Friday, 23 March 2018

Haircuts, Sandals and a New Front Door #LittleLoves

Hands up who got snow last weekend? After the last lot of it not coming to much, if I'm honest I was highly expecting the weather to be wrong for my part of the country but Saturday saw quite a lot of the white stuff fall from the sky. This was made more surprising by the fact that the previous day I had actually managed to step out of the house without having to put a coat and an abundance of layers.

I'm one of these people that likes to save money where they can and this is something I try to do with my bills too so it was more than a tad annoying that I had to give in and put my heating back on at the weekend as well. Does the weather not know that it's supposed to be gearing up to spring? I feel like we don't actually get proper seasons anymore, they all seem to blend into one which makes it really hard to put those chunky jumpers to the back of my wardrobe.

Anyway another bit of moaning done, here are my #LittleLoves for this week:


This week I finished off a book from a previous week, The Bone Sparrow and I began reading another series of books by Sarah J Maas. I was already a huge fan of her Throne of Glass series so I'm pretty confident that I'm going to love A Court of Thorns and Roses and the consequent books in the set.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sunshine and Secrets Book Tour + Review

I make no secret of the fact that I love a good romance, especially in book form and this of course means that I'm quite partial to a bit of chick-lit. I've just read a novel from this sort of genre and I'm pleased to say that I am also part of the book tour so let me introduce to you Sunshine and Secrets: The Paradise Cookery School, the latest story from author Daisy James.


When newly heartbroken, michelin-starred chef Millie Harper is offered a job overseeing the setup of The Paradise Cookery School she jumps at the opportunity. Leaving London and her memories of heartbreak behind she hops on a plane to the hilltop cocoa plantation in St Lucia.

But this beautiful island break might be more work than she’d expected….  With only two weeks to have the kitchen installed, cocoa pods going missing from the plantation and the notoriously relaxed island workmen to contend with, she’s going to need some help. Gruff but charming estate manager Zach Baxter, is only too happy to offer his opinions. As the two clash heads can they remain focussed on the job in hand and get the cookery school finished in time?

The tale starts when we are introduced to Amelia or as she likes to be called, Millie. She's on the phone to her sister Jen as she's making her way through the airport on her way to visit her mum in France after a messy break up. Right from the get go her character is described perfectly, you get a sense that she's passionate about the things she does yet also dis-organised which makes for a sort of clumsy mixture.

Feeling low after recent events, her sister has taken it upon herself to help her to both move on and gain back some of the confidence she's recently lost. How? Well Jen's had to turn down a job in St Lucia help chef Claudia Croft set up her Paradise Cookery School and has happily recommended that Millie take her place. A job with one of her idols working in a gorgeously sunny environment, what could go wrong?

Monday, 19 March 2018

Read With Me 2018 #11

Hello and welcome to this weeks Read With Me, thank you to everyone who linked up last week, always appreciated.


Normally when I read I read one book at a time. I've always wondered how people manage to read more than one book at a time, how they concentrate and remember more than one storyline. But last week I converted. 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

My Sunday Photo 2018 #11

My girl's school never celebrate World Book Day on the correct date for some reason but this year it didn't seem to matter as much because the snow seemed to make half of the country late. Here are my lot all dressed and ready to celebrate.


I wonder if you can guess who they're meant to be.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Parents Evening, Dressing Up and Making Changes #LittleLoves

Seems like I've had such a busy start to the year, never a dull moment although it was nice to finally get some couple time with the husband last weekend (even if it did result in a horrific hangover for me). After putting up with ear ache for majority of the week, I'll admit that I am on the count down for the Easter holidays as I'm in desperate need of a break from routine and craving some proper time with family oh and some warmer weather would be nice. 

This week also sees the end of the abundance of birthdays that I've had to buy presents for, seems mine and the hubby's families mostly cluster around January, February and March, our bank balance needs as much of a break as I feel I do. 

Enough of my usual moaning, here's what I've got to show for this weeks #LittleLoves


Last week I talked about reading the book, The Bone Sparrow. Well when I was around a quarter of the way through reading it, I happened to get a notification that I'd been aprroved to read a certain novel on Netgalley, one I'd been desperate to read for a while. Now I don't typically read more than one book at a time but I was so excited that I downloaded the book instantly and began readin it straight away