My 5 things on a Friday


Hi everyone, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.

I have spent most of this week prepping and planning for the twins 6th birthday — in fact, as this post goes live they will be 6 years old today! So exciting. And 6 whole years of raising twins! Pass me a medal. They have their party this weekend with a big group of their friends so please do send me all of your good luck vibes.

As it’s Friday (YAY!) here are the 5 things that I wanted to share with you guys that I’ve been into this week, aside from wrapping a mountain of presents and buying multiple packs of Haribo:

1. Podcast

This episode of the podcast from Lily Pebbles & Anna Newton, ‘At Home With’ features Caroline Hirons and Ruth Crilly and it’s SO amazing. Funny, inspiring, friendly and relevant. They talk about Instagram, blogging, interiors, family life and friendships. I am now obsessed with both women and have been stalking their social media and blogs ever since. This is a must listen.

2. Bodyguard is over

How is everyone feeling about the end of BBC’s Bodyguard? Can you believe it’s now all finished? (inserts shocked face emoji). I have read a few reviews about it and many didn’t enjoy the ending; finding it too abrupt and lacking lustre…and I might be inclined to agree, to a certain point. For me, however, (ending aside) the whole series was pure gold and the acting was superb. Not sure what I’m going to do on a Sunday night now. Totally lost.

3. Reading

I’ve just had delivery of a new book, Sally Rooney, ‘Conversations With Friends’ as I’ve heard great things. As you can tell I’m really into reading again this year. I’m feeling as though it’s giving me more rounded views, as well as having something else to focus on rather than simply scrolling away on Instagram. I do love a mooch on social media but there’s something incredibly fulfilling and satisfying about finishing a book, do you agree? I’ll report back on this one really soon.

4. Fashion is changing

I loved reading this article in The Guardian, ‘The end of cleavage: how sexy clothes lost their allure’ regarding the significant shift in women’s fashion recently. The article addresses the effect on the catwalks from the rise in feminism (such as the impact of #MeToo) and how modern women are thinking more about who we are dressing for.

I prefer to dress myself this way too. I always feel far more comfortable and confident when my neckline is high, I have a sleeve on my top and my skirts are below my knee because I personally feel more stylish and chic when less flesh is on show. I can definitely see this way of dressing filtering onto the high street more and increasing in popularity over the next few seasons.

5. Clothes

And finally, here’s what I’ve got in my online shopping basket to hopefully checkout on a few new things this weekend. These new items are already getting my heart racing for the new season.

Happy Friday and weekend guys.

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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