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.

Here is this weeks list:

  • On Sunday, my husband made three different types of curry (he’s becoming a bit of a master) and I made some roti and we all picked and helped ourselves. It was a really lovely meal and a very big hit with both kids.
  • We stopped off at the park while walking the dogs on Monday and L had a bit of a run around in the mud and a play on the swing. The dogs found a stick the size of a tree to play with so they were happy too.
  • We had a trip to IKEA on Tuesday to look at beds for L as it’s time she moved out of her cot. We didn’t find one for her but we did get quite a few ideas and she had us in hysterics trying out every single chair, sofa and bed in the store (thankfully being mid-week it was fairly quite or it might have been stressful rather than funny).
  • L had her 2yr check with the Health Visitor on Wednesday. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it as it’s too much form filling and bureaucracy for my liking but the woman was really lovely and absolutely great with L so it actually went well.
  • L laying out a picnic for one on the living room floor with her toy picnic set on Thursday. She took so much time and care over it (unheard of for L, she’s usually more bull in a china shop), it was really sweet.
  • M’s school had a Roald Dahl dress up day on Friday in aid of Stand up 2 Cancer. He wanted to be Mr Twit and I spent a lot of the week trying to make a beard. I can’t say making it was fun, but how happy he was with it on Friday morning definitely put a smile on my face. He’d drawn lots of pieces of spaghetti and worms and cereal to stick in it too and I think it worked out pretty well. I used this tutorial to make the beard but had to make a few tweaks to get it to stay up.
  • My Words to Live By: A New Series post was in the top 3 most viewed posts on #Momsterslink run by Trista at domesticatedmomster.com and co-hosted the last couple of weeks by Heather at shank-you-very-much.com
  • After a visit to the library this morning I was in the kitchen making lunch when I heard M reading one of the new books to L whilst both sitting on the bottom step, it kind of made my heart melt.

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

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20 thoughts on “Happy Days: Feasting, Shopping and Being A Twit

  1. Mr Twit looks great! What a great idea to support Stand up for Cancer. I love a trip to IKEA and always buy everything in the shop that wasn’t actually on my list!! x #Happydays
    Laura – dear bear and beany recently posted…School,Twitter and Pigtails… Happy Days #31My Profile

    Posted on 22 October, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    1. Thank you. Me too, we went for a bed and came away with hooks shaped like dogs’ back ends (the tail is the hook) and laundry baskets, bit random but cheaper!

      Posted on 22 October, 2016 at 3:14 pm
  2. Hey. Hi. Great post. It’s so important to keep it positive. I’ll be checking out the Happy Days Linky. You might be interested in the #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup too, I dunno. Big Roald Dahl fan here, so I love the beard. IKEA I love somewhat less. That place is intimidating! Anyway, good to get a glimpse of your world. Be well. #KCACOLS

    Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    1. Thank you, always like to hear about new linkys x

      Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  3. I love M’s costume he looks fab!! I love a good curry I have recently bought a slow cooker so gonna try and make a curry in it. Ikea is a favourite of mine, ideally without the kids!! Sounds like a perfect week lovely #haplpydays

    Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 6:23 pm
    1. Thank you. Good luck with the slow cooker curry, sounds yum x

      Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 8:22 pm
  4. That beard is amazing! I look forward to when my son starts dressing up at school! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x
    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid recently posted…Sunday Best #11My Profile

    Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 7:00 pm
    1. You won’t be saying that when he does start, they seem to have some kind of dress up every term! M usually hates dressing up but he actually really wanted to do it this time round so made a nice change x

      Posted on 23 October, 2016 at 8:15 pm
  5. Lovely post and I love his Mr Twit beard, that’s so funny! x #KCACOLS
    Emma Plus Three recently posted…Organic Christmas Gifts from Green People | Review & GiveawayMy Profile

    Posted on 26 October, 2016 at 10:28 pm
    1. Thank you, he was certainly happy with it x

      Posted on 26 October, 2016 at 10:38 pm
  6. Ok I think I need to make myself a beard. Yes I know this sounds weird but that is awesome! Flash forwards your little one 40 years. I am a massive Ikea fan…my other half not so much! I have to make do with browsing their site online 🙂 Though we just bought a house so I think a trip is needed. Well done on being so popular in the views! The children sitting on the step reading is just such a beautiful image it makes my heart smile. Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS We hope you can link up next Sunday x
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    Posted on 27 October, 2016 at 9:13 pm
    1. Ha ha, the beard is pretty cool. I love Ikea too but only when it’s not busy. My hubby just loves the hotdogs at the end! A new house is a very good reason for a trip x

      Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 8:08 am
  7. What a fun time #kcacols

    Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 10:18 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 12:13 pm
  8. Love the beard! Looks fab. I get so stressed out in ikea, I don’t know what it is but I have to browse online rather than going into the store itself! #kcacols
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    Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 10:03 pm
    1. Ha ha, I can understand that. I can’t go at weekends when it’s busy, I hate any kind of shopping when it’s busy, I get full on shopping rage!

      Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 11:00 pm
  9. That is an amazing beard! I am so impressed!! I need to go to IKEA, not been in ages!! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx
    Katy (What Katy Said) recently posted…Finding My Mama StyleMy Profile

    Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 10:31 pm
    1. Thank you. The beard itself was fairly easy, I just had problems adjusting it so it wouldn’t keep falling down. And sewing on the scraps of food almost made me go blind! x

      Posted on 28 October, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  10. The beard is amazing, good work!!! Half term get away has made me very happy this week – easy to think of things when you’ve been on holiday but a good task for the normal days to help you appreciate life! #kcacols
    Now I am mum recently posted…In which the true tedium of weaning is revealedMy Profile

    Posted on 29 October, 2016 at 12:35 pm
    1. Thank you. Yes, holidays always provide lots of happy days x

      Posted on 29 October, 2016 at 1:14 pm