Liked and loved – October 2016


I love a good round up post.  

I love the idea of taking the time now and then to focus on the good things that have been going on in our lives.

And after reading that Stevie over at A cornish mum has revamped her monthly linky and named it ‘liked and loved‘ I thought now would be a good time to try and get in the habit of writing this kind of post on a regular basis.

So, here is my list of things I’ve liked and loved in October.

Autumn walks.

I love autumn.  I love the cooler days and the beautiful colours everywhere.

Autumn to me is a great time for family walks.  And we’ve been out to the beach, the park and the woods in the last few weeks.

Both Rhys and Nerys love getting out and about, sploshing in puddles, digging in the sand at the beach and poking sticks in the mud in the woods!



Gordon’s great escape

Back in the summer we started using our local library on a regular basis.

And one of the books we checked out that both Rhys and Nerys loved was ‘Norman the slug with the silly shell’.  We read that book over and over again until it was time to take it back.

So I was really happy when I was asked if we wanted to review a new book by the same author, Sue Hendra.

Gordon’s great escape is about a balloon called Gordon, who goes on an adventure around the world.

It’s a gorgeously colourful book, is a lot of fun and has a really lovely message behind it too.

It’s been a big hit in our house!



The apprentice.

Oh how happy I am that the apprentice is back on!

I love the almost ridiculousness of it, all the drama and tension.  Even if I sometimes watch between my fingers when the contestants make me cringe.

And it’s almost made even better by the fact that every week I end up thinking of this sketch by Harry Enfield.

I’m better than you!


The royal rabbits of London

We read a book or two every night as part of our bedtime routine, and we’ve been talking recently about starting to introduce longer books that can be read over several nights.

So I was really pleased when I was sent a copy of this book to review.

The royal rabbits of London is a really lovely story about a rabbit called Shylo.  He’s a shy, scrawny rabbit who goes on a big adventure to save the Queen after hearing about a group of rats plotting against her.

The story is interspersed with gorgeous black and white illustrations which helps hold the interest of younger children.

And the style of the writing is really engaging, drawing you in to a wonderful magical world.

I’m looking forward to Rhys being a bit older so he can curl up and read this again to himself!




Nerys has started going to nursery two mornings a week.

And I’ve really loved seeing her confidence grow as a result this month.

The first couple of weeks she had to be peeled off me, and we would both be in tears.

But now she’s started to get to know the staff and the other children, she’s doing really well.  And she’ll now give me a big hug and kiss and happily run off to join the others.

And she comes out with a big smile on her face, more often than not clutching a painting or something she’s made.  I’m so proud of her!


Now, let’s see what November has in store for us!


We were sent the two books mentioned to review, but all words and opinions are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links.


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  1. A Cornish Mum 03/11/2016 / 11:34 pm

    Autumn is one of my favourite times of year too, such gorgeous colours and it always reminds me that it won’t be long until Christmas! So glad she has settled at nursery, it’s awful when they have to be peeled off of you. I ended up in tears a lot with one of my boys as well!

    Thanks for linking up to #LikedandLoved 🙂

    Stevie x

  2. Jaylan - Diapers at Dawn 04/11/2016 / 9:36 am

    I love Autumn too and all the fun events on the run up to Christmas, there’s always so much to do. My hubby was also happy that the Apprentice is back on, we went through a point where all the programs we watch were done for the season and now they’re all back on! So glad to hear your little lady has settled into nursery and is now enjoying it x #LikedandLoved

  3. natalie 27/11/2016 / 8:20 pm

    Ah lovely I am please Nerys has settled in nursery those first few months can be tough – I remember crying in my car a lot after dropping my girls off. I haven’t got into The Apprentice this year – I am always so tired!! #likedandloved

    • This glorious life 01/12/2016 / 5:53 pm

      It’s so hard when you have to leave them in tears isn’t it. She’s doing really well now which is such a relief. I tape the Apprentice so I can watch it the next day at an earlier time, haha! x

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