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.

I know I say this every week but this past seven days have flown by in a complete blur. I crazily decided to do a holiday essentials guide and a 3yr old’s gift guide all at once and have spent all week drowning in emails back and forth. I do have some great things lined up though so keep a look out over the next two weeks. When I started writing this I thought it would be a short one, but it turns out I had more happy moments than I thought:

  • Last Sunday we managed to get back to Bollihope with the dogs. It’s one of our favourite places but the weather the past few weekends has made it a no-go. We were a bit concerned when the heavens opened ten minutes after leaving the house but we’d decided we were going and that was that, no way I was turning round, we’d just have to get wet. As it happened though, as we turned the last bend and dipped down into the valley the sun came out and it was beautiful. It’s the first time I’ve taken both kids and both dogs by myself so I was a little apprehensive, and we didn’t walk as far as usual without Keith there to give L shoulder rides, but we had a great time and I think it did us the world of good. We also timed it right setting off home and as we headed back up the road we ended up surrounded by the clouds and couldn’t see far ahead at all.

Happy Days: A walk in the country

  • On Monday M had his annual Summer Production at school. He absolutely hates it bless him but I really enjoyed seeing him up there. The theme this year was country music and M’s class did Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash and That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain. Both are very catchy and have been in the back of my head all week, but one of the classes did Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex and it made most of the audience laugh out loud. I have very strong memories of that song at the school disco when I was around 13. We put it on back at home and it has now become L’s favourite song and she gets up and dances round like a loon whenever we play it, so funny. Just incase you’ve forgotten it or have no idea what I’m on about, here it is:

Happy Days: L dancing to Cotton Eye Joe


  • On Tuesday L’s nursery had a stay and play session for the end of term (although they don’t break up till next week) with a pirates and princesses theme. L was so excited about getting to into nursery on another day as she usually only goes Monday mornings, and even more excited that I was going with her. It was great fun and she got to decorate a cupcake, walk the plank, make a crown and had her face painted for the first time ever. This was the bit she was most excited about and asked to be a pirate. She then spent the rest of the day shouting ‘shiver me timbers’ at everyone.

Happy Days: L with her face painted as a pirate

Happy Days: L proud of the cupcake she decorated

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

What Katy Said
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2 thoughts on “Happy Days: School Plays and Pirates

  1. Sounds like you’ve had a busy week. Love the pirate face #happydayslinky
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    Posted on 18 July, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  2. What a lot of lovely happy moments you’ve had. I love that M’s summer production had a country theme! I love country music – it sounds so fun! Well done on all your review opportunities. x #HappyDaysLinky
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    Posted on 22 July, 2017 at 6:25 am