Orphan Black, Work & Ruby Rose!


#LittleLoves is a linky held over at But Why Mummy Why. I thought it would be fun to join in with this once a week. The idea behind the posts is that they are a weekly chance to remember the little things you’ve loved that join up to make your week. You don’t need to be a parenting blogger to join in, all bloggers are welcome!

So, what have we been up to?

I read Summer at Shell Cottage by Lucy Diamond this week and really enjoyed it. Her books are such light, easy reads – perfect for the Summer!


I am now a few chapters in to Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach, the second in the Paradox trilogy – which is completely different! I really enjoyed Fortune’s Pawn, so am looking forward to getting stuck into this one.


I read this fantastic post from Sian over at Potty Mouthed Mummy, where she compared Blogging to Game of Thrones. Now, I haven’t actually watched Game of Thrones, but have caught glimpses as my husband loves it – and this post really made me laugh!

Also, I have been approved as a new member of the Curtis Brown Book Group – which I’m really excited about. From July until the end of the year, I get to review one book per month pre-publication and chat to you guys about it.

After tweeting asking for recommendations for Netflix, my lovely friend Charlotte told me about Orphan Black. I am now hooked. I want to watch it all the time, but can’t because well, life. So, if you’re wondering whether you should watch it….do it, now.

Oh, and I can’t not add this here. Ruby Rose = LOVE. Girl Crush? Yes! Do I care? No. I just think this video is so powerful.


Lots of food for Parker!

I had a major cooking sesh and made Pasta with Butternut Squash, Tomatoes & Cheese, Broccoli and Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce and Lamb Casserole! All prepped and frozen, ready for when I go back to work in a couple of weeks.

Nothing to add here unfortunately. I did get my eyebrows done, does that count? First time in ages, just a wax and tint 😉

And Lastly
I’m getting a little anxious about returning to work now. I head back on the 13th July, which is our school show week (I must be mad!). I’m also a little annoyed (not sure if that is the right word..) that an ex sixth former – who is studying dance at University – has been called in to do my job. Now, I know that I am not there to do it (choreographing the summer production) but I just don’t want this to be a regular occurrence when I am back part-time. I guess after 5+ years of working my butt off to get qualified, I now feel a little ‘put out’ – would you feel the same? Or am I just being silly?

Ah well, we shall see what happens. Watch this space!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Charlotte says

    Ooh look that’s me mentioned up there. So glad you’re enjoying Orphan Black. I’ve just started Orange is the New Black and loving it, although I keep wanting to call it Orphan is the new Black.

    Have you changed your blog font or something? This text box thingy seems different!

    And I totally get where you’re coming from about the 6th former! I’d be miffed too.

    • Stacie says

      Haha, me and G have started OitNB too, although only one episode in! Yes, I have changed the text box, wanted a little change.

      Yeah, I am pretty miffed about the whole thing – ah well, not long until I go back, so we shall see what happens then!


    • Stacie says

      I just love Netflix – I don’t watch much TV but Netflix is fab! Ruby Rose is amazing, I cannot believe I haven’t heard of her before. I’ve just watched S1 Ep1 of OitNB and hoping to continue the series just to get to see her in it!

    • Stacie says

      It is brilliant isn’t it? So powerful! How can someone look so beautiful as a woman and handsome as a man?! Thank you – I’m sure I will be fine, it is just strange after working there every day since 2006!

      Enjoy your week xx

  2. says

    Mmm those meals sound yummy :) maybe it’s just a one-off with the school, giving someone a bit of experience? You’re right, just have to wait and see. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend xx

    • Stacie says

      He has enjoyed all of the meals so far! Woohoo! You could be right (I hope so!) I try to stay positive, it is just difficult when you have worked so hard for so long, to then feel like you are being replaced!

      Enjoy your week xx

    • Stacie says

      Haha! I think anyone who is anyone secretly (or not in my case!) loves Ruby Rose. Orphan Black is seriously awesome, let me know what you think!

      Enjoy your week xx

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