A Little Bit Lately #16

May 16, 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!

My lovely friend Vicki from Let’s Talk Beauty picked me up a copy of Mollie Makes Blogging magazine which I am super excited about. Just so lovely to pick up and read a few snippets of for inspiration and I’m really glad I’ve finally got my hands on one!


Games of Thrones, obviously, me and my husband love it. I’ve also started watching Once Upon A Time on Netflix which isn’t amazing but I am so addicted! I can’t stop watching it and I keep trying to explain what is going on to my husband but he just looks at me in disbelief. It does sound a little strange when I say it out loud but it is a good bit of escapism and easy to watch so I like it!

Listening To

It’s kind of sad that I sometime struggle with this one. Music used to be such a massive part of my life, I was so passionate about bands and live music and I would just sit in my room listening to albums over and over again. Now the only time I really pay attention to music is in the car and as I don’t have one in the week it doesn’t happen that often


This last month I have been to a couple of blogging conferences and I’ve just loved meeting up with other bloggers. I think I’m getting to the stage now were there isn’t always a lot of new information I gain from these meet-ups but getting to chat to other bloggers has been the most inspiring thing. It’s not even that we constantly talk blogging, I feel like I know them so well through reading their blogs that we can talk about anything. I am constantly overwhelmed by the support the blogging community offers and the way we can all come together to offer advice, encouragement and sometimes sadly empathise with a blogging friend. I’ve been blogging for a while now but over the last year I’ve met some people who have become real friends and I truly do appreciate and love that.

Thinking About

I really wish there were a few more hours in that time between the children going up to bed and my own bedtime. There is so much I want to get done within that short space of time and I’m not very good at staying up too late either so I try and cram as much in as I can. I’m trying to set aside a couple of nights for exercise too; I went swimming this week and it was brutal which made me realise that I really need to get my fitness up. My arms ache so much and I didn’t even do that much. I put out a post this month about my weight loss journey and it was a little bit of a scary one for me because it was so personal. It sounds silly now but I didn’t sleep very well the night before because I was so worried about it and I needn’t have been. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone who has commented or tweeted me about it, it really does mean so much to me! Anyway, now I have lost the weight I do want to concentrate on toning and fitness. Yoga is the next thing I want to try out; I have never done it before but I like the idea of carving out an hour just to relax, clear my mind and hopefully stay fit at the same time. Watch this space on that one!


Some bits of life lately over on my Instagram.

A Little Bit Lately Hayley From Home


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  • Morna

    I know what you mean about music. I used to be obsessed. Now I put on the radio at the weekend and my kids are singing along to songs I have never heard! It does make me feel sad- maybe I’m just past that stage in my life.

    May 16, 2015 at 8:12 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know, I do wonder if I will get it back when I have more time but I guess things do change. I have no idea who is even on the radio and I most definitely couldn’t sing along 🙂

      May 18, 2015 at 8:55 pm Reply
  • Donna

    Blimey your photos are ALL about blogging! Loving it! So sad that I missed the conferences and I know exactly what you mean about music – I can hardly think of what I’ve been listening to either x

    May 16, 2015 at 11:09 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ha, I’m starting to regret putting that heading in as every month I think the same! Maybe it will come back soon! I really hope to see you at a blogging conference soon Donna, would love to meet you! xx

      May 18, 2015 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    I feel like you’ve written my ‘life lately’ post for me. As you know, I’m a bit the same as you re blogging conferences. The generic information doesn’t suit me anymore, I need specifics 🙂 How amazing is Game of Thrones?! I just can’t get enough of it (and Jon Snow). We’ve just started watching Parks and Recreation too which is so, so funny. Re music, do you have iPlayer on the TV? We tend to watch the Radio 1 Live Lounge while we’re making dinner or having breakfast. It’s a nice way to keep up without having the radio on x

    May 18, 2015 at 7:53 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That is such a good idea Rachel! I used to love the Live Lounge too, will try and get into the habit of listening again. My brother loves Parks and Recreation and is always telling me to watch it but my husband isn’t as fussed on those kind of comedies so I’ll have to get the tv to myself! Ahh Game of Thrones is good this year…lots of Jon Snow (please don’t let him die!!) xx

      May 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Horrible tv shows are my guilty pleasure. As long as it’s not a reality show, I will watch it any day. I watched Once Upon A Time on Netflix too! I usually watch these crappy shows while I’m on my computer or doing laundry. It’s great noise haha.

    May 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    What a lovely post! And lovely photographs too. I’m the same..music doesn’t really feature much for me anymore! However I grab snippets here and there when I can. Loving Game of Thrones too! Each week we’re excited to watch! I agree with you on the blogging conferences – not a huge amount of new knowledge gained, but amazing to see so many faces and give people a big hug!! Jess x

    May 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I love knowing it’s Game of Thrones night because it’s the only show we stop everything for and just sit and watch…very rare! So good this year too xx

      May 21, 2015 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Kat | Beau Twins

    What a great list huni. I miss watching Game Of Thrones – I need a sofa marathon day I think. Not watched once upon a time. May have to check it out. You are doing so well with your weight loss gorgeous. Looking absolutely beautiful. Hopefully I’ll get to meet you at a blogging event soon – would love to meet you. Xxx

    May 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I would so love to meet you too Kat, hopefully we will manage it this year!! Once Upon A Time is pretty good if you just want to switch off for an hour xxx

      May 21, 2015 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Catherine @pushingthemoon

    Lovely list. I too don’t listen to music as much as I used to, although I have recently started to get back into it. I have the radio on everyday from 7am until my husband gets home though – mainly to have another adult voice in the background, rather than just mine and the kiddies. xxx

    May 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ha, that’s a good idea! I try to put the radio on sometimes but I can’t usually hear it over the din. I could do with one in the kitchen so I could escape with a cup of tea 🙂 xx

      May 21, 2015 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Mini Travellers

    could have sworn I had commented on this yesterday, I am with you completely on John Snow. Wow. This is a lovely compilation and still think your weight loss post was fab. You look amazing.

    May 20, 2015 at 7:10 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks so much Karen! Oh Jon Snow does make me happy every Monday night 🙂 xx

      May 21, 2015 at 8:49 am Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    Was so great catching up at BlogON! I am the same with Once upon a time, I started explaining to the other half and sounded a bit bonkers at first 🙂 Luckily he started watching it with me and we’re on Season 4 now and haven’t watched it in a few weeks. Must rectify that 😉

    May 22, 2015 at 10:29 am Reply
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