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.

I didn’t manage a Happy Days post last week as it had been a bit of a hectic one and by the time the weekend came round I just needed to switch off for a while. So now I have two weeks to catch you up on, I’ll try to keep it brief:

  • I went to BlogOnXmas in Manchester. I was really nervous about going on my own without Susie (This Is  Me Now) for support but I actually pulled up my big girl pants and spoke to lots of lovely different bloggers as well as all the brands and had a really great day. The kids had a great time looking through the goodie bag the next day too and the raffle prizes I won went down a storm. I’ll do a more detailed write up next week.

Kids looking through the BlogOnXmas goody bag

  • My desk has been a disgrace for far too long and I finally got around to clearing it out. I even sorted the cupboards underneath. At one post when I couldn’t see the dining room table for everything I’d pulled out I did wonder how I was ever going to get it all sorted but I did it and now I can actually see my desk and find what I’m looking for in the cupboards. I would still like to pretty up the space a little though.

Desk clear-out

  • We had family visiting at my in-laws and we all went out for a meal one night and went round to theirs after school another night and it was great seeing the kids playing with their cousins. I also got lots of lovely baby cuddles.

Playing with cousins

  • We’ve been sent some lovely games to play from one of the brands I met at BlogOn. I will have one of the reviews up next week and another the week after. A lot of the games we have been sent so far have been more focused more on M’s age range so it was really nice to spend time playing games with L this time and she has been loving it.
  • After several weeks of crying and screaming at preschool drop-off we have had two days this week when L went in without too much fuss. They’ve been doing lots of autumn crafts so we started collecting leaves on the way in and she likes to go and show off what she’s found. Fingers crossed it’s given her the confidence she needed and things will get better now.
  • The weather was nice for once yesterday so I took L to the park after preschool as a treat for being such a big girl going in nicely that morning. Then we ended up going again after picking M up from school.

fun at the park

How about you? What has made you smile this week?

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17 thoughts on “Happy Days: BlogOnXmas, Cousins & Preschool

  1. Ive heard lots of lovely things about Blog On. I really would like to go next year if I can stop being mental. This week is all about birthdays for me. #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 7:10 am
  2. BlogOn really does sound fantastic, I’d love to go but it’s quite far from me. This week is all about finally getting on top of the bills after a very bad month last month haha! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 11:55 am
  3. BlogOn was great wasn’t it? I’ve hid loads of the goodies for xmas like a mean mummy!! #familyfun

    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 12:41 pm
  4. It is lovely that you have have had a couple of days of no tears at pre-school. You have been busy, but seem to have had a nice couple of weeks.
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    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 2:03 pm
  5. Well done for getting the desk sorted- I love a good organise to kick-start motivation! Looks lovely 🙂 #familyfun

    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  6. Lovely post. A visit to Westonbirt Arboretum made me smile this weekend plus the fact it was sunny here in Wiltshire. Work has been crap but my kids have cheered me up by bringing me lots of cups of tea which always help! #familyfun

    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  7. Ah excellent news on the preschool I hope it continues! Well done on the big girl pants too, you’re better than me lol #familyfun
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    Posted on 9 October, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  8. Our weeks are crazy busy now with dance classes and school, plus my hubby and I both work full time. We did just have Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so it was great to connect with the family and have some really delicious food!
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    Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 2:21 am
  9. Blog on was brilliant wasn’t it. I hope to meet you properly at the next one – and not just your arm in my photo! Haha x #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  10. Glad you had a good time at the blog event! I have to clean out my desk too, in addition to cleaning and rearranging my room (where my “home office” is). I still haven’t finished decorating for Halloween, lol Thanks so much for hosting #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  11. What a great week! Big girl pants and all! Those blogger events do look fun! You guys know how to do it up across the pond! #familyfun

    Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  12. I think this is a great idea, what a lovely post. A couple of things from my week were taking my boys out on a scooter ride on Saturday and finding our first #loveontherocks / #derbyshirerocks painted rock, taking my boys to see my Grandparents, enjoying endless games of Game Of Life with them and today spending the day with my stepdaughter was lots of fun…even though she’s dribbled alllll over me!

    Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 8:54 pm
  13. Blog on was great wasn’t it! I really enjoyed it yet again 🙂 apart from the problems with the lifts it was a great new venue! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 11 October, 2017 at 11:36 am
  14. Ah you can’t beat the park and BlogOnXmas sounded fantastic. With so many bloggers raving about it I wish I’d gone now. #familyfun
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    Posted on 14 October, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  15. I’ve heard so much about Blog On Xmas I may have to go next year! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 15 October, 2017 at 7:41 pm
  16. So glad L is happier at preschool now, must be such a relief. And glad BlogOn was good, wish I could have made it – maybe next September and we can be reunited again! xx #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 15 October, 2017 at 8:45 pm
  17. Blogon looks like great fun. I really need to go next year #familyfun

    Posted on 15 October, 2017 at 10:42 pm