Animals, Ninjas and Singing… My #littleloves

Hello! I can’t believe it’s Friday again already. Life is finally returning to ‘normal’ for me now. I’m feeling so much better each day and I’ve been doing a lot more. My week has been much more varied than in the previous couple of months! I’m linking up with Morgana at Butwhymummywhy again this week to share my #littleloves. Here goes….


I SHOULD be reading ‘Suite Francaise’ for book club at the moment but I’ve been really struggling to get into it. My thoughts keep drifting off and I’ve started from scratch twice now. I’m hoping the weekend will give me some renewed focus! In the meantime, I’ve taken a diversion and have been reading ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell. This book retells the life of Gerald’s family on the Greek island of Corfu. I remember watching the BBC series as a child back in the 80s and being fascinated by the rich flora and fauna that he encounters during his adventures on the island. It has made me want to go bug hunting!


The girls are really into Ninja Warrior UK… so much so, that we have made it a bit of an event in our house on a Saturday evening – they’re allowed to stay up ‘late’ to watch it if they’ve behaved themselves! I love it too… it takes me back to the days of watching Gladiators on a Saturday afternoon! They especially love watching the women compete, they take note of their name and then cheer for them as they make their way through the course. A few days ago we were at the park and mid-climb, Paige suddenly exclaimed ‘I am a Ninja Warrior aren’t I mama?!’ Such a funny thing to hear from a 3 year old!



Ok, this is a bit of a rubbish one but as it’s not something I do every day so I thought I’d include it: if you didn’t see my post earlier this week, I wore an airline pilot’s hat! Find out what I was up to here….



Another one from the girls… lately they seem to be having an increasing amount of conversations in song! I love it. Favourite this week, again from Paigey:

‘I’m a medium candle in a medium place… lovely lovely ta da daaa’


I finally invested in a Nutri Ninja recently and have been making some fabulous concoctions – I’ve been getting very creative and naturally some have been more successful than others. I’m going to start experimenting with adding alcohol to some soon… eek! This is my favourite at the moment and it’s so simple: just a pear, a lump of ginger, some ice and a little water to blend, then top up with carbonated water. It’s like ginger beer! V refreshing and yummy even though it looks revolting!


And finally:

A little bit of shameless self promotion now – apologies…. Now I’m up and well again, I’m back to organising school visits with my book. Whether you’re a teacher or a parent and you’re interested, I’d be delighted to hear from you!

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Thank you again for reading. Have a great weekend!

Polly x



12 thoughts on “Animals, Ninjas and Singing… My #littleloves

  1. Kids say(/sing) the best things 🙂 Ninja Warrior sounds great, might try and watch that tomorrow. Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂 xx

  2. Wow your book looks fab! I’m also a writer and I’m in the middle of writing my first for horror book for teenagers! It’s an exciting and terrifying business!! xx

    • frompollywithlove says:

      Hi Dawn! A horror book for teenagers sounds fantastic, I would’ve loved that when I was in my teens. Do you have a publisher already? It certainly is exciting and terrifying… I’m still getting my head around it all! xx

  3. Kids are liable to say/sing anything right! That drink sounds amazing, and I think it looks lovely!! Love the Captains hat!! I was never into Gladiators, but now I have a little boy and girl I’ve no doubt that all that stuff is ahead of me! Hope you have a lovey weekend xxx

  4. Another blogger to inspire my dream of writing a book… Yours looks delightful! We love books in this house and my 9 month old even has her favourites!! Hope your health continues to improve!

    • frompollywithlove says:

      Thanks so much! Our little ones certainly have their favourite books too – it’s so sweet listening to our 3 year old ‘reading’ her stories to her friends (teddies!) in her cot at night! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend xx

  5. So much to love in this post. Intrigued by Ninja Warrior UK. H has got into Wild Things recently (a bizarre game show where adults dress up as woodland creatures and crash about the place) Not sure how he discovered it, but I am keen to move on! It does my head in! Maybe I can veer him towards Ninja Warrior instead. Also interested to hear about your juicing. Sounds like such a great way to start the day – and end it, if you’re adding booze! Hello! My Family and Other Animals brings back memories of my childhood, my mum loved it and played us a tape on loop. Fab! Off to read your flight phobia post now! #LittleLoves xxx

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