Happy Days: Muddy Puddles

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. 

“Rainy days are good for the soul.



Half term has been a bit of a let down as it has been raining a lot, so the children and I have spent most of the week at home. There have been a lot of happy moments though:

  • We went to our friends' house for a BBQ over the bank holiday weekend. I love BBQ season - which for us is basically as soon as it's not freezing cold anymore. Food just tastes so much better when it's cooked on coals.

  • My friend had her baby, a gorgeous little boy! I can't want to see her and meet the new addition. Congratulations, Jo!

  • We got J a duvet for his toddler bed. He's been using either a sleeping bag or blankets until now. The first morning after getting it, Little N came running to tell me that he had made J's bed for him. These two boys are so sweet to each other, Mostly!

  • It's National Breastfeeding Celebration Week 20th-27th June, and I was nominated to write a blog post for Public Health England on my perspective as a peer supporter. I was thrilled to hear that my post has been chosen as one that will be published during the celebration week. You can find the other posts I've written about breastfeeding here.

  • Little N is starting to recognise letters. I've not been teaching him, but he pointed out the letters G and O on the cereal box and said "Mummy, it's like Goosebumps!" 

  • I got a really lovely email from a company I'm working with that was full of wonderful, positive feedback. It's so nice when someone makes the effort like that and it really made my day.

  • My Nanna came to visit and surprised me with a herb tray so I can grow herbs on the windowsill. She had seen me tweeting about wanting grow herbs - yes my Nanna is on Twitter, so trendy!

  • I received a gorgeous bundle of new clothes from Lottie & Lysh, who the boys are brand reps for. Keep your eyes peeled on the blog and on Instagram to see how we style them.

  • We managed a trip to the farm and the boys had a lovely time saying hello to all the animals. They got to feed the lambs, brush a pony and had a lot of fun jumping in muddy puddles. We also had a bit of a heart-in-throat moment, like the Cincinatti zoo incident, but at the farm not a zoo, and involving geese not gorillas. You can find out what happened here..

This weekend we are heading to a pirate-themed party for my friend's son's fourth birthday.  I met my friend when her son was just ten months old and honestly, I can't believe he is turning four already. Where does the time go? Have fun whatever you're up to!

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16 comments

  1. Despite all the rain you managed to do loads!!! We love a farm trip too it's great to get up close with animals, a very happy week ⭐️ Thank you for hosting 🌸

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  2. The weather really has been awful hasn't it, the only sunny photo's I have are from last weekend. congratulations on the peer supported post being published. x

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  3. What is going on with the weather?? Lots of great blogging success this week, well done. Enjoy the pirate party and thank you for hosting lovely x

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  4. Sounds like a lovely positive week! So glad you mentioned the Breastfeeding Celebration Week - I'm currently looking at becoming a breastfeeding support worker, it's something close to my heart! I'll look forward to your post hun well done xx #HappyDaysLinky

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  5. Good luck with thre herbs! My mum presented me with a tray recently but I seem to kill every plant she gives me - I think my nurturing nature only applies to children...
    Will look out for the breastfeeding posts (I'm currently v much in that zone). #happydays

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  6. All sounds so lovely. I love see my Nan and it's so great when you see your little ones developing with their learning. The weather has been a bit rubbish for half term hasn't it. Let's hope summer is better! #happydayslinky xx

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  7. I felt sorry for everyone off this week with the rain! We got a BBQ in last weekend too - yummy. Glad you managed ok and saw your Nanna. It's fab when the little ones start to recognise letters eh? So clever of them. Hope you enjoying baby squishes with your friend's newborn. Thanks for hosting x

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  8. It sounds like a great week, babies, BBQs and seeing your Nana. I'm so impressed your nana is on Twitter! My parents aren't on any social media, so wow! Thanks for hosting #happydays

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  9. Good luck with the herbs, I love growing herbs. My mum owned a health food shop when I was growing up, so it's been drummed into me how good these are all my life.Sounds like a good week and fun times xx #happydays

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  10. Oh I know what you mean regards bbq's. My husband loves to fire up the bbq and cook food on it. He also loves to sprinkle herbs on the meat. Thanks for hosting. #HappyDaysLinky

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  11. It sounds like you have had a lovely week despite the weather! Thankyou for hosting! xx

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  12. Wow, you have had a lot to fit in this week! great news on the breast feeding post, that is ace. You are doing some brilliant things with the blog. Thanks for hosting happy days

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  13. What a busy week! My friend had a baby too, i can't wait to meet him :) #happydays

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  14. Another lovely week. The geese would have freaked me out too, any time my children escape my grasp my heart stops but at least it ended well, bless them! Looking forward to seeing your Instagram styling pics coming up xx

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  15. Love that your Nanna is on Twitter and I love that you now have a herb tray! I want one!! x

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  16. Sian the weather as hell term was awful in France yet at home in Lancashire it was scorching, but like you we made the best of the rain and didn't let it ruin half term xx

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