Countdowns, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and New Nails #LittleLoves

What a week!! We have had a lovely half term, with a wander around Sutton Park, a sleepover at my nan’s house, a blogger event and the best news of all – we were accepted on a house we have fallen in love with. The only problem is we found out Tuesday, and we move next weekend. That doesn’t give us much time to pack, but having done it five times in the past five years (!!!!), we are pretty experienced at it now. The next couple of weeks might be a little quiet on the blog whilst we pack and then unpack, but normal service will resume!

Anyway, onto this week’s Little Loves…


I finished the rest of the Dan Brown book that I started last week, but haven’t started anything new. I’ve also read a really interesting piece of research into inclusion for a blog post, and I forgot how much I love reading stuff like that!


I’ve been really busy with blogging this week, so haven’t had much chance to sit and watch anything. I caught up with a couple of episodes of Call the Midwife, and the one night I watched ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ which is absolutely amazing. World War Two, and, in particular, the Holocaust is something that I find incredibly interesting (not to mention heartbreaking) so this was right up my street.


Not a lot to be honest!! We have the radio on in the car, and I love listening to Harrison sing along (he’s a Belieber!!!) but I can’t think of anything I have heard in particular. Apart from that awful, awful AWFUL Rihanna song – I think it’s called Work – I can’t stand it!!!


A tenuous link perhaps – but new nails. Well, newly filled, reshaped and repainted ones. I hated the dark grey and silver sparkles I had before, so went for a pretty, delicate pale pink this time. I had them shorter and squared off as I found it hard to use my phone and laptop with the longer round nails!

New nails! #manicure #nails #nailpolish #chinaglaze

A photo posted by Rachel Cooper (@parenthoodhighs) on


A countdown calendar for Harrison. He is so excited about moving house and can’t seem to grasp the concept of next Friday, or ‘X days time’, so I have made him a little countdown on a spare planner I had. I’ve written on the day he goes back to school, and the day that we are moving, and every day he has been going to fridge and ticking that day off. I’ve never thought of doing it before, but it is really working. This one is VERY rough – it was a spur of the moment thing – but I think I am going to make a laminated one to stick on the fridge for countdowns to important days.

Countdowns, Rihanna and New Nails #LittleLoves |

And lastly…

This time next week it’ll be New House Eve….can you tell I’m excited???

How was your week?


7 thoughts on “Countdowns, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and New Nails #LittleLoves”

  1. I really enjoyed The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown – although it was quite a few years ago I read it. Congratulation on the new house! I really like your nail colour too 🙂 suits you! x

  2. Yay for the new house! Kinda glad I’m not the only one who can say they’ve moved so much in the last few years. Once you get there it will be worth it though. I’ve never watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, I cant quite bring myself to watch it as I’ve been told how sad it is. I might have heard the Rihanna song and turned it straight over before realising who was singing it. There’s been a few awful ones come on the radio lately that I cant turn off quick enough! Have a good weekend and hope everything goes well with the move x

  3. Great news about the impending move! I can’t bring myself to watch the Boy in the Striped pyjamas. Your nails look lovely, the colour is gorgeous 🙂 #littleloves

  4. Wonderful news about the new house! How exciting!! I too am not a fan of the Rihanna song! hate it! Have a wonderful weekend x popping over from #littlelove

  5. Such exciting new about the move, not long now eh?
    Loving your nails too!
    Hope to see you linking up for Little Loves tomorrow xx

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