Happy Days: Bittersweet

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 where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

"Happiness isn't something you experience: it's something you remember."


This week has been really tough and very stressful, with two poorly children, my Nan's funeral and a car accident, so I haven't taken many photos. I've taken about two! Even so, there have been happy moments and it's good to focus on those, and find the sunshine even on the cloudiest of days. 

  • The boys had a busy weekend with not one but two birthday parties! One of them had a bouncy castle which Little N loved and I will treasure the look on his face as he went flying up into the air with each bounce.

  • I treated myself to some awesome new socks. I don't like plain socks, I like stripes and silly pictures and animals. I got three pairs from New Look with foxes, dinosaurs and donuts. I just spotted some hot dog and chips ones which I now need.

  • Nan's funeral service was beautiful. It was lovely to see lots of old photos and hear all about her life. I'm one of her eleven great grandchildren, and my boys are two of her six great-great grandchildren, how amazing is that.

  • I saw lots of family members that I haven't in years at Nan's funeral too, it was great to see them, but I just wish it was for a happier reason. 

  • My friends have been amazing this week. With Little N being so poorly I have struggled to get out of the house with him, but one of my wonderful friends went to town, twice, to collect his prescriptions for me. And another friend, who is a nurse, has been constantly reassuring me but also encouraged me to go back to the GP which I'm glad I did as it turned out he needed more medication.

  • We had a cheeky mid-week curry thanks to the in-laws kindly giving us some money for a takeaway. It meant cooking dinner was one less thing for me to have to worry about this week.

  • Being able to hang my washing out in the sunshine to dry brings me so much joy, it is sad how happy this makes me! 

  • Being at home all week has meant I've had a lot of time with the boys without having to worry about doing the school run. We've done a few crafts and messy play activities. We made a bejeweled dragon's egg and some crowns which will be on the blog soon. 

  • I don't think a week has gone by this year without me having a vase of fresh flowers at home. This week's choice were some beautiful tulips. The colours make me think of sweets, like rhubard and custards or fruit salads. I love how many of you have picked up this lovely little habit, too!

This weekend is going to be a quiet one I think as Little N is still recovering, but do you know what, a quiet weekend is just what we need. What are your plans?

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35 comments

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss Hun, a big virtual hug and then a car accident too, just awful! Glad to see you can sill find the happiness in a bleep week. Stay strong! Sending positive vibes your way 🌸 The tulips are beautiful 💐

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  2. I'm really sorry for your loss honey - what an awful week you've had. If ever you deserve flowers it's now. Good on you for remaining positive and take comfort in all the E-hugs being sent your way! xx #happydays

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for linking up x

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  3. So sorry for the loss of your Nan and to hear that your children have been poorly and having a car accident too on top of all that - what a tough week for you all! A relaxing weekend sounds like just what is needed - hope that next week will be a better one for you all. Getting the washing out on the line this week has made me happy too - you're not alone on that one!

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes getting the washing out is such a pleasure!x

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  4. I am so sorry about your Nan huni, what a tough week. I hope next week brings you more joy. Thanks for hosting x

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your Nan. Getting to see extended family is the positive side to a funeral. Thanks so much for hosting #HappyDays x

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    1. Thank you and thanks for linking up x

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  6. So sorry to hear about your Nan but glad she had a lovely service and yo saw your family. The germs seem be everywhere!! Think you deserved that mid week takeaway! Hope everyone better and thanks for hosting xx

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  7. Like everyone else that has commented I am sorry to hear about your Nan. I love the smell of line dried washing. Nothing beats it. Reading that in your post made me smile. Hope you have a better week x

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  8. Goodness, what a week. and great great grandchildren is pretty amazing. it's good to try and find the happy bits out of all the crappy bits.
    im with you on fun socks too. love those pink panda ones :) x

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  9. Sorry to hear about your Nan lovely xx Thanks for hosting xx

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  10. So sorry to hear about your Nan. And the illness on top of that, along with the accident must have made for a pretty rubbish week. Lovely to hear about the little things though - I love being able to dry the washing outside too, such a little thing, but it makes a huge difference to my mood.

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    1. Thank you Katy, it's all about the little things isn't it x

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  11. Oh no what a week, I hope the boys are better and you are ok after the accident. The flowers are gorgeous I love the colour. I ma glad your Nan's funeral went well they are so hard aren't they? And I so hope you have a better week next week x

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    1. Thanks lovely, they boys are so much better now x

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  12. Like everyone has said, sorry about your nan. great that you can draw positives from it. Great grand children is an achievement! My Nan didn't get to meet her great grandchildren :(

    Im loving the flowers. It think I have picked up your habit!

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    1. What a great habit to pick up too!x

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  13. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending big hugs. And then a car accident too, feel for you, what a terrible thing to happen. Sending you lots of hugs and love the flowers xx

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  14. So sorry to hear about your nan, I hope you're all bearing up okay - and getting over the accident! x

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    1. Thanks so much, just a lot of phone calls and faff to sort my car now!x

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  15. I realised the other day that I only ever wear Christmas socks!! I have no intention of changing that either lol. Huge hugs to you and hope this week is better xx

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    1. Haha that's brilliant, I bet they're all nicely folded too x

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  16. I love your positivity despite having such an awful week. What a great reminder to treasure the little things! I hope your little one gets better soon and I'm so sorry to hear about your Nan's passing.

    This is my first visit to your link up, I hope my post qualifies as the right type of thing! It's definitely a happy tale of the last 40 weeks of motherhood! Thanks for hosting #HappyDays :)

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Yes it did, and lovely it was to read too x

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  17. So sorry about the loss of your Nan. X

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