July little loves

July hasn't been one of the best months if I'm honest with you. Blake had a lovely time on a woodland walk with me, my sister and my sister's boyfriend one weekend and on the 13th Blake had a pre-school trip to the zoo which he loved.Sadly on the day of the pre-school trip my Father in law passed away. It's such a sad time and we have the funeral to get through.

When someone dies it always makes me reflect on my life and makes me want to make the most of the time we have. This has meant that now the summer holidays are here I'm going to be focused on us making memories with Blake.

I've also been focusing more on the little things in life that happen that I love from reading a good book to having a long soak in the bath. Even through the darkest times its important to find your little loves and so here is mine for July.


Friend request by Laura Marshall
Maria Weston wants to be friends. But Maria Weston is dead. Isn't she?
A story that involves bullying, a school friend dying, a school reunion and secrets threatened to be exposed.The story flips between 1989 and 2016 and is a fast paced physiological thriller.

Some kind of wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
 Some kind of wonderful is an entertaining and light romance story. Lizzie and Ian have been together for 10 years everyone thinks that they will come home from a romantic holiday engaged but instead of a proposal Ian isn't sure if he even wants to be with her any more. Heartbroken Lizzie realises its the perfect time to seize new oppertunities and discover who she is at heart.

After I've gone by Linda Green

On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate? Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist.

Girls made of Snow and Glass By Melissa Bashardoust
A magical feminist retelling of snow white featuring difficult relationship themes between the characters. Princess Lynet looks exactly like her late mother and finds out that she was made from snow in the dead queens image. Mina finds out her magician father cut out her heart and replaced it with glass. She marry's the king intent on finally knowing love however it doesn't work out that way. The king makes Lynet queen of the southern territories displacing Mina, now Lynet must win back the mother she has only ever known or else defeat her.

Currently reading: Calm by Fearne Cotton
Calm is Fearne's second book and is about working through life's daily stresses to find calm. With mental illness being on the rise this book features ideas and activities to do to that have helped her.



A crime drama where Tom a widowed surgeon,who lives in a gated community,struggles when one of his daughter's Jenny goes missing along with her boyfriend.  Tom enlists his girlfriend who is a police detective to help locate the teen's. While the investigation intensifies Tom finds out dark secrets about some of his friends in the neighbourhood. 

Good Girls
Beth, Ruby and Annie are dedicated moms -- but when they decide to rob their local grocery store, they realize high-stakes crime isn't child's play and they get in even more deep trouble.

Orange is the new Black

I'm late on the bandwagon when it comes to Orange is the new Black and have only started watching it. I'm really enjoying spending my evenings binge watching episodes when Blake is in bed. 

The Greatest Showman

My mum got me the DVD for my birthday and its been the first time I watched it this month and really enjoyed it. The music is so catchy too.


Having watched the greatest show man this month I have found myself listening to the sound track a lot too.

Last week saw that Now that's what I call music 100 being realised. The 2 disc CD has 1 CD of new songs and 1 of classics from some of the other past now CD's. I've really enjoyed listening classics from spice girls, s club 7 and more.


We've loved getting out the paint sticks out and Blake's been loving making loads of paintings. I love that they aren't too messy either and easy to clean up which is a must.

Blake also made a keyring at preschool before he broke up for the summer holidays and is so proud of it.

As for me the only thing I've "made"  is an order from yours clothing for some more summer clothing to see me through this heat wave.


I've been wearing some of my new jewellery that I got for birthday last month. The ones I've been wearing the most are the Joma Jewellery, A little free spirt bracelet and necklace.

And lastly...

We received Blake's preschool photos and I couldn't not share at least one of them with you. We decided to go for the disc so that we can print the 4 photos as much as we want to go to family and friends. This definitely has to be one of my favourites.

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