Happy Days: Peas, Tea & Car Shopping

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. 



As we're getting closer to the end of term the weeks have been flying by. Little N will be leaving preschool in a couple of weeks and moving on to nursery school in September, so it's the end of an era. I'm excited but at the same time, it makes me a little sad at how fast he is growing up. Do you ever feel like that about your children? Our weeks seem to be incredibly busy at the moment too!

What has made me happy this week?

  • A trip to the cinema. Ian and I took them to see The Secret Life of Pets and it was brilliant, I thoroughly recommend it. We watched it in 3D and Little N has been wearing his glasses every day since then. I hope they won't damage his eyes! 

  • Afternoon tea after our return visit to Moggerhanger Park. It's not often that Ian and I get any time alone together so this was a very rare treat! We had a wonderful afternoon and you can read more about it on the blog soon.

  • Harvesting peas. We've got so many growing on our living den, however J is an absolute pea fiend and is eating them faster than I can shell them, so nobody else has had a look in! It reminds me of when I was a little girl helping my great-Nanny and Grandad to shell peas in the summer. I have such fond memories of my time with them. 

  • Car shopping! We have found our ideal car after reviewing the Peugeot 5008 and put a deposit down last weekend. We should be able to collect it this weekend and I can't wait. It will be so good to have my own set of wheels again.

  • My stepson nailing his swimming trial for the local club. He's been having swimming lessons regularly for a few years now and is super fast. We took him for a trial at the swimming club in our town and he got accepted, but not only that he's skipped the D squad and has gone straight into C squad! We're really proud of him.

  • Clear skin. I know that might sound really vain but after battling with troubled skin for so long I am chuffed that this week I have had a few days of blemish-free skin. Even my Nanna commented that I look different and that is all that has changed! 

  • Another photography workshop with Kasia. This time it was an evening portrait workshop and we had hoped to get some "golden light" but the pesky clouds got in the way. I learnt lots though and another student lent me one of his longer lenses to try so I got to experiment more. Hopefully I can get out to the fields myself when the evening skies are a bit clearer.

  • A night of pampering. Little N's preschool held a fundraising pamper evening where we could book mini treatments and enjoy cake and prosecco. It was lovely having a "night off" and it was nice to get to know some of the other mums a bit better.

After such a busy week it looks like we have a quiet weekend ahead of us so I am looking forward to taking it easy. Have a good one! 

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16 comments

  1. I love going for afternoon tea, such a treat these days! A pamper evening with cake and prosecco sounds perfect to me! Thank you for hosting x

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  2. What a good week huni, the photography workshop sounds like fun. Thanks for hosting x

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  3. This sounds like a fab week honey! We are also car shopping which is fun. And you can't beat a good afternoon tea. I am so keen to see secret life of pets it looks hilarious! xx #happydayslinky

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  4. I would love to see the secret life of pets! And an afternoon tea. That's what I call a fab week �� #HappyDaysLinky

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  5. So many wonderful monents this week, wow a new car is so exciting and an evening out and a pamper and a swimming star too. Life is good! I have lovely memories of shelling peas with my grandparents too, his love,y to share these special memories with your own children 🌟

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  6. Nothing like a pea straight from the pod. #happy days

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  7. Ahh a pamper fundraiser, what a great idea. I like peas too straight from the pod, fond memories ! #happydays

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  8. Oh a night of pampering yes please! I love the idea of harvesting the peas too. Congrats on the new car!

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    1. I have just come back to link up, so thank you so much for hosting xx

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  9. The photography workshop sounds amazing, I might look for a local one, I need tips on photographing people as I struggle getting that right. I love afternoon tea, and you have really got me thinking about my next car Sian, I just cant decided, have a lovely week x

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  10. Ahh sounds like an amazing week!! We're reviewing the 5008 soon, I'm excited to see how good it is now!! We so need a bigger car!
    I really want to take Tyne to see Secret Life Of Pets! x

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  11. Sounds like lots of time for you this week - the tea and your painting. Lovely. Can't believe it is almost the summer hols. The swimming sounds like it is going really well and shelling peas is such an original thing to do! May have eaten a few along the way!! Have a fab week and thanks for hosting x

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  12. Lots going on for you then Sian! And lovely that the peas have brought back fab memories. You can say fairer than that. Hope the happy memories hat you through thr step up to preschool emotional pul... Thanks for hosting #happydays

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  13. Sounds like you have had a lovely week. We love pod peas here! Me more than the kids! Well done to your stepson on the swimming! I'm going to pop over now and read your skin post to pick up some tips! Thanks for hosting lovely xx #Happydays

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  14. Ah a lovely week! I love having days out with the kiddies and when you manage to squeeze in a few family days which are like treats then it's lovely. Great news about your skin, I've always suffered terribly too. It's not vain, I know that horrible feeling when makeup feels like you're best friend sometimes and occasionally it doesn't cover my blemishes up! Have you done anything different? xx

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  15. We are now officially car twins :-) Your living den sounds so amazing - I wish we had room for one. x

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