Kale Chips, Emotional Songs, and A Grumpy Queen Elsa #Little Loves

Happy Friday!

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This week has been a bit of a tough one as I am sleeping terribly and so I feel just awful and barely getting anything done. But it’s ok! Tomorrow there will be only a week to go until we go away on our month-long trip to Spain and Portugal, so I’m sure I can survive until then (fingers crossed!).

Here are some of the little things I have been loving this week…


I really enjoyed Jess’ recent post ‘On Why I Don’t Post Negative Reviews’. I think it’s really interesting to hear other people’s opinions on things like this. Unlike Jess I will post a negative review of something and have done before as I feel like I should be totally honest with my readers (as Jess does too) and don’t want to only review something if I think it’s great. However I do agree that I feel differently if it is a really small company and a negative review from me could really affect their business and I have decided not to review a couple of things like that before.


I have started watching Orange is the New Black again and have quite enjoyed it. For some reason I stopped with just one episode to go in Season 2, and that was ages ago, so I watched the last few of that series again and then started Season 3 and I think I am about half way through it. I have enjoyed watching it in the evenings; the second and third seasons are definitely not as good as the first one but it is easy to watch and I like it. I am liking Piper less and less as it goes on, which is weird as I normally always really like the main character in anything.


Queen Elsa came to visit us, but she was feeling a bit grumpy…

Queen ElsaAva dressed as Queen Elsa

And I wore some foil in my hair.

Getting my hair did.

If you saw this post then you will know that I had planned on going blonde for the first time. And I tried it. I had some highlights put in but I just didn’t like it unfortunately. I felt like the contrast of my dark hair with the blonde bits was just too much, and the bits in my side fringe thingymabob looked a bit yellow and streaky. So I promptly dyed it again and now it is a bit too red but a lot better. Annoyingly I do think if I had the time and money to really build the blonde up over a long period I still could like it, but as I am going away next week I didn’t want to leave it and hate all the pictures of me from our trip.

I did get it cut though to around my shoulders and slightly longer at the front and I’m really happy with it. It’s got some volume back and I feel like I can do more with it (except for my beloved messy bun – big bits fall out now!).


At the very end of our wedding after everyone else had left my new husband and I danced to James Blake – A Case Of You in the middle of the dancefloor, with only the DJ watching on. It was very emotional and romantic, and one of my favourite moments of the day. This week I have heard that song a couple of times and now it makes me really emotional. It’s lovely, but I’m too tired to be getting so emotional willingly this week so I’m trying to avoid it now!


This week I made more of the raw chocolate fudge from Deliciously Ella’s website (or was that last week? I have no idea).

Deliciously Ella's Raw Chocolate Fudge

I made Kale Chips again (possibly last week again, sorry) which I haven’t done for ages. I should really make them more as I absolutely love them, they’re easy to make and healthy and it’s the kind of thing I fancy eating at night but can’t be bothered to make once I’ve sat down.

Kale Chips

We also made Puffy Paint after Jess talked about in her Little Loves post a few weeks ago. As you probably know I am not crafty at all but this was so easy to make and good fun.

Painting with puffy paintPuffy PaintAva using Puffy Paint

And lastly…

As I am going away for almost an entire month I am not exactly sure what will happen with my blog posting. I am going to try and post regular updates about where we are and what we are doing, as well as hopefully posting little vlogs of what we get up to. But we will have to see what the internet is like, how much time I get and if I feel like taking a break from relaxing very often! I really hope I am able to keep posting because I really want to document our trip as we go along and whilst it is still fresh in my mind. I also want this to be the start of more regular vlogs, but again we will have to see!

Hope you have a splendid weekend xxx



  1. 14th August 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Have an amazing time away! It will be so nice for you to escape this crappy weather! I watched the first two seasons of OITNB and really liked it but I haven’t heard good things about the 3rd season so don’t think I will bother with it. Thanks for mentioning my blog post. It’s really interesting to hear everyone’s take on it :) x
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  2. 14th August 2015 / 4:29 pm

    I hope you catch up on your sleep over the weekend and have an amazing holiday. How wonderful to go for a month! It’s a shame your foils didn’t turn out as hoped. I’ve recently had my blonde foils covered after a new hairdresser ruined my colour *sobs* It is very time consuming but worth it when you get the colour and quantity right. Have a great break :-)

  3. 15th August 2015 / 10:28 pm

    That fudge looks so good,it’s been on my ‘to make’ list for a while, but I’m a little nervous of using so many expensive dates in case it goes wrong, as my attempt at the raw brownies and chia cookies did! I hope you’re feeling better soon and have an amazing holiday x
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    • 15th August 2015 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you. These don’t have dates in them! They must be different ones. They’re really easy and I’m rubbish at baking so they must be easy! They’re a guest recipe from Madeleine Shaw but on Ella’s blog x

  4. 16th August 2015 / 7:18 am

    Jess is so pretty! She is identical to a girl in my sons class at school!
    Your month long trip sounds amazing! Lucky you xx
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  5. 20th August 2015 / 8:30 am

    I really must try Kale chips, I love kale so they could be a great evening snack alternative.
    James Blake’s cover of Case of You is one of my favourite songs, such a wonderful choice for a first dance. I’m not surprised at all that it makes you feel emotional when you hear it.
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