March 31, 2017

Little Loves | The Month of March


It's been a while, but I'm back with another 'Little Loves' post. After some consideration, I've decided to reduce my participation in this linky to a wrap up at the end of each month.

Spring has sprung this month, with also the time change... Which Alexander and I have battled over a little this past week. Explaining to a 3 year old that it's bedtime when it's as light as day outside isn't easy! However the plus to that is the longer evenings, which are just lovely and warmly welcomed.

Nathan has been in his new job for just over a month now, and we've really gotten into the swing of a new routine of sorts. I say of sorts, as Nathan's working days are never really the same from week to week - Nathan is currently doing 12 hour shifts as opposed to a 9-5 which he began there on. It has definitely been an adjustment within our household, but it is better for us as a family, because even though Nathan is working longer hours he is actually at work less days. So some days Alexander doesn't see Nathan at all, but overall we spend more time together as a family compared to when he was doing 5 days a week in a 9-5 role. This change is definitely a positive for us.

As I mentioned above, spring has arrived, and so has a bunch of illness in the month of March. We've all been ill in our household, other family members have been pretty ill also, and Alexander has had a significant time off of nursery this month, sadly. He is back in the routine of nursery now though, and he is very happy to be back in the environment surrounded by his friends.

March was quite up and down for us - I hope March treated you all well!

READ
This month I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Sometimes I Lie, a twisty thriller by debut author Alice Feeney - the book itself was a 5 star read for me, and I expect to see it in my top ten at the end of the year.

If you're at all interested in my full thoughts on Sometimes I Lie, you can read them over on my book blog.

WATCHED
I have no idea how, but I've only just started watching How To Get Away With Murder on Netflix. This is so my kind of show, and despite hearing positive talk surrounding it, I hadn't really looked into it much as I kind of thought it was just one of those hyped shows... Oh, how I've been missing out!

MADE
Nathan and I jointly made a new to us meal this past month. The meal isn't new as such, we've both eaten lasagne in various places before, however we'd never actually made it at home ourselves. Lasagne is actually a lot easier to make than I expected, and even though we had a couple of teething issues with the meal, we both agreed that we'd make it again.

WORE
We've seen spring showers as well as spring sunshine this month, and there was even one day where I went out and about without even wearing a jacket. It has been lovely and warm at times; I even sat out in the garden on Mother's Day soaking up the sunshine.

HEARD
Whilst birdsong can be heard year round, there is just something about waking up to the sound of birds on a spring morning. I've been enjoying hearing birdsong then, but also when walking to nursery with Alexander - blue skies overhead, the sun warming our faces, walking hand in hand with my little one.

AND LASTLY...
I've been spending more time off social media in the month of March, and definitely think I'm in a good place now with the online/offline balance. I only really spend time on my blogs and other social media sites when I have spare time (i.e. when Alexander is elsewhere) and so that means I've been able to enjoy other hobbies of mine more. One thing I've been working on is building my knowledge and challenging my mind a little, and so I've been taking part in an online course and have plans of doing more in the future also. The course I'm currently taking is all about childhood in the digital age and I'm finding it to be really thought provoking.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AHEAD & A GREAT START TO THE MONTH OF APRIL!


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  1. Sorry about all the illnesses. It must be lovely to have your husband around more. I love lasagna but rarely make it.

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    1. It really is - I know we're so lucky to be in this situation with more family time, and very grateful for it.

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  2. Sorry to hear you've all been unwell, the change in seasons always brings with it colds and other viruses so I hope you're all feeling better soon! Glad to hear that Nathan's job is going well so far and that the routine is settling down too. I remember when I was a lot younger the lighter evenings and bedtimes always confused me too, I wanted to stay out playing with my mates over the road until 10pm on a school night, haha! Your book sounds really interesting too and I'll definitely check out your book blog as well. Love the shot of the daffodils too. - Tasha

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    1. So true with illness arriving when changing seasons - I hope we've seen the back of it now! Haha. I remember the exact same thing when younger; it being light out so it can't be night.

      Thanks, Tasha. I hope you have a lovely week ahead of you.

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  3. Lovely to hear that the job is going well! Oh sorry you have been ill! Hopefully now spring has arrived the illnesses will stay away! I absolutely love How To Get Away With Murder! Such a good show!

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    1. I can't believe I've been missing out all this time on How To Get Away With Murder... In fact, I'm watching it as I write this comment!

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  4. March sounded like a busy one for you, sorry to hear you've been poorly too. Here's hoping April comes with less illness! I'm loving these lighter evenings too - it definitely makes the day seem longer xx

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    1. The lighter evenings do make the day seem longer, which is lovely! Happy April!

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  5. Finding the online/offline balance that works for you and your family is so important isn't it? It's far too easy to fall down the rabbit hole of social media and just lose hours you could have spent in another way.
    I love making lasagne! It's a staple in our house and there's so many tweaks you can make to change it up. xx

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    1. So true what you say regarding social media, and I see why lasagne is a staple in your household!

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  6. Sounds like one of those months, hopefully April brings sunshine and no illnesses #littleloves

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    1. Well, so far, April has been just wonderful! I hope it is treating you much the same!

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