A Little Bit Lately #13

October 9, 2014



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 am currently reading a whole lot of nothing! I just can’t seem to get into the swing of it at the moment, there is nothing that I’m particularly desperate to read and when I do try sit down it never holds my attention. I feel like I need a really good book to get back into reading regularly, all recommendations welcome!


A lot of television, I love Autumn TV! There is something nice about cosying up on the sofa in the darker evenings, you can light candles put the fairy lights on and just relax. I love all the shows that start this time of year; Great British Bake Off, Strictly Come Dancing, Downton Abbey…I can just switch off and watch them which is perfect and my husband secretly loves them too I’m sure. We supplement the mindless TV with Netflix, we MUST finish Breaking Bad this month and I really want to start American Horror Story; I’ve heard good things!

Listening To

We went to see Frank Turner last month which was so good. We used to go to see live music all the time but now it is a rare treat so I always say ‘that was my favourite gig’ when we come out but really I’ve just forgotten a lot of who we’ve seen! We’ve seen him a couple of times before but I really liked this gig because it was in a small venue and the crowd was amazing. Such a great night. Also loving listening to Royal Blood so much so that I bought an actual, real CD, I still like having the disc rather than just a download.


Every year is the same, I just love Autumn. It is without a doubt my most favourite time of year and I really like October. Me and my husband had our first date in October, many, many years ago and we got married on that same day four years ago. We had the most amazing crisp day even though it was the end of October and this time of year always reminds me of that. Even when the weather is bad I love staying in with hot chocolates and pyjamas on, it’s a great excuse to do nothing for the day. Not quite as relaxing with three little ones whizzing around but they’ll soon get the hang of it…I hope.

Thinking About

How fast this year has gone. I can’t believe I am already planning Christmas get togethers and present shopping. Every year the ladies in my family meet up for a meal and a few drinks for Christmas, so we’ve just booked in a date for that. Last year we did it early in November (when I could still get about as I was heavily pregnant with the twins). This year I will enjoy a good catch up and a few glasses of wine! It seems to strange to think at this time last year I was pregnant, in fact we were even preparing baby bits as they always thought I would go into labour early. In some ways I remember it like it was yesterday; I remember the feeling of being pregnant, the endless hospital appointments, the kicks in the night. In other ways it feels like a lifetime ago and I look at our very mobile twins in amazement at how much has changed over this last year. I am also incredibly excited about Christmas, every January I am so ready for it to be over but still this time every year I can’t help but look forward to it. I am lingering over Christmas decorations in the shops and picking up gift guides, trying to keep calm at least until next month.

A few of my Instagram snaps from this month.


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  • Notmyyearoff

    I love Aurumn TV too. They just need to put Mr Selfridge back on now and I’ll be blissfully happy on a weekend 🙂 love your pics. The twins have really grown.

    October 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They do seem to have shot up all of a sudden, yet another thing making me wonder where this year has gone?!

      October 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    I love autumn TV, too – can’t get enough of SCD! The year has flown by, and I’m thinking Christmas now, too. Gorgeous photos, and I really love that one at the bottom right of the twins 🙂 x

    October 12, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Jocelyn, I am obsessed with SCD too, it may never be cool but I just love it and Lucas is starting to get into it this year too (when we watch it on catch up) which I just love x

      October 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Tina

    American Horror Story is so good!

    October 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm Reply
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