Aimee Horton

#LittleLoves – Not the best of weeks.

Jun
03

In the last week, we have been in hospital three times, for three separate reasons and people – but the first two paled in comparison to thinking that Theo might have meningitis, or one of the many other things that spin through your head when you are sitting in a hospital waiting room with a poorly child.

He hasn’t got any of them though, and at around 9pm, after a day filled with amazing doctors and nurses looking after us, we were allowed to come home. I have never felt more relieved or grateful for coming into my house to noise and mess.

Therefore, I think that after the week we’ve just had, it’s important for me to join in with this weeks #LittleLoves – a reminder that every day, even when something is not going well, there is always something to be positive for.

Excuse the lack of photos in some of them!

Read

It’s not been a good week for relaxing with a book, but yesterday at times, I took advantage of my kindle app on my phone. After finishing The Missing by C L Taylor, I am about a third of the way through The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell. I wasn’t sure it was going to make it past my three chapter rule, but actually it’s drawn me in which I’m relieved about, I would hate to hate a Lisa Jewell book!

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Watched

We had a hiatus of shitness on Sunday, when we went to a friends birthday BBQ. I spent the afternoon watching people laugh in the sunshine, and these monkeys enjoying some time out together.

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Made

GIN. Obvs. (Bloom Gin, Slimline Tonic and Strawberries)

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I’ve also made a gorgeous recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Superfood cookbook. Indian Roasted Cauliflower. YUM.

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Wore

I can’t actually remember.

Heard

I’m currently listening to The Girls by Lisa Jewell (I bloody love Lisa Jewell) on audiobook, whether I’m driving about or unable to sleep audiobooks are a lifesaver, although this one is so interesting I’m not sure it’s helping me fall back to sleep!

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And Lastly…

They say things happen in threes, so hopefully my three is done and dusted. PMA is the way forward, so today and the next week are going to be awesome. Otherwise I’m setting Larry on them!
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Little Loves

Feb
26

This week has been busy.

I’ve started a new contract which means I’m in an actual office instead of at home working as and when I want! For more than five years I’ve had the total freedom to pick and choose my own days (give or take a few bits obviously) and the responsibility of fitting my contracting and writing was mine. But the thing with working from home for that long, is it can be quite suffocating, so even though I am writing Dottie every evening and at the weekends, I’ve actually become more motivated! I’m relishing being in an office with people. Plus you know, I needed new shoes.

READ

Let’s skip this one shall we…

WATCHED

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Man. Am I the only person who loves Benidorm as much I do? I JUST LOVE IT! It’s silly, it’s ridiculous, but it’s just good old fashioned british comedy, with spot on observations.

MADE

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 09.58.21I’ve made my husband start decorating our kitchen/dining/day room area. It’s nothing major, just in need of a bit of a spruce up. It’s only taken a year of convincing. We started off with him saying it was fine, then that maybe the ‘feature wall’ could be updated, and in the end he’s finally come round and agreed we’ll paint the entire room. Mainly because the paint was reduced to £10 a pot! I will let you know when it’s done!!

WORE

Like I said… I’ve been in the office so not just jeans this week! Most photos taken without makeup and hair done so excuse the general untidiness of the room.

Oh and the general mess!

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HEARD

I can’t run. This makes me grumpy. So I have to do SOMETHING. Therefore Larry and I have started doing the 30 day shred (I say Larry is doing it, he did part of day 1, the second day he just watched and today I haven’t done yet!) so I am hearing “YOU CAN’T PHONE THAT IN!” and “IF YOU WANT RESULTS YOU GOTTA WORK HARRRDDD” “LOOK AT ANITA!” Every.Single.Day.

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AND LASTLY…

I posted this on Instagram the other day. 

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Everyday I see something on my instagram feed or facebook, or twitter, that reminds me how amazing my mummy friends – real life and virtual – are. No matter what they’re doing, SAH, WFH, WFO, they’re working their socks off to fit everything in. It’s knackering being a mummies, it’s filled with daily guilt and of course frustrations when THEY JUST WON’T GET BLOODY DRESSED FOR SCHOOL. 

So for #FizzFriday I’m raising a glass to all mummy’s who just keep going.

Little Loves at Half Term

Feb
19

How is half term nearly over? As I sit here, the children are on a playdate while I am supposed to be working. Part of me is thinking “hey who needs to catch up on work this week when I have the chance to lie on the sofa and catch up on some TV and books.

Like I say, the week has flown by, and here’s why.

Read

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OH MY GOD. AMANDA JENNINGS! *gushes* I have loved both of Amanda’s previous books, but the minute I opened In Her Wake I knew it was going to be special. I’ve not had as much chance to read it as I’d like this week, but I may have hidden in the bathroom a few times shouting “shhh” through the door so I could grab a few pages!

Watched

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NO. WORDS. THERE ARE NO WORDS.

MADE

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They kids have driven me mad this week. I think we’ve just been too busy. However, yesterday we finally got a chill day. We chilled out at my mum’s, watching TV, eating Jam Tarts and most importantly making dens. There’s nothing like a good den, and it’s even more special when it’s made out of the blankets I used to make my own dens from when I was a little monkey.

Wore

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Like I say, some might say I have a problem, I say I just embrace the things I love. I got my gorgeous leopard dress from Warehouse in the sale (£10 BAYBAY!) and the scarf I’ve had forever. I may have had to use it as a blanket over the winter as it’s blooming cold!

Heard

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Noise. A. Lot. Of. Noise. And mostly I don’t mind, I mean, it’s nice to have time together. But SOMETIMES I must admit, my head was ready to explode by bed time! Luckily for all the squealing, loudness, stroppiness, thundering about and whining, the noise of these monsters laughing makes up for it every time. Nearly.

AND LASTLY.

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It could just be a few sunny (albeit blooming freezing) mornings, it could be the fact that we haven’t had chance to stop…and probably won’t until July, or it could be a MIRACLE, but suddenly dragging myself up in the morning hasn’t felt so bad. 

Usually it is either UP > RUN > SHOWER > DRESS > GO GO GO or UP > SHOWER > DRESS > GO GO GO. It’s amazing what a cup of tea and five minutes to gather your thoughts does for your frame of mind and motivation. Let’s hope I can continue on!