Friday, 15 May 2015

Books, Bumps and Birdsong #LittleLoves Week 20

It's been a lovely little week... The usual nursery runs, friends to visit, sunshine and pottering around... although somehow I'm still feeling tired. I guess it's just that end of pregnancy feeling when suddenly everything just seems like an effort... You can't bend down to reach anything anymore and you long for the night you can just roll over in your sleep without having to wake up and feel its a military operation!

I am grateful, though, that all seems to be running smoothly with this pregnancy, and finding it hard to get my head round the fact that in less than a month, our little bundle will most definitely be well and truly here!


Anyway, here's our little week in a nutshell!

This book has been the favourite for a while now... The girls literally love it... "The Big Book for the Little Mouse" is the story of a little mouse who gets caught up in birthday party frivolities and has to be discovered hiding amongst the mess he's made on every page. The girls love hunting that little mouse down and seeing what mischief he's been up to! It is being read on repeat!

We are on a Disney binge right now... Every evening, while I cook dinner, the girls settle on the sofa for a bit of a DVD. We're loving Anastasia, Mulan, Princess Sofia, 101 name it! The girls don't watch any English television at home, so Disneys in German and Norwegian are on the daily menu... Our collection is ever growing... Favourite Disney recommendations welcome??

The birdsong! This week the sun's been shining and I've noticed them far more and I love it! Nature's constant soundtrack just makes me feel all happy inside!

Anything that fits! Those feet have pretty much completely disappeared now... With only three weeks to go, the wardrobe options were getting rather thin on the ground and I was beginning to despair. But then, this week, I discovered a bag of maternity clothes that a friend had lent me that I'd forgotten about! Phew! Enjoying my newly discovered gear!

Our Norwegian mantel... It's Norwegian Constitution Day on Sunday and we are gearing up to celebrate with Scandinavian friends. Ava has been drawing norwegian flags by the bucketload as a result, and red, white and blue have added a pop of colour to our mantel! I love prettying up the house for special occasions!

And finally...
Hasn't it been a gorgeously sunny week?? And then yesterday hit with a constant downpour, and my mood just plummeted! I felt tired and lethargic and unproductive! Isn't it strange how the weather can have such an impact? Thankfully I had lovely friends to visit in the afternoon which cheered me up, and I thought of this quote and thought how true it is...

So there you are, a little pick me up for the wet and windy days that intersperse the glorious sunshine!

Happy weekend everyone!

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  1. Ah Disney films are classics for a reason! Have you got The Jungle Book? I think that's probably my favourite over all the princesses!!

  2. I always loved Basil the Mouse Detective, or "Sherlock Holmuis" in Dutch. Aladdin was my other favourite. How is the dubbing in German and Norwegian? I found that it was a little dodgy in the early films like Cinderella ("Surprise!" the mice shout. Cinderella: "Ohhh!!!! I'm SO surprised!") but Aladdin was almost better than in English.

  3. You've got some great Disney films there - Sleeping Beauty is a favourite in our house.
    Loving your Norwegian mantle - enjoy celebrating on Sunday! xx

  4. Oh my goodness, it seems like yesterday you were announcing your pregnancy Claire, and here you are almost ready to go! So exciting!! I can't wait to see your beautiful little family expand. I love following you all - you make me smile every time I click through. Have totally voted for you in MADs and am keeping everything crossed! Xxx

  5. You can never have too many Disney films! Your pregnancy seems to have flown by! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  6. I've been following your blog for a while now and I've only just noticed the Scandinavian connection, how unobservant am I? Enjoy celebrating this weekend. So excited for your new arrival. We love 'Aladdin' 'The Little Mermaid' 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Cinderella' at the moment at our home. Great #littleloves

  7. Loving that decor, I love Norwegian style, very pretty! and you really cant beat a Disney binge! we love them! I think it's fascinating how children can pick up different languages, amazing x

  8. Disney is the best-I'm loving rediscovering it all with Little B! Currently struggling to get him to watch anything other than Cinderella (he's besotted). I completely agree that weather changes your mood! I definitely perk up when the sun shines 🌞 have a lovely weekend x

  9. I love yoru Norweigan mantel, what a great idea to do it up for special occasions (mine only gets done at Christmas!). Mich x


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