OK, OK, I know we’re almost a third of the way through May already (and I’m always late with these posts) but I’ve only just got round to writing this post about my likes and loves from April. It was a super busy month for us with lots of trips away which meant lots of things for me to like!
I’m still doing well with my goal to read 12 books in 2018. Since last month’s #LittleLoves post I finished reading The Way Back Home by Freya North. I still maintain it wasn’t my favourite of her books but I did get into it more as it went on. I also read The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – it was an uncomfortable read at times but I find the subject so interesting. The book is actually based on the recollections of a survivor of Auschwitz but it written as if it is a novel. Like I said, it’s not always easy reading but I would definitely recommend it.
I finally finished working my way through all the previous seasons of Grey’s Anatomy so I’m now on to the newest series. I’ve been enjoying the new series of Britain’s Got Talent for the last few weeks too. I also record it to watch later though so I can fast forward through the adverts and any boring acts that are on!
The other thing I’ve been watching lots of lately is Instagram Stories, I’ve even been doing some of my own when I remember. If you’re not already then you can follow me here and see what I get up to.
I haven’t been listening to anything new this month but on my long drives to and from Somerset for The Retreat I put a load of albums that I hadn’t listened to for a while into a playlist. I was enjoying a lot of old Tim Minchin stuff that I used to listen to all the time (in the pre-kids days), and also belting out some musicals tunes too – it’s the only way I can stay awake on long drives sometimes!
I made Mars Bar rice crispie cake with Gabe while Toby was at school the other week. It’s so quick and easy to make, and yummy too. It was nice to do some baking just with Gabe too – I used to bake with Toby a lot when he was Gabe’s age but I don’t often get to do it just with my littlest so it was good to make the effort.
I got a fab hoody from The Retreat so I was wearing that a lot, and I also got my Saltwater sandals out for the first time this year. I love them so much, I really want another pair but I don’t think I can justify the price for the amount I’d get to wear them.
As much as I love my boys, it was fab to have a whole weekend away at the Flea Retreat. And although I was working my socks off and didn’t get much time for relaxation it was great to get away and do something that made me feel like me again, instead of just being Mummy. And I did get to see this sunrise and do some yoga so there was a bit of time for me too.
Oh, and I also got to drive everyone around in a massive minibus so that was fun too!