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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  1. May 12th 2017 / 7:09 AM

    I keep meaning to watch some of the Ted Talks, and The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** is on my read list so I might have to watch the Ted Talk about it over the weekend.

    I know exactly what you mean about Lego – it’s so therapeutic putting it together! #LittleLoves

    • May 14th 2017 / 2:39 PM

      I was wondering whether to get the book, let me know what it’s like if you read it first x

  2. May 12th 2017 / 10:24 AM

    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

    • May 14th 2017 / 2:41 PM

      Thanks Hayley, I’m feeling loads better x

  3. May 12th 2017 / 11:37 AM

    So sorry to read that your health hasn’t been good. I hope that the doctors appointment helps.
    The weather has been glorious this week hasn’t it? Sunshine always helps my mood, you’re right though sunglasses are a must. I’m sneezing non-stop without them!
    Enjoy the weekend xx

    • May 14th 2017 / 2:42 PM

      Cursed hay fever it’s the only downside to the summer, that and the wasps !

  4. May 12th 2017 / 12:47 PM

    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

  5. May 12th 2017 / 1:37 PM

    Happy (late) Birthday to Jake! It looks like you all had a lovely time celebrating, you can’t beat a slice of chocolate cake. I’ve never heard of Ted Talks, but it sounds like something I need right now so I’m off over to YouTube to have a nosey šŸ™‚ #LittleLoves

    • May 14th 2017 / 2:45 PM

      Hope you found some useful ones to watch, there are so many and they certainly do help x

  6. May 12th 2017 / 3:38 PM

    I could do with watching some Ted Talks! Always so inspiring. So glad you had some fun birthday celebrations – and really hope you start to feel better in yourself too.

  7. May 12th 2017 / 9:18 PM

    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

  8. May 14th 2017 / 12:36 PM

    Awww lovely to see the cousins having fun together. I’ve heard good things about the book you mention and TED Talks. #littleloves

    • May 14th 2017 / 2:47 PM

      It’s lovely to watch them play together, thanks for your comment x

  9. May 14th 2017 / 2:40 PM

    It’s so nice, reminds me of growing up with my own cousins x

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