Waste, cookies and swimming – #Littleloves

I thought that when Win started nursery that Ru and I would go off doing all sorts, but I’ve realised that simpler is better. We usually go cycling, to playgroup, to the market and potter around, which is so much nicer than going on big days out.

We’ve been in London since last night, which always reminds Jared and I of when we first go together. It’s where we would hang out at weekends and go on dates. Today is going to be very low key and we’re hoping it won’t pan out too badly with two tired boys – we’ll see!



…about lots of city breaks. We are hoping to go somewhere in December for 3 or 4 nights, but we can’t decide where. I’m the type of person that likes everything, and I just get sucked in!


I watched ‘Hugh’s War on Waste’ and it made me feel so awful. I cannot fathom how we got in such a mess – so much food wasted, yet so many people going hungry, and it seems like the supermarkets attempt to control the whole thing. It’s going to take some massive changes, and shifts in the thinking.


I went to a Post Graduate open evening at a university on Wednesday night. I’m not planning on doing anything for at least five years, but I wanted to know what I would be letting myself in for, and what I’d need to do to make my application stronger. It was really helpful and I have some work to do!


Ru and I made some chocolate orange cookies one afternoon. We took them to my sister’s to share and they were actually rather nice.



I took Ru swimming this week and I wore my new maternity swimming costume. I love the stripes! I used to take Win swimming a lot, so it was nice to take Ru all by himself. These pictures weren’t taken this week, but I thought it was a good opportunity to add ones in from another recent swimming trip.


…and lastly

These two have been so happy to be reunited after Win’s nursery days (even though it doesn’t last long), and I love how they beg me to use the trailer.


E xx

Linking up with Morgana from Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat. Celebrating the #LittleLoves that have made up your week.



  1. 13th November 2015 / 8:04 am

    I agree with the simpler days. Megs is more than content with playing at home and a trip to the park! Its nice.

    I need to watch the food waste thing, but it sounds awful and very sad 😢

    Enjoy London.. X

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Mary! Simple is so much better! xx

  2. 13th November 2015 / 10:42 am

    The chocolate orange cookies sound amazing! I love terrys chocolate orange, so these would be right up my street. I hope you’re having a nice time in London, it’s lovely that you’re still planning trips when pregnant, I’m a nightmare and hibernated with each of my three! I hope you have a lovely weekend. Lovely pics as always btw xxx

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:07 pm

      I LOVE Terry’s chocolate orange too! They are so addictive. London was lovely thank you! xx

  3. Lauryn
    14th November 2015 / 10:11 am

    Yum, those chocolate orange cookies look awesome! You may need to share the recipe! Sounds like you have been having a great time with your little one. The simpler days are much more fun and memorable (sometimes it is just the little things). Hope you are feeling well! xx

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:08 pm

      I love the little things – it becomes more and more apparent each day! x

  4. 14th November 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Oh those cookies sound so yummy and look great. Love the styled photo hun. Looks like you had a great week with your little one. Sometimes having no plans and just simple things are the very best memories ever together. Enjoy London. #litteloves

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:09 pm

      Thanks Jenny! and agreed whole heartedly xx

  5. 14th November 2015 / 10:05 pm

    You boys are so cute – the happy faces in that last photo are just gorgeous! Your cookies look lovely too and I love the swimming photos – I don’t think I swam once in either of my pregnancies! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks Donna! I love swimming! xx

  6. 15th November 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I love your pictures they are beautiful. Now my eldest Meme is in school I have started taking my youngest Harri swimming – it is lovely spending some one on one time together. Your cookies look lovely xxx

    • Esther
      17th November 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks Nat! One and one time is so precious! xx

  7. Morgana
    18th November 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Oh, your boys are just so cute!
    I definitely found the simpler days to be the best ones with E. Whether it was doing some colouring or just popping along to the garden centre, I must say I really miss those days now that she’s at school.
    Hope you had a lovely time in London xx

    • Esther
      19th November 2015 / 10:44 pm

      I can imagine that I am going to miss them so much too once he starts school. So sad!
      Thank you! xx

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