Little Loves – S-Town, 100 Days and Sunglasses

7 April, 2017 11 Comments

Well it has been a while since I’ve done one of these! But the first week of the Easter hols have been fun so here’s a little round-up.


I finished The Girl With Seven Names this week. It’s the true story of Hyeonseo Lee who escaped North Korea just before her 18th birthday. The insights she gives of life in NK is fascinating and scary. It’s like reading a real life Big Brother and you find yourself with heart in mouth at some points and amazed at the kindness of other humans the next. It is well worth a read and I’ve now noticed there are quite a few books about people’s stories of leaving North Korea so I may well be falling down a literary rabbit hole very soon.


With the exception of the new Sarah and Duck episodes on Cbeebies (which have been wonderful), I’ve not really watched anything on screens. I have heard that The Night Manager is on Amazon Prime at the moment and as I missed that the first time around I am looking forward to settling down and watching that very soon.


I’ve listened to the first episode of S-Town, have you guys heard it? I’m really intrigued, I know all the episodes are available now but what with this week and no commute, listening to podcasts is hard, but I hope I can catch up soon. I’m not even going to link to the website so I don’t accidentally see any spoilers, you’ll just have to Google it yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

Music wise, my tastes are eclectic as ever, with a healthy dose of synths:


Have you heard about #The100DayProject? It’s an Instagram-based challange that gets people to create something everyday for 100 days. I’ve signed up for it. I don’t know how long this project will last for me, or how it will develop, but the last three days have been really good for me to sit and paint quietly. You should definately follow me on Instagram to watch my progress.


Sunglasses! The weather has been pretty brilliant this week, hasn’t it?

…and lastly

We have a playdate today and then tomorrow we’re off to Sussex to go to my nephew’s 1st birthday party. I’m well excited! And we get to go on a train! And Dave’s coming too so it won’t just be me dealing with over-tired, caked-up kids! Hooray!

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    7 April, 2017

    Ah, we love Sarah and Duck too! Gonna have to catch up on those new episodes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    7 April, 2017

    YAY for time together as a family this weekend – have a great time! The kids in their sunnies is the cutest thing ๐Ÿ™‚ x
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    8 April, 2017

    Hi Charlotte, I think I have The Girl With Seven Names on my want to read list, so I am pleased to hear it is a good book. Pretty emotional too I expect! I remember the days when all I felt I watched was children’s videos, it is nice to get down to some serious adult watching too, I hope you manage it soon. And as for a project a day for 100 days! That is a challenge, that I am sure you will manage…. Enjoy your ride on the train!

    Thank you for linking with the #MMBC.

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    Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog

    8 April, 2017

    Your painting is beautiful. Itโ€™s been so nice to have some sunshine hasnโ€™t it. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    9 April, 2017

    I love the idea of #the100dayproject, not sure I’d be able to keep it up but I can stalk the hashtag instead
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    10 April, 2017

    That painting is gorgeous! I love it. Definitely been sunglasses weather! Have a wonderful week #littlelove

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    10 April, 2017

    Ah this is lovely! Weโ€™ve been wearing lots of sunglasses too, thanks to all the lovely sunshine! I donโ€™t mind an episode of Sarah and Duck hehe but we have really got into Broadchurch of late! #MMBC

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    Mum Reinvented

    11 April, 2017

    Love your picture, what a great idea to get creative too. I’m sure I’ve seen that book mentioned in #littleloves before, it sounds like a really interesting read. Hope your nephew had a lovely party!

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    12 April, 2017

    Oh Sarah and Duck! I used to love watching that programme with my two when they were little. Way better than Peppa Pig!! xx

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    12 April, 2017

    It’s great to find out about another culture and fall down a literary hole. #mmbc
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    tracey at Mummyshire

    12 April, 2017

    Holidays with the kids are great, even better when the weather is good enough to wear sunglasses!
    Enjoy your train journey

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