Holiday, Swimming and Weaning – #LittleLoves

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve joined in the Little Loves linky with Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat.  Mainly because we’ve been on holiday!  So I’ve lots to share for our Little Loves and will backtrack a bit over the last three weeks to share our best bits.



I don’t know about you, but reading goes hand in hand with holidays for me.  I can’t get through a book quicker any other time than laying on a sunbed or travelling on a plane.  And, you’ve probably guessed it…  That Dawn French novel that I started reading an absolute *age* ago?  I finished it whilst we were away.  It was quite good, but not my typical choice of genre.  I found it slow going and it didn’t really grab me until around 100 pages from the end.  I guess if you like a bit of light reading, this is the one for you.  Just not me.

But, as we were away for a whole week, I managed to squeeze in another book from start to finish!  Yep!  You heard me!  Enjoying the peace and reading really is my favourite thing to do whilst lazing on a lounger.  The Missing by C L Taylor caught my attention right from the start.  I loved reading it and didn’t ever want to put it down.  Definitely, my type of book.  I did guess the ending about halfway through, although not the details, but I would still recommend it to anyone that enjoys crime fiction.  I picked up both books in Asda a while ago on their 2 for £7 deal.



Tonga Towers

I have loved watching O have such a fab time on holiday, spending lots of time in the pool and making new friends.  Both O and Q enjoyed the water in their new swim suits!  I love people watching too and from the comfort of a sun lounger (and behind my sunglasses haha), I spent some time watching how other families interact and find their holiday routines.  I find the world such an interesting place, how we all choose to do things differently but are all so alike too.



On Wednesday, we made a start on introducing solids into Q’s diet.  He turns 6 months old today (oh my, where has the time gone?!) and he was showing all the signs of being ready to start the weaning process.  Whilst we were away on holiday, he liked feeling the different textures of food with his tongue by licking pieces of buttered bread, cheese pizza and ice cream as well as nectarine, banana and baby sweetcorn.  We’ve been sent some Babease weaning pouches to review, so his first official tastes were of sweet potato, butternut squash and pear.  Yum!



Before we went on holiday, I bought plenty of appropriate clothes for O and Q.  O wore most of them, but refused to take proper photographs, and Q wore barely any of his outfits because he was just too hot.  I love this little t-shirt and shorts from the Next sale.  The tee was part of a two pack, the other being black and white stripes with a wigwam print – cute!  The shorts have a dinosaur skeletal print on them and were also part of a two pack, the other being a pair of mustard yellow shorts.


O is now back at school and earlier this week, I popped Q in his cot whilst I did some tidying upstairs.  Neither of us were great fans of the silence whilst I pottered and he played with his toy bunny, so I put my phone on the table on the landing blaring out the Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack.  I really do need to update the music selection on my phone – I think I only have 10 or 11 albums on there!

and Lastly…

Tonga Towers

We have had such a lovely time this last couple of weeks.  O was ready to go back to school on Monday and is really enjoying being in Year 1 with a new teacher.  It’s pretty strange being at home just with Q now, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t nice to have some peace and quiet during nap times!  It’s been lovely to see them spending so much time together over the summer and spend some real quality time as a family.

6 thoughts on “Holiday, Swimming and Weaning – #LittleLoves

  1. Sounds like you have had an amazing few weeks! Hope O has enjoyed his first week back at school. Going to have to check out the book “The Missing” sounds like one I would love! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  2. Wow what a amazing few weeks and reading on holiday same here, best thing ever. I love it and will check out that book. I love a good page turner. Sounds like my kind of book too. Your little one sleeping while you are reading on the lounger is precious. Popping over from #littleloves

  3. Sounds like a busy few weeks! I will definitely be checking out that book, I love a good thriller. I also love Little Shop of Horrors – we did it for our school production last term! (I’m a dance teacher) It’s fab. Enjoy your weekend xx #LittleLoves

  4. Sounds as if you had a fantastic holiday Steph, and how lovely to get some chilled out reading time in. Love the picture of the 4 of you at the end, what a gorgeous family #littleloves x

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