A Little Bit Lately #15

January 21, 2015


A Little Bit Lately Jan

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’ve started my reading challenge, A Year In Books for 2015 and have already read two books before the end of January, hooray!! I’ll write more about them at the end of the month but I read The Observations and The Miniaturist. I’ve been trying to make more time before I go to sleep to read a few chapters. I often get to bed and can easily spend half an hour on my phone; I’m sure it is much better for my mind to read instead so that is what I’ve been making an effort to do. Simple but effective!


We FINALLY finished Breaking Bad, I can’t believe we made it to the end without any spoilers! It was brilliant and left a void so asking around on twitter we decided on Peaky Blinders which I am just loving! We are about the start the second series and I just can’t get enough, it is beautifully filmed and well acted with a great soundtrack; I would highly recommend it. Also very pleased new series of Brooklyn 99 is out, never fails to make me laugh.

Listening To

My husband bought me the new Foo Fighters album for Christmas so that has been going on a loop. It is a great album, I’ve really loved their last few after a spell when I could take it or leave it. It feels like they are just really enjoying making music again. Now I need to find the time to watch the Sonic Highways documentary.


I’ve been in a bit of a grump this month so I’m trying to think what I’ve been loving the most and it has to be Pinterest. I’ve always liked it but it has been the perfect bit of escapism for me at such a dismal point of the year. I’m pinning ideas to decorate our living room which I hope to do this year, new haircuts as I’m thinking of having a big chop in Febraury (eek!), there is always cake and inspiring quotes, lots of ideas for the boys bedrooms and a whole load of other things to make me smile. I’m so addicted at the moment, what do you love to pin? I’ve even got my husband using it; it is a big deal for him to accept a new form of social media, even if he only uses it to pin pictures of beards and pocket watches!

Thinking About

Spring…please hurry up! January has got to be the worst month and every year I just seem to dislike it more and more. I can’t motivate myself, I feel really tired, I’m fed up of being stuck in because it’s too cold for the children; I like to think I’m quite positive most of the time but this has definitely been a month for moping! I have decided I need to buy myself some spring flowers like tulips to cheer myself and remind myself spring will soon be here!

A few of my Instagram snaps from this month.



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  • Lauren

    I’ve seen so many people mention The Miniaturist. After reading the description for it I’m not sure it’s my kind of thing but kind of want to find out what the fuss is about.
    Breaking Bad is another one that I’ve heard so much about and never seen. Must fix that.
    Love this post by the way xx

    January 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Lauren, The Miniaturist is great but I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first. It is kind of bleak and uplifting at the same time, I guess it is how you take it. You must watch Breaking Bad, it is so good but it took us forever to watch it all! xx

      January 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    Yes January is getting a bit tedious now isn’t it. Spring will be here before we know it! Lovely photos and lots going on with you! We’ve got into Game of Thrones and I haven’t looked up since! Amazing 🙂 Jess xx

    January 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Ooh Game of Thrones is the best, I can’t wait for the new season this spring! Another reason to look forward to spring, the return of Jon Snow 🙂 xx

      January 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Loved Breaking Bad! And I have Peaky Blinders on my list to watch!

    January 22, 2015 at 2:16 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I think you will really like Peaky Blinder Tina, it is so good we are completely hooked!

      January 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm Reply
  • Katie @mummydaddyme

    We still haven’t finished Breaking Bad- we had a break over Christmas and then haven’t got back into it properly yet. We are in the middle of a random one, have you seen The Vampire Diaries? It’s a bit of a teen show but we are both absolutely hooked. Although I am hooked more, Mr E just goes along with it really. 😉

    January 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Yes! I love the Vampire Diaries but my husband won’t watch any of that girly stuff, I have to sneak it on while I’m working although I think he secretly enjoyed Gossip Girl 🙂 I only watched first couple of series of Vampire Diaries so should get back into that! It took us forever to finish Breaking Bad even though we both loved it, felt good to finish a series! xx

      January 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Reply

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