The Easter holidays have started for us today! Hooray! It seems like everyone else got out of school last week and it’s been a long week waiting for us to join them. But also gave me time to see what everyone has been up to for the half term off for some ideas for us too. We are off to Ireland for one week of our two weeks off. Each year, we go to see Mr P’s side of the family for Easter and a good catch up. I love it over there. I only wish I had better sea legs. I get so sick on the ferry every time. Luckily the kids and Daddy are fine so they run around having a blast while I sit with my head in my lap until we dock.
It’s been a rush of the week getting things ready for our trip. Packing, cleaning, organizing plans when we get there with everyone. It also was a mad week for B and MM at school and preschool with all the Easter celebrations. We have had this week: Easter bingo, Fairtrade Charity event, bring Easter Chocolate Egg in, Decoration an Easter Egg contest and two nonuniform days. Phew, and MM’s preschool did similar events each day. It’s been a struggle to remember who needed what on which day.
However the week has gone and it’s time to contribute to the little things I have loved this week. I hope you all have a great weekend ahead and if you are off, have been off or about to be off for the Easter holidays – ENJOY!
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING:
I have read a lot lately but Leigh Bardvgo books are huge. I finished Six of Crows and can HIGHLY recommend it. It’s such an adventure, page turner. It references a lot of character from The Grisha Trilogy I read a few months ago but you don’t need to read that series to know what’s going on in this story as it’s completely separate. I would say though just as good. I just started the second of this series Crooked Kingdom. It’s a massive read but I am still loving every page of it. I haven’t had as much time as I would like to finish it before the Easter holidays so I think the second book might have to come with me to Ireland.
The kids are loving their Easter reading corner. Each season we like to do their reading corner to reflect the holidays and seasons we are in at the moment. We Going on an Egg Hunt is MM’s new favorite story for bedtime. Check out my instagram for our entire Easter reading corner collection.
I know you have heard of GIN but what about flavored gin! Everyone’s favorite drink it would seem. However, I have tried it once before a few years ago with a friend and gin and tonic just wasn’t for me. I am a fruity kind of drink drinker. A gin bar just opened up a few feet from our house and we wanted to check it out. I was determined to find a gin I did like. The bartender hit it on the head with raspberry gin. It’s my new favorite and goes with a lot of different mixers too. Who knew I could love gin too!
Have you watched my dressing table tour? I needed more space and more storage and this one did the trick along with some fab drawer storage solutions too. Let me know what you think!
It’s all about spring, no coats and a new charm necklace that I can’t stop wearing. It has hubby and both kids’ names engraved along with the word family on another charm, a pearl, and a charm of a family tree symbol on it. I got it for Mother’s Day but I see so many popping up on instagram with amazing personalized necklaces too from My Name Necklace. You can catch a close up of it on my instagram and don’t forget to use my discount code Jenny15 for 15% off!
I finally finished all the last decorating touches on my back room that faces our garden. I love the new pale pink walls, the hints of greenery here and there with fresh flowers and the mixed of copper and silver. Mixed Metallics are so fab together. It’s turned into my favorite room to sit in and read, work, stare out the window with a hot cuppa.
It’s time for #LIFECLOSEUP my hashtag community over on instagram. Can you believe we are almost at 60 K tags. I can’t believe how many are joining in. I am trying my very best to keep up liking every single photo. If you haven’t already come join in sharing your zoomed in captures of life. I share my favorites here every Friday and on my IG feed every Sunday! You could be featured too. This week, I went with slogan theme as it seems to be popping up in the community a lot with the kiddos as much as the adults. What are your clothes saying???
Linking up to Coffee Work Sleep Repeat for #littleloves