Happy Days: Snow, Mother's Day & Me Time

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. Katy is feeling poorly - get well soon! - so it is just me hosting this week.

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."







  • Snow! We only had a quick flurry on Saturday morning, but it came down heavily and the children ran into the garden in their pyjamas to play in it. It is the first time that J has truly seen snow, as he was a tiny baby when it fell last year.

  • I did a photography workshop on Saturday with Kasia Burke Photography. I have been using a DSLR for the last 6 months or so, but I haven't got out of aperture priority mode because although I understood what aperture, shutter speed and ISO did individually, I didn't understand how to use them altogether. Now I do! It was great to do something for me, for my own enjoyment and development. And the pub that the workshop was hosted in did great chips!

  • Feeling loved on Mother's Day. I was woken with cards being thrown on my head by the boys, they brought me toast and coffee in bed (with Ian's help) and I got some beautiful flowers. And of course my gorgeous card that Little N made at preschool the week  before.

  • Car shopping! Whenever we go out as a family with my stepchildren we have to take two cars as we don't all fit in one, so we've been looking at some seven-seaters. We like the Peugeot 5008 and the Seat Alhambra the best so far. Do you have either of these cars?

  • We're expecting! I spotted frog spawn in my pond yesterday, so hopefully we'll have tadpoles and frogs later this year.

  • In all seriousness, we have been talking about having another baby. Ian is keen, I am anxious, but really we'd love another, so watch this space. 


  • Watching Little N at his swimming class. It brings me so much joy. He was nervous this week, but soon settled and had another great lesson.

  • Messy play with J. It's lovely seeing him interact with other toddlers, although it wasn't so lovely when he soaked me with water, and even less lovely when he soaked another mum! She didn't mind though and he had so much fun. 

This weekend the boys are busy with birthday parties on both days, and we're off car shopping again. What are you up to?

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22 comments

  1. It sounds like it's been a great week - those Mother's Day cards are so cute! x

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  2. I love the opening quote, it is so true that we often do not notice the happy things because life gets too busy. Sounds like a great week x

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  3. Car shopping sounds stressful to me! I know nothing about cars though! lol!
    Good luck with the planning for another baby, hope it all goes smoothly.
    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I don't know a great deal, but we have very specific requirements because of the size of the family so it's has narrowed it down to a handful :) x

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  4. What a lovely week you've had - how exciting you're thinking of having another baby (me too - super broody!) Good luck with the car shopping, thanks for hosting X

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  5. Totally jealous of the snow! And I do want to do a photography workshop. Sounds a lovely week. Thanks for hosting #happydayslinky xx

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    1. Definitely recommend a photography workshop if you can, I learnt so much! Thanks for linking up x

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  6. What a great week! Frog spawn, how great. It really is Spring. Hope to some pictures of hoppers when they turn to frogs!

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    1. I will try, last year they were so fast! Thanks for linking up x

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  7. Ooh another baby news is exciting! And lovely that you got to have some you time - so important when you're a busy mum xx

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    1. Definitely, though it is such a rare treat. Thanks for linking up! x

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  8. What a great week. Love homemade pictures and cards. What lovely news you're thinking of having another baby. Good luck on whatever you decide & the future xx

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    1. Thanks so much, and thanks for linking up x

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  9. Super jealous of the snow and the photography workshop! Sounds like a lovely week! thank you for hosting xx

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    1. Oh your photography is awesome though, you don't need a workshop! Thanks for linking up x

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  10. I am so glad you loved your course, its amazing when it all clicks isn't it? My course finishes next week but I have decided to set myself a weekly challenge to keep pushing myself x

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    1. I think I am going to do a few more of the workshops so I can put my new knowledge to the test. Thanks for linking up x

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  11. I'm new to your blog and LOVE the idea of a weekly gratitude list! Sometimes just a slight mental shift can make such a difference!

    I'm also relatively new to motherhood & suitably impressed you've been able to finish a book. Can't remember the last time I was able to and I miss it!!

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    1. I'm so glad you've decided to join in with the linky! Ah I didn't read a single book the first year after becoming a mother haha! Things soon fall into place though x

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