Turtles, The Miniaturist & Gingerbread Houses #LittleLoves

It’s been far too long since I last posted my little loves. The last few weeks of the year have flown by so quickly. I’ve really missed sharing my little loves with you all, so I’m going to try my best to do it more often in 2018.

I thought I would share some little loves from the last month to catch up.


After years of promising myself that I would get back into regular reading I’ve finally done it. I started with one chapter a day starting on my birthday in November. So far I’ve read Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and half of Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis. Both completely different styles but I’ve really enjoyed them both.

I’m already on the hunt for my next read which I will be scouring the library and charity shops for early next month. If you have any suggestions do throw them my way.


I watched Feud:Bette and Joan on BBC 2 in the week before Christmas. It’s got to be one of the best things I’ve watched all year. I love the old movies and getting to glimpse into the persona and histories of movie stars was just wonderful.

Chris and I have just started watching Grey’s Anatomy and we are loving it. It’s one of those shows I’ve always meant to watch but just never gotten around to it. We have 14 seasons to catch up on so we might be some time.

We also watched The Miniaturist over Christmas and it was brilliant. I am definitely going to read the book next year.


I treated myself to a Bush DAB Radio with my birthday money last month and I’ve absolutely loved listening to radio stations again. My current favourite is Absolute 90’s, there’s just something magical about listening to songs you loved as a teen.

I also loved listening to the children singing in their Christmas nativity shows at school.


I know this is cheating a little but I’m no baker so bear with me. Every year I get the kids a ready-made gingerbread house to decorate. They have so much fun making it pretty and even more fun demolishing it afterwards.

I also made lots of plans for 2018.


I feel like I have lived in my pyjamas lately. I’m definitely all about the comfort, I’m not ashamed to say I love lounge wear.

I did buy myself some new tops recently that aren’t my usual style. I usually go for black or plain colours but I just couldn’t resist this pretty bird print top from H&M.

And Lastly….

This weekend will be spent decluttering, making more plans for 2018 and seeing in the new year with a quiet night at home. I hope that whatever way you celebrate, you have a happy and healthy new year.

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  1. December 29th 2017 / 11:46 AM

    I love Grey’s anatomy. I’ve watched it from the beginning. You are in for a treat catching up!

    Love the gingerbread house.

  2. December 29th 2017 / 12:58 PM

    I love the idea of a chapter a day, what a way to get back into reading.

    The top looks lovely.

  3. December 29th 2017 / 3:26 PM

    We get that gingerbread house every year – only way we’re guaranteed to end up with something which actually looks like a house! I can’t get Absolute 90s here, we’re in a bit of a black spot which is a pain as I’d love dancing round my kitchen to all my old faves. Have a great new year x

  4. January 1st 2018 / 3:06 PM

    Happy New Year lovely lady, I made gingerbread houses from scratch for 2 years running , and honestly its not worth the grief they looked amazing but took forever! Decorating pre built is the way forward. I have read the miniaturist book and it was amazing I am currently ready Wonder which is amazing but also loved the Night Circus and Small Great things ooh and Lirebird is fantastic too, love your top I hardly ever wear black I love a bit of pattern and colour x

  5. January 3rd 2018 / 8:37 PM

    I love Greys! In fact I’m watching it right now as I read all the little loves posts.
    I haven’t got round to watching The Miniaturist yet, but I really want to. The mister is away this weekend, so I think that will be the perfect time. I tried to read the book but struggled to get into it, I enjoyed The Muse much more. x

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