All the little things: June

Cue monthly amazement that it’s the end of yet another month – this year is flying by! June hasn’t been too busy, but in case anyone missed it, we actually had a UK heatwave! For us, this meant days enjoying paddling pools and picnics, and sweaty, sleepless nights with Dougie – babies and heat do not mix! We also headed to the Isle of Wight with some friends for a weekend which was lovely.


I’ve nearly finished The Handmaid’s Tale which I started for our @BloggersWhoRead chat (get involved if you love reading, we’ll be chatting about The Handmaid’s Tale at the beginning of July!) and I’m really enjoying it so far. I wanted to read it before watching the TV series.


Hmm. I’ve been really restrained with my spending this month! I bought a couple of new Revlon Lipcolors which I’m in love with, and I love my new GOSH eyeliner.

Dougie moment

He’s been amazing this month. He’s changing every day, and personally I think he’s getting cuter every day too. We spent a lot of the heatwave in a giant kids paddling pool in a park near us, and he managed to climb out of the pool – a new (and terrifying!) skill, I loved watching him just playing happily in the water. He also has two top teeth and keeps grinding them…


We bought tickets to see The National in September and I’m SO excited, I saw them a few years ago but wasn’t very well at the time so I’m really looking forward to seeing them again! We’ve had a load of annoying expenses like car insurance and service charges to sort out so personal purchases have been fairly minimal this month!

Day out

It was more of a trip than a day out, but as I said, we went to the Isle of Wight for a couple of days with a few friends which was really nice. Pub lunches, crazy golf, walks along the beach and cream teas (in a pink thatched cottage!), it was such a good way to spend a weekend.


It may not seem like a huge achievement, but Sam and I went out to a friends birthday in the evening. Together. Without Dougie. He stayed at his Nana’s house. All night. Without us! I was pretty proud of myself for not getting too anxious or upset (although we did race round to see him first thing in the morning the next day!)


Ohhhhh too many! I love this one of me, Sam and Dougie when we went for a walk along the river from Kingston to Richmond.

Memorable moment

This month was Sam’s first Father’s Day which was pretty special. Sam played football in the morning and I went to the flower market at Columbia Road, and then in the afternoon we sat out on the grass in front of our house and had a picnic together as a family. Ooo and I took Dougie to the polling station with me when I voted, that was pretty memorable.

What have been your favourite things this month?

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  • Chloe

    Oh you’re just the absolute cutest family I’ve ever seen! That picture of Dougie with the sunglasses makes my heart melt! It sounds like you’ve had a busy June and I can’t wait to hear what you get up to in July xx

  • Chelsea Hodges

    Ah it seems like you had a lovely June full of cute family memories! Love it! My June was filled with nice Miami experiences with my boyfriend & the beach!

  • I’ve just finished reading the hand maids tail and I found it so interesting and a really thrilling read! I’ve started watching the series too x

  • Chelsey Davison

    You have some amazing June memories here!! I finished college this month that was my highlight!x

  • Awwh these photos are so cute! I’ve been wanting to read The Handmaiden’s Tale, I watched the first episode and it was so good!
    Robyn //

  • nicole

    These photos are adorable. Sounds like you had a lovely June. Xx

  • That photo is so cute omg!! how adorable. And I really love The Handmaid’s Tale!! Such a great book! I read it during my A Levels and it was brilliant. Lovely post and your pictures are so lovely! x

    Sami //

  • Dougie is so adorable! Sounds like you had a lovely June. It’s crazy how fast this year is going! x

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  • I love catching up on how your month was x

  • The handmaids tale sounds great I started watching the TV series but lost track…

    Lauren x Huggled

  • Awww such a lovely post, your little one is so adorable! That teashop looks so darling, I’m longing to visit! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

  • Kate

    You guys are THE CUTEST! Absolutely adorable! I’m glad you’ve had a fun month with your Isle of White trip etc and I know what you mean about the annoying expenses, goddamit I just want to get back to spending money on fun stuff 😉

    Kate x

  • Food & Baker

    This is the cutest post, so lovely and cheerful! You are all too cute! Sounds like a great month!

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  • I love this idea for a post, remembering all the little things! You’re such an adorable family and Dougie is gorgeous!

  • Kate

    Brilliant post! Your photos are fab!

  • Oh my gosh I love that teashop! I can’t believe how adorable it is.

  • Nadia

    Oh my goodness, I am in love with your photos that captured all the happy moments so so well, hon!!!! 😀 Makes me so happy just to look at your big smile, in a non-creepy way haha.
    Babies grow and change every single day, and aww look at Dougie! He’s a cutie pie! Well done on enjoying a little evening out just the two of you. I think it’s so important to do that from time to time 🙂
    xox Nadia

  • Ellis Woolley

    That little pink cottage is adorable! As are you playing crazy golf :’) your little boy never fails to make me crack a smile; it’s currently 3am and I’m wide awake suffering from anxiety so a massive thankyou to Dougie for giving me something to smile about! x x
    Ellis //

  • This is so cute! 😀 Loved your moments and pictures! Really want to read that book too, I’ve heard a lot of good things of it! 😀

    xo Noor

  • Aww this is such a lovely blog post! It seems like you had a fab month! Thankyou so much for sharing this with us xx

  • How cute is that little tea shop… Your family are gorgeous too! I started watching handmaid’s tale on TV but got a bit behind so I will either have to catch up at some point or read the book because it sounds amazing!

    Lauren x Huggled