Looks like you’ve had a great week. That railway and the prom at the castle look so much fun. Have a great week x

  9. 19th July 2015 / 9:53 pm

    The railway looks like so much fun! We’re down in South Yorkshire, might get ourselves up there for a day trip in the holidays 🙂 Proms in the Castle sounds like so much fun as well, what a lovely evening…if a little damp. Hope you’ve had a great weekend xx

    • 20th July 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Yes – it is lovely. No cheap though if you’re paying for two. So bear that in mind! Pickering is lovely though – lots of quaint shops and charity shops, which is right up my street! xx

      • 20th July 2015 / 8:18 pm

        Thanks for the advice 🙂 xx

  10. Not A Frumpy Mum
    20th July 2015 / 7:07 am

    Hope you had a fab time in Newcastle. The Yorkshire Moors railway looks beautiful, I love train journeys, especially the old steam trains.
    I am completely in love with your dining table, I really want a new one but hubby isn’t so keen (apparently, there’s nothing wrong with the one we have). Hmmm, I may need to work on him a but more. xxx

    • 20th July 2015 / 7:30 pm

      The stations are just gorgeous. I think they should keep them all looking traditional! Ours was a bargain on ebay. I think the chairs were £60 for 4 and then the table was £100. You need to find a bargain – that is the key, then he’ll definitely go for it! xx

  11. 20th July 2015 / 8:42 am

    Love the look of your wee garland – I’ve been feeling the need to make some housey changes recently-maybe there’s something in the air! The railway looks fabulous! I’m sure the kids loved it too!

  12. frompollywithlove
    20th July 2015 / 8:58 am

    Aaah your garland is lovely! Hope you had a fab night out. Enjoy your week! xx

  13. butwhymummywhy
    22nd July 2015 / 7:06 pm

    Gorgeous Little Loves, as ever!
    Those photos at the old railway are simply beautiful! xx

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