Friday 10 February 2017

#LITTLELOVES: Parenting for Idiots, homemade granola and Iceland

I've not joined in with this linky before, but it seemed like the perfect way to capture little moments throughout the week that I don't want to forget. As we approach life with two children I want to be able to look back at my life now and remember all of the small things that were enjoyed.

As Easter and Isabella's birthday are getting nearer I have been digging out all of the old Spring Good Food magazines to browse and be inspired. This week nap time has been all about having a cup of tea (or homemade banana milkshake in this case), sweet treat and all the food magazines to browse in peace. I'm such a food geek and it has reminded me how much I loved having a Good Food subscription, must add it to my birthday list!
Parenting for Idiots on Channel 4 has been my favourite watch this week, if you haven't seen it and you're a parent then you must catch up. It has me quite literally laughing out loud on many occasions because lets be honest, parenting is one funny old experience! It's essentially a range of celebrities talking about their funny experiences of parenting, including exploding nappies, nits, injuries, sibling arguments, faking illness to get out of going to school etc.

This week Isabella had a settling in report from nursery (she moved up to the next room a few months ago) and it made me burst with pride, while the quotes they'd written in her way of speaking were just adorable. As I was reading them I could just hear her saying them like that! Here are some of my favourites from the report:
'What doin?'
'Der my wellies'
'Bella wellies'
I had forgotten how much I love homemade granola and Isabella's a big fan too, so this week we made a batch. It's seriously easy and quick to make and can be kept in an airtight container for a good while too. For this granola I mixed porridge oats, pistachios, cashews, almonds, pecans and coconut with a splash of maple syrup. Baked for 5 minutes in the oven, then added in dried tropical fruits, raisins and cranberries and baked for a further 2 minutes. It catches quickly, so you have to keep a close eye on it!
Stripy long-sleeved tops. I lived in these during my last pregnancy and they're back out with this one. I love being able to wear tighter tops while being pregnant, as they're usually avoided at all costs. You can see some of my stripy top collection each week on my pregnancy update posts, there are plenty of them. I did just get an email about an extra 10% off the ASOS sale, so more maternity clothes may be purchased very soon.

This week we've been getting ready for our first family holiday abroad to Iceland! There have been many warm layers bought, snow boots, bobble hats, gloves, travel size toiletries, in-flight entertainment for Isabella and tickets to the Blue Lagoon. I can't believe we're actually going to be brave and fly with a toddler. I am nervous, but mostly excited to discover Iceland and the natural beauty it has to offer.
What have been your #LittleLoves this week?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x

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  1. Oh how exciting! Iceland is definitely on my travel wish list, hopefully sooner rather than later!

  2. Sounds like you've had a fab week! Iceland will be so exciting! We traveled to Greece in the summer with our toddler and decided to use one of our bags simply for toys for the plane! A little travel sized pot from The Works of plasticine with little cutters was a big hit, and stickers! Have a great time!

  3. Wow Iceland is on my travel list. We watched and laughed along to parenting for idiots too. The nursery report is adorable. I has far too many stripy maternity tops too. #littleloves

  4. Wow Iceland is on my travel list. We watched and laughed along to parenting for idiots too. The nursery report is adorable. I has far too many stripy maternity tops too. #littleloves

  5. Ah a trip to Iceland sounds brilliant - I've got my fingers crossed the flight goes well! I basically live in stripes haha, that pink is a gorgeous shade. Have a lovely week :) xx

  6. Love ASOS for maternity clothes. So jealous that you're heading to Iceland - I'm sure the journey will be absolutely fine. Enjoy your week xx

  7. Rather jealous of your trip to Iceland - have an amazing time! I was thinking of making my own granola, might give your recipe a try, it looks delcious. Have a great week!

  8. It sounds like youve had a good week, enjoy your trip to Iceland i bet its amazing! #littleloves

  9. Sounds like a great week. I loved wearing tight tops during pregnancy too, they are banished now of course 😂 I'll have to check out the Parenting for Idiots program. Sounds good for a laugh. Have a great trip x

  10. How very exciting Iceland and will definitely be reading parenting for idiots I think that's me at times super post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  11. Ah I wanted to watch parenting for idiots, but I totally forgot! Loving the look of the granola. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  12. Oh I'd love to go to Iceland! My in laws went recently and absolutely loved it. I'm going to have to watch that Parenting for Idiots programme you mentioned, it sounds hilarious. Thanks for linking up with Little Loves, have a great week x

  13. Oh welcome to #littleloves it's a lovely linky and a great support community too. I have done it for years. Loving your bump makes me so broody. I will have to check out Parenting for Idiots that sounds hilarious. Hope you had a great weekend.

  14. My sister and I are off to Iceland next month and I'm so excited. Can't wait to read what you are getting up to x #littleloves


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