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My Little Bits Of Life #4

on Friday, 02 November 2012.

Here is what myself and my iPhone have been getting up to recently...



1. Persuaded Mr E to buy me, or rather let me buy, some nice winter boots from River Island/  I love them and have certainly got the wear out of them now the weather has gone cold.

2.  Feeling very lucky that my Mum owns a beauty salon- facials for free!

3.  Little gestures from my husband- like leaving a £10 on the steering wheel of my car in the morning with 'I Love You' written on it, so I could treat myself to lunch out with a friend.

4.  Loving my Grandma, ever since I was at university whenever I came home in the holidays she would make me a 'Red Cross Food Parcel' full of typical things students need- pasta, rice, ketchup, biscuits, wine (!) etc.  She has carried them on even though I am nearly 30 and every time we go for dinner we have a bag full of goodies to take home- this time it now includes bits for Mads and she always buys us nappies.  I think we need to tell her that perhaps it is best not to include Ketchup for a while!

5.  Comfort food when it is chilly outside- nothing better than snuggling on the sofa with a good old gammon steak and chips.

6.  Making Mr E a cake- malteasers are his favourite!

7.  A little note on my mirror in my bedroom reminding me of something every day.

8.  Quite possibly one of the yummiest things I have ever eaten.  In the little village where I grew up and where my Mums salon is there is a local pub and they make THE best Malteaser cheesecake.  My sister took me out for lunch the other day and I couldn't resist having a slice.

9.  Making memories for Mads- her 12-18 month photobook arrived- all 50 pages of it!  I take a lot of photos.  



My Little Bits Of Life #3

on Friday, 07 September 2012.

I started off the year with every intention to do the 366 project- however due to time uploading them each day I decided not to do them and instead do a post every once in a while all about 'My Little Bits Of Life.'

Here is what me and my iPhone have been up too recently.




1.  We are taking advantage of the occasional summer days we have been having and have been getting outdoors when we can.  Mads has the prettiest summer outfits that I will be sad to have to say goodbye  too- this one is a handmade one from my mother in law.  It is lovely.

2.  I have been enjoying the occasional night out with friends although it is not as exciting now I can't drink.  Although I have been making up for it by eating everything in sight.

3.  Which brings me on to number 3.  Curry is one of my favourite guilty pleasure dinners.  Larger portions now I am eating for two! ;)

4.  In the morning Mads comes into our bed and has her milk- she is still sleepy still and snuggles next to us and has her bottle, she holds our hands and is very affectionate.  That, and the evening when she goes to bed are my favourite times of the day with her as she is just so adorable.

5.  I am loving watching my bump grow- and am counting the days till my scan to make sure everything is ok in there.  I hate this limbo period.

6.  I have a very fashionable little girl, who has way more clothes than me!  I love dressing her in little outfits, and we are very lucky that people also seem to love to buy outfits for her too.  As you can see the wardrobe is practically overflowing.

7.  A new pressie from Grandma- after all every little girl needs a set of wheels to cruise in.  My Mum has a very large garden and it puffs us out as she likes to be pushed around it all the time.

8.  I am a big Bath fan and Mr E is very lovely and generally lets me have one in the evening while he gives Mads dinner- there is nothing better than a soak when you are tired at the end of the day.  Last time I was pregnant our water bills went up massively so lets hope they don't this time.

9.  Talking of Grandma and Grandpa's very big garden, they also have lots of random machinary.  Here are Mads and Daddy having fun in some sort of tractor thing- they went up and down the garden for a long time and Mads loved it.




Edit:  Each time I do a 'Little Bits Of Life' I get a couple of people say I should open it up as a linky, this time the lovely Helen has said she would want to participate as she also doesn't have time to do the 366 project anymore.  Therefore I have opened it up.  Feel free to grab the badge, and join in and show us the photos from your little bits of life.  I will probably do it once a month so join in if you wish!


My Little Bits Of Life #2

on Wednesday, 11 July 2012.

A while ago I decided that due to being such a busy bee I couldn't keep up my 366 project.  Not due to the fact I don't take photos, in fact I take lots of photos a day, but it is more the uploading them that got on top of me.  So I decided to do 'Little Bits Of Life'- a glimpse into the life of me and my iPhone.
1.  This weather we have been having is dreadful.  But one day in the last week or so myself and Mr E managed to dine outside on our new patio!
2.  My hubby made this wonderful chocolate and vanilla cheesecake with crunchy honeycomb base- it was so yummy.
3.  When I went to Brit Mums I was really lucky to be sponsored by Pink Lining.  They very kindly sent me their new luggage to take with me.  It is gorgeous and I got lots of attention about it, with one passer by even asking me on the street where I got it from!
4.  Blue, sparkly nails to try and make me feel in a summery mood.
5.  Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar- my absolute favourite.
6.  Mads giving baby a kiss- my little girl is so affectionate to everyone she meets.
7.  Trying on potential wedding dresses with Mads in H and M, I can't wait to do this with her when she is older.
8.  Helping Daddy water the garden- what a good little helper!
9.  Our new toy!

RIP 366...And Hello 'Little Bits Of Life.'

on Thursday, 07 June 2012.

At the start of this year I set myself a challenge.  Along with a few other bloggers I decided to take part in the 366 challenge, where I would take a photo a day for the whole year.  All guns blazing, I went in and even dedicated a tab on my taskbar for all my photos.

I can definitely say I have lived up to the challenge.  In fact that is the problem.  I traded in my old DSLR for a new one and since then my camera is never far behind me.  I have always been very snap happy, but now Mr E curses the day he ever gave in and let me buy a new camera.  I can quite easily say that I take far more than one photo a day- in fact I take lots, the only exception being work days where I doubt the inside of my grey office building would be very exciting.  I love preserving our memories.

I am so busy with work, being a mama, freelance work, blogging and ensuring I spend quality time with Mr E that I have been neglecting to post my photos daily- therefore I would spend ages on a Sunday adding the weeks photos.  Not fun.  But then I realised that they are very similar to My Week That Was posts- so I have decided that I am no longer going to faff around with uploading the photos.  RIP 366.

Instead, I had been thinking about all the many little details I take on my iPhone, and inspired by a post Bryony did recently saying about things that made her smile, I have decided to do a new mini blog series called 'Little Bits Of Life.'  Rather than post daily, every once in a while I am going to do a post on my life through my iphone.  After all, although my DSLR captures a lot, my iPhone captures the smallest details that may not warrant a post of their own.  I think I will enjoy doing this a lot more.  It may be once a week, once a fortnight, or even once a month- but it will be all about the little details in my life.   And don't worry I am still taking a zillion photos a day!

Here is the first of my 'Little Bits Of Life.'



1.  It all went quiet for a second and I found this carnage on my kitchen floor- biscuit thief!

2.  What can be better in life than a summer dress, and blowing bubbles with your Daddy on a nice warm evening?

3.  Playing kitchens- note her holding the dolly's hand.  Too cute!

4.  New shoes from Auntie Paula.  Toms inspired but with flowers.

5.  When we let her feed herself this is what happens.

6.  Summery brights- Mads is so bang on trend!

7.  Summer footwear- makes even a work day a little better.

8.  The three of us.  I love our little family.

9.  Glittery nails this week.





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