Liked and loved – November 2016

It’s funny, I went to write this post of things I’ve liked and loved in November and at first couldn’t think of much to include.

It feels like it was just a pretty quiet month.

But then I really started to think about it and realised that actually, there have been quite a few lovely things about the past month.  That’s why I love writing these kinds of posts, they force me to reflect, focus and remember all the good things in life!

So, here are some things that have made me happy in November.

Visiting the Grape and Olive in Swansea marina.

A few weeks back I went along to a blogger and press event at the Grape and Olive restaurant at the top of the tower in Swansea’s marina.  It was a really lovely evening, meeting other local bloggers and getting to sample the delicious festive menu.


I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere a bit special to go for some great food.  If you want to read more about the festive menu you can go and read my full blog post about my evening at the Grape and Olive.


Watching the Swansea firework display with my family.

Every year there’s a huge firework display at St Helen’s in Swansea on Guy Fawkes night.  And this year we bought tickets for us and Steve’s parents to go down and watch them.  We all wrapped up warm in hats and gloves.  Nana and Pops treated the kids to a light up sword and fairy wand to wave around.  And we got to watch their little faces as they watched this huge, amazing firework display for the first time.  That’s a memory I’ll always treasure.


Baileys pumpkin spice.

I’m not sure I need to say much more about this one.  If you’ve not tried it, go out and get some.  And add a big splash to a cup of coffee.  So, so good.



Listening to the children practice their songs for their Christmas concerts.

I knew Rhys would be doing a Christmas concert this year.  What I didn’t realise is that, with Nerys in the nursery attached to his school, she would be doing one too!  So for the past few weeks we’ve been treated to them practicing their songs at home.  And one morning I woke up to the sound of Rhys teaching one of his songs to Nerys.  Not a bad way to start the day.


Gilmore girls revival on Netflix.

I’d waited for this for months and months.  And then the day it was released on Netflix I waited for hours and hours for the children to go to bed so I could settle down and watch it in peace!  For some reason though, I hadn’t realised that each episode was an hour and a half long.  Still, I made it through the first 3 episodes in one, long sitting.  And watched the last one as soon as I could the next day.

What can I say.

I loved it.  Every second.  I know it’s a bit weird to say about a tv programme, but it felt like being back home.  Everything was just so cosy and familiar.  I think I’ve made my peace with the last 4 words too, even if my immediate reaction was ‘what?  seriously, what?!’

Now, it’s back to series one again I think.  Time to start the journey all over again.


Oh, and I’m team Jess by the way!

A Cornish Mum


  1. luce 01/12/2016 / 5:27 pm

    Love that mug! We are huge Gilmore Girls fans but we don’t have Netflix aarrrggghh! We have watched the entire DVD set so many times and currently on season two again with the whole Rory/Jess thing just beginning. Team Jess her too by the way 😉

    Also that Pumpkin Spice Baileys looks delicious! #LikedandLoved

    • This glorious life 01/12/2016 / 5:52 pm

      It’s a great mug isn’t it, my friend bought it for me a while ago and it makes me smile whenever I use it! Yay for another member of team Jess! x

  2. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops 15/12/2016 / 5:14 pm

    Sounds like a lovely month, I have reckon I would love the Bailey Pumpkin, I used to love Bailey’s when I drank. It’s perfect for the colder months! #LikedandLoved

  3. A Cornish Mum 24/12/2016 / 1:13 am

    I love fireworks 🙂 I haven’t watched any of the Gilmore Girls but it sounds like I’m missing out, so I may have to change that! Thanks for linking up to #LikedandLoved

    Stevie x

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