little loves 2019 | june edition

It’s the end of the month and Its Fri-yay, which means a Little Loves round up. I will be honest, I can’t quitebeliev we are at the end of June already. I completely forgot and still thought I had at least another week to compile this months Little Loves!

We have made the most of June, with birthdays, days out, school residential and family time. Its flown by! Does anyone else think its just whizzed by?

Without too much waffling, here is my Little Loves for the month of June.

Read

I did so well last month in buying a selection of books, this month has been pretty slow on the reading. I’ve just got lost with it and life in general has got in the way. I must try harder next month! 

Watched 

Love Island – Ok, this may not be everyone’s cup or tea but June was the month Love Island hit our screens and I can say I am hooked. There is something about it that makes you want to switch back on each night. Anyone else hooked? 

Killing Eve – it’s back and it’s sooo good! Vilenielle is bloody brilliant and I love her. She is so quirky and funny. Jodie Cormer is amazing! I’ve not watched all the episodes yet, think I am on episode 3 so still a few to watch. But it’s started of well. 

A Year to Save My Life: George McGavin and Melanoma – This was a really interesting documentary. I can totally relate to the first 4 minutes of the opening titles as its something I have done so many times. After being diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of malignant melanoma – acral lentiginous melanoma – television presenter and biologist Dr George McGavin embarks on a highly emotional and deeply personal journey as he goes through treatment for his cancer. George’s treatment is targeted drug therapy, using drugs approved for use by the NHS only weeks before his diagnosis.

Heard

This month I heard that Gracie and the rest of her school dance group came first in a competition they were entered into. This was amazing to hear. We were entered in with 10 other schools and we won gold! Super proud mum moment. 

Gracie has had quite a month, I heard all the ins and outs of her puberty talk, which was very enlightening to say the least! Lots of questions were asked and I hope I was honest and open with her. Pretty shocked with the extent of what they actually go in to. She has taken it really well and to be honest isn’t fazed by it. 

A few songs I’ve heard this month and I won’t lie, I’m loving

Little Mix – Bouce Back

Taylor swift – You Need to Calm Down

I have also listened to quite a few podcasts two that I have been really enjoying are Giovanna Fletchers  and Chris and Rosie Ramsey. Totally loving both.

Wore

It’s been a real funny month weather wise. One week we are basking in 25 degree heat and then we are back in the low teens. It’s been a chop and change kind of month for clothes. Jeans one minute, shorts the next. One thing that definitely has stayed out are the sandals!

I did however purchase a few new summer bits and excited to wear them this weekend. I’ve ventured into the dress and skirts. I bought two lovely skirts and a really rather lovely dress. Will try and get some pictures!

Made

I’ve been really conscious of the food I am cooking at the moment. I am really enjoying making meals from scratch, rather than the easiness of jars. I’ve attempted a chilli this month which went down really well with Gracie, if you have followed me for a while then you will know how I struggle to get her to eat anything!

Henry turned eight this month and I did my bit by making him a cake. It’s become a tradition to make one and I like the challenge if I’m honest. I’m no master baker but I give it a good try. Henry loves it, so that’s all that matters! 

Gracie made whole heap of memories. She was packed off on her year five residential this month. It was only for three day, which was bearable! I missed her like crazy, but she had wonderful time and comeback full of excitement about all the things she did. Didn’t take her long to get back into the mode of grumpy pre-teen though!

And lastly 

A few weeks ago I had a long hard look at myself and decided I needed to change. I eat terribly and my diet consists of sugar, sugar and more sugar. It go to the point where I was visiting the bakery at least 4 times a week. I have had a massive overhaul and cut out a hefty amount of my sugar intake. I’ve cut right back and lost a whopping 8lb in just under a week.

It got me thinking about my figure in general. I spotted on Donna’s stories (genuineplacebo) some workout apps and I downloaded all 6 of the 30 day challenges. I am 6 days in and I’ve surprised myself, I feel so much better and although I find them hard and literally have to push myself through some, I can 100% say already I have noticed that teeny bit of difference, nothing major but if I carry on I know it will make a change. This massive overhaul is all in aid of me walking 27 miles! (I managed 9.5 miles at the weekend, aiming for 11 this weekend!!) I’m going to be in best shape possible to get me round!

I am looking forward to seeing you all link up! Have a wonderful month ahead.

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3 Comments

  1. June 28, 2019 / 20:23

    Well done to you for the health kick – is that an Apple watch? I love it! I also love the footwear – it’s great being in this heat isnt it?

    • Anna-Marie
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      June 29, 2019 / 10:43

      Thank you! Been a bit of an adjustment if I’m honest! Yes, it’s an Apple Watch, best purchase I’ve ever made. I love it. xx

  2. July 3, 2019 / 11:23

    Wow isn’t it amazing what just cutting down on sugar can do! I’ve been the same recently, not watching what I eat at all and I can feel the muffin top returning! I’m so with you on how fast June has zipped by. I’m loving Love Island as well though 😉

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