Happy Days: Hello Sunshine

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. 


So that's it, school is officially out for the summer! Little N had his final day at preschool yesterday and I sobbed like a baby when I picked him up. Talk about embarrassing mum! It's such a big milestone though isn't it? Tell me I'm not the only mum to have cried at the end of term!

Here's what has made me happy this week

  • A date night with Ian. Our first in almost four years, can you believe that! We went to a lovely gastro pub kind of place in one of the local villages and had a wonderful time. I had a few gins, and we had a lot of giggles. We've also decided that we want to have our wedding reception there, so that's another thing to be happy about!

  • On Saturday Ian was away with the Beavers for camp, so the boys and I headed to Bedford for the River Festival. Oh my days, it is brilliant! It was huge, spread through the town along the river banks. There was lots of great stalls, rides, awesome things to eat and of course brilliant live music. Entry was free but I spent a small fortune on candy floss, hook a duck, rides and slushies. It was a fantastic day out, just a shame I didn't take any photos to show you - I was too paranoid about losing one of the children to take the camera out!

  • Little N has been playing with one of my old cameras. He has been taking some brilliant photos, and lots of his fingertips too, haha! For a three year old he has a surprisingly good eye, I will have to share some of his shots on the blog.

  • Talking of photos, I've had so many compliments and messages about my photos recently. I'm most definitely an amateur but to have someone offer to pay me to do a shoot is amaaaaazing.

  • I've been having a blast with the boys this week and making the most of this utterly gorgeous weather. We've been to Wrest Park for a picnic (watch out for a post on that soon), we've had the paddling pool out in the garden, we've been to the new splash park in town and we've had lots of fun chasing bubbles.

  • An old post of mine seems to be doing the rounds again. It's one I wrote last year about my feelings for my post-baby body, it's about turning negativity into positivity. I'd love you to check it out here.

Once again we've got a busy weekend ahead. I'm going out for dinner tonight to celebrate my friend's birthday, tomorrow J starts football classes and on Sunday the boys have a birthday party to go to. It's all go here! 


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24 comments

  1. The river festival sounds fab! And well done for being offered a paid shoot that's great! I always cry at the end of school too 🌸 #HappyDays

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  2. Well done on th pics! I do think your insta ones are pretty fab :-) can't believe your first date night in 4 years! Bless. Hope was amazing :-) hope you ok post pre school end...must feel so odd! Thanks for hosting xx

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  3. It's great that you can share your love of photography with your kids. When r is old enough I think I'll let him play with an old camera too. Thanks for hosting #happydayslinky

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  4. The river festival sounds like a great day out. Your photos are amazing, I am not surprised you have been asked. I cried to when Alice had her last day at preschool on Wednesday, it's such a milestone and one I am not ready for. Have a lovely weekend x

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  5. congrats on the date night. I think it's so important to have these times every once in a while to reconnect #happydays

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  6. This weather is definitely picnic weather. I love seeing pics that the kids have taken #happylist

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  8. Sounds Heavenly! What a milestone I do agree! All the best, what an exciting time ahead! x #happydays

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  9. Aw so glad you had a date night! That must have been lovely. Sounds like a lovely week xx

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  10. My son had his first last day of school (pre-k) and I was a total cry baby. Just something about them growing up. Thank you for hosting!#happydayslinky
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  11. aw its just lush when the sun shines and you can get out and have fun :) pleased you've been enjoying the sunshine too :) and wohoo for date night! #HappyDaysLinky

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  12. Glad you enjoyed your date night...the hubby & I never go out on our own...we should do something about that! Thank you for hosting #happydayslinky

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  13. Glad you enjoyed your date night...the hubby & I never go out on our own...we should do something about that! Thank you for hosting #happydayslinky

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  14. Finding a reception venue for your wedding and being asked to do a photo shoot too! Wow, exciting times ahead.

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  15. A lovely week! 4 years is such a long time without a date so I'm glad you enjoyed your date night! That's amazing that your photography has earnt you a chance to earn a little, you take fab pics! x

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  16. Yay for date nights and sunshine! And how cute that Little N is already following in mama's footsteps with the camera xx

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  17. Liking the sound of a budding young photographer and a festival. Thanks for hosting #HappyDaysLinky

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  18. Date nights are so important. Glad you got to go on one and hopefully you can do more xxx

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  19. Date nights are so important. Glad you got to go on one and hopefully you can do more xxx

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  20. The river festival sounds like a fab day out. Love the photos and if you could send some sun up here. Way to go on the photos, yours are amazing. Have a lovely weekend x

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  21. How lovely to have a date night! And the festival sounds great fun :) Thanks for hosting #HappyDays

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  22. I really loved that photo N took of you in the garden, I always love photos that kids take as you can see through their eyes, you know? xx

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  23. Hi, I didn't link up this time but would like to join in future - can you add me to the email or twitter list please for a reminder? Thanks xx

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  24. Aww what a great photo that N took of you. And glad you enjoyed date night. A lovely week x

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