Fires, Chinese New Year and Nelly #LittleLoves

Blimey, where did January go? It felt like the longest month ever, but at the same time it feels like it was Christmas just last week. I’m pretty glad January is over. It’s far from my favourite month as it is, but we all seemed to be constantly ill and cooped up. Already, I’m feeling better! This week has been a LOT more interesting than last week!

Fires, Chinese New Year and Nelly Little Loves



I’m well into Me Before You know (found my tablet!) and hooked. I am desperately trying to savour it though and just reading tiny bits here and there. I was also glued to our local news site on Monday night – the paper mill and factory where Graham works had a huge fire. Graham was on night’s when it happened, but was sent home at 10pm when they evacuated the building. As I am writing this, we are still unsure whether he will be able to go back in on Saturday. Fingers crossed he will. It was quite exciting to see that the Daily Post had picked up on one of my tweets about it and included it in their report!



I’m still catching up on Game of Thrones (starting series 4 tonight!) but I’ve also been watching a documentary about the boys at Harrow School. It was really, really interesting. They were all very stereotypically posh lads, but they all seemed to really enjoy it there. It definitely showed the differences between a state school and a private boarding school!


I haven’t made anything, but on Saturday the kids had fun doing some Chinese New Year painting and crafts. The paintings on the red card were supposed to be turned into lanterns but they looked really nice just as paintings. Harrison also made a hanging decoration, which he took into school to show off!


Always the hardest one for me! As usual, I’ve worn leggings and my Hotter boots most days, but we went out on Sunday and I actually wore a dress, with my purple woolly tights and wellies – we knew we were heading to the beach afterwards.


One evening, after the kids were in bed  I had a mooch on Spotify and ended up listening to some tracks I haven’t heard in years. I listened to Nelly’s Country Grammar album, and was amazed it was more than 16 years old! I used to absolutely love Nelly, and it took me right back to being a teenager!

And lastly

Alex has had his first playdate this week without me being there. As soon as he started at his new school, he kept mentioning Holly. I’ve become friends with Holly’s mum and she invited him to go for lunch and a little play after school one day. He was SO excited, and he was counting down the days. He came home knackered but he absolutely loved it.

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6 thoughts on “Fires, Chinese New Year and Nelly #LittleLoves”

  1. I’m still wondering where January went too ! We watched the whole of Game of Thrones last year, it’s fantastic isn’t it. I have a couple of pairs of Hotter shoes they are so comfortable and definitely suitable to the weather lately. Your boys look like they are having great fun painting. Have a lovely weekend. #LittleLoves

  2. January felt like the longest month ever… But yet passed in the blink of an eye too, because how is it already February?! Sorry to hear about the fire at Graham’s work – I hope everyone is safe and well. Oh gosh, I can’t even imagine Alexander having playdates without me! They grow up so fast! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  3. I’m so glad January is over too! How awful about the fire, hope they’re able to get back in again soon. I keep rewatching Game of Thrones every so often, such an amazing show. I wouldn’t mind but I completely dismissed it for 4 seasons thinking it wasn’t my thing at all then ended up binge watching it and completely addicted – cant wait for the next series to start in june. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

  4. Oh what a week, Game of Thrones we loved it can’t wait for it to start again. Great to get out and take some lovely snaps of little one outdoors that’s amazing. January felt so long for us too. Oh my two have been painting up a storm too. Little picasso they all love paint. Hope you had a great weekend. #littleloves

  5. Oh man, that Nelly song took me right back! I haven’t heard that in years!
    Love the beach picture, one of my favourite things is walking along the beach in winter. xx

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