February 03, 2017

Little Loves | Storm Doris, Reading Records and a New Design


Well what a week it has been... The weather has been shocking (I hope you're all well if you've been hit by storm Doris), the world is pretty much in tatters still (and is looking like it will be for a while), and I've been feeling both exhausted and drained and have now got a throat infection also. Less of the moaning, and on to the positives...

We've had great news this week - Nathan has secured a new job, and will be starting towards the end of this month. We've known since before Christmas that Nathan, and the whole of the department he works with, were going to be made redundant at the very end of March; this new job is a great weight lifted off us, especially Nathan, as there were a lot of uncertainties ahead.

READ
I finished up reading Small Great Things last week, and am in the final chapters of Swimming Lessons. I know I said it last week, but Claire Fuller is definitely one of my new favourite authors. If you haven't checked out her work, then I highly recommend doing so.

I ended January having read six books during the month. This is a reasonable amount for me, but I feel like I'm not reading as much as I'd like to at the moment, so I'm going to keep a reading record next week and see if it sheds any insights for me.

WATCHED
Netflix has season 7 of The Good Wife now, and so I've been catching up on that. I did start watching this season on Channel 5 a while back but didn't keep up with the weekly episodes and so kind of stopped watching it half way through... I've picked up where I left off this week. The Good Wife is one of my favourite shows.

HEARD
I interviewed Alexander for a blog post this week and heard some very interesting answers, that's for sure! It was fun hearing all his answers though, and I'm keen to see how the answers (and questions) will change as he gets older.

MADE
I've spoke before about how I'm not really one for new years resolutions and such, but something I have been doing this year is making little monthly goals as they feel a lot more attainable to achieve. With February here (madness!), I've made myself a couple of goals for the new month.

WORE
As with most weeks, I have nothing to report here.

AND LASTLY...
My blog has had the redesign that I mentioned last week! I'm so happy with the template I picked from Pipdig, and love the way it has all come together - exactly what I was hoping for! This is the second time I went through Pipdig for a template, and I couldn't recommend them enough.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

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  1. Absolutely love your new design! So fresh! Congratulations to Nathan on his new job! Such a massive weight of your shoulders! We are currently on a yellow weather warning for strong winds! Hoping it's not as bad as they are predicting! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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    1. Thank you!

      We've had a yellow alert for wind also, however it was way more windy the past two days than it has been today which always seems to happen when we have weather alerts. Stay safe!

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  2. Fantastic macro photo down to the water drop and reflection where the stems cross.

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  3. Rubbish weather here too. Sorry you've been ill but congratulations Nathan. It really most be a big relief.

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    1. Hopefully we see some sunshine soon... Half term would be nice for that! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  4. Love your new design! Sorry to hear you've been ill, fingers crossed you're better next week. And well done to Nathan on the new job, that must be a huge relief. Get better soon x

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  5. Loving the new blog design, very swish. Well Done to Nathan on the new job, what a weight lifted. Off to check out Alexander's interview now, great idea! Enjoy your weekend xx

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    1. Thanks - I'm so happy with the new design, still quite simple with pictures being the focus etc.

      I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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  6. The weather hasn't been great here either although today was glorious but typically we were unable to make the most of it.

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    1. Hopefully the weather picks up soon :-)

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  7. The blog looks great! And congratulations on Nathan's new job, that must be such a relief. I can't believe 7 books in a month isn't you reading as much as normal, I'm so jealous! Wish I could read that much. Hope you enjoy s7 of The Good Wife...I wasn't particularly enamoured with the ending but oh well. Have a great week! #LittleLoves

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    1. Thanks!! I hope you're having a wonderful week.

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  8. So many have raved about the Good Wife it's on my list next after the Gilmore Girls I am half done watching them. It's taken me a while. Interview sounds interesting. The blog design looks amazing girl so lovely. You should be so pleased with it hun. Hope you have had a lovely weekend #littleloves

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    1. Gilmore Girls is a must watch for sure... Gilmore Girls does take some time commitment with so many episodes and seasons! Thank you - I hope you're having a lovely week!

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  9. Great news on Nathan's job! Such a relief for you all.
    6 books is great going!! I barely managed one last month. Oops, which is not like me at all.
    Loving your blog design! xx

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  10. The blog look great, I went with Pipdig when I fancied a change and I love the new look. Sometimes a refresh is just what you need to get a bit of blog love back. xxx

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  11. The blog looks indeed beautiful and once more I noticed how your nature photos are so peaceful and soothing. It's a good thing especially now when we are not living in the best of times.

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