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  • Things That Made Us Happy This Week

    Hi Everyone,

    Todays post is in honour of the fabulously positive Happy Days Linky hosted by the lovely Katy and Sian, you can link up hereI love this linky because you get to look at back at your week and all the things that made you happy, no matter how big or small. So get your smile on and I hope you enjoy our happy list for this week!


    Saturdays should always include fresh flowers for the house <3

    • Well, I can’t lie the thing that made me super super super happy this week was finding out I’ve made it to the finals of the 2016 MAD Blog Awards and I get to attend the awards ceremony in September! To find out I’d got to the finals was amazing; I can’t believe my little blog is there amongst some amazing writers. I am so thrilled, grateful and happy and thank you so much if you voted for me in the initial stages. Of course I am now going start nagging you to vote again as you can read all about in my post hereIMG_2481
    • In honour of making the finals I’ve ordered myself a little treat. It sounds a bit cheesy but I feel really proud of myself. I know it’s a ridiculously long shot of me winning but to have got to the finals, it means so much to me. I’ve had belief in myself and that goes to show what you can achieve when you have faith in yourself.IMG_2427 (1)
    • This week we started a baby yoga course. I absolutely loved it and it was run by the fabulous Jackie at YogaBubs Josh really enjoyed it and was very well behaved for the first half of the class but then decided his teething was reason enough to have a seriously screaming session, complete with laughter which of course added to my embarrassment! I had to try not to laugh; unbelievable timing on Joshs part as it was towards the end of the session when everyone has a relaxed and quiet lie down with their baby….!!! Not us! I was a bit embarrassed as we were the “new kids” this week. Fingers crossed he behaves next week. chill
    • I’ve had a few little treats in the post arrive this week. The first being my new favourite perfume (although I must say nothing will ever replace V&R Flowerbomb as my absolute favourite – my wedding perfume <3) Fatale by Agent Provocateur. It is absolute gorgeous, quite a sweet scent, and very sexy! But my second, even more exciting parcel was a hamper from oh me oh mama. It’s just what ever Mum needs and deserves and I’ll be doing a more detailed post on what we got over the next couple of days so keep your eyes peeled.
    • I have such a sweet tooth at the moment. OK , I’ve always had a sweet tooth and it’s just got worse since I had the baby; I blame Josh 😉 But seeing as he’s a healthy and ever growing lad, my eating sweet stuff must surely be helping….. so I will continue, as I have this week with this amazingly yummy Haagen Dazs ice cream. There, that’s a decent justification for eating lots of sweet stuff!


    • Finally getting the christening invites done! It’s so exciting having all this organised and I am hoping everyone can make it and share Josh’s special day. We’re having the christening in the same church as were we got married which will be lovely. I often walk there when I’m back visiting our in-laws and take Josh and the dogs to the church to say a prayer. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. christening
    • My training for my 10k is in full swing now! I’m glad I’ve started now so I’ve got lots of time to prepare for the run in August. I always procrastinate before doing a run but then I always feel good once I’ve done it. Elle Woods (yes, Legally Blonde) was right; exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy! IMG_2551

    So as you can see we’ve had a lovely week, despite the stupidly cold and unpredicatable weather! It’s been a busy one too so we’re looking forward to a lazy Saturday today.

    Have a great weekend everyone xx

    funny quote

    What Katy Said


    1. April 30, 2016 / 10:27 am

      Well done for making it to the awards. The flowers and jewellery are lovely. #HappyDaysLinky

    2. April 30, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Oh god 10k?! I have signed up for a 5k in July and I cant run at all. My husband bought me a treadmill and I can just about do 3 minutes of running before I want to curl up in a ball and die. TIPS PLEASE?!?!?

      I also had no idea Salted Caramel Haagen Dazs existed. So thank you 😀 That’s my Saturday night in sorted! #wildthing

      • April 30, 2016 / 1:10 pm

        Ha ha you’re welcome hun – it’s amazing! Do the training little and often rather than pushing yourself. And I find listening to music really pushes me! xx

    3. April 30, 2016 / 11:53 am

      I loved getting my girls christened, such a special day. Well done for signing up for 10K run, I have just signed up to do the 5K race for life that is my maximum X #happydays

      • April 30, 2016 / 1:09 pm

        I am really looking forward to it!! I am slightly nervous I must admit 🙂 xx #happydayslinky

    4. April 30, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Lots of lovely moments this week and huge congratulations on being a MADs finalist – very well deserved and I love that bracelet you treated yourself to as a result. That Haagen Das ice-cream sounds so yummy, I think I shall have to make a trip to the shops to get some myself..! 🙂

      • April 30, 2016 / 1:54 pm

        Thank you lovely!!! Do it, it’s amazing. But you’ll eat the whole tub it’s addictive xx

    5. April 30, 2016 / 6:42 pm

      Congratulations again on being shortlisted! What a fabulous week for you 🙂 That ice cream is seriously amazing – we get it far too regularly, it’s addictive I swear! Well done on the running – you can burn off all the ice cream! 🙂

      • May 1, 2016 / 7:04 am

        Thanks honey! It’s been a lovely week. Ha ha it is addictive -thank god for the treadmill! xx

    6. April 30, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      What a fabulous week you’ve had! Massive congratulations on getting through to the MAD Blog finals – that must be so exciting! Really well deserved though, you do write a really lovely blog. I absolutely LOVE the bangle with the little message on it – that is so perfect isn’t it?! Your story about baby yoga really made me laugh – we had something similar happen to us at a ‘Tummy Time’ class. I’m hoping we have more luck at baby massage next week but not holding out too much hope! That parcel from Oh Me Oh Mama looks so pretty – it always makes my day receiving parcels in the post (makes a change from bills anyway!) Thanks so much for linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG this week and I really hope you can link up again next week x #fortheloveofBLOG

      • May 1, 2016 / 7:04 am

        Thank you so much lovely! It’s a very exciting time and I just feel so grateful! I loved linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG I think it’s going to be a huge success xx

    7. April 30, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      Huge well done for the MADS, good luck in the final! I love that bracelet, I have that quote on a silver ring 🙂 Have a lovely weekend huni x

      • May 1, 2016 / 7:03 am

        Thanks chick – so exciting I can’t believe it! It’s a lovely quote isn’t it. Have a great weekend chick x

    8. April 30, 2016 / 11:54 pm

      Huge congratulations on making it to the finals! Such a huge accomplishment-and I think it was a wonderful idea to reward yourself. You’ve put so much hard work into this blog, you deserve it (:
      What exactly is baby yoga? I’ve recently picked up yoga, and would love to get my 13 month old involved! #happydayslinky

      • May 1, 2016 / 7:02 am

        Thank you so much chick! I am keping everything crossed. It’s so fun, you take baby along and do gentle stretching with them combined with singing and lots of cuddles It’s a lovely class although I wasn’t quite as relaxed thanks to a screaming baby ha ha x

    9. May 1, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Yaaay well done lovely and I LOVE that bracelet 🙂 #KCACOLS

      • May 2, 2016 / 7:23 am

        Thank you hun. Oh it was – I may have to buy more today x

    10. May 2, 2016 / 7:15 am

      Congratulations on making the finals! How exciting! It is not at ALL cheesy that you’re feeling proud – I know I would be! #happydayslinky

    11. May 2, 2016 / 11:55 am

      well done with the MAD awards! It seems everyone is nominated or a finalist! I need to do this next year haha. I just figured my blog was a bit pants and no one would be particularly interested. maybe next year I should believe in myself too 🙂 #KCACOLS

    12. May 2, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Well done you – you get to be extra happy this week. I bet you can’t wait until the ceremony. It looks like so much fun. The bracelet is gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking with #KCACOLS. I hope you can come back again next Sunday.

    13. May 3, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      What a lovely bracelet, you absolutely should treat yourself and be so proud of yourself, making the finals is a fantastic achievement! You (and Elle) are so right, exercise does make you happy, I really want to get back into running…. hopefully soon!

      • May 4, 2016 / 6:36 am

        Ah thank you so much chick. I love it and I’m glad I treated myself! I do love running but yes, the motivation to get started can be a struggle at times ha ha xx

    14. fairyqueen
      May 4, 2016 / 11:13 am

      Well done for getting to the finals! you are one busy mama!! I laughed and it’s still making me smile about the quote at the end of the post about buying a bigger bottle of wine. I’ve pinned on pinterest, it’s great!!

      mainy – myrealfairy


      • May 5, 2016 / 8:39 pm

        I love that quote never fails to make me smile! Glad you enjoyed it hun xx

    15. May 6, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Huge congratulations on being a finalist that’s brilliant! And so you should be proud. Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    16. May 6, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Haha, love that quote at the end! Congratulations on being a finalist, very exciting! And now I just want to go to the supermarket and track down some of the ice cream, it looks so good! x #KCACOLS

    17. May 6, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      I am not joking- I have had to send hubby out for icecream after seeing your tub!!!! Glad you had a good week and congrats again on the MADs. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

      • May 6, 2016 / 8:00 pm

        Ha ha this is brilliant! You need and deserve the ice cream! Xxx

    18. May 6, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Lovely post and such a happy week! Congrats again lovely. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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