Ted Talks, Duplo & A Happy Birthday #LittleLoves

These weekly #LittleLoves posts show me just how scarily fast this year is flying by. This weeks highlight has been celebrating Jake’s third birthday. We had a little party at home for him on Sunday before celebrating his actual birthday on Tuesday.

Apart from that the rest of the week has been a bit rubbish. My health hasn’t been good for a while, and catching a nasty cold hasn’t helped one bit. I finally have a doctors appointment for next week. I’m hoping they can help me get back on top of the diabetes.

When I’m having a bit of a ‘life is a lemon’ week it’s so nice to have a space to write about the little things that have brightened my week.


I’m still no closer to picking up a book or even a magazine. I have got as far as charging my neglected kindle as I have a load of books on there. I say this every time but I do miss reading. Maybe audio books are the way to go for me at the moment.


I’ve loved spending time watching Ted Talks on YouTube this week. I always turn to Ted Talks when I’m in need of a kick up the bum. There’s some seriously inspiration stuff on there. My favourite this week has been ‘The Magic of Not Giving a F**K’ by Sarah Knight. She puts things perfectly into perspective, something that I’m always striving to do.


I heard ‘Happy Birthday’ being sung at the little party we had for Jake’s third birthday on Sunday. He chose a big chocolate cake and we topped it with some candles and sang away.


Jake got a Duplo Batman set for his birthday so I had great fun building that for him. I don’t know what it is about Lego and Duplo but I find it so therapeutic to build. I would love to treat myself to a big old Lego set, maybe one for the birthday wish list.


Sunglasses, it’s been another glorious week of sunshine here in the North West. Apart from shielding my eyes from the brightness, they are also serving to hide my awful eye bags. I’m full of a cold and have a touch of hay fever on top. Coupled with a few sleepless nights those sunglasses are helping me conceal a multitude of sins.

And lastly…

I loved getting everyone together on Sunday to celebrate Jake’s birthday. I only have a small family so it means a lot to me to be able to get them all together. It’s so nice to see the next generation of cousins playing together.

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18 thoughts on “Ted Talks, Duplo & A Happy Birthday #LittleLoves

  1. I love TED talks, my brother always sends ones on to me that he thinks I’ll like. Just wish I had more time to listen to them in peace. Hope you are feeling better soon, nothing worse than getting a cold on top of other things xx

  2. Happy Belated Birthday to Jake! Looks like you had lovely weather from the photo! So sorry your health isn’t great and you have been unwell. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Popping over from #Littleloves

  3. I’ve saved that video to watch when I’ve got 5 mins, I keep meaning to watch some TED Talks but never get around to it. Happy birthday to Jake, looks like he had a great time! Have a good weekend x

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