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 like to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.


The half-term holiday is all but over now and although I’m feeling slightly frazzled and am way behind on blog related tasks, I’ve had a really nice week.

  • Last weekend we had a bit of a lazy one and enjoyed some downtime and watched a few movies together. We discovered Sing and ended up having to watch it twice!
  • On Monday we headed out to our favourite place with the dogs. The weather was a bit grim but it didn’t stop us having a good explore and throwing stones in the river. Getting out in the fresh air did us all the world of good.

Happy Days: October Half-term 2017 at Bollihope

  • On Tuesday we finally went to buy the kid’s Halloween costumes.
  • On Wednesday M went to his friend’s farm for the day. He was so excited and when he got back he barely took a breath with all the amazing things he had to tell me about his day. It was great seeing him so happy and full of excitement.
  • While M was at his friend’s L and I played games (and reviewed Don’t Rock The Boat) and made an apple pie with some apples from my parent’s garden, yum.

Happy Days: October Half-term 2017 making apple pie and playing games

  • On Thursday we went to Butterfly World. L made friends with another girl while we were in there and they were walking round chatting and holding hands, it was so sweet. Keith managed to video call while were there too which was really cool.

Happy Days: October Half-term 2017 at Butterfly World

  • After Butterfly World we went to Preston Park Museum. It was all set up for Halloween and they had some owls visiting which kept L entertained while my mum took M round the exhibits. We then followed it up with a trip to the park.

Happy Days: October Half-term 2017 at Preston Park Museum

  • On Friday we went to South Lakes Zoo. It’s recently re-opened under new management after problems with the previous owner and I don’t think they’ve recovered yet. It was a bit disappointing to be honest, but it was at least quiet so we got to see everything that was there without being stuck in crowds trying to get a good look and we still had a good day.

Happy Days: October Half-term 2017 at South Lakes Zoo

This weekend we are taking it easy again before the kids go back to school/preschool. We may do a bit of baking but that’s all we have planned for now.

How about you? What has made you smile this week? We’re your kids on half-term?

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15 thoughts on “Happy Days: All Creatures Great and Small

  1. Wow! Sounds like you had a very busy week and the kids look like they loved it. Love the photos of the butterflies – they’re so pretty 🙂 #FamilyFun
    Amy – The Rolling Baby recently posted…Weaning – Week 3My Profile

    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 6:31 am
  2. Sounds like a great half term! We are lucky that today is a TD day so back tomorrow. #familyfun
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 7:14 am
  3. That is a busy week! I think baking sounds like a fun plan for the weekend though. It’s relaxing and fun, especially for the kids:) Thanks so much for hosting #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 7:16 am
  4. Sounds like a brilliant week! We went to London zoo last week and it was amazing. Lovely pictures #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 7:43 am
  5. What a lovely week! I love butterfly houses they are gorgeous. #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  6. Your happy moments sound great from your week. Here in Sweden we are just starting a week’s holiday, and thank goodness the torrential permanent rain which has been Octobers feature has left us!! I can see that like you, my blogging jobs are going to get left behind in the chaos of it all!! #familyfun
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  7. Sounds like you had a lovely half term of adventures. Shame about the zoo but the pics are pretty good. Ella would go mad for the parrot! #familyfun
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  8. You have had a lovely week. It’s a shame about the zoo, I do love a zoo.
    #FamilyFun
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  9. We don’t have a fall break in Canada. This week has just been getting out Halloween selves in order and starting to tidy up the gardens etc.
    It’s too bad that zoo isn’t quite up to snuff – but nice that it was quiet so you could get a visit in!
    ~Jess
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    Posted on 30 October, 2017 at 11:11 pm
  10. Ah a busy week, the photos are fab. We discovered Sing too recently but it didn’t manage to hold their attention, just mine. I basically watched it one my own as they went off and played… #familyfun
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    Posted on 31 October, 2017 at 7:51 am
  11. Sounds like you have had a great and busy week. The photos are lovely. I love the butterfly ones xx #familyfun

    Posted on 31 October, 2017 at 11:54 am
  12. Sounds like a fun half term…..

    Posted on 1 November, 2017 at 12:13 pm
  13. What a busy week you had! The apple pie looks yum and we love butterfly houses so my lot would have really enjoyed that. We had a few days away in Dorset and went to Monkey World which everyone found exciting! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 2 November, 2017 at 8:21 pm
  14. Your week made me smile too! Hope you keep smiling Alana! Your pix are great! #familyfun xoxo
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    Posted on 3 November, 2017 at 8:16 pm
  15. Sounds like you packed lots in during the week. #FamilyFunLinky
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    Posted on 4 November, 2017 at 7:37 pm