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Watches, Sofas and Christmas Planning – Little Loves

What a week! It’s been so busy, despite having not done much at all. It’s been our half-term holiday week, and I normally try to scale back my work slightly so I can spend time with the kids. For some reason, however, I have been busier than ever work-wise – which I am absolutely not complaining about, in fact it’s brilliant.

I have found myself having to juggle work and the children a bit more than I was expecting, but we have made it to Friday reasonably unscathed, and are looking forward to a nice weekend.

Here’s this week’s Little Loves


It was our wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and Rob bought me the new Nigella Lawson cookbook ‘At My Table’ to add to my collection. I finally got round to having a flick through last weekend. There are some really lovely looking recipes in the book, and I can’t wait to try a few out over the coming weeks.


Sing. Sing has been THE movie of the half-term holiday. 


Watches, Sofas and Christmas Planning - Little Loves

My new watch from Awemix Watches. They are a local company who donate 20% of the profits from each sale to charity. They have two designs, with each design aimed at a specific cause – breast cancer care and wildlife & conservation.

The watch I have been wearing is the one supporting breast cancer charities. Keeping Abreast – Breast Cancer Reconstruction Support is the current recipient of the breast cancer charity donations, and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust benefits from the Wildlife & Conservation donations.

Awemix Watches also regularly ask their social community to nominate new charities to receive donations. I have teamed up with Awemix Watches to host a giveaway of one watch of the winners choosing. If you would like to enter, and nominate a breast cancer support or wildlife & conservation charity that you think deserve to be Awemix’s new charity partner then head down to the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post. Good luck!


I have a big smile on my face after finally making the decision on which style of new sofa to have for our living room. If you happened to see my Instagram stories last week you’ll know that I was Little Miss Indecisive when it came to choosing.

Christmas Bullet Journal

I made a start on my Christmas Bullet Journal last week and finally finished putting it together a couple of days ago. I used my bullet journal for Christmas planning last year and it helped a lot (ie, I hadn’t turned into the Grinch by Christmas Eve) so I’m hoping that this year will be the same.


Earlier this week I put together a Spotify playlist for Halloween featuring the spooky choices of lots of different bloggers. It’s really great fun if you want to have a listen.

One song from the playlist – New Fang by Them Crooked Vultures – has been on heavy rotation this week after I rekindled my love for it. I shall end this post with the live version performed in the Radio 1 Live Lounge a few years ago. Rock on!



If you want to be in with a chance of winning a lovely watch from Awemix Watches then just follow the instructions on the rafflecopter widget below…

a Rafflecopter giveaway


**Terms and Conditions

The closing date is 11.59pm Sunday 5th November 2017.
There is one prize consisting of 1 Awemix Watch. The winner can choose which of the available designs they would like.
There is no cash alternative.
This competition is open to UK residents only
The winner will be chosen at random using the Rafflecopter widget
The winner will be notified via email and/or social media within 5 days of the closing date and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
If the prize has not been claimed within 28 days the prize will be re-drawn.**

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Awemix Watches kindly sent me a watch for the purpose of this post but, as always, all words and thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links – for more information on how I use affiliate links please refer to my Disclosure Page. 




  1. Tracey Peach
    28th October 2017 / 9:09 am

    Any of them to be honest would be fab they all do such good work

  2. sarah m
    28th October 2017 / 1:59 pm

    The PDSA, the work they do for animals is amazing

  3. 28th October 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Chester Zoo does amazing conservation work – one of their current projects is supporting birds in Indonesia

  4. Jules Eley
    28th October 2017 / 8:22 pm


  5. Gillian McClelland
    28th October 2017 / 8:38 pm

    The Pink Ribbon Foundation as they support lots of charities and give out grants to individuals

  6. 29th October 2017 / 8:00 am

    Hal-term has been the same for me too, I usually scale back but I’m busier than ever. I’m using spreadsheets this year to keep organised for Christmas as I’ve retired my bullet journal for now. Have a great weekend x

  7. Leanne Lunn
    29th October 2017 / 9:40 am

    Macmillan they do an amazing job.

  8. Fiona
    29th October 2017 / 11:12 am

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, they’re brilliant

  9. Tracy Nixon
    29th October 2017 / 11:26 am

    The Bumblebee Conservation Trust – bumble bee numbers are declining and we need them for pollination and honey!

  10. Lorraine Stone
    29th October 2017 / 12:34 pm

    National Animal Welfare Trust

  11. tracey tibbetts
    29th October 2017 / 1:06 pm

    https://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/ – Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding groundbreaking research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis.

    Our Diet & Lifestyle Study involves over 3,300 women from 56 hospitals across the UK and is the largest national study of its kind. By studying this collection of biological samples, dietary and lifestyle information, researchers can determine differences between women who develop secondary breast cancer and those who do not. This will provide clues as to what may increase or reduce the risk of developing secondary disease and how to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments

  12. Keith Embleton
    29th October 2017 / 1:34 pm


  13. Claire Glace
    29th October 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Going for Bust, Breast cancer charity

  14. amy bondoc
    29th October 2017 / 2:03 pm

    ovarian cancer charity,they helped my friend when she had cancer in her teens

  15. Ren Taylor
    29th October 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I know its well known one but I think the Pink Ribbon Foundation do amazing things and great social media campaigns for breast cancer awareness

  16. Laura Jeffs
    29th October 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Viva! they aim to end all animal suffering and champion all animals equally.They also promote veganism

  17. MM
    29th October 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I would like to advocate for the WDC.

    29th October 2017 / 6:18 pm

    born free foundation

  19. bex allum
    29th October 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Big C appeal

  20. Solange
    29th October 2017 / 7:37 pm

    National Animal Welfare Trust.

  21. Lindsey Stuart
    29th October 2017 / 7:39 pm

    The SSPCA they are wonderful, they have saved so many animals

  22. Sidrah Ahmed
    29th October 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Project AWARE Foundation

  23. amelia avossa
    29th October 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Pdsa? i feel close to them i think they do so much! and help people not working and on benefits too.. i think they are great

  24. sian hallewell
    29th October 2017 / 9:11 pm


  25. Sanam Ali
    29th October 2017 / 10:01 pm

    The Wildlife Trusts

  26. Andrea Upton
    29th October 2017 / 10:10 pm

    The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

  27. Kerry Kilmister
    29th October 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Children with Cancer UK

  28. ceril Roberts
    30th October 2017 / 12:41 am

    A lot of these charities do amazing work but of I had to choose The Pink Ribbon Foundation

  29. Tracey Suzie Anderson
    30th October 2017 / 1:11 am

    The PDSA does wonderful work to help sick and injured animals of owners who otherwise couldn’t afford to have their pets treated x

  30. Jo Carroll
    30th October 2017 / 8:34 am

    I’d like to see the Macmillan Nurses Charity benefit. x

  31. Jacqui Graham
    30th October 2017 / 10:44 am

    Macmillian they provide invaluable support.

  32. 30th October 2017 / 5:52 pm

    The PDSA deserve every thing the can get thier paws on

  33. Sarah Mackay
    30th October 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Doctors Without Borders

  34. Jemma Dwyer
    30th October 2017 / 8:30 pm

    National Animal Welfare Trust

  35. tina Glover
    1st November 2017 / 10:08 am

    Macmillan do amazing work with cancer patients. My husband designed the new Cancer research building in Manchester and its an amazing building that could provide the necessary research to cure cancer one day xx

  36. Chrissy Harris
    1st November 2017 / 11:03 am

    I think Macmillan do amazing work and raise a lot of money and awareness

  37. Kate Morris
    1st November 2017 / 12:35 pm

    The Pink Ribbon Foundation

  38. Kellie Steed
    2nd November 2017 / 7:40 am

    Hauser Bears is a lovely charity which is local to me in the Midlands, but supports the conservation of all secies of bears around the world, which is lovely. It would be nice to see some support for them.

  39. Jessica Barber
    2nd November 2017 / 1:06 pm

    The Pink Ribbon Foundation! They’re amazing x

  40. Heather Reading
    2nd November 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Cancer Research or Breast Cancer Care would be my choice

  41. Gemma Clark
    2nd November 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Pdsa, they do amazing work and deserve much support

  42. 2nd November 2017 / 9:31 pm

    Oh I love your Christmas bullet journal pages. I need to get on board and do the same with mine.
    Thanks for linking up with LittleLoves.
    Hope you’ve had a good week this week and sorry I’m so late in popping by and commenting xx

  43. Lynne OConnor
    3rd November 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Any of the breast cancer charities would be great

  44. Sarah Wilson
    3rd November 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Macmillan – they do amazing work.

  45. Patricia Avery
    3rd November 2017 / 9:53 pm

    The Barn Owl Trust 🙂

  46. Kelly White
    4th November 2017 / 6:36 am


  47. katie w
    4th November 2017 / 10:08 am

    any breast cancer charity is fantastic

  48. jamie Millard
    4th November 2017 / 10:09 am

    the sspca

  49. Natalie White
    4th November 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Macmillan – I’ve heard amazing things.

  50. sara owen
    4th November 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I thimk the tickled pink charity would really dwserve it they do amazing work to research this also.

  51. Jayne Kelsall
    4th November 2017 / 4:09 pm

    My heart has to be with breast cancer, having being diagnosed with it 2 years ago, they are coming a long way with diagnosis and treatment but as with all charities only if enough money is available for them to do so .x

  52. amanda greensmith
    4th November 2017 / 4:54 pm

    pink ribbon foundation

  53. donna l jones
    4th November 2017 / 6:41 pm


  54. Becky Ball
    4th November 2017 / 7:36 pm

    There are so many worthy charities but I Think it would have to be the bumblebee conservation trust, save our bees!

  55. Lesley Bain
    4th November 2017 / 7:37 pm

    McMillan is a very worthy cause.

  56. Kat Allinson
    4th November 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Macmillan, they were so helpful and supportive with my Grandad

  57. Claire D
    4th November 2017 / 9:46 pm

    The Pink Ribbon Foundation

  58. Ellen Stafford
    4th November 2017 / 10:13 pm

    The PDSA do a great job!

  59. Jodie A Green
    4th November 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Macmillan, for all their amazing work and support

  60. ellie spider
    4th November 2017 / 11:04 pm

    In all honesty I think they would be better off donating to small local animal and wildlife charities who do a lot of work yet receive very little funding whereas several of the bigger charities make lot of money yet do nothing for animals and wildlife (an example – I found an injured crow and the rspca wouldnt help but a local bird rescue not only collected and nursed it back to health they also released it back where it was collected from)

    IfI did have to pick one I would choose the pdsa

  61. Maria Jane Knight
    5th November 2017 / 7:54 am

    PDSA are a worthy cause!

  62. joanne casey
    5th November 2017 / 8:04 am

    The Pink Ribbon Foundation

  63. lorraine kirk
    5th November 2017 / 9:03 am

    The Worldland Trust have a lot of great projects.

  64. Jacqui Rankine
    5th November 2017 / 9:05 am

    The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

    Love that amazing prize. Perfect for my daughter up coming birthday. Fingers crossedx

  65. Jane H Shaw
    5th November 2017 / 9:36 am

    The PDSA do great work it’s a great charity thanks

  66. Emma Davison
    5th November 2017 / 9:52 am

    Pink ribbon

  67. Laura Avery
    5th November 2017 / 10:39 am

    Kent wildlife trust, they help fight to keep our greenspaces open by purchasing them instead of the council selling them to property developers

  68. Lila B Taylor
    5th November 2017 / 11:09 am

    Coppafeel they are really getting this hugely important message out there to people. Such an impressive charity

  69. Lucy Chester
    5th November 2017 / 11:15 am

    The PDSA as they do such important work helping families and animals

  70. Deborah Clarke
    5th November 2017 / 12:07 pm

    The PDSA do an Absolutley amazing job . I would have been lost without them when my bunny was poorly . Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  71. Cerys John
    5th November 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Cancer research 🙂

  72. Rachael Sexey
    5th November 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Yorkshire wildlife trust ⛰

  73. gemma blake
    5th November 2017 / 2:32 pm

    The pink ribbon foundation would be my choice

  74. paula cheadle
    5th November 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Macmillan they do an amazing job

  75. Lucy fallon
    5th November 2017 / 3:03 pm


  76. Alison
    5th November 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Lincolnshire wildlife trust as they do a great job protecting the seals along the Lincolnshire coast.

  77. Rich Tyler
    5th November 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Project AWARE

  78. hayley pemberton
    5th November 2017 / 3:55 pm

    breast canncer care

  79. Simone Griffin
    5th November 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Any of them as they are all such good causes x

  80. Katie
    5th November 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Marie Keating Foundation

  81. Julie Camm
    5th November 2017 / 5:03 pm

    The PDSA, I hate to think of animals suffering because vet bills are so, so high

  82. Melissa Lee
    5th November 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Breast Cancer Care is such a worthy charity that I think that would be a great choice

  83. Rhiannon
    5th November 2017 / 5:35 pm

    This look super cute

  84. Gemma Massey
    5th November 2017 / 7:01 pm


  85. Terrie-Ann Wright
    5th November 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I would suggest the STARS appeal for Salisbury hospital in support of their cancer ward and St Tiggywinkles which help to protect hedgehogs as they are particularly at risk at this time of year with bonfires.

  86. Beverley Whitby
    5th November 2017 / 8:31 pm

    The pink ribbon foundation is an amazing charity
    What a stunning collection of watches ……fingers crossed I’m lucky <3

  87. Claudia Carroll
    5th November 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Think it would have to be Breast cancer for me. Such a worthwhile cause!

  88. Leanne Perrett
    5th November 2017 / 9:46 pm

    i think the pink ribbon foundation

  89. Shelley Stevenson
    5th November 2017 / 9:50 pm

    id ;;love an animal charity to benefit…WWE or dogs trust

  90. Natalie Crossan
    5th November 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Macmillian x

  91. Tammy Neal
    5th November 2017 / 10:14 pm


  92. Kate Davies
    5th November 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Battersea dogs home or dogs trust.

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