Vinyl, Autumn Picture Books & Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake #LittleLoves

Friday, September 09, 2016

We've had a really lovely week. I had some holiday booked, so only spent one day in the office, meaning lots of one on one time with my gorgeous little boy. His music lessons have started again after the easter break, we've been swimming twice and to the park more times than I can count. It's been so nice to just relax a bit and enjoy the simple things.

This is what my week has looked like:

I'm a bit of a bookworm, and have always enjoyed reading, so assumed that I would read regularly with Zach from the word go. However, we never instated a "bed time routine" and whilst we do read together it never became a daily occurrence like I thought it would. It's been something I've felt guilty about for months, so this week I've finally started reading with Zach every evening before we put him to bed. Of course we've been reading lots of autumnal books because I just can't get enough of everything seasonal.


As I've spent so much time with Zach this week I've really been watching him play and interact with others. Seeing him almost every day means that sometimes I don't notice the changes he's making, but this week I realised just how grown up he is. He is brilliant at climbing at the park, he loves to colour with his crayons,  he's learnt to sit nicely during his music class and he's so much better at sharing. This age has to be my favourite so far!


I've really been getting into some Autumnal baking this week, and have made not one but two cinnamon apple bundt cakes. It was both Jono's mum's and my mum's birthdays this week, so I decided to make them one each and I have to say they were delicious! I might even make another one to take to work next week.


Flip flops, because it has been seriously hot! As much the weather is lovely, I am still longing for some cooler, more autumnal weather. Although I should probably just make the most of the beautiful warm weather while it lasts!


This week we've gone a little retro in our house and have been listening to records on our new turntable! I was sent it to review, so keep an eye out for that post coming soon, and I have been really enjoying it so far - although our vinyl collection is somewhat limited at the moment. I really want to get a copy of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac as that is both mine and Jono's favourite album of all time. 


I can't finish this post without mentioning that my new sofa arrived this week. I am so excited that it is finally here, although currently we also still have our old sofa and armchairs in the living room too which means things are a little cramped! After spending the last few weeks redecorating the living room it is finally coming together and I am so happy with the space.


  1. Sounds like you have been busy and how exciting for a new living room. Hope we get a tour soon???? Great kiddo books to recommend I need to get my kids some new ones too. We have been reading the same ones forever. That cake looks delicious!!!! Popping over from #littleloves

    1. Thank you Jenny! We love the books - it's so nice to have something seasonal! xx

  2. Love the fact that you've had some Z and Mummy time. That cake looks delicious - I wish I had the time and patience to bake more, I'm not very good at it though. I need to get a couple of Autumnal books for Parker now I've seen yours - he loves reading before bed at the moment xx

    1. Oh me too Stacie! Haha yes you do need to get some - I am such a bad influence! xx

  3. Love those Autumn books, I think I need to get some for our collection! It's amazing watching them grow and learn isn't it, and it definitely sounds like you had a lovely week with Zach xx

  4. Oh my goodness that bundt cake looks awesome, and apple and cinnamon is my absolute favourite! YUM!
    That turntable is beautiful, I feel like I need to have it... even though I don't own any records! haha xx

    1. It is so good! I felt like that - we don't have many, need to grow our collection haha! xx

  5. I love your Little Loves this week, that bundt cake looks amazing and I am very jealous of your record player. It's so pretty!
    I'm with you on being totally ready for Autumn now, I'm ready for black tights and jumpers and I can't wait to get my boots out of storage. xxx


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