Bits of Lovely #4

It is bank holiday Monday and how very lovely not to have to go to work today! Though all is quiet in our houses so I couldn’t resist a little bits of lovely blog post.

This last few weeks has been filled with lovely moments and as ever I think it is just so important to capture those.

Upcycling

My daughter and i have been watching Money for Nothing on TV where this rather resourceful lady rescues 3 items form the tip has them made into something new and makes  a profit on them. You probably know I run a Thrifty Home blog so this sort of thing appeals to me greatly.

What surprised me was how taken Lise was with it. She is only 8 but declared she want ed to do some upcycling too. So far we have had a go at a stool and a basket and they are looking rather fabulous and I will be blogging our up-cycles very soon.

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New books

Such a treat, I have had 2 new books this week and they have both been brilliant . Both are by women I know and respect enormously so I had high hopes.

Tanith Carey’s  new book Mum Hacks: Time-saving tips to calm the chaos of family life is just fabulous. You can see my review of it here

it is a wonderful book for every parent to tip in and out of and be inspired form tips to managing manic mornings, fussy eaters, challenging behaviour and hobbies it really does have  a hack for every situation. LOVED it! The less stressed you are as a parent the less stressed the whole house is..this book is well worth your time!

Naomi Richards and Julia Hague Being Me (and Loving It) is a wonderful parenting /educational resource packed with  stories and activities to help build self-esteem, confidence, positive body image and resilience in children. Such a useful book and you can read my review over at Emotionally Healthy Kids  and I know it will help with my pre tenn parenting dilemmas!

being me loving it

 

Dungarees

Ever since dungarees came back in to fashion I have been coveting a pair but at 44 I kept wondering if maybe I would look a tad silly like I was trying to recapture my early 20’s when dungarees were uber cool. However eventually I decided I didn’t really care and I have lost  2 stone Christmas so I  thought I deserved a treat.

So here I am in my dunga’s and I have to say I absolutely LOVE them.

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Singing

I have spent most of the week listening to Now 93 and have to say I find I am rather taken with One’s Directions History and Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself. I realise this is probably horrendously uncool but both have made me sing out loud in the car (even when the kids aren’t there!)

But the song most stick in my mind is this one I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing by the new Seekers which Annalise are currently learning on the guitar.  It’s a song I learnt at school and I just love it. Such a sweet and hopeful song

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So my weeks has been filled with some fabulous bits of lovely.

I do hope yours has too x

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13 Comments

  1. May 5, 2016 / 10:31 am

    lovely post and can i say you are rocking those dungarees! I really think age is a number and it’s about wearing things that make us feel good and you my dear look great! Love dungarees! xxx

    • May 7, 2016 / 6:17 am

      how lovely you are!

  2. May 5, 2016 / 8:16 am

    What a perfect sounding long weekend. love a bit of catching up around the home with the extra time and tackling projects that have been on my mind. Loving the dungas too! x
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    • May 7, 2016 / 6:17 am

      aw thank you!

    • May 7, 2016 / 6:17 am

      thanks Cate

    • May 7, 2016 / 6:18 am

      oh if i was a young girl he would be on my wall!

  3. May 3, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    What a lovely week, new clothes, a bit of upcycling, new books and music. Perfect !

    • May 7, 2016 / 6:18 am

      V kind!

  4. May 3, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Ahh, nothing better (or more British!) than a bit of bank holiday DIY – and those dungarees are perfect for it! 🙂
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    • May 7, 2016 / 6:18 am

      they are !

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