A Little Bit Lately #27

September 21, 2016


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 did a little update of the books I’d read over summer a few weeks ago and even if I didn’t read as may as I thought I enjoyed all the ones I got through. Right now I’m reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and it’s so strange, not at all what I thought it would be but weirdly engrossing. I’m also part way through The Light Between Oceans and I’m not sure about it at all, at first I loved it but then it takes a turn. I’ll be so upset if it doesn’t have a good ending because I love the way it’s written and I want to love the story.


I’m hoping I can get some of my life back now I’ve finally made my way to the end of Gilmore Girls, all ready for the new episodes in November! We watched quite a few films over summer, caught up with the ones I’ve been meaning to watch for years like The Fault In Our Stars which I loved but sobbed through the last hour of the film. It’s so sad I’m not sure I could ever watch it again, the same goes for the book. We are also making our way through season two of Narcos which we both love and of course Great British Bake Off is back. I’m not sure it will ever be the same when it moves away from the BBC so this series is extra special!


My boys have become obsessed with Beat Bugs on Netflix which features loads of Beatles music all sang by famous singers. It’s so funny hearing them playing outside bursting into a chorus of I Am The Walrus. We’ve been playing them some more of the songs on Spotify and we have a few Beatles records that we put on for them to have a dance to.


This time of year it’s always the same thing, I will never get tired of Autumn. I think for so many now it feels like a fresh start, a creative and productive time of the year, probably harking back to our own back to school days. There is something about this season that calms me, maybe because we naturally enjoy the simple things more. I treated myself to The Little Book of Hygge after buying it for a friend so I’m looking forward to embracing the Danish way of doing things, especially if it involves eating pastries.


A couple of weeks ago now we had to take Lucas for an eye test as they didn’t get through the one in school properly. They found out that he is slightly short-sighted and he is now the proud owner of some Star Wars glasses. He has been such a star wearing them and I think it’s amazing how it isn’t even an issue now. My eyesight is pretty bad and I had glasses when I was his age but I remember hiding them in my tray at school and the teacher always had to ask me to put them on. I hated wearing them as a child and I’m so glad that Lucas doesn’t feel like that. They look so cool on him and he was so excited to show his friends at school the next day, he was telling everyone, ‘I’ve got new glasses’ So many people took the time to tell him how good they looked and now it feels like he’s always had them. With his new haircut and glasses I sometimes have a hard time spotting him on the playground, like he’s grown up overnight!

Some bits of life lately over on my Instagram 


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  • Notmyyearoff

    I reallllly want the light between the oceans to have a good ending too. I’ve seen the trailer to the movie and I think there’s going to be good, although heartwrenching. Lucas looks so cute with his glasses, they suit him so much! 🙂

    September 21, 2016 at 7:31 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’ve finished the book of The Light Between Oceans now and the ending is fine but the whole thing is just SO sad, I’m not sure even Michael Fassbender will tempt me to watch it in the cinema as I will embarrass myself crying, I watched the trailer too and it does look like a beautiful film xx

      September 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Vicki

    I love that its almost Autumn & I can’t wait to make my home all Hygge. I feel I am going to embrace that way of life and enjoy every minute of being warm and snug at home. I love Lucas’ new glasses and think he looks adorable in them.

    September 21, 2016 at 9:21 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I’m so pleased with how well he’s taken to them, they do suit him 🙂 Enjoy getting Hygge, I can’t wait either!

      September 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Stacie

    I love Autumn too! I’ve heard lots of people mention the Hygge book, I picked it up in Tesco the other day but put it back as I didn’t think I ‘needed’ it. Might see if my library has it! I read LBO a few years ago and loved it, but my goodness was it sad!
    Love the style of this post Hayley, would you mind if I used it as inspiration for my own? xx

    September 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Not at all, please go ahead, I’d love to read it. I borrowed it from someone else too 🙂 I finished LBO and my gosh it was intense, I’m not sure I’m up to watching the film. I got my hygge book from tesco, I know what you mean though not really a book you need but it is actually quite an interesting read, some cool stuff in there xx

      September 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm Reply

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