Friday 13 November 2015

Reading, Royals and Savouring the Season // #littleloves

This week, we've noticed the trees looking more and more bare, the nights drawing in, and a chill in the air (with the exception of yesterday which was bizarrely mild!)... it feels like winter is looming. It's harder to get out of bed in the morning and the days feel shorter too, so time feels like its flying. I sometimes wish there were just a few more hours in the day!

It's been a quieter week than last week, and we've needed that. I notice that toddlers don't cope well with a full on programme, and when behaviour starts to slip, and tantrums start to increase, I know its usually a sign that we've taken on too much. But hey ho - that's a blog post of its own!

Onwards and upwards! Here's our little week in a nutshell!

Well... I've read very little, but we have a new reader in the house! Watching children learn to read is the most fascinating experience. Ava is loving phonics and tearing through her key words and generally just loving the whole reading experience. After breakfast this morning, I found the two girls cuddled up on the sofa, and Ava was reading her library book to Heidi - an actual book!!! I bee-lined for the camera, but alas my battery was dead, but I caught this blurry shot on my phone...

I just am so in awe of the ability of children's minds to soak in so very much! Incredible!

Ava's teacher at our very first parents evening! Being two teachers ourselves, it was strangely insightful to be on the other side of the desk! Ava's teacher is lovely, and our little lady got a glowing report. I genuinely cannot believe we have a child old enough to necessitate parents evenings, but time does fly!

We had a quiet night in the diary last weekend, so we rented out "A Royal Night Out". I loved it! OK, the story is somewhat unbelievable, even though its (very) loosely based on a true story, but I am a total royalist, and absolutely loved every bit of it... It tells the story of VE night, when Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret were let loose on an unsuspecting London! The characters are fun, the storyline hilarious and its just a general feel good, fun movie! If you want a light-hearted, fun-filled evening, then give it a look in!

Shoes! Yes, I've been wearing my boots for about three weeks, and then yesterday, it was so mild I actually wore shoes again! It felt strangely exciting! Of course, I've now packed them away... but it was nice to wear them one last time!

A new linky! Well, sort of new... I ran #SavouringtheSeason a couple of years back and loved it, but life got crazy, we had a new arrival, and it all just felt a bit much! But I've missed it, and so I re-launched it yesterday! If you have any autumnal post, please pop over here and link up! You can also use the #SavouringtheSeason hashtag on Instagram and I'll give my faves a shout-out next Thursday! The more, the merrier!

And Lastly...
This weekend is a busy little one with birthday parties, visits from Bestamor and Bestafar, Prayer and Praise nights up at church, tutoring session, choir practices and family dedications. The run up to Christmas is always a busy little one for us, so I'm trying to get on top of things before we head into it... 

Not long to go! Eek!

Happy weekend everyone!

Joining up with #littleloves with Morgana at


  1. Your new linky looks lovely. I will have to take a look. I really wish there were a few more hours in the day so I could keep up with everything I'd like to take part in! I noticed all the leaves have dropped too, it feels as though we are moving closer to winter now xxx #LittleLoves

  2. A Royal Night Out sounds fab, just my kind of film. I'll have to add it to my list of things to watch when James is out in the week. I second the incredible feeling of watching children learn to read. Even though we saw it with Meg it has been no less amazing watching Eli make leaps and bounds; it's just amazing how they can go from nothing to something! Have a great (if busy) week...I'll make sure I link up to Savouring the Season too x

  3. How sweet is that pic of the girls reading together!

    A Royal Night Out sound great, it's definitely going on my watch list!

    Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead, have fun x

  4. It has been so mild lately, I don't like the rain but I do like it not being cold. I think that's all about to change though as today it was CHILLY! x

  5. I've been wishing for a few more hours in the day also, it passes so quickly at the minute. It seems like such a leap from toddler to school age. I've still got two more years till LB starts school but the idea of all the things hell learn is crazy! He loves book already and i hope he keeps that up as he learns to read x

  6. What a lovely hashtag for instagram will have to join in. I am slacking on so many areas at the moment not well. eek Love the shoes too. What a lovely round of #littleloves

  7. We had our first parents evening this week too, it still amazes me that I have a child at school! And well done Ava on her reading, that's fabulous and Heidi must be loving it :-)

  8. What a lovely idea for a linky, I must check it out and join in.
    I saw the trailers for A Royal Night Out and thought it looked lovely, I'll be adding it to my list of films to watch when the mister is next away.
    Hope you are having a good week so far xx


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