Hello happy 2018, I hope you had a fab New Year? We had a wonderful time celebrating with friends. And now its all about getting back into a much needed routine.
I didn’t write a round-up last week as I was feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s frustrating how your life can be happy, you work hard and do all the right things. Yet an external influence can upset the apple cart. Well that is sort of what is happening here. I don’t really want to talk about it too much, but I write a parenting lifestyle blog, how can you not talk about issue’s such as cyber bullying. It’s a tough one?
The benefit of living in such a beautiful area, is that I can get out for a spot of fresh air, clear my mind and put things in perspective. There is always someone worse off! We are so lucky and a happy family with great people around us. What I refuse to do is take on someone else’s negativity. Negativity makes you unhappy, brings on self-doubt and who needs that in their lives?
Anyhow on to My Little Loves!
OMG did you watch Kiri, I was rolling my eyes a bit as the hype went on forever, it felt like that was all people were talking about on the TV and Radio. But wow Sarah Lancashire was amazing, and its clear already this is not cut and dry. The hype was worth it!
I also watched Jimmy and Jamie Friday night. Being a family who love to cook its a show we all love. This week particularly struck a chord with the #NotForKidsCampaign as energy drinks were a huge issue when I was a teacher.
Whilst I totally agree adults should be free to choose what they consume (although these drinks are not for me). Kids and teens should learn to manage their energy levels naturally and not use artificial substitutions. Whatever happened to eating a piece of fruit or a biscuit. Some of these drinks have the equivalent to 2 shots of espresso and 12 teaspoons of sugar!!!
If you saw the show you will have seen that some of the children and teens interviewed were becoming reliant on these drinks to get through the day. This is outrageous and needs to stop for our children’s sake.
The main album I am currently listening to is Liam Gallagher’s As You Were. It’s fantastic, and amazes me how multi generational he is. Oasis were THE band when I was in my 20s and yet the boys think they are so cool now. If you haven’t listened the album is great.
Over Christmas I finished A Year Of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman. I loved this book all the way through and found the characters so engaging, but last chapter was so hard to read, I don’t think I could actually tell you exactly how it ends. I think I need to go back to it? This is maybe more due to what was going on around me and my concentration levels.
However, I then went on to read Wonder by R.J Palacio omg I read it in 5 days, and it takes me forever to read a book. It the most inspiring story about August a child with facial disfigurement, it had me laughing and crying all the way though. (I never cry at books)
I can’t wait to watch the movie now! Although god only know what state that will get me in if I cried at the book? But it’s not a sad story, it’s inspirational and focuses on bullies and bullying, but also human kindness and how kids do overcome it and can shine.
Mostly snuggly jumpers to keep warm. I am still on camera strike mostly, I need to get using my camera again, I think I have had so much on my mind that it has felt odd to wander around taking pictures. It has felt like the internet is the enemy lately and that has to change I am taking the internet back, and plan to use the camera much more next week. And make the internet my friend again!
Lots of comfort food to make my little family smile, the focus has been very much on keeping cozy at home, enjoying family time and snuggling up watching movies.
A new MacBook case, I know I need to get out more ha ha. But actually I love it! As I frequently travel on trains, my lap top has to go with me to enable me to keep up on work. My previous case was very pretty but so unpractical, I cant tell you the amount of times I have had to wrestle my lap top out of the case and hit someone with the case or elbowed my neighbour on the train.
My shiny pretty new SPECK case simply clicks to my MacBook case thus offering protection but without the faff. Oh and lets not miss out the fact that I now have a shiny pink MacBook.
And I am so pleased to be able to offer one of my readers chance to get hold of on of these beauties too which come in a choice of colours and sizes to fit a MacBook.