Easter Fun & Enid Blyton #LittleLoves


This week was the first week of my Easter holidays from university, but I've actually been busier than ever! I'm doing a work placement as part of my Masters at the wonderful Grimm & Co. (which deserves a blog post all of its own) and I was there on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to help with their half term activities. We made edible fairy dust, found hidden spells in the pages of story books and decorated witches' Easter bonnets. I came home each day covered in glitter, tired out and very happy indeed. It's also been a lovely week because my boyfriend is staying in Sheffield with me and I love having his company so much. Cooking for two and having someone to watch Netflix with is so much nicer than being alone. Here's what else I've loved this week...



Read
Being at the magical Grimm & Co. really got me in the mood to re-read one of my favourite books, The Faraway Tree. There's a little bookshop near my flat that sells nothing but children's books and I found a 3-in-1 Faraway Tree Collection in there. I finished The Enchanted Wood in two days and I felt so happy to be revisiting characters that I loved as a child, and to actually get stuck into a book for the first time in ages.

Watched
Me and Geraint watched the entire series of Queer Eye on Netflix this week after hearing so many people rave about it. I wasn't sure what to expect but I fell in love with the Fab Five and I'm not sure what to do now we've got no more episodes left! We also went to see You Were Never Really Here at the cinema last night and it was really good. It was definitely not light viewing and a couple of people walked out of the cinema, but we thought it was great and Joaquin Phoenix was brilliant.

Heard 
Driving to and from Grimm & Co. three times this week has meant I've only listened to one thing: Taylor Swift's Fearless album. It's my favourite music to drive to, I sing my heart out like I'm on stage.

Made
I've been cooking from scratch a lot this week because I feel like making more effort when I'm not just feeding myself. We've had a stir fry, my favourite chilli, and I've got making potato wedges down to a fine art.

Wore
Reading Enid Blyton books makes me want to dress like I'm going on an adventure, so I've been living in striped tops and my dungaree dress.

and lastly...
The #LittleLoves blog post was made for recording things like this: Last year, me and Geraint went to Fred Aldous in Manchester and took some photos in the photo booth. For safe keeping, I put the strip of photos in the back of a notebook straight away. However, because the ink hadn't fully dried first, the photo strip got stuck in the notebook and it seemed like we'd lost those photos forever. This week, I found the notebook and tried one last time to peel the photos away from the paper... and they came off! Undamaged, except for a tiny line down the side where they'd been stuck. I haven't felt as happy as that for a long time.

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  1. We live in Rotherham and love Grimm and co its a great place to visit and really brings something to the otherwise derpleting town all the shops seem to be shutting. My daughter is reading the faraway tree at the moment and was my favourite book when i was her age too xx I hope you enjoy your time at grimm and co

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it a wonderful place? I'm so glad The Faraway Tree is still such a popular book with children too xxx

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  2. My daughters LOVE Enid Blyton books and I was a huge fan of the Famous Five growing up. I've been wondering whether to reread them all myself and now I think I will. It sounds like the place you work in is lovely - how fun to put on all of those Easter activities. I really want to take some silly photos in a photobooth - I'll make sure I let the ink dry properly!

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    1. I definitely recommend rereading them, it's lovely to go back and revisit characters you loved as a child. I'm glad your daughters love Enid Blyton too :) Yes do make sure you let the ink dry if you go to a photo booth! xxx

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  3. Ahhhh, The Magic Faraway Tree is my favourite children's book. I was a massive Enid Blyton fan growing up and can't wait to share these stories with my son.

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    1. That's one thing I'm really looking forward to when I have children one day! xxx

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  4. We have that edition of the Magic Faraway Tree too! Love a bit of Enid Blyton.
    So pleased you'd got your photos, those little moments are such winners x

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    1. I must admit I don't love this edition with the new names and weird modern illustrations! What was wrong with Jo, Bessie and Fanny? xxx

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  5. I loved The Magic Faraway Tree when I was a kid. I can't wait to read it with Monkey.Grimm and Co looks like an amazing place #littleloves

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    1. It's such a joy to reread it :) Grimm & Co. really is amazing, you should visit if you ever get the chance xxx

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