Suits, Little Shop of Horrors and Get Well Soon #LittleLoves

It’s half-term this week and I’ve loved having O at home with me.  Unfortunately, I’ve had a few health issues which have prevented us from having as much fun outside the house as I would have liked, but we’ve still had some fun all the same.  O has definitely had his batteries re-charged, which was needed after a long run of school.  It’s been really good for us to spend some time together one-on-one before the baby arrives in the next 4 weeks too.

We had a really good start to this week with Donna from What the Redhead Said arriving on Saturday with her family to stay for a couple of nights – and we loved having them!  It’s such a shame that we live so far apart, as she is definitely one of my closest friends.


I’ve not read an awful lot other than blogs this week!  Not even a magazine or newspaper…    So here’s a couple of my favourite posts from this week.  Alex, from Lamb & Bear, has written about her plans for her little boy’s 3rd birthday and her intention to create a Marvel Avenger’s theme.  I absolutely love all things Superhero and I intend to pinch Alex’s idea for O’s 5th birthday this August!

I also read a great blog by Zoe, from I Believe in Romeo, discussing reasons why friends are so important when you’re suffering with mental illness.  Her post, titled “Even Superheroes Need Sidekicks”, has definitely reminded me to open up to my closest friends more when I’m finding myself walking through a fog.

(Did you notice the superhero theme? :))


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I’ve been catching up on Suits Series 5 this week and we’re about half-way through those that have aired on Dave so far.  I started watching Suits on Netflix about a year ago, and Hubs wasn’t keen on the concept.  Then he sat and watched half an hour of an episode and made me start it all again so that he could watch it too!  It’s really good – and if you haven’t seen it, I recommend it!


Whilst I was doing the housework in preparation for Donna’s visit, I enjoyed listening to the Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack.  It’s such a cheesy musical, but it’s up there with some of my favourite musical scores.  I love this song, as it pretty much sums up how I felt about 6 years ago – before I met my husband.  Now I have that little house, kids and white picket fence, and I’m happy.  But I don’t intend to allow a huge alien plant eat me any time soon.


Yesterday, my hubs (A) went into hospital for a minor operation; he’s back home now and recovering well.  Whilst he was in surgery, O and I coloured a picture of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and made him a Get Well Soon card.  O used to hate colouring in, but since starting school in September he has learned to colour between the lines extremely well and now enjoys it rather than becoming frustrated with himself.

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I’ve also made a huge batch of Chicken Saag and a Cottage Pie for the freezer this week.  Purely for that time after the baby arrives when we can’t be bothered cooking, but need to eat something nutritious.  I plan to do more of the same next week, possibly making some bolognese sauce.  I’d appreciate any other ideas for meals that would be good to make in these circumstances!


Bonprix review

I recently reviewed the Bonprix maternity range, and absolutely love this dotty dress.  It’s perfect for everyday wear or smart-casual occasions.  It even has concealed openings to make breastfeeding that little bit easier.

And Lastly…

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Sunday was Valentine’s Day, which we spent with Donna, Dave and their children visiting the local museum, out for lunch, off to soft play and home for a yummy roast dinner and board games.  We discovered that our husbands are so alike, it really is quite scary!  And I was spoiled rotten by A with a huge heart-shaped box of chocolates which O keeps pinching from.  It’s been a lovely week all round, even though we’ve had a few downs with our health, but we’ve definitely made the most of what we could.

I’m joining up to Little Loves with Morgana at Coffee Sleep Repeat!

25 thoughts on “Suits, Little Shop of Horrors and Get Well Soon #LittleLoves

  1. Sounds like you’ve had a crazy week and I do hope you’re feeling better! Food prep oh I remember that well sounds like you have it covered-we did bolognese, chillis and soups to be frozen when Lb was born! I love musicals and Little Shio of Horrirs is a great one! Beautiful songs have a lovely weekend x

  2. Sounds like a busy week. I like to have home made meals in the freezer too. Once I start mat leave I plan to do the same as you, it was so useful last time round. I watched a couple of episodes of suits when staying with my parents. I planned to start watching but never got round to it. Another one for when I start mat leave perhaps?

  3. Sounds like a busy week.
    I’ve recently signed up to Netflix so will check out suits as am on the look out for new programmes to watch.

  4. ooo I haven’t watched suits, I might have to give it a go, I am in need of some new TV to sink my teeth into! I love that dotty dress, I never wore anything that pretty when I was pregnant :p looks like a very busy week!

  5. Maternity fashion has come on so much – that dress is gorgeous. I had a superhero theme for my sons birthday and batman and iron man turned up – so much fun!

  6. Sounds like you have had a wonderful half term! I totally agree in the respect that it was very much needed, my H was desperate for some time out! Hope you have a wonderful weekend #littlelove

  7. Sounds like a packed week. Hope you had fun having Donna to stay. Good idea making some freezer meals. I made a lot when I was pregnant and was so glad that I did. #littleloves

  8. Looks like you’ve had a lovely week, I’m very impressed with O’s colouring. My little boy doesn’t seem to have any concept of trying to stay in the lines, it all ends up in one blob! xx

  9. Sounds like you had a great week even with some health issues. Hope they’ve resolved themselves and I hope your hubby is recovering well too.

  10. That sucks about being unwell.

    Little Shop of Horrors – I’ve never seen it but always wants to. Right, I’m off to get it now. Cheers!

  11. What a lovely week you have had apart from your husbands minor op. Hope he is ok now. OMG I LOVE Suits (how fit is Harvey). We finished series 4 a few months ago, but we keep missing series 5 on Dave. I wonder if they do a catch up series. That dress looks gorgeous on you. Sounds as if you had a great catch up with Donna, so lovely that you are great friends #littleloves x

  12. Thanks for including me hun! Lamb is going to be so excited when he see’s all of his avengers party stuff! I can’t wait to make his cake. I’ll let you know how I get on the the cake toppers xx

  13. I hope you’re feeling better lovely! Can’t believe this time last week we were still at yours – it feels like ages ago already 🙁 We must make more plans once baby is here and you’re all settled into the new routine. Love your churchyard photos 🙂 x

  14. O’s colouring is so neat, what a great boy 🙂 That Bonprix dotty dress is so lovely, I really need to get some maternity clothes myself, the bump is getting huge now!

  15. What a busy week! Hope you’re all better now and you’re husband has recovered from his op.
    I’ve fallen behind on Suits, must add it to my ever growing list of things to watch!
    Hope to see you linking up for Little Loves tomorrow xx

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