Happy Days: Flowers & Falafel


"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day.

It's been really easy to pick my happy moments from this week, as there have been so many! Last week ended on a high as Ian and I made time to go on a date. Without the children. Oh yes! We went to the cinema to see Star Wars and despite the fact that I have never seen any of the other Star Wars films I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was the second time Ian had watched it, he didn't spoil any of it for me though. 


Little N is enjoying preschool so much that he doesn't want to leave when I go to pick him up! I am so happy he is enjoying it though and yesterday he made me a butterfly while he was there! He isn't usually one for drawing or painting, so I was over the moon when he gave it to me at pick up and I will be saving it to put in his memory box.

N is also making fantastic progress at swimming and seemed to really enjoy his lesson this week. He was upset at first - he always seems hesitant to get into the water - but once he got going he was full of smiles. One of the other mums told me that her son had been the same when he first started, so it's reassuring to know that others have been through the same and that their children now enjoy it!

Yesterday after preschool I took the boys to town as I wanted to get some fresh flowers from the market. One of my goals for this year is to always have a vase of flowers at home as it really brightens the place up and it just makes me feel happy when I see them. It was a beautiful sunny but cold day so we went to Starbucks where I got N a hot chocolate and a coconut milk latte for me, and the boys shared some caramel wafers. We went to the market and bought some Dutch freesias. I have no idea what they'll look like when they bloom, but they sounded lovely! I also treated myself to a falafel wrap from Chef Martin Burke's stall. If you are ever in Hitchin, you must try his falafel wraps! 

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24 comments

  1. Sounds like you have had a good week. glad you enjoyed your date night. Glad little N is doing well at nursery - I imagine its such a relife to see him settle in so well. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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    1. It really is such a huge relief. I am probably boring people to death by saying how proud I am all the time, but I really am! x

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  2. What a great week. I am soooo pleased that N is loving preschool, that must be such a relief. Have a wonderful weekend huni xx

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    1. It is a huge relief, and he really really loves it there! Best decision ever x

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  3. So pleased little one is enjoying his nursery, sounds like a lovely week xx

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  4. What a lovely week you've had - glad you enjoyed your date night and that Little N is enjoying preschool and doing well with his swimming lessons. Hope you have a lovely weekend too and thanks for hosting :-)

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    1. Thanks Louise, hope you had a lovely weekend too x

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  5. Fresh cut Fresia's and falafaal I am jealous! Yum. In Holland the men Bing home fresh flowers every Friday, I love that tradition. What a wonderful week. So glad N is loving preschool when my kids are happy then I am too.

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    1. Oooh that's a good tradition, we should have that here! x

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  6. Sounds like a great week! Starbucks is always a good treat and good to hear N enjoys nursery. Nice he made you a picture too :) Thanks for hosting #HappyDays
    Debbie

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    1. The picture has made me so happy x

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  7. Little N enjoying pre-school must be a big relief as it can get so worrying! I bet your date night was lush :-) Have a good week and thanks for hosting. Ps the falafal sounds yummy x

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    1. The falafel was AWESOME, like it would be worth travelling here just to try :D x

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  8. I've also said that I want to have fresh flowers in the house regularly, as you said they do make a dull day a lot brighter. Lovely picture x

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    1. I'm definitely going to make an effort to get some each week x

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  9. I love flowers and always try to have a vase, they just brighten my day. I am so glad little N loves nursery it is such a special time. Have a fab week xxx

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    1. He is having such a blast there, I just miss him a lot x

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  10. Flowers are my quick and easy go-to for cheering up the place in Winter. Glad you enjoyed Star Wars too - I thought it was fantastic!

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    1. Oh it was SO good! I should probably watch the other ones now x

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  11. That's so sweet that your little one is enjoying preschool I bet that makes it easier on your heart knowing that. I love the idea of having fresh flowers in the house each week too, my friend does this and it really does brighten a room and your mood, if my children didn't eat flowers I'd love to have some too! #happydays

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    1. Oh gosh, my youngest eats lots of inappropriate things but the flowers he leaves alone! x

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  12. Ooh I have not seen those falafals! Will have to check them out! xx

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    1. We should catch up on a Friday and pay Martin a visit! Or get them delivered on a Thursday :D x

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