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Love The Little Things – Week 5

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I am sorry that I have missed the past 2 weeks of Love the Little Things. I was having a little holiday from blogging. But today I’m back, ready for action and linking up with But why mummy why for this week’s #littleloves:


I have mostly been catching up on my blog reading this week. I still never have the time to read or comment on all the blogs that I would like to. However, I recently discovered a new blog that I love.

Underneath the elephant is fabulous. The posts are sometimes funny and sometimes serious but always beautifully written. This tale about saying goodbye to a much loved but worn out piece of furniture almost had me in tears: Worn and torn, ‘so long’ the step-family friend



I”ve been watching the BBC drama “In the club”. It is about a group of pregnant women who meet in an ante-natal class and become close friends. It has a wonderful cast and has been written by the brilliant Kay Mellor. If you like compelling drama then I highly recommend it. However, if you are just about to give birth it is probably one to avoid! 


One of the things that has shocked me most about the way I parent is that I love baby wearing. My Lenny Lamb woven wrap has been our most useful baby purchase. It is also beautiful and allows me to have extra cuddles with my darling daughter.

The other day we travelled into London and I wore Little Miss H for the first time in months. I realised how much I’d missed wrapping her over the summer. As always she fell asleep pretty much as soon as she was in the wrap, which made the negotiation of trains and tubes much easier.

I really want to try and master carrying Little Miss on my back. I know that she would prefer this as she will be able to have a good nose at everything going on around her. All our practices at doing a back carry have failed. I am too clumsy and Little Miss is far too fidgety.

My only option is to invest in another form of carrier (such a shame?!). The  problem is that I am spoilt for choice. There are so many beautiful wraps and carriers out there that I am struggling to chose which one to buy. Dilemmas, dilemmas, dilemmas! 


I recently played Little Miss H one of my all time favourite tracks. We had a wonderful time singing and dancing wildly to Andy William’s “Can’t take my eyes off you”. Tuuunnneee.

We’ve also been listening to a lot of Kate Bush in honour of  her Hammersmith Apollo gigs. Her music is completely barmy but pure genius. This is one of my fave tracks.



I made the most amazing cookies in the world. They are quadruple chocolate morsels of gorgeous gooeyness. They were devoured by my yummy mummy friends and Mr H’s work colleagues. They officially ended my diet.

And lastly

Mr H is babysitting tomorrow so that I can go shopping to Bluewater. Thanks Mr H. I am a very lucky lady and I promise not to spend too much money. Hee hee hee!

Have you had a nice week? It was the last week of the summer holidays so I hope you did something fun. I’d love to hear all about it. 


Mrs H




  • Reply
    Mrs W
    March 29, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Just read this after seeing your link on Twitter and realised this was the week I had Baby E …so it was a very nice week for me indeed! A long and tough week with giving birth and all that brings but the week that will have forever changed my life for the better!

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    Anna-Marie mummyheartsyou
    September 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Oh your not too far from me! Ive a thing for Bluewater! Especially John Lewis and its Waitrose basement cake counter!! Yummy!! I am watching In The Club too, I love Kay Mellor, she is fab and all her programmes are great!

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    Morgana Butwhymummywhy
    September 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I miss baby wearing so much! I used to pop E in a sling to do all our little errands like going to the shop and doing the nursery run with her sister. There’s so much more choice of wraps now though, gutted I won’t get the chance to try them out! Hope you a fun and successful shopping trip! xx

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    August 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I love baby wearing my 18 month old, I have a boba 3G but am after a Tula as they are so pretty!! I am very jealous of your toddler free shopping trip! Hope you had a lovely time! Becky x

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      Mrs H
      September 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Hello. Thanks so much for visiting my little blog. I love baby wearing too and I really need to buy myself a soft structured carrier so that I can carry Little Miss H on my back. I have been looking at buying the toddle size Lenny Lamb ergonomic baby carriers. They look brilliant. I especially love the caffe latte lace – it is beautiful! I had a lovely time on my shopping trip, thanks. I managed to buy a lovely dress for the wedding we are going to at the weekend. It was a completely successful shopping mission. I hope you’re having a great week and I can’t wait to read you #littleloves on Friday. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    A Little Londoner
    August 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I baby wore and still do, it’s great!! Oh wow I want to watch The Club, I met my best mummy friends through my NCT ante natal classes,19 months on we are still just as close.x

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      Mrs H
      August 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Hi. It is lovely to see you here. Baby wearing is brilliant but it is definitely something I didn’t expect to embrace as a mum. I am actually really excited about buying a soft structured carrier so that I can wear her on my back. It will be perfect for holidays and days out. You should watch “In the club”. I think you would really enjoy it. I had a wonderful NCT gang and met my closest mummy friends in a post-natal group at a local children’s centre. I don’t think I could cope without their love and support. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Jenny Ripatti-Taylor
    August 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Baby wearing is so great. I really really wish my two would have let me do it. Neither wanted snuggled that close or long. I was sad. Oh enjoy your shopping time without child in tow. Spoil yourself! Sounds amazing. Great #littleloves

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      Mrs H
      August 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Jenny. Thanks for popping by. I LOVE baby wearing. But some babies don’t like it. Little Miss loved it when she was younger but she is now a bit too wriggly. That is why I plan to buy a carrier that I can wear on back. It will be easier to put on and will mean that she can be as nosey or wriggly as she likes. See you soon. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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