As I sit here to plan this #littleloves post, I’m thinking back on my week and it seems such a long time so much more than 7 days. Last Friday we were enjoying our Butlins break, then we were back at home for New Year and now I’ve already done 3 days back at work!
Since being back at work, I’ve settled each evening with Susan Calman’s Cheer Up Love. It’s an autobiography with a strong narrative on depression. I’m enjoying it, in parts it reminds me of Matt Haig’s Reasons to be Alive but there is more on Susan’s life too and stories we can all relate to.
Our children love Butlins, especially the Skyline Gang and Rainbow the dog. This week I’ve watched lots of shows at Butlins not simply watching what’s on the stage but my children’s reactions too. Its lovely to see how happy and involved they are, Butlins will always be our happy place.
This week I’ve seen lot of references to Gretchen Rubin’s 18 in 2018 and I’ve made my list here https://seasidesparkles.net/2017/12/30/a-new-little-project-18for2018/ I’m excited by this little project and am looking forward to my new adventures.
Despite this being mid-winter I seem to have been outside a lot this week, my Fitbit steps show this too. Its been a week of woolly hats and scarves and wearing my new bag from White Stuff. I love the bright colour which brings a pop of colour to my dark clothes.
After reading about Gretchen Rubin, I found her Happier podcasts online and have been listening to them non stop since. It’s a great podcast and one I would readily recommend.
January is a fresh start and I like focusing on our home this month. The decorations are down and I am looking for new ways to make the house sparkle. It’s my day off today and unusually I’m looking forward to sorting out the children’s bedrooms and just making the house tidy and organised.
Happy new year to Morgana and all the #littleloves posse.
10 thoughts on “Cheer up Love, 18 for 2018 and the Skyline Gang #littleloves”
I love the Gretchen Rubin podcasts, I’ve been listening to them for a couple of years now so inspiring. There’s nothing better than a good sort out after Christmas, I’ve just had a huge declutter so I’m moving on to deep cleaning next. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves
I’ve never heard of Gretchen Rubin – perhaps I need to put it on a podcast list that I must try to listen to in 2018. Happy new year
I have started on the great January declutter today after taking the tree down, it’s so good for the soul isn’t it. Ah I loved going to Butlins when the kids were little, sounds as if you have had a lovely time over Christmas and New Year #littleloves x
Yes there’s something very satisfying with a good clear out. I took 3 big bags to the charity shop yesterday. Have a good week x
Sounds like you had a lovely time at Butlins. I’ve never been! Love a January declutter, I’ve done a few donation bags already. Hope your return to work was okay. Enjoy your weekend xx
I had never been to Butlins before the children but it’s great for a short break. The decluttering is going well. Hope your work is going well x
I love a good new year sort out! I’m feeling ruthless this year.
I always think Butlins looks fab, really need to take the monkey
I think a good sort out does us all good, life feels more in control. Butlins is well worth a visit.
I’ve never heard of Gretchin Rubin but just googled and I fancy reading The Happiness Project now! I love anything that promotes positivity! Love that bag! Happy new year! x #littleloves
It’s a good read and her podcasts are great.