Centre Parcs, Favourite Blogs and a Little Bit of Sun #little loves

The end of another week and almost the end of January. Can you believe that Christmas was only a month ago? My husband has been working from home most of the week so I have managed to get out of the school run, which has been a real treat!!

Here are my #littleloves


I watched the film One Day, I have seen it before and also read the book but it never fails to make me cry.

We had our annual trip to Centre Parcs and I have watched my girls have the best time. Harri took part in a mini trekkers activity and Meme went on the climbing wall – both such brave girls!

climbing wall
Meme tackling the climbing wall
My mini trekker
My mini trekker


I have read some of my favourite blogs. Dear Bean and Beany wrote a really moving and brave post on postnatal depression, which I am sure that many people can identify with.

I have also been reading one of my old posts ‘it’s ok’ – whilst I loved going to Centre Parcs with my family it definitely was tough. Alfie was so unsettled and I barely slept – by Sunday night I was an emotional wreck. I tried to hold it together in front of people but I guess, just like my post says, it’s ok to accept you are struggling at times – it’s not a sign of weakness it’s a sign I’m human. I need to remember to take my own advice.


My coat brrr – it’s been a cold one this week. My husband bought me a lovely warm coat at Christmas and I haven’t had it off my back!



Apart from a lot of chatter from my girls, not a lot. I have been a bit of a hermit since having Alfie, I am just really enjoying our time at home together and, after the upset from him in Centre Parcs, I think he must be enjoying staying at home too.


Progress – we have finally sorted out the girls room (blog post coming soon!). We have so many toys it was a mess and we could never find anything. We have got rid of lots and it is finally starting to look a bit more organised. I am not sure how long it will stay like that though.

Inspired wallpaper
We are in love with our Inspired Wallpaper

And lastly…

We booked our flights for our holiday to Spain in the Summer – I am not sure if going abroad with 3 young children is a little crazy but I am already looking forward to a little bit of sunshine.

How has your week been?


13 thoughts on “Centre Parcs, Favourite Blogs and a Little Bit of Sun #little loves

  1. I totally agree, sometimes you’ve just got to admit that you’re struggling, and that in itself can be a relief from it all. Looks like the girls had a great time adventuring at Centre Parcs, and how exciting with the summer holiday booked… Something to look forward to.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. Oh, it’s a shame your trip to Center Parcs ended with you so tired. Looks like the girls loved it though. And as you say, it’s definitely OK to accept that you’re struggling – I think it’s the only thing that’ll help it get better. Exciting about the holiday though! I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Have a lovely weekend! #LittleLoves

  3. Yay to avoiding the school run – my partner has been off for a few months so I’ve been lucky enough to avoid leaving the house at 7am for what seems like ages, although he’s starting his new job next week so it’ll be back to early mornings for me again.

    The girls looked like they had fun exploring at Center Parcs. Fingers crossed your little one is a bit more settled by the time your trip to Spain comes around x

  4. Oh I’m sorry Center Parcs was hard going, I totally understand what you mean though, it can be so hard with little ones, there’s just no time for you. I still haven’t watched One Day, I didn’t like the book and thought the ending was rubbish so I’m not sure I’d like the film and can’t bring myself to watch it.

  5. Going abroad with any age children is crazy but essential! We all need sunshine. I bet you can’t wait 🙂 Oh the sleep deprivation can be such a killer kind it? It totally saps you of any kind of sanity I think. I hope you get more sleep this weekend. Centreparcs looked fun for your girls though, just great for a family break. xx

  6. This is my first visit to your blog – I had to check it out as I have a Mimi too (spelt slightly differently, obvs!). I think sometimes that January is a month for hunkering down and being with your people, so being a bit of a hermit sounds ideal. Hooray for booking a summer holiday though – something lovely for you to look forward to 🙂

  7. This is my first visit to your blog – I had to check it out as I have a Mimi too (spelt differently though, obvs!). I think that sometimes January is the month for hunkering down and being with our people, so being a bit of a hermit sounds ideal. Hooray for booking a summer holiday – something lovely to look forward to 🙂

  8. Oh we love center parcs sounds like you all had such a great time. Always good to book summer holidays for something to look forward to. Sounds like you have made the most of January Hope you had a lovely wekeend #littleloves

  9. We haven’t been Centre Parcs as a family, I do hope to one day. I know what you mean about needing some sunshine, we are so glad to have booked our trip for August. I love your coat and wow how brave are the girls. I hope you’re having a good week. Commenting on behalf of Morgana and myself x

  10. Love the wallpaper in your girls room, it’s so fun. I love One Day, I’ve read the book but only seen half the film. Your coat looks so lovely and cosy. xx

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