Vinegar Girl, Daffodils and Feeling Grateful #LittleLoves

I’m  hoping this is the last time I’ll say this for a while, but last weekend was yet another weekend of jobs around the house! Then evenings this week were also taken up with some last minute cleaning before the house was photographed yesterday to go on the market today. You can read more on our Bittersweet Home Makeover here. Being so busy at the weekend has left me feeling pretty tired this week but there have still been little things I’ve been enjoying so here are this week’s Little Loves.

This week I…


I made a trip to the library last week and have made the effort to read before bed instead of being on my phone. I started with Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, which is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (which I must admit I’ve never read!). I’m really enjoying it so far and am finding it easy to read, which is great for getting me back into the habit of reading after slowing down a lot towards the end of last year. Its not exactly a ‘can’t put it down page turner’, well at least not yet, but its a nice story with interesting characters.


I’ve also been reading and loving The Goblin Child blog. If you haven’t come across them before, Amber and Kirsty are a two-mum family with two sets of twins aged 2 and 6 months! I’ve loved reading about their family this week and their photos are stunning.


A list of all of the things I was grateful for in January. This was one of my resolutions for this year and I’m so pleased I’ve kept it up for the month.


I’ve also made a fish pie and apple and strawberry crumbles, the first being Slimming World friendly, the last two not so much! Its all about balance though right?!?



Daffodils opening, does this mean Spring is on the way?



Just scruffy clothes for working around the house and my usual work clothes, also pretty scruffy due to being exposed to 30 4-5 year olds on a daily basis!


A little girl in my class sing Ed Sheeran’s Castle on a Hill (well the first verse and chorus anyway), word perfect and so in tune. It was really beautiful and I may have shed a little tear. It made me fall in love with the song and I have been playing it on repeat ever since.

I also heard that my teaching assistant will be leaving school after half term. I knew it was coming but she’ll be going sooner than I expected. We work so well together and have made a great team over the last two and half years, as well as becoming great friends, I’ll miss her lots and school just wont be the same without her. I’m feeling pretty sad about it and also worried for things changing next half term. Good job I have good friends at work to look after me!

And lastly…

We are so ready for a weekend relaxing at home so that is just what we have planned. I’m looking forward to reading, blogging and catching up on TV and appreciating our super organised and tidy house!

I hope you all have a good week. I’m linking up with the lovely Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat for this week’s #LittleLoves and am looking forward to reading about what everyone else has been loving this week too.

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat
Thanks for popping by,
Kimberley x
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15 thoughts on “Vinegar Girl, Daffodils and Feeling Grateful #LittleLoves

  1. Finding new books at the library is always nice, and trying to read before bed instead of being electronics is something I’m currently working on. I hope you continue to enjoy this read. Loved your list January list of things you’re grateful for – I’m sure that’ll be a lovely thing to look back on.

    I hope you have a nice, relaxed weekend.

  2. Love the idea of recording things you’re grateful for each day. #littleloves helps me to focus on things I enjoy each week, but I love your idea of writing down something each day. Might help stop me being such a miserable old cow! Such a shame your teaching assistant is leaving. My little one must be in the same year you teach and his TA left recently and despite only having her there for one term the kids all still miss her. Your crumbles look gorgeous. I could seriously eat a whole one with a spoon right now (am on a diet). Have a lovely weekend relaxing x

  3. Oh I feel your pain on the home makeover – we’re in the middle of selling and about to repaint because we keep getting comments about the decor so all our beautiful beloved colours are going to be covered with off white on Monday 🙁

  4. I also love reading The Goblin Child! Such a beautiful blog. Love the idea of posting everything that you’ve been grateful for – might have to start doing that myself as I try to keep a list each day (it mostly involves food haha). Those crumbles look delicious! Sorry to hear your TA is leaving, hopefully you’ll gain another that you can form a friendship with. Hope you’re having a great weekend! #LittleLoves

  5. Oh man, crumble is my weakness. I could easily eat a whole batch of it in one sitting!
    Making a list of everything you’re grateful for each month is a lovely idea. xx

  6. Oh Daffodils-yes i’ve spotted some coming up in the garden it must be nearly spring! That crumble looks so yummy i can almost taste it. What a lovely idea to write a gratitude list-im going to head over to read now, hope you had a relaxing weekend x

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