Love the Little Things #7

Just realised that #7 = 7 weeks since I started doing this…which means that time is FLYING by. I feel like I say that every week/time I do a post, but seriously…

Anywho, onto loving the little things. It was a bit of a meh week, but this afternoon was AWESOME (see ‘watched…’), then my Mum suggested a Meadowhall trip next week, so woo!


I didn’t delve into the bookshelf this week, but on the way back from London on Monday evening I spotted this in the WHSmith at a service station…


I discovered Zoella randomly, and can’t believe that’s she’s practically the same age as me and seems to have done so much! I’d read a few articles about the book, and even though I knew it was probably a bit more of a teen thing, I still fancied reading it 🙂

Good, light-hearted, enjoyable romance coupled with the toils of teenagehood. I loved it and genuinely found myself getting excited at all the right bits. A fun and cute read.


Usually it’s TV that I think of here, but not today. Oh no, because today, I watched an owl display!! We did the Owl Babies story with the kids a couple of weeks ago, so the teachers organised for a man to come and visit with some of his owls. It was sooooo good. The owls were beautiful, we even got to hold and stroke them. The kids all loved it too, most of them stroked and held them, which was really great, I loved seeing some of their little faces light up. He talked about the different types of owl and where they usually live, and we looked at some old empty eggs and how they build their nests.

I was hoping I’d be able to share a photo of all of the beauties, but for whatever reason the email didn’t work so I only have this one…

IMG_1925 SO CUTE. Barn owls are my fave, and this is Ruby. She’s my new best friend and I want to bring her home with me.


Haha not much different from usual. I’m currently wearing running trousers, leggings, and waiting to put trackies on, as well as long sleeved top, t-shirt and another long sleeved top, plus a jumper, waiting to put on a hoodie, coat, scarf, hat and gloves. Why? I’m going to help my friend paint their house – they’re hoping to move in within the month, so it’s all hands on deck. Oh and there’s no heating plus open windows. And it is COLD. I’m already double socked and leggings under trousers for work, so who knows, maybe triple/quadruple layers will become the norm…?


Christmas carols! And lots of them. They’re on in the shops, on TV adverts, at school…it’s December though, so I suppose it’s allowed 🙂


Ooh we got a bit Christmas crafty this week. We have a few plans for pressies, and one involves baking and a jazzed up pringle tube. It’s Pinterest inspiration (Pin-spiration? Click here for the link…although it’s pretty self-explanatory based on the photo!), and I’m hoping to fill them with sugar cookies – an American Christmas tradition that I did last year as my sister-in-law’s American. They were YUM. Hopefully they will be this year 🙂


I just used normal wrapping paper and then some Christmas tape from Aldi (my fave). These are my testers so I tried a mixture…the red tape contrasts well with the gold paper, but it’s all pretty 🙂

I also got my knit on this week, so have started making this…


…couldn’t tell you what it is yet, but I’m knitting with two colours which is exciting!

And lastly…

We celebrated the life of the Mr’s Granny on Monday. It was, obviously, a sad time, especially as Phil’s Grandad is still alive and was truly truly devasted. He has Alzheimer’s, so the fact that he was fully aware of where he was and what was going on was an answer to prayer – he had the chance to truly grieve for his wife. You could argue that it’d be kinder if he didn’t know what was going on, but hopefully it will have allowed him some level of closure.

Despite the sadness, it was so wonderful to hear about Joy’s life and all the things she did. Even more wonderful was to be reminded of her “sure faith and certain hope” in Jesus, so we know that she is home with Him 🙂

Linking up with But Why Mummy Why, sharing the love of little things 🙂



6 thoughts on “Love the Little Things #7

  1. Not A Frumpy Mum

    Barn owls are beautiful, although I think my fave is the snowy owl. When I was at primary school we had a man come in every year to show us his bird photo slide show and my favorites were always the owls! xx

    1. Alice W Post author

      I was gutted they didn’t have a snowy owl, it would’ve been like meeting Hedwig from Harry Potter! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend 🙂 xx

    1. Alice W Post author

      We did it at school, the kids LOVE it. They all join in with ‘ “I want my mummy!”, said Bill’…it’s a shame no babies could come to the school (though I totally understand why), they would’ve been so soft 🙂 xx

  2. Clémentine@Ravacholle

    I do the exact same thing with the Pringles empty packagings haha!! You gotta love Pinterest for that! Also I love knitting (I’m a beginner) but I’m waiting to shop for some new yarn before getting more into it!

    1. Alice W Post author

      I’m a beginner too! I’ve asked for some yarn and patterns for Christmas, we’ll see how that goes. Hope you find some nice yarn to start some projects 🙂 xx


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