Mokkas, Blog On and Friends #LittleLoves


What a busy week it’s been. Last Friday we were lent a Vauxhall Mokka from Lookers Vauxhall to review and we loved it. Such a lovely car to drive, plenty of space inside and rather speedy too! More about the Mokka to follow.


Last weekend, we went up to Manchester as I was going to Blog On, a blogging conference held at the Museum of Science and Industry. We decided to stay for a couple of nights up and enjoy some family time. Hubby took Olly to Legoland Discovery Centre whilst I was at the conference and they had a fabulous time. Olly couldn’t wait to tell me all about it in the car on the way back to the hotel and he’s been raving about it all week. I love that they had a great day together making memories.

On to this weeks #LittleLoves…


I’ve not had chance to read anything exciting this week. I’ve read plenty of children’s books at bedtime with our favourite of the week being ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance‘. Olly loves a story before bedtime, it’s something we’ve done together since he was a baby and we’ll carry on until he can read them to us.


This week I’ve managed to miss pretty much all the TV that I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks. Earlier today, I managed to catch up with BBC1’s Undercover which is a good drama series and I’ve watched the American version of Bear Grylls The Island. I love watching these kind of reality TV programmes where the human race are tested. It’s amazing how people cope when they’re put under pressure.


On Sunday, I went to Blog On and loved it. Blog On is the only blogging conference held up north and it’s a great chance to mingle with blog friends, meet new people and chat to brands as well as picking up some tips, ideas and inspiration for taking our blogs further. It was a great day seeing people I hadn’t seen for ages and saying hello to fellow bloggers I have spoken to online but never had the chance to talk to. I sat in a couple of great talks. Emily Leary, of A Mummy Too, spoke about earning beyond the blog and she was really enthusiastic and really engaged the audience. We all learnt something from her and I’ll be updating various bits and pieces of blog kit over the next few months taking on board her advice.

Blog On MSI


After building the Wiplii Pirate Ship for Olly last week, he’s gone pirate bonkers this week. My Mom found a DIY pirate kit in a shop and bought it for him so earlier today I’ve been making pirate eye patches, hats and card treasure chests. All I heard all afternoon was “Shiver me timbers” and “Ahoy me hearties”, it was so cute to listen to!


I wore my black skinny jeans and top from Next to Blog On and felt really comfortable. I’m having a bit of a clothing crisis again as we jump towards Spring/Summer, I just don’t know what to wear for the weather so took a chance on the short sleeved top and jeans.

And lastly

Although it’s been a very busy week, (I am blaming the bank holiday!), it’s been a lovely week with the family. It was my nephews birthday on Thursday. He had a fabulous afternoon at soft play with his friends and Olly was lucky enough to go as he was being looked after by my Mom as we were at work. He loved playing with my nephew and his school friends and although there’s five years difference between them all, Olly was having the time of his life joining in with their games. So lovely to watch!

We’ve got another busy weekend ahead, it’s my Nan’s 80th birthday next week so we’re seeing her for a birthday meal tomorrow and then hubby is away at Port Vale FC on Sunday for Walsall’s final home game of the season. It’s looking like they may make the Play Off’s so it’s all a bit tense at the moment!littleloves2

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  • Reply Donna 06/05/2016 at 10:33 pm

    It was so, so good to see you last weekend! Thanks for taking that ace photo of me too. The car and hotels all sound amazing – can’t wait to hear more about them and Olly’s face is hilarious as a pirate! x

  • Reply Clearlybex 07/05/2016 at 8:35 am

    What a lovely week you’ve had, it was lovely to see you last weekend. How’s your bum?? Haha. Little loves sounds like a fab linky too… May have to have a wander over! X

  • Reply Mum Reinvented 07/05/2016 at 9:03 am

    Sounds like you had a fab week! Lucky you reviewing a car! What a cute little pirate you have too, funny how they get fixated on something isn’t it. My little one was pirates, now it’s planets! Have a lovely weekend x

  • Reply Tracey Williams 07/05/2016 at 10:47 pm

    It was lovely to meet you last week Emma, the day just goes by so quickly and there were people I didn’t even get the chance to speak to. That car looks amazing, how lucky to get the chance to review it. Have a great week x

  • Reply Steph 08/05/2016 at 8:49 am

    Giraffe’s Can’t Dance is one of my favourites. O loves it too! We test-drove the Mokka before opting for the Vauxhall Insignia. I really liked it, but hubs preferred the bigger boot space that comes in the Insignia. And of course, hubs won! I’m incredibly jealous of all you lovely bloggers who got to meet up at Blog On. I’m hoping to get to the next one as it’s as close to me as any conference is ever going to get! x

  • Reply Gemma @ gemslittletreasures 08/05/2016 at 9:39 am

    Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful week, albeit busy but the weeks just go so quickly at the minute! It’s always tough to dress in that change over of weather I’ve been layering up just in case! Giraffes can’t dance is into f out favourite bedtime reads too. Have a lovely Sunday x

  • Reply Morgana 11/05/2016 at 7:49 pm

    I’m very jealous of all of you that went to Blog on! I went a few years ago but haven’t been able to make the last few. Looks like it was lots of fun.
    Hope your Nana had a lovely birthday xx

  • Reply Kellie Kearney 18/05/2016 at 10:05 am

    I’d say blog on was brilliant. We’ve got some conference type things here too but they don’t seem half as good as what the UK has.

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