My Weekly Round Up And Little Loves, And Sunshine

I know its freezing cold but doesn’t the sunshine make everything look and feel better. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a winter of wall-to-wall sunshine and frosty days?

It’s funny how the sun has such an effect on you, I actually bought some summer pumps a t-shirt and a blazer, whilst out shopping this week and then realised it’s too cold to wear them! But they are there waiting for warmer days and my little trip to Tuscany next month.

Talking of Tuscany I have managed yoga and swimming 3 times this week, I might even squeeze a swim in tomorrow as I am on a roll, summer is coming folks so its time to start preparing.

We spent last weekend catching up with some of our closest friends, it’s so wonderful to just chill and catch up. Friendship is so precious; sometimes we have to work at it, especially when our close friends are all over the country it takes some organising. But it’s always so worth it!

How to make a paper cut with Cricut Maker


Marcella, omg it is going to be a fab series, I wasn’t bothered for watching it as the advert drove me mad. However I was gripped, but its all slightly disturbing. I just adore Anna Friel she is such an amazing actress.

I have probably watched a little too much football this week blooming FA cup, grrrr!  Although I was thrilled for Rochdale, especially being a local town and all. OMG what has happened to me, that I am discussing football scores. Honestly I am NOT the person I once was!


I have just started reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and you know what? So far I am not getting it at all. She seems like an ever so boring Bridget Jones without humour. I can’t say I am finding it engaging. However as everybody is raving about it I am hoping it is going to get better.


The news that the search for a Mark Warner Ambassador is on, we were so thrilled to be chosen last year and had the most wonderful time working with Mark Warner. Not everyone likes or agrees with the prospect of entering competitions and I get that. But for me it’s always been a challenge I have enjoyed and served me well, if you are thinking of giving it a shot then the best of luck. I can honestly say I am so so glad we entered last year and became part of the Mark Warner Family.

Water Sports for tweens at Mark Warner Lakitiria


Like I said earlier I have purchased a few spring/summer bits this week, all-useless at the moment! I think the sun has done something to my brain. Because in reality all I want to do is keep warm, yet I can’t stop looking at spring/summer clothes.

Next pink Blazer

Slouch T from River Island


I have been Cricuting again this week, I will slow down soon I am sure, but at the moment I have a looonnnnggggg list of things I want to try out with this. This week I made a paper cut tutorial, they are so easy to do you just have to ensure you follow a few simple steps. I plan to make a family paper cut this week, and have a cushion tutorial on the way.

I have also shared my chicken and leek bake over on the Belling Blog this week, honestly if comfort food is your thing then you have to try this. The only way I can describe it is that it’s like having a big comforting hug. I just adore comfort food on cold winters days and this is one of my faves.

Chicken and Leek Cheesy Bake


So that’s me, another week has flown by! Have a lovely week whatever you are up to,

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  1. 24th February 2018 / 6:00 am

    that chicken and leek bake looks amazing. I hope the book gets better it’s on my list of ones I want to read. #littleloves

    • SarahJChristie 24th February 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Claire it is amazing, and I do too although I have been assured it will x

  2. 24th February 2018 / 7:12 am

    That chicken and leek bake looks amazing! It has been sunnier, which is lovely, I just want it to get warmer now! Love that you’ve been buying summery clothes, hopefully you’ll get to wear them soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie 24th February 2018 / 8:50 pm

      It tastes so amazing I would recommend it, we love i, and yes hopefully it will warm up soon as I have been shopping again today x

  3. 24th February 2018 / 4:12 pm

    The sunshine is definitely good for the soul isn’t it Sarah, makes you feel so much better even if it is freezing. I totally forget Marcella was back on, thanks for the reminder. I would definitely say to stick with the Eleanor book, I wasn’t sure at first but having finished it I have to say it’s the best book I’ve ever read, it made me laugh and cry sometimes on the same page. I hope you are having a lovely weekend x

    • SarahJChristie 24th February 2018 / 8:51 pm

      OMG Angela it totally is, and Marcella was amazing so yes and I am going to keep trying with the book x

  4. 25th February 2018 / 9:10 am

    I love Eleanor Olimphant! I can relate to the loneliness in the story and how broken you can be and still look like you are living life like normal people would. #wotw

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Ah Merlinda I am so sorry you have to put up with this its just not fair x

  5. 25th February 2018 / 3:14 pm

    The sunshine has been wonderful. It really puts me in a good mood…
    That chicken and leek bake looks amazing x

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 4:00 pm

      Kin its was soooo good, and yes it has and now for a week of snow grrrr! Lets hope they are wrong x

  6. 25th February 2018 / 8:49 pm

    The sunshine has been amazing today for the soul, even though it has been freezing. I love your Spring clothes and those pumps are gorgeous. And you were the perfect family to represent Mark Warner last year Sarah. Have a great week and hopefully more sun x

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 4:29 pm

      I know how cute are they? And I nearly never got them! Ah thanks Tracey we had such a wonderful year and yes bring on the sun x

  7. 26th February 2018 / 11:19 am

    The sunshine & blue skies are making the world of difference right now… Even if bitterly cold out there! #WotW

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 4:34 pm

      They really are Jade I am loving the lighter evenings and blue skies x

  8. 26th February 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Oh I could do with this comfort bake today. Yummy. I agree I think winter would be amazing full of frosty days and blue skies no matter what. Make it not seem so long and depressing. Hahaha sounds like you have been busy. Hope you had a good weekend. #littleloves

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 8:08 pm

      Ah thanks Jenny and yes we need a winter full of sunny days x

  9. 26th February 2018 / 2:31 pm

    I originally didn’t read that book when it first came out because I just didn’t think I’d ‘get’ it, all the hype has kind of made me want to give it a go. Hope it turns into a good one even if it’s a slow burner. There is nothing like comfort food and that chicken and leek bake sounds yummy, I’m off to nick the recipe! Love your french top! Have a great week x

    • SarahJChristie 26th February 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Ah i hope so too as everyone seems to love it, And you are so right especially with all this freezing cold weather x

  10. 28th February 2018 / 11:02 am

    Sunny days and frost is a pretty combination – we have snow on the ground but blue skies today and it makes me less bothered about the cold even if I am getting tired of my winter wardrobe (probably because so little of it still fits me!) That chicken and leek bake looks delicious. So glad that being a Mark Warner ambassador was such an amazing opportunity for you. I’m rarely tempted to enter anything like this but the challenge of a competition is fun and if it’s something you’re interested in, it’s definitely worth giving it a try. #WotW

    • SarahJChristie 1st March 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Louise I adore travel so for me its always a welcome challenge, and bring back the cold frosty days x

  11. 28th February 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Stick with Eleanor, trust me! All will become clear 😉 xxx

    • SarahJChristie 1st March 2018 / 8:50 pm

      ATM it is getting odder and odder but I am intrigued x

  12. 28th February 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Love the cricut make you’ve created it’s my initial. #WotW

    • SarahJChristie 1st March 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Ah thanks so much Helena I am thrilled with it x

  13. 1st March 2018 / 1:12 pm

    That chicken and leek bake looks amazing and perfect for all this cold weather. I saw that Mark Warner are looking again, not sure I have the time to enter :0(

    • SarahJChristie 1st March 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Ah thats a shame Jane as it is such an amazing experience and yes it tastes amazing x

  14. 1st March 2018 / 2:18 pm

    I’ve bought Eleanor Oliphant, haven’t picked it up yet though – might leave it until Easter holidays when I have more time to dedicate to reading it. Love your papercraft, looks great! xx

    • SarahJChristie 1st March 2018 / 8:57 pm

      I am starting to get intrigued now, i can see it will be a great story, and thank you so much x

  15. 2nd March 2018 / 10:15 am

    I’ve been buying spring clothes too, if only it was warm enough to wear them! where about in Tuscany are you going? I love Italy so very jealous!
    Eilidh x

    • SarahJChristie 4th March 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Ha ha it never warmed up did it? I am going to Volterra I cant wait x

  16. 5th March 2018 / 8:32 am

    I love those paper cuts, keep on going with Eleanor she had me snorting with laughter and then weeping the next moment (bu that might just be the menopause)

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