Love The Little Things #7

Love the Little Things #7: May day celebrations on the horizon!


It’s Frrrrrridaaaaaay! & As always, it’s that time of the week when Banana lady here hooks up with the wonderful blogging crew over with Le Belle that is Morgana (But Why Mummy Why), for our weekly ‘Little Loves’. A small corner of the interweb, where we share with you a snapshot into our week that was.

My usual jovial & chipper mood has somewhat diminished this week, & I fear I may be communicating on a greater level of bonkersness than ever before: I’m currently recovering from some surgery & I’m pointing my finger at the anaesthetic for wreaking havoc with me! Apologies, but lets be fair: you should know by now I’m slightly daft anyway!

This week I have:

  • Watched:

I do love a good laugh: You know, a rip-roaring belly laugh. That’s exactly what this Haribo advert delivers: If you haven’t seen this commercial yet WHAT? Have you been living under a rock?!

  • Read

The highlight of my week right here! Upon my discharge from hospital, I arrived home to an influx of congratulatory messages from all over twitter. ‘What’s this?’ I pondered. Apparently the shortlist for the BiBs (brilliance in blogging awards) had been announced & little old me had made it on there for ‘Fresh Voice’! Say whaaaat?! Admittedly, I was still feeling very woozy & I wasn’t entirely sure if I had hallucinated this. Nope! IT’S TRUE!!

BIBsI’m still in a state of elation & on cloud 9! I’m very excited & honoured to be gracing the same page as so many ahmaze-balls bloggers. & I have to say such a massive thank you to everyone who got me on the shortlist!

thanks youA ‘Campaign manager’ has been appointed, although she’s swooning of the US-of- A so no doubt slacking on her duties! All is fair in love & war: so if any of you awesome folks could find it in your heart to vote for me I am prepared to offer bribery, in the form of virtual hugs & kisses (Just sayin’) You can vote here

  • Made

Bit of a #fail here this week. Not really ‘made’ much, due to being out of action. However, I’m having someone ‘make’ my blog look a little prettier (does that count?)….keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks.

  • Heard

I recall saying some seriously ludicrous things (unfortunately out loud rather than in my head) whilst awakening from my drug induced sleep. When the delightful nursing team were wheeling me back into my room, I could make out the TV was on in the background, with that Dreadful man Jeremy Kyle & his truly horrendous show. When the nurse enquired ‘Katrina, are you ok?’ My response was ‘Yeah, I’m ok. But you can turn that shit off’ Whoops- that’ll be the truth tonic talking (Rest assured-once my wits returned I swiftly apologised to the nurse for my foul mouth!)

  • Wore

I donned my Rapunzel hair: loose curls & my braid.

Curls & braids& Ever the professional, I decided to rock my hospital attire, It’ll be a look all over the catwalks in Milan come the autumn!

DVT, socks, cool bananas, cool bananas blog, hospitalSo, we’re approaching the first of two Bank holidays bestowed upon us during May here in the UK, & I am determined to battle through my post op pain & enjoy some Maypole dancing (the tradition for May day) & a 30th Birthday celebration at a swanky establishment this weekend (The poor staff won’t know whats hit ’em with 17 of us rowdy Londoners gathering to ‘chow down!)

Please keep visiting the blog & I promise to be back on top form next week!

What wonderful plans are on the horizon for you?



  1. 07/05/2014 / 7:56 PM

    Just discovered your blog and love it! Looking forward to trying Love the Little Things for the first time on my own blog this Friday – if I can work out how! Eeek! Xx

  2. 03/05/2014 / 9:53 AM

    Your hair looks lovely…. and congratulations on your nomination! :o)

  3. 03/05/2014 / 6:41 AM

    Love it! Gorgeous hair and again, congrats on the BIB short list, everything crossed and voting for you hon, one of my definitely fave fresh voices!! Have a wonderful BHW xxxx

  4. 02/05/2014 / 10:32 PM

    I love your hair like that. It looks so pretty. I’m pretty sure I would have that same reaction if I came round and heard Jeremey Kyles patronising voice and his shouty chavvy guests.
    Congratulations on making the short list! So exciting xx

  5. 02/05/2014 / 8:32 PM

    Congratulations on the Bibs award, fab news. And hope you’re feeling fab after your brief stint in the hospital xx

  6. 02/05/2014 / 7:29 PM

    Congratulations on the BIBs, much deserved!
    Love your hair like that. I’m so crap with hair, you’ll have to give me tips!
    Enjoy your weekend lovely xx

  7. 02/05/2014 / 9:05 AM

    You made me giggle, as always, K! Wowsers on the anaesthetic – I need to get me some of that! 😉 Hope you are feeling much better today chickadee. Excited to see your new look blog, and your pretty face in June – eeeeek!! Xx

  8. 02/05/2014 / 9:01 AM

    Ha I hadn’t seen that advert, clearly I am a rock dweller!!!! Just cracked me up.

    I’m sure Mr Cool Bananas is eager for you to wear those socks at home, especially with the flip flops. Fwit-fwooooo

    #littleloves xxx

  9. 02/05/2014 / 8:43 AM

    Congratulations my lovely fellow Fresh Voice Shortlister!!! You deserve it. Your blog is amazing. Love the socks and will definitely have to attempt that style soon. Hope the op wasn’t anything major so you can enjoy the bank holiday weekend. I love the advert so funny. Great round of #littleloves

  10. 02/05/2014 / 8:19 AM

    Oh the advert is fab! Have you seen the one in the cinema? hahaha! Cingratulations on your BIB nomination! I love your hair! I cannot for the life of me braid mine! Cack handed me you see.. You most definitely rock the surgical stockings! xx

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