Manifestos, Heels & Progress #LittleLoves

Happy Friday! It’s a special one today, my little (or not so little anymore) man is 8 today! I know all mums say it, and I’ll probably be saying it when he’s turning 40, but I can’t believe he’s 8!! EIGHT! It feels like he’s always been here and only just arrived, all at the same time. 


It’s Friday, I am (trying) to be a good blogger, and I love Morgana’s Little Loves linky, so I am going to try and and take part each week, it gives you inspiration for a blog post for goodness sake, what’s not to love! 


I’m not sure if you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, whaat!? Why the flip not? Get yo’ backside over there and follow me this instance – @kateag pretty please & thanks) but if you do, you’ll see that I posted a pic on Wednesday showing ALL the books I want to read. This week I am reading We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel. It is so good. It offers 9 basic principles for a more meaningful life – helping you to refocus and concentrate on what really matters, without being flouncy or unachievable. The way it’s written, you know they have both been through the situations and really get what it means, and how to tackle the issues. I can’t recommend it enough. 

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If I were writing this last week, this would have been about The Replacement and the quite simply RIDICULOUS ending. Did anyone see the writer put out a piece explaining what they thought people would take from the final episode? I’m not being funny, but for a series that was that ‘edge of seat what the hell is going to happen next’ the ending should have clarified all of the unanswered questions itself, without the need for explanation. Tut. 

But it’s not last week, it’s this week. And I have been watching my favourite show ever, Catastrophe. I love Tuesday night simply because Sharon and Rob are on my telly and they make me realise I am not alone in all of the craziness that happens to a married couple with two kids. Except they’re probably funnier than us. Well, the bloke at least. 


I am all over Ed Sheeran’s new album Divide. I can’t pick a favourite song, but it’s a close call between New Man (the 8yo finds the words arsehole HILARIOUS, thanks Ed) How Would You Feel and Perfect. All very soppy, except New Man. 


I think the only thing I can say for this one is progress? Still struggling with anxiety, still not sleeping properly, still exhausted. Still feeling guilty for feeling that this matters when there is so much going on in the world, but it does matter & it’s affecting me. I know I’m not feeling anywhere near myself, and I want to feel better, so progress is a good thing. Nothing changes if nothing changes eh? 


Heels. For the first time in a long time. And, in doing so, I instantly remembered why it had been so long since I last wore them. I find it incredible that I used to spend an entire day in heels and even be able to run for a bus in them? I mean, I could barely take two steps in them without making *that* face that women make when they’re wearing shoes that look amazing but feel like utter torture on your feet. Unsurprisingly, as soon as I sat down, the shoes were off and they didn’t go back on. But they look SO pretty.  

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London. Beautiful, diverse, welcoming London. Wednesday 22nd March 2017 will always been a day that one individual tried to break us and failed. All the emergency services who instantly, without question, protected us, the police officer who lost his life stopping the attacker, the innocent people on the bridge, the mum making her way to school to pick up her two children who was killed. The whole world is thinking of you, and, for anyone who works in London, has visited, taken photos on that bridge, of the London Eye, whenever we walk across Westminster Bridge, we will always remember you. #wearenotafraid

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I have added this post on Morgana’s #LittleLoves on her blog Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat. 



  1. March 24, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    A gorgeous round up of your week. I love the headings. We will never forget 22 March x heartbreaking but so good to see people, getting on with their London life.

  2. March 25, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I’m loving Ed Sheeran’s new album too. Have a lovely weekend! x #littleloves

    • Katie
      March 29, 2017 / 11:35 am

      He’s fab isn’t he? You too! x

  3. March 27, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    8 year old humour haha! Ed Sheeran’s album is brilliant. Those heels! I haven’t worn heels in such a long time, I’d look like Bambi trying to walk haha!
    Have a great week 🙂 #littleloves

    • Katie
      March 29, 2017 / 11:34 am

      I was not graceful at all! I’ms sticking to my flats! x

  4. March 28, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Loving the sound of that book – i’ll need to check it out. I had the Replacement on catch up to watch but I have to say after all the reviews, I won’t be catching up anytime soon!! #littleloves

    • Katie
      March 29, 2017 / 11:34 am

      It was such a good show but the ending really let it down! I hope they revisit it and tie up all the loose ends! x

  5. March 29, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    That book sounds right up my street. I’m going to add it to my Amazon list straight away.
    Wasn’t the ending to The Replacement utterly ridiculous, what a disappointment!!
    Love Love Love Catastrophe! It is one of the best things on TV, and a programme that both the mister and I enjoy equally which is extremely rare in our house!
    Lovely to have you joining in with Little Loves xx

  6. March 31, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Those shoes are gorgeous. I have a bit of a fetish for nice shoes, but I cannot walk in heels anymore. Since becoming a mum I seem to have lost all sense of balance!? I’m glad you are making progress, hope you are back to feeling yourself soon. I’m struggling with anxiety at the moment and I too am making progress, slowly but surely x

    • Katie
      April 19, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Same to you lovely, hope you’re doing ok. It’s a crappy road, but we’ll get there eventually x

  7. May 16, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Hello Fellow ScribbleManiac Hina,I also went to Haworth in June! I will happily tell you of my Haworth experience… in fact, I’ll skip ahead in journey and chat about it next blog posts. And I’ll be fascinated to hear your impressions as well.

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