Summer So Far…

How’ve you been?
If you are on school holidays I hope you are bearing up OK. (It has rained pretty much non-stop for us this week. I’m hanging in there, but am spending far too much time seeking solace in caffeine and
I’m kidding. Of course I’m kidding. πŸ˜‰ )

The past week has been a busy one for us. I really am relishing having my little three at home again, and am especially thankful for long Summer breaks and the chance to spend time with them properly.
The lazy mornings haven’t really panned out as yet though. That’ll teach me to check the start times of Summerschemes before I agree to them.
FYI, 8.20am is WAY too early to be leaving the house in July.
Mr Noah is at Computer Camp this week, and learning how to take over the world from a laptop or something. The girls and I are touring local coffee shops and trying to stay dry in the face of torrential downpours.
I’m signing myself up for Computer Camp next year! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, some pictures of our adventures so far if you’d like to see…








We had the best evening at the Lidl Tall Ships event last week. It neatly coincided with our wedding anniversary (twelve years! I can’t believe it!) so Mr M and I made a night of it and headed into town for dinner at Home after. It was one of those nights where you start off being a little apprehensive, and then it actually becomes one of the greatest.

Very thankful for great opportunities like this, and great blog friends to share it with. (Not to mention this man who supports me always!)





And Peonies! I’m such a cliché, but, I mean!





The team at Sanctuary Spa commissioned the most beautiful Merci Maman bracelets for all their resident writers and I received mine last week. I just love it, and am so looking forward to wearing it this Summer (it has my name on the back too!) Equally thrilled with my personalised beach bag and all the gorgeous holiday prep goodies as well. It still blows my mind that companies such as this are just so thoughtful. I’ve been overwhelmed lately by their generosity. Opening surprise parcels never gets old! πŸ™‚







We threw a garden party for my dad’s 60th birthday, this weekend just past, and it was a really lovely afternoon of family and good weather and three varieties of scone for afternoon tea (because they are the only thing I can really make, so I go all out πŸ˜‰ )
I think he enjoyed it anyway. Happy Birthday Dad, we love you lots!








And this little lot.  I scored big time when I got given them, I truly did.

We are off on holidays this weekend, but I’ve a few more things to share on Little Loves before we go. Maybe see you Friday for that?

I hope you’re having a great week so far!
E x










  1. July 7, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Your blog is such a delight, Em. I love every post. You never fail to make me smile and even when I’m having the most miserable of days (today has been dreadful!), I feel much more positive having stopped by to read what you’ve been up to x
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  2. July 7, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    ‘And this little lot. I scored big time when I got given them, I truly did.’ – You have the most beautiful family, I am sure they feel exactly the same!
    That tall ship event looks phenomenal! Happy summer lovely x
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  3. July 8, 2015 / 6:35 am

    It looks like you have been having a gorgeous summer so far… and you’re making me very excited for when preschool breaks up in a couple of weeks and we can start our summer properly too. That garden party looks beautiful, what a lovely thing to do for your dad’s birthday. x
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  4. July 8, 2015 / 9:35 am

    What a lovely summer you are having-isn’t it great when there isn’t the same rush to get everyone out for school but I agree-some clubs mean getting up and out earlier than school!
    Enjoy those coffee shops x

  5. July 8, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Beautiful pictures from your Dad’s party, I bet you had an amazing day. We break up on Thursday and am already looking for ways to make sure we are entertained. Have a wonderful holiday! xx
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  6. July 8, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Oh you gorgeous lot. Sounds busy but lovely. Loving that Noah is at computer camp, I’ll teach him how to code in September πŸ˜‰ I’m sure the rain will just make you appreciate your holidays all the more xx PS where the devil do you get peonies from? I cannot find them ANYWHERE

  7. July 9, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Such beautiful photos Emma, I’m sure your dad loved the party! You are such a gorgeous colour in the Tall Ships pic I feel the need to go self tan immediately! πŸ˜‰


  8. July 9, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    A wonderfully happy read as always. Yay! Sorry to hear about the rain but hey, at least you’re not doing homework and going to yet another school performance. I’m so over it all! Enjoy your holiday Emma, if I’m not here before you go πŸ™‚ x
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  9. July 9, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I feel your early morning pain-our two big girls have been doin 8 consecutive days of swimming lessons-I know it’ll be worth it, but roll on 11.30 tomorrow!! Garden party looked so much fun

  10. July 11, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Such a smiley, happy little space! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in newborn/preschool stuff, so haven’t stopped by for a while… But coming back tonight reads me why I love your blog, Emma! And now I can’t wait for our summer to begin on Wednesday either!
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  11. July 13, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Aaah so lovely Emma! You’ve been having such a time of celebration β€” it’s so heartwarming to see πŸ™‚ Happy anniversary, once again, to you and your boy and happy birthday to your dad! You’re such a beautiful family!

    And I’m a clichΓ© too β€” I LOVE those Peonies πŸ™‚ xx

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  12. July 23, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Wow the ships look amazing what a fab night! Glad you had fun celebrating
    The bracelet is stunning-lucky devil x

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