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 7 days that have made me happy.


I’ve woken up this morning with an extremely bad back and almost didn’t bother writing this as sitting at a computer is pretty uncomfortable. I didn’t want to sit around feeling sorry for myself though and I know that writing this post each week helps lift my spirits by focusing on the happy moments so instead I’ll just try to keep it brief.

  • Making double chocolate chip pancakes. L loves being able to help in anyway she can in the kitchen at the moment so really loved doing all the mixing, and they were pretty yummy too.

Making double chocolate chip pancakes

  • Another trip to Hardwick Park.

Another trip to Hardwick Park

  • M’s parent’s evening. I don’t take him into the playground anymore on a morning, so this was the first time I’d met his teachers for this year (he has two who split the week between them). They both seemed lovely and by all accounts M is doing brilliantly. They had a book fair running at the same time so I treated M to a couple of new books as a reward.
  • Curling up with a mug of Hot Chocolate and a Curly Wurly.

A mug of Hot Chocolate and a Curly Wurly

  • After reading that wallpaper samples are great for using as backdrops for flat lays for your blog I finally took a trip to B&Q. They had loads of amazing different wallpapers and having never done flat lay before I wasn’t entirely sure what would work best so I went a bit mad and came away with about 20 samples! I had to double check with the staff that I was ok taking so many but they were more than happy. Still, I did wonder if I was going to be stopped on my way out the door! I had a bit of a play around with them when I got home. I didn’t have anything to hand other than a couple of notebooks so I just placed them on each one to see how they would look. Definitely a bit more work needed with other props but these are my favourite backgrounds (although not necessarily with these notebooks):

playing with flatlay background

  • L has continued to go in to preschool really well this week. We still have a bit of a wobble when its time to leave the house and as we approach the building, but collecting leaves is still helping and she’s gaining more confidence. She even said on Wednesday night that she was missing her friends and wanted to go back to preschool! She was in a strop with me at the time, but still, I’m taking it as a positive sign.

L collecting leaves on her way into preschool

  • One of our cats is pretty aloof and doesn’t often grace us with his presence but this week he has come to sit with me quite a lot and I’ve been enjoying the cuddles. He’s so soft and fluffy.

Cuddles with Bill the fluffy black cat

  • L cuddling one of her teddies and telling me “Ssh Mummy, you’ll wake the baby!” She was so serious I couldn’t help but laugh, and after a particularly trying afternoon it was just what I needed.

L cradling her teddy

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

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15 thoughts on “Happy Days: Ssh Mummy, You’ll Wake The Baby

  1. Amazing, I’m going to BandQ today! Love your flatlays, they look brilliant. Hope your back feels betters soon. What made me smile this week was my toddler doing really nice things for her little sister like including her in making a puzzle. It’s been really sweet x #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 7:02 am
  2. Looks like a lovely week, I really hope your back is feeling better though! Now I need a hot chocolate, a curly wurly and some chocolate chip pancakes! Great job on the parents evening too!
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    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 9:47 am
  3. Awww that last one is so cute! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 9:59 am
  4. I love it when kids say things like your little one’s ‘shush you will wake the baby’ – mine told me to ‘stop moaning – it isn’t big and it isn’t clever’

    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  5. What a great week. I just vinyl from Dunelm for my food photos. They’re about £3 for a 1×2 metre bit, and wipe clean for when I make a mess! #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  6. Aw, look at that sweet face! We once had to throw a birthday party for one of my son’s stuffed animals; he insisted that his bear was turning 4 and felt awful that he had never had a party before.
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    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 9:25 pm
  7. what a lovely idea for a post – it’s all too easy to forget those little moments. i think that’s why i’m currently downloading over 4000 photos from my phone to the computer (i need to do a serious cull before my husband finds me out!). the choice chip pancakes look delicious and the wallpaper idea is fab. all the best and nice to meet you through #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 16 October, 2017 at 10:20 pm
  8. Looks like you had a lovely week ! Love the notebooks #FamilyFunLinky
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    Posted on 17 October, 2017 at 11:12 am
  9. Omg I’ve not had a curly wirly for yonks. I defo need to change that! What a fab idea about the wall paper they look amaze balls and I am off to B&Q tomorrow! #familyfun
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    Posted on 17 October, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  10. Nice, and that park looks really great for the kids. Quite an advantage! #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 18 October, 2017 at 7:52 am
  11. Aww such sweet photos. I do love your flatlays, they’re brilliant. Hope your back feels betters soon. #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 18 October, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  12. Ah my eldest loves to say that when her little sister has fallen asleep in the back of the car. #FamilyFunLinky
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    Posted on 20 October, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  13. It is always good to find the smiles. Even when it is difficult, as this week has been. I almost didn’t write at all. But, I found ’em despite it all. Hope the back is better. I have a stand-up desk – it may help! xoxo #familyfun
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    Posted on 22 October, 2017 at 3:35 am
  14. That park looks fabulous. Not sure I would want to get that close to the geese though. Ive had a lovely weel as Mr A has been off work, but all back to normal tomorrow. #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 22 October, 2017 at 11:21 pm
  15. You should try Deep Freeze for your back! I seem to have a permanently bad back these days! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 23 October, 2017 at 1:20 pm