My 5 things on a Friday


Hi guys, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope — and I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. The weather has been HOT HOT HOT this week, phew…and so we are hoping to get out for ice-cream and a little fun this weekend.

So as it’s Friday (YAY!) here are the 5 things that I wanted to share with you guys from this week:

1/ Love Island…oh.m.gee. It has ALL kicked off over the last few days and even Dave is watching it and is gripped with it now! The garden is thus being very neglected, lol. So many twists and turns and re-coupling. Cannot wait for 9pm every night.

2/ Being inspired. So I have started regularly catching up with the lovely Kerry Villers, who has the most amazing Instagram feed. We are sharing tips and helping each other. Being freelance is wonderful but can also be really damn lonely and can send you CRAZY, especially with no colleagues or a boss to bounce things off. Honestly, my head gets muddled on a daily basis. So as well as the lovely and amazing Rachel, Kerry and I have started a mentor relationship together and I’m really excited for more chats over the coming months.

3/ Talking about being inspired, I loved this blog post about Marketing Without The Hard Sell, from The Brand Stylist, whose first book I have and love. Fiona is not only inspiring but communicates her advice in such a fantastic way. Definitely go and read if you’re a blogger, influencer, small business owner or starting/growing a new venture.

4/ It’s just three weeks now until the twins break up for the summer holidays and end their first year of primary school. This term is going so fast and I can’t believe we’re almost in July. I haven’t actually got a lot of plans for this summer as yet because Lottie will be healing from her broken leg, so I think I’ll take the first few weeks really slowly and see how she copes. I do hope the weather stays around for them though because it is a lot easier to parent and entertain them when it’s warm.

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5/ And finally here are the clothes and accessories that I’ve got in my online shopping basket to hopefully check-out on a few new things this weekend too.

Happy weekend guys, enjoy the glorious sunshine, have a good one and I’ll see you again next week.

Love, Jess x





Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. Jen
    June 29, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Hi Jess

    I’ve recently happily found your blog, I really ❤️ it. I particularly look forward to your ‘5 things on a Friday’. I also have a 5 year old daughter who is also finishing her first year at school, it’s scarily flown!

    We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday in Il de re, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone. My daughter loved it. Whilst there I even managed to (when the hubbie was in a post- patisserie/vino coma😂) catch up on Love Island, it’s completely addictive.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    • Jess
      June 29, 2018 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you that’s so kind — much appreciated! I do love my blog and enjoy creating these posts! Your holiday sounded amazing and getting me in the mood for mine! Happy weekend xx

  2. June 29, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Both Richard and I are totally addicted to Love Island and watch it together on catch up most nights. We end up watching 3 episodes back to back- it genuinely makes us both laugh out loud together, though we’ve never watched it before this series. We also haven’t got anything planned as yet for summer. Hope Lottie’s leg heals quickly and she gets back on her feet soon. Happy sunny weekend Jess xx

    • Jess
      July 1, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks and I hope you had a lovely weekend too, new LI tonight! xx

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