A Little Bit Lately #16

March 31, 2015


A Little Bit Lately

Please read my first A Little Bit Lately post to find out what these are all about, although I’m sure you get the idea. These have been inspired by Sometimes Sweet’s Currently posts so check her out if you like it!

I’m keeping up with my 2015 reading challenge and have managed to read much more than I usually would. I’m really enjoying making grab a book and get lost in it again. I’ve just finished Gone Girl; it isn’t the type of book I’d usually go for but I enjoyed it. I was totally hooked and finished it in a couple of days, it was one of those that you read a few pages of while you’re stood in the kitchen making a brew. I’d heard a few people say the ending was disappointing and I must admit it wasn’t how I wanted it to end but I understand why it happened that way. I really want to see the film now!


Me and my husband are watching the last series of Game of Thrones again ready for the new series, very excited about it starting up again but also always wondering about who is going to die next! I wasn’t very well last week and was stuck in bed but the silver lining was I did catch up on some of my favourite shows, Nashville and The Good Wife. I also watched Pitch Perfect; I’ve been wanting to watch that for so long and I loved it, I could watch it all over again now. It’s funny though that I thought it would be lovely to spend a day in bed, peaceful and quiet but when it actually happens it is just really boring and I missed my boys.

Listening To

We went to see Dropkick Murphy’s last week, we’ve seen them several times live and they are always great. My mum got us the tickets for Christmas, complete with her babysitting services so it was lovely to spend the evening out together. I love seeing live music even though I must admit that it is an effort to go out now and I’m sure everyone is getting taller, I couldn’t see a thing the whole way through. I saw more of the gig through people’s phones than I could myself!


Loving chai tea and sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon, it’s so good and satisfies my sweet cravings. I’m loving seeing Boo toddle around the house, he suddenly appears in the kitchen grinning. I’m loving catch ups with old friends and making plans for family days out, loving making lists of the places I want us to visit and finally getting National Trust membership so we can get out more. Loving the thought of summer, looking at all the summer clothes in the shops and planning some cute little outfits for my boys.

Thinking About

I’m on a massive de-cluttering spree around the house, I think being stuck in bed looking at everything has made me a bit frenzied! As soon as I was better I started a clear out, there is so much in our house we don’t use or even remember it is there. I always feel better for sorting through everything but I still find it hard to part with the baby clothes, especially the ones that were Lucas’ too. I keep a few special ones but everything else I try to bag up quickly before I can get too sentimental and end up keeping it. Isn’t it weird that we can get so attached to these things? So many are just cheap slogan t-shirts or little shorts but they remind me of so much. I found a whole load of Lucas’ old things that need washing ready for the twins this summer and it almost makes my heart ache! I can remember him wearing them for playing in the garden or at the park. I can still remember dressing him in them and the feeling of how cute he looked then, it was the first summer he was in proper little toddler clothes and I can shut my eyes and remember everything about him at that age. All of a sudden he seems so much older, so different, and it seems to have happened when I wasn’t looking. It makes me sad and happy all at once.


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  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    I’ve still got all our baby clothes in the loft, I don’t know if we are ‘done’ having babies yet, but there’s just something in me that can’t bear to part with them! x

    March 31, 2015 at 3:17 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh don’t say that, I’m bad enough getting rid of them as it is! I would love another but I know we can’t unless we win the lottery, then I guess it doesn’t matter if I’ve kept the clothes or not! xx

      April 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Loved Gone Girl and I thought the ending was actually quite fitting. Not how I thought it would end but I love that it surprises you in a twisted way, my favorite way to end a book haha. I need to see the movie too! I wonder if they kept the ending the same 🙂

    April 1, 2015 at 4:23 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was fitting, I can totally see why she did it, it just bugged me, haha! I must watch the film soon 🙂

      April 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    I read Game of Thrones and couldn’t really concentrate on the rest of the post, sorry 😉 I’m beyond excited about the start of the new series. We save each episode for the weekend and then have a treat night and a couple of beers. Yep, sadly, that’s the highlight of my social life now x

    April 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Haha! I think you were my first twitter Game of Thrones buddy, I always think of you when the new series starts or whenever Jon Snow pops up 🙂 Sounds like a perfect social life if you ask me xx

      April 8, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    I have failed miserably with my 2015 reading challenge. I started with such good intentions & it all went to pot by Feb. I need to get back on it. I have so many books waiting in the wings to read

    April 3, 2015 at 2:17 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      You need a bit of time and space to read in!! When you have a cosy reading corner you’ll be flying through them again xx

      April 8, 2015 at 9:05 pm Reply

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