Our lives are so busy at times that it can be all too easy to focus only on the negative and tiring things that have happened during the week. To counteract this, every week I join the #HappyDaysLinky run by the lovely Katy (whatkatysaid.com) and Sian (quitefranklyshesaid.com) to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.


This is my first Happy Days post since the end of November as I took the majority of December off to spend some much needed time with family and it feels good to get back to it. I love this part of the week and the chance to reflect.

  • Hubby managed to call from his ship on New Years Day and I took the phone upstairs so that he could wake the kids up and wish them a Happy New Year. It was certainly a great way to start the year (although obviously having him here in person would have been better, but we can’t have everything), and the kids loved it.
  • Also on New Years Day I wrote my first blog post of the year (Monthly Bucket List – January) and after so much time off it felt great started again.
  • On Monday it was great to get the decorations down and get the house back to some semblance of normality. The living room always looks so much bigger when the tree comes down too.
  • On Tuesday we had a mass clear-up and finally got all the kids christmas presents tidied away. Well, my son just dumped his in a pile in his bedroom to sort later but I have the living room back so I’m happy.
  • M went back to school on Wednesday and although he wasn’t particularly pleased about it, it felt good to get back to our normal routine and it was great seeing him come back out with all his friends laughing and joking when I picked him up.
  • L was in a bit of a grump on Wednesday evening so M cheered her up with a dance party!
  • L finally has her appetite back after barely eating for the past three weeks due to being poorly.
  • L chasing M all the way home from school and giggling like mad, even if she did fall over and scrape her knees a few times.
  • Completely spur of the moment after seeing a link on Twitter, I booked a ticket to BlogOn in May! This will be my first blogging conference and I am equal parts excited and terrified. Are any of you going?
  • Hubby managed to video call yesterday and L was jumping up and down and so excited. He is going to try again this afternoon when he should have a better signal so he can speak to M.
  • L wanting to sit and watch her big brother playing a racing game on the iPad.
  • L wearing M’s new Star Wars hat backwards and totally rocking it.

What has made you happy this week?

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14 thoughts on “Happy Days: New Year, Dancing and Blogging

  1. Those are some really nice moments. I’m scared to get a ticket for BlogOn, cause I won’t know anyone I’d be a bit nervous. I dont even know if I can call myself a blogger just yet lol Hope you post about it so I can possibly go later on in the year. #HappyDaysLinky

    Posted on 7 January, 2017 at 6:13 pm
    1. I’m terrified too as won’t know anyone either but I’ve heard BlogOn is meant to be the best one for newbies as everyone is really friendly and welcoming. If you change your mind and decide to go we can meet up for moral support x

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  2. Good to see you again and Happy New Year! Sounds lovely to be back to normality and get organised. Sounds like L and M have been keeping each other happy. I was thinking about BlogOn but may be on holiday! Perhaps next time xx #happydays

    Posted on 7 January, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    1. Thank you. It’s a shame you won’t be there but if a holiday was an option I know where I’d be! x

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  3. That is so lovely that your husband managed to phone on New Years Day, definitely a lovely start to the year. Well done for booking a ticket to BlogOn, you will love it. I went last year and it was a lovely small conference x #HappyDays
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    Posted on 7 January, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    1. Thank you, I’m nervous about it but everyone says it’s a really nice one to go to x

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 1:44 pm
  4. Happy new year lovely!!! I was relieved to get my decorations down this year. Well done on booking your blog on ticket I’m a little jealous but I just don’t feel ready to attend an event just yet!! #happydays

    Posted on 7 January, 2017 at 10:55 pm
    1. Thank you. Attending a conference was on my goal list but in my mind it was going to be at the end of the year! Getting nervous now but have a few months to get my courage up at least. I can understand you not wanting to go to an event with a 5 month old, let me know if you change your mind though x

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 1:51 pm
  5. Happy New Year! I’m another one who loves getting the decorations down. As much as I love putting them up, I love the fresh start and the space to start the year off. That’s lovely that your husband managed to call on New Years Day too – I bet the children absolutely loved it! And congratulations on booking Blog On! I really wanted to go to that one this year and it would have been my first conference too, but sadly the dates just don’t work for me. I’m sure you’ll have a great time! #happydays

    Posted on 8 January, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    1. Thank you. It’s a shame you can’t attend, would have been lovely to meet you in person, although I have to say I’m getting a little star struck as it is thinking about all the bloggers who’ll be there x

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 1:55 pm
  6. When is your hubby back? Its so good he manages to contact you still. I cant imagine not having mine around everyday, it sucks when he gets called out in an evening, let alone days on end!
    Getting the house in order is amazing after christmas isnt it? we only got the tree down today due to birthday parties and date nights, and finally put Ben’s jumperoo in the corner. it is so nice watching tele without mess around!!! #Happydayslinky
    Mrs Mummy Harris recently posted…Goodbye 2016; Hello new year, new start!My Profile

    Posted on 8 January, 2017 at 9:46 pm
    1. He should be back by the end of February (works 10-12 week stints) and right now it feels like a lifetime away! It’s hard but it’s also great when he’s then home for 10 weeks too. It’s definitely so much better getting everything cleared away, although I still have an inflatable Darth Vader staring at me from in front of the TV every night!

      Posted on 10 January, 2017 at 2:02 pm
  7. I booked a ticket too – I’ve not been to that one before so am excited! Thank you so much for joining us for #HappyDaysLinky x

    Posted on 14 January, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    1. Yay! I’ll try not to get too star struck 😬

      Posted on 15 January, 2017 at 9:38 pm