No book photos but… here, have some flowers, I found these in my garden the other day – stunning!
I’ve been reading more of my ‘blog life’ guide I got from A Beautiful Mess, along with some reading in the bath and any spare five minutes of Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s: A guide for calmer toddlers, and happier parent’s. I love reading about child development, and it helps a lot in the way we parent. I feel we are very relaxed parent’s, we want to raise our children in a home filled with un-conditional love, understanding & togetherness. I remember reading so many books when I first became a Mama, and I learned half way through that I had wasted my money. I’m am really impressed with this lady’s books so far as I feel she really thinks outside the box yet with such simplicity and a lot of understanding, explained really well.
I got the sleep book, and this one as Phoenix’s sleep was unsettled, well he’s never “slept through”, but she gives such great advice which soothed my thoughts (and tired eyes). I got the ‘toddlercalm’ as sometimes I feel like I wish I knew how to handle the ‘meltdowns’ a lot better, have more understanding. I’m not blowing my own trumpet, but I feel we deal with them very well, or at least 95% of the time. Sarah really covers the misunderstood elements of childhood development, how they’re not just doing it to wind us up (most of the time, toddlers are pretty smart too!) Little Halle is such an emotional girl, all round. she is the most loving, yet when she wants to – can be super fierce. that saying “Though she be but little, she is fierce” springs to mind. I’m just forever wanting to make sure I’m doing my best for them, myself and our family. and a little light reading in a good book does wonders sometimes, clarifies how I may feel or just a good excuse to get lost in a book!
I’ve been watching Eastenders a few nights, haven’t in ages. it’s a guilty pleasure even if the storylines are pants half the time. Bring back the 90’s Eastenders I say! 😉
Rubbish photo, but i Haven’t had chance to snap any photos of my outfits this week, I’ve been so busy and as i’m typing this i’m praying for my bed as i’ve been so unwell today, I’ve been wearing these sandals a fair bit when the weather has been dry, i’m still not brave enough to get my legs out as they are ghostly! I know it defeats the object, but I will have to put some sun in a bottle on I think as they just don’t tan fast! (they don’t seem to do anything in UK summers!)
They’re a little bit big, but I got Phoenix these little hunters in the sale for £12 when he was tiny, I can’t believe he can wear them now. How adorable!
The girls have been wearing their adorable dresses again, they’re lush as they have little hearts on the back! you’ll see them here in this post.
I am a huge fan of Ella Eyre, her husky yet powerful voice is so amazing, she kind of reminds me of Etta James. this version of ‘together’ is stunning, and the cover of Sia’s ‘elastic heart’ – uh-maz-ing….And can we please take time to appreciate her hair? I want!
I’ve recently joined Spotify, and finding some beautiful music, especially this my Lotte Kestner. What a beautiful version of ‘Halo’.
I’ve been collecting this lot for a while, finding little bits for the girls as they love role play and especially shops & libraries! I remember this as a kid too, so it was magical to watch.
We’ve made gluten-free shortbread, which exploded in the oven to one massive shortbread. I thin kit was the difference in flour! whoops…
I also made a little movie for our Cosatto cot review, not a vlog as i’m not that brave but a little snippet along with some photos of my boy snoozing!