Books, Film, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Manic Pixie Dream Girls, Peppa Pig and Ed Sheeran sing-alongs #LittleLoves

It’s been another one of those weird weeks where the weather was gorgeous all weekend so I was able to frolic in the son with Jenson and then when my working ‘week’ started (sorry not sorry) I was in bed every night with Jenson with no evenings to myself. I find it easier to cope with if I resign myself to that at the start of the week so it’s not all bad. Here’s a look at what I’ve been loving this week.

Read: I’ve started on some titles I won in a blog giveaway around Christmas time. First up is I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil, mainly because I love films with MPDGs. Although now I love the characters less because they’re so anti-feminist, existing within a story just to serve the male lead and without a real plot of their own. How did I not notice that before?! I love young adult books and read them shamelessly. Definitely give this one a go, especially if you’re a bit of a film geek.

i'm not your manic pixie dream girl by gretchen mcneil

Watched: Jenson had his first cinema trip before the age of two – I’m pretty impressed with that! I took him to see the Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience with a friend and her daughter. He’s such a fidget arse that he didn’t sit still until the end credits. Fortunately there was only one other mother and child there and they were happy to make friends with him. I also saw Me Before You on Netflix. I didn’t find it as hard-hitting as the book but Sam Claflin is rather dreamy.

Heard: Jenson has had Ed Sheeran’s Divide on pretty much since release; he’s forever scrolling through my phone and bringing videos up on YouTube. He’s also sort of started singing along – he copies the ‘mmmm’ in Shape of You and beat boxes to the drum intro to Dive. Super cute!

Made: Pancakes! I had an epic lazy day (by my post-baby standards) last Friday and made super-scrummy blueberry and lemon pancakes. I might have added too much clotted cream…

blueberry and lemon pancakes

Wore: What is this weather doing? As soon as the nice weather hits I’m all about skater dresses and leggings but the weekend lulls me into a false sense of security and I’m left freezing my ass off at the bus stop on the way to work.

And lastly: I’m on annual leave next week! I’ve got a few exciting things lined up, including having my dad over for dinner and taking Jenson to the zoo and aquarium. I might fit in my first Jelberts of the season too. Fingers crossed for some lie-ins!

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat

10 thoughts on “Manic Pixie Dream Girls, Peppa Pig and Ed Sheeran sing-alongs #LittleLoves”

  1. Mmm those pancakes look gorgeous, we were on holiday last week and the children loved having pancakes every day for breakfast, I think I may have to make some at home on a day which isn’t Shrove Tuesday. My two are a little older now and the cinema is becoming a more pleasurable activity, I love being able to sit down and relax for a couple of hours, it took a few years to get to here though. You have made me get nostalgic about Peppa, we used to watch it all the time and I can’t remember the last time I watched it now.

  2. I really wanted to go to see Peppa Pig with Evie! She’s never been to the cinema and it looks like a great experience. Jenson sounds so cute. It sounds like he’s going to be a huge Ed Sheeran fan. Those pancakes look so delicious too! Very jealous. I’m like you this week. The sun is lulling me outside in clothes that definitely don’t match how warm it really is. Made lots of mishaps this week and ended up being freezing cold! xx

  3. Hmm pancakes, they look super yummy. I know what you mean about the weather, lasts weeks sunshine seems like it was dream with the cold and rain making a comeback. I was thinking about taking Olivia to see the Peppa Pig experience, she’s 23 months and such a fidget though i don’t know if it would be worth it. I can just imagine her starting to very loudly protests ‘no’ part the way through as she wants the channel changed.

    1. It’s hard when you’ve got a fidget bum cos it can put you off taking them places and then you both miss out. Jenson surprised me the other day by sitting still in a restaurant for an hour! He’s 22 months if it helps.

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