Family time, leopard print & short weeks #Littleloves

Last weekend we escaped to Whitby for three days and despite it being blooming freezing and only really seeing the sun shine on our first day we had a gorgeous few days of uninterrupted family time. Precious time together which feels really precious this week after leaving George in sports clubs or with Nanny and returning to being an adult. I always feel like this when it’s the school holidays, hopefully we’ve got the balance right this year – even so I do wish I could take every day with him. I don’t mean to moan, I know that working full-time is partly my choice – I just feel sad that I can’t spend more down time with him. That said we always make the most of the time we spend together, whether its a quiet day together doing ordinary things as we did on Tuesday or on big adventures exploring new places.

We had a truly wonderful three days exploring Whitby, so much so that I thought I’d write a little post about the things we got up to. Do look out for it if you fancy a snoop, I hope to have it live in the coming days. Even though this was the second time we have visited the Pods and surrounding area we managed to visit new places which added to the fun, I even made a little video that I’ll be adding to the post as well. I hope to make more of them as our adventures go throughout the year, such lovely memories even if just for me to look back on.

And so, grab a cuppa and have a little read of this week’s little loves…


I saw this book in a bookstore and couldn’t resist, I haven’t read a book about fashion in such a long time. Generally its just my RedMag or Vogue so to dive into a book feels like a lovely treat. I haven’t managed to read many pages but I am certainly excited to have a little read over the weekend. She has had a lifelong love affair with clothes and fashion, The Way We Wore is a heart-warming account of that love affair – I love the party frocks.



We have binge watched yet another series on Netflix – Seven Seconds. Hard hitting from the very first episode which didn’t get any easier to watch but a really great series if that makes sense. An American police drama is how I would describe it. I had hoped it would have ended differently but I can see now that that is the reality in that community which is incredibly sad. I am all for people standing together but on this occasion and many more it was wrong to do so, so very wrong. What did we do before we got a TV that allowed us to watch Netflix? In all seriousness we’d be lost or maybe we’d talk to each other more *inserts smiley face*. We have also watched In The Long Run directed by Idris Elba. Mr H has been laughing out loud, it is definitely an easy watch with a few giggles along the way.


I stumbled across a ‘Throwback Thursday’ playlist on Spotify and couldn’t resist having a little listen as I pulled this post together. Hey Ya! Love that song, so many on there had me nodding along and singing a very out of tune song to.


We made our way around Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes – a tenuous link I know but in all seriousness we haven’t made anything photo worthy to share with you this week. I managed to grab our monthly me and mine photos as we arrived in Whitby which I’m so happy about. They’re some of my favourites, so relaxed and calm. On Friday we explored Whitby as well as a local pub to hide away from the rain. On Saturday we ventured over to Falling Foss, Robin Hood’s Bay and found a great cafe to have some lunch in – the boys loved the Juke Box. And then on Sunday after adoring the higgledy piggledy streets in Robin Hood’s Bay we ventured over to Staithes which Mr H had researched. I am amazed by how many local spots there are to explore around the pods we stay in, it really is such a great spot.



My new favourite – a Leopard print scarf and my pink blazer. I’m not sure I will tire of the pink blazer if truth be told. Once this scarf arrived from Zara last weekend I was desperately waiting for a day to test it out. On Tuesday it was just George and I, the sun shone and so I thought why not. Can you believe we didn’t need to wear our winter coats, it was a real weather day treat. I was hopeful that might have been the weather moving forward but the cold seems to have returned as do the grey skies. I really do hope they re appear soon.


And lastly…

Its another long weekend for me and the same again next weekend, how amazing will a three day week be next week? Brilliant that’s for sure. I’m just sad that Mr H can’t spend more time with us. Dam you holiday allowance and being totally unfair to working parents who have to cover so many holidays and quite simply cannot do so. On a positive note we are off to Darwin Forrest next weekend for a little family break as part of a blog collaboration we agreed to last year – feels like its been a long time coming for sure. And, this time we get to take our furry baby on his first holiday, I am so excited for that and the hot tub! Alf truly deserves this little trip after his ongoing battle with cancer, I really hope he enjoys all the treats we have planned for him. I’ll also be celebrating my blogs 4th birthday next weekend with a bottle of Prosecco and maybe a cupcake! Have a great weekend little loves crew.

I have added this post to Morgana’s Little Loves over on her blog Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat.



  1. 6th April 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Sounds like you had such a great time in Whitby and lovely lovely snaps to go with it. Love that outfit pink and leopard you minx pull it off perfectly. Oh a good fashion book is always a great treat. Enjoy it. Sounds like you have had a wonderful easter half term this time. Happy weekend ahead. #littleloves

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th April 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Oh we did, such fun – I love Whitby and so glad we went back for a second time. x

  2. 7th April 2018 / 7:50 am

    We just finished Seven Seconds last night. What a tense and brilliantly acted drama. It had me shouting at the tv so much and like you I was frustrated by the ended but as you said this is the reality for so many.
    I loved following your stay in whitby last weekend. It’s a place we’ve not been to before – we really need to change that! Xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th April 2018 / 8:24 pm

      You would adore Whitby, beautiful coastal town x

  3. 8th April 2018 / 10:54 am

    I love your scarf and I’m not surprised you love that pink blazer.
    Have a lovely time away xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th April 2018 / 8:22 pm

      Seems the scarf is very popular, I love it so much. x

  4. 8th April 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I love that pink blazer on you it, makes me yearn for spring. I really thought it was coming at the end of the week, but sadly no. I hope you have a lovely time in Darwin Forest and look forward to hearing all about it.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th April 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much, its a favourite here too. I think Spring keeps teasing us with its presence

  5. 8th April 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I love your scarf !! I am looking into booking one of those little pods myself after loving seeing all your little adventures last week. Trying to juggle family life and work is tough isnt it especially in the school holidays. Enjoy your weekend away next week l look forward to seeing how you get on xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      12th April 2018 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you, its definitely a favourite here. Oh you won’t be disappointed, the pods are a real treat and a great spot x

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