Mr Selfridge, Maccabees & bhajis #littleloves

This week has been all about relaxing. Charlie and Noah have been off school and for the most part we’ve been enjoying late mornings and hanging around in our pyjamas.

Usually the weeks whiz past in a haze of school pick-ups and home work, so it has been good to spend some ‘quality’ time with the kids. We’ve had lots of quiet time, have been to soft play and enjoyed a quick play at the park whilst it was dry. We’ve more things planned next week and Chris and I are having a day & night in Cambridge on our own next Friday. Really looking forward to that!

Here’s are my #littleloves for the week. If you’d like to join in, read all about it here.


I’ve had less time than I would like, to read of late. If you read my post about Elodie’s room, you’ll know that bedtime reading is off the adgenda at the moment. But, I have managed to sneak in a few chapters of Mhairi McFarlane’s new book ‘It’s Not Me, it’s You’, whilst hiding in the bath. This book came out at the end of last year, and I’ve loved all 3 of her books to date. 

Mhairi’s writing style is charming and very funny. Her characters are believable and relatable. And, the narrative is peppered with little details, like Ann’s King Kong slippers in ‘It’s Not Me, it’s You’, that make me smile. I genuinely laugh out loud like a loon, reading her books. Im pretty sure it irritates the hell out of Chris.


I don’t think TV has been great of late. Do you? We’ve been missing a good detective series like Broadchurch, or Vera the last few weeks. But, I did manage to catch up on the last of Mr Selfridge this week. Love that series. Chris doesn’t, so I have to wait until he’s gone out to watch it. 


I’ve been listening to The Maccabees new single on YouTube this week. Love them. 

 It’s been soooo long since they released anything new, so this made me genuinely very happy!


Hmmmm…. I’ve not done a great deal of making this week. I did try making onion bhaji for the first time last night though. The recipe needs a bit of tweaking, but they’d were okay for a first attempt. I’m quite into cooking new things at the moment, despite my teeny tiny ancient kitchen.


Pyjamas. We’re on Easter break. It has to be done.

And lastly..

We’ll be enjoying the Easter weekend, eating chocolate, watching kids films and enjoying spending time together. I definitely think there should be more four day weekends…

little things

I’ve written this as part of But Why Mummy Why‘s love the little things. You can read all the posts so far here.




  1. April 3, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    OOh I love The Maccabees and had no idea they had a new song out, I’m hopping straight on to youtube after writing this comment! Love the pic at the start of your oldest two, it’s adorable.
    Have a lovely Easter weekend! xx

    • April 3, 2015 / 7:16 pm

      Yup, they released it his week. I got a little bit excited! Thank you, they’re not always that loving towards each other

    • April 3, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you! The Maccabees are really good. They’re playing a few gigs soon. Really want to go! 🙂

  2. April 3, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    Yey for holidays and PJs! I’m on the lookout for new authors so will definitely check the kindle store for those books 🙂 have a lovely Easter and enjoy the rest of the hols xx

  3. April 3, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Oh I had a copy of that book that I won but I gave it to my mum because I didn’t think it was my cup of tea. Perhaps I’ll have to borrow it back! #littleloves

  4. Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 7, 2015 / 8:34 am

    I missed the last episode of Mr Selfridge (my husband isn’t a fan either), I need to catch it up before it goes away. xx

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