Happy Days: Quiet Winter & New Beginnings



"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it"

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy has been running this linky for a long while now and I am thrilled to be co-hosting with her. This linky is to inspire you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and find happiness in every day.

Quiet Winter & New Beginnings


I'm going to cheat a little here because I just have to talk about Christmas and that was obviously more than a week ago! This year was the first year I've spent Christmas Day at home and not had to travel anywhere. Ian and I decided that it was time to start our own family traditions, and Christmas is complicated enough with a blended family let alone adding in extra visits. We went out for a lovely meal on Christmas Eve and spent Christmas Day at home with all of the children before my two stepchildren went to see their mum. Boxing Day was spent at home in our pajamas, it was great to relax!

Ian has been off work since Christmas Eve afternoon and has actually managed to switch off from work mode. Usually when he has a day off he is still glued to his phone on work emails. He has been glued to his phone still, but at least it has been social media not work things, so he has been in a happier mood! 

It's made me happy to have had so much quality time together as a family as it's something we don't get a lot of. We've had a lot of relaxed, slow days at home, been out for a few meals together and have been exploring the great outdoors. New Years Eve was spent at home with a takeaway and a bottle of champagne, that actually didn't get open as we were too tired by the time midnight rolled around, but we were happy and that's what matters.

The new year is bringing a lot of change for us. For a start Little N is joining preschool next week which is a massive milestone. Huge. He has spent every day of his life with me, except for the night that J was born, so I'm excited but a little anxious. Hopefully in next week's Happy Days I will have positive things to report about preschool!

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18 comments

  1. Welcome! I know you will be an amazing co-host. I am so glad you had a lovely Christmas and hope that N starting pre school goes smoothly xx

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  2. We did exactly the same New Year's Eve - takeaway then I was in bed by 10:30pm! Sometimes it's nice just to take things easy though. Wishing you a brill 2016 and lots of fun as co-host! :) #happydays

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  3. Lovely to have you as co-host for Happy Days! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas - slow, relaxed days are just the best :-)

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  4. ooh it sounds like big changes. Good luck for your child starting preschool and glad you had a lovely Christmas. We did too! Angela

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  5. Being happy is definitely all that matters, it sounds like you had a blissful Christmas. Thank you so much for coming on board with #HappyDaysLinky xxx

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  6. A lovely linky. Being happy is key. Have a wonderful 2016!!

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  7. Good luck to little N when he's starting pre school. He will love it I'm sure. Great linky.

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  8. Ahh this linky sounds great. It sounds like you had a lovely relaxed Christmas! :) xx

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  9. Sounds like you've had just what Christmas is about, relaxing and family time!!! Love the sound of the linky will bare it in mind!:)

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  10. It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. We stayed at home for the first time last year but I didn't like it and was glad to return to my parents' house this time round! I do think making your own traditions is really important though x

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  11. What a lovely linky - I really must join in with you as I want to embrace the happy this year definitely. Trying to think of what to write!!!

    Sounds like you had a gorgeous Christmas, ON YOUR OWN!!x

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  12. New Years as parents!!! I was asleep by 11!! Hope your little one enjoys pre-school, it's so lovely for them to mix with other little ones. All I hear is darcie going on about her nursery friends! Xxx

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  13. Best of luck to Little N (and you) at preschool. Must remember to join in with Happy Days - Love a happy linkup x

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  14. Ah lovely post. I hope little N is getting on swimmingly at pre-school and you're ok x

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  15. Happy New Year. Sounds like you had a fab Christmas. Great linky that I've not joined in with yet.x

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  16. I have a blended family as well and for us it's been difficult coordinating with everyone especially since all the kids are big now!!! We cooked at home ... And it was open door all day. No pressure, no hurt feelings just love and fun. For those that didn't come thru missed out!

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  17. Relaxing Christmases are so lovely, ours was just like that too! Great linky! x

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  18. I don't think I could ever imagine having to travel on Christmas Day... The furthest we go as a family is to my partners parents up the road and we walk that so it's just like a Christmas walk. Good luck being co-host and enjoy!

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