Lovely Things #17 – August 2016


Lovely Things

Welcome to August’s Lovely Things. July seemed to have gone past so fast, I think perhaps it didn’t help as my husband was away for two weeks of it with work, as I think time flies when he is not here as I am so busy. Despite coming back from holiday at the beginning of the month we have had some lovely days, including a visit to the beach and Logan’s last day at pre-school.

Sport’s Day and Logan’s Last Day at Pre-School

July saw Logan’s pre school Sport’s Day and last day at pre school. Just last week I wrote about how I felt he was growing up too fast and my feelings and emotions around that. But I am also so, so proud of my son. This year he did so well at sport’s day, particularly the sack race. And after two year’s at pre-school it is time for him to move on to his next adventure, with ‘big school’ looming in September. We will have wonderful memories of these years and hopefully set strong foundations for his future. Below is a picture of him on his last day.

Logan last day of pre school

A Day Trip to West Wittering

Just over a week ago, making the most of the heatwave we were having, my group of NCT friends and I decided to head down to the beach together. I’ve made such lovely friends through my NCT and will always be grateful for that. We went to West Wittering, it was my first time there, which was about an hour and a half drive from us. The weather was glorious and the children had such a wonderful day playing together in the sand and sea we really couldn’t asked for better. We had such a fabulous time.

A New Car

Super exciting we put a deposit on a brand new, never been owned by anyone else before car. This is something we have never done before. I think the newest car we have ever bought was 6 months / a year old. It was a combination of exciting and daunting choosing the options and model we wanted. I have a blog post coming up on it in the near future. We now have to wait patiently for the car to be built as it won’t be ready until October.

A Handbag in the Sale

You know what I am like about handbags, and even though I am meant to be trying to buy less the sales are a dangerous time! My day to day staple is a cross body bag and now I have my lovely new camera, I wanted a slightly bigger one to fit my camera in so I could take it with me wherever I went. So I went onto the Radley sale and saw this fab fun black tassel bag and I couldn’t resist.


That was my lovely things from July – what are yours?

The Rules

The first Monday of every month I will host the Linky, all you need to do to join is:

– Write about something lovely, be it a new purchase, a favourite item you’ve had forever but want to share, a great book, home decorating, maybe a lovely experience like a beauty treatment or coffee with a friend, new shoes, make-up, handbag, whatever it is as long as it’s lovely I want to know about it! 🙂

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– The linky will remain open for one week

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9 thoughts on “Lovely Things #17 – August 2016”

  1. Love the bag – I have a cross over one (its a must for us mummys) but also need a bigger one now I’m carrying my camera everywhere with me.

    My eldest little girl started reception last year such a big milestone.


  2. Such a lovely round up! Love the bag…don’t blame you for the splurge!
    We also had the last day of pre-school this month. Sad times, but next chapter round the corner. Good luck Logan!

  3. Oooh love that bag, it looks like a classic that you’ll use for ages. I live the beach and sports day pictures, such fun for you all. And I’m so jealous of you getting a new car – we’ve only every had third or forth hand cars so I can totally understand your excitement at getting a brand new one! xx #lovelythings

    • Thanks I am really thrilled with bag too. The new car is really exciting – I think I am going to be quite scared driving it when it arrives!

  4. Kids finishing school, it’s bittersweet moment, isn’t it? Choosing a new car, exciting and nerve wracking experience too. Love that bag, cross body bag I think is easier to carry and you look cool with it. #lovelythings

    • Bittersweet, yes that is a very good word to explain it. Very excited and also nervous about the new car, I think it’s going to be a while before I’m not nervous about driving it about!


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