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Love The Little Things, week 46

by Clare Mansell
Love The Little Things, week 46

This week hasn’t been a terribly productive one. I’ve had a horrible cold, which has really slowed me down and then the tickly cough has kept me awake half the night. The worst bit about colds is that they are only colds and we are supposed to just get on with things! So without any further ado this is how my week has shaped up…

There’s a feature on our house remodel in Self Build & Design magazine this month. The best part is that all the photos they used were taken by me (whoop!) and amazingly the huge picture of our sitting room (on the third and fourth page of the spread) was actually taken on an iPhone. It looks great in print!


Bosham on a winter's afternoon

I don’t get a lot of time to watch TV during the week, but I did make time this week to watch the third part of The Missing on BBC1. It’s really quite harrowing viewing for anyone with children, but I’ve been sucked in so I have to watch it to the end. Also it was last week rather than this one, but I had to share with you my other “watch” which was the sun going down over the beautiful village of Bosham. This picture was also taken on my iPhone!


I had a very indulgent evening in my She-Shed the other night sorting out fabric and listening to Radio 4. I have been a Radio 4 listener for years, partly because you never want to listen to what you work with. I particularly love switching it on and finding something that you’d never choose to listen to, but which actually turns out to be fascinating. I’ll let you into a little secret too, my only unfulfilled radio ambition is to present Woman’s Hour… Maybe one day…


I’ve done a lot of plotting this week working out what quilt I’m going to make next (I chose this one) but Theo, his cousin Millie and I also had a chance to tye-die a t-shirt as we were sent the dye and some of the supplies by Dunelm. Millie is a bit of a tie-dye expert, but I think it’s been about 20 years since I last dyed something! Theo absolutely loves his “Millie t-shirt” which we made.


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First time doing a full body selfie in the mirror (eek!) but I just had to show off my Boden cardigan which I am absolutely besotted with. It was actually sold out on the website so I stalked it like a demented woman until one came back in stock in my size, now I have to hold myself back from wearing it every day. My top is from Espirit, skirt is Dorothy Perkins, tights are Accessorise and I got the boots at a clothes swap a couple of years ago!

And Lastly

I attended (virtually of course) my first session at the YouTube Academy last night. I’m still blown away at how amazing it is to be able to access this kind of stuff for free in your own house. Loads learned already in the first session and there’s three more to go. I think I may be buying a few bits of equipment to help my vlogging progress…

I’m linking with Morgana and PoCoLo….


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Eileen T November 14, 2014 - 7:55 pm

I’ve been watching ‘Missing’ as well – very emotional and compelling viewing. Love your photo of the sunset.

Lynn Goring-Crook November 14, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Love the outfit! #thatisall

Katie @mummydaddyme November 14, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I have been completely and utterly sucked into the Missing but haven’t found anyone yet who watches it as well- isn’t it harrowing? The end of the last episode freaked me out all evening! x

hslater November 14, 2014 - 11:15 pm

Your house looks awesome, iPhones take pretty great shots now they are just as good as a digital camera. I do love your cardigan, I can see why you stalked it 🙂

Carie November 15, 2014 - 7:08 am

Love the tie dye – I haven’t done that in years, probably since I was a teenager, it looks fantastic! As does the Boden cardie, it’s such a gorgeous colour!

Anna-Marie mummyheartsyou November 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

Ive had to stop with The Missing, I found it really disturbing! I may pick it up again once Ive chilled out about it!! Your house is AMAZING!!

Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy November 16, 2014 - 7:42 pm

I love what you’ve done to your house Clare it’s beautiful & I remember that basement cinema those were the days. I have to say you are looking fantastic too, live your new cardigan x

Victoria Welton November 17, 2014 - 4:35 pm

LOVE Bosham, LOVE that t-shirt, LOVE your cardigan and LOVE Radio 4. I missed the first YouTube academy and am a bit gutted! Sounds like it was fab. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

Jo Nicholson November 17, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Your house is gorgeous and how lovely to be in print, I’m watching the Missing too, so harrowing to watch. Every episodes gives me more questions than answers! x

Aimee November 18, 2014 - 11:30 am

You look fab, and I love that cardi!

Hannah November 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Oh your house is gorgeous! Congratulations for making it into print!! Your outfit is so cute xx

Morgana Butwhymummywhy November 20, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Your house looks amazing! Such an achievement.
Love your outfit, my mustard cardigan is one of my favourites too! xx


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