Monday 16 February 2015

The week that was #4

It's Sunday night again so it's time to reflect on the week that was. What we've been doing, what I've loving and generally, what's been going on in my world...

DOING It's been another busy work week, with a lot going on and a lot of travel, so not much else happened and by the time the weekend rolled around, I was happy to do not very much at all. I like to keep myself occupied and love to go out for the day with my little family, but sometimes, a weekend hibernating at home, pottering around and just relaxing with each other is very much called for.

Saturday of course was Valentine's Day and for me, it was spent with my little man and my big man. I popped out on Saturday to treat us to the M&S £20 meal deal and it was so delish that I have no photographic evidence of what we had. We started with scallops and a pea and mint purée, then had slowed roast pork belly with roasties and veg, followed by Cava, salted caramel brownie and chocolates. I was still feeling under the weather, thanks to this persistent sore throat, and my snoring drove hubs to sleep on the sofa, but besides that, it was a lovely day.

WEARING I mentioned I'd had an eye test last week and I now have three new pairs of glasses so I can coordinate with any outfit. A bit overkill for some but I figure if I need to wear them more often, then I might as well style it out with some specs appeal. 

I love the blue/green colour of the top pair, the pink geek chic style glasses above left are similar to my last pair and are really fun whilst my fifties style, dark purple specs above right look smart and are such a lovely shape. 

ORGANISING I bought this hanging jewellery display from Sass and Belle at the Ideal Home Show Christmas but it's taken until now to hang it up. I've chosen to display the main necklaces, earrings and bracelets I wear day to day and just love how it turns my jewellery into a wall feature.

LOVING So it's fair to say I am Cath Kidston, and particularly cloud print obsessed. But these cute tupperware boxes brighten up my day and are perfect for breakfast and lunch at work. I'm trying to be better prepared and take in things to eat rather than spending money buying lunch each day and I, trying to make an effort to eat breakfast a little more often too.

TRYING I've kindly been sent some Juice Plus fruit capsules to try, and a couple of shakes too, by the lovely Francesca over at Adding Up To Mum. She saw how much my psoriasis has been bothering me and thought that these could help, so I'm trying them for two weeks and will be reporting back soon.

REMEMBERING I haven't scrapbooked in a while so I made time on Sunday to order some prints of recent photos and to update a few things in my Project Life album.

READING I've been trying to make more of an effort to read when Ethan has gone to bed or when I have a spare moment. I have loved reading since a young age but since having Ethan, I've struggled to have the attention span to pick up and read more than a couple of pages. More often than not, it makes me very sleepy but I have a new book that I've been getting into and it's one that I'm sure will strike a chord with many of you too. 

It's called Confessions of a Mother Inferior (published by Britain's Next Bestseller, RRP £8.99) and it's the first book from fellow mum and blogger Erika Walker (see her blog over at Mum In The South). Her bio and her writing style is so very relatable and I can really hear Erika's voice throughout this book. 

The story follows a mother called Peta who has three children under five and who deals with various struggles from a job she hates, a wobbly mum Tim and a husband who seems to have a bit on the side. She also has to deal with the 'perfect mothers', or so they seem, that she encounters in her village who make her feel she's the only real person with real problems.

It's a really accessible book and I've found it easy to get into - perhaps because Peta is a mum just like me. I think that every mum has questioned themselves or wondered how other mothers do it, so this book is very much for every mum.

I like the mix of humour and reality and would like to pass on my copy of Confessions of a Mother Inferior to another mum who might enjoy a new book with some familiar insights and a fair few chuckles. I thought it would be nice to start a book chain with this, each person writing their name inside the cover before passing it on to another mum who will appreciate this good. 

So, if you'd like to be the first in line to receive this to read before passing on again, leave a comment below and I'll get in touch to arrange posting this to you just as soon as I've finished it.

* Thank you to Britain's Next Bestseller for sending me this book, it's got me back into reading again!


  1. The two hands making a heart is so cute.

    Lizzie Dripping

  2. Ohh I love those lunch boxes too! Your glasses fan what a neat idea. I really enjoyed that book really hit into it and ive posted it on to a friend who'll love it too I think :) lovely card from little one x


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